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PostPosted: Fri 21 Jun 2013 14:58 pm 
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I had no idea where to post this, but this seemed the best choice. This is Academy's kit of Leonardo Da Vinci's Flying Machine. There is a whole collection of models made from his actual drawings in a museum in Milan and Academy has released a series of them in kit form. They are "action models" in that they work. Each kit has a self-contained wind up spring unit that drives the model. In this case, the wings go up and down like a bird. They are friction fit kits that go together well and are kind of fun. Not museum quality, but would be good for instruction. They do a model of Da Vinci's round 16 cannon armored car that might make a cool diorama.

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This is the armored car that would make a good diorama
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Jun 2013 18:17 pm 
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:clapping: I like that. What scale is it?

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2013 02:50 am 
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Your guess is as good as anyone's, scale-wise. You'd have to get a hold of Leo's actual drawings to tell and at that, you'd have to be able to read them backwards as he did everything in a mirror image.


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