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Old 08-30-2016, 12:29 PM   #15
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Wow!

Carlo,
Thanks for sharing your model photos. They look amazing! If you build an Airstream please post photos of the process.

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Old 08-30-2016, 01:24 PM   #16
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Dear friends, i am absolutely amazed and dazzled, i never believed to meet such a terrific feedback. You airstreamers are a very impressive bunch of people (Please forgive my poor english, just hope i can express my good feelings). It becomes difficult to give a feedback to each one, so i will wright a general reply, but each of you is in my heart, many thanks.
Well, since it seems that someone is interested, wish to further clarify: what i would like to find is an external view of a 24ft Tradewind built during the sixties. I mean, side view, front view and rear view. From this i might be able to build a model.
During my internet search i already noticed the Airstream site and documents (thanks for the suggestions), but the floor plans are not interesting to me: i wish to build what is called a "curbside model", a model without interior. Just the external shape would be a great achievement, i don't want to complicate things further.
I wish also to pacify people worried about infringement of patents and risk of legal actions: i intend to build one or two trailers just for my personal satisfaction and pride, no commercial use intended. I just would like to make a couple of dioramas. I have in mind the Tradewind towed by some classic woodie wagon, maybe along Route 66. Also another precious display would be the trailer parked near a wood fence, sunshade open, one bicycle and two surfboards nearby, a wooden table and some chairs ready for tanned people coming back from the beach. For you americans this is normal, but on the other side of the Atlantic Sea ..... well, you know, "California dreaming"..............
Having said so, it seems that what Korgen suggested might be the most useful item. Korgen, if you can send me a file or a URL i will be forever in debt with you.
Love to you all.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:31 PM   #17
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Carlo, your English is superb.

Don't worry on this forum you don't have to reply to each of us. General reply to a group works well.
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Old 08-30-2016, 05:27 PM   #18
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If you need help, let me know. I have FC 19. I can take pictures will a tape measure so you can see dims.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:48 AM   #19
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Carlo,

Thank you for sharing your modeling skills with us. You are a gifted model builder. Unfortunately we don't have a Tradewind, but we have a Safari (22 ft - single axle) and an Overlander (26 ft - double axle) and we would also be happy to take digital photos front, side, rear and provide any dimensions you need. Let us know if you think that would work.

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Old 08-31-2016, 05:25 AM   #20
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Welcome 2012carlo Franklin mint has a 1968 land yacht in 1/24 scale. They're pricey around 100.00 us but its a diecast model. Hope that helps. Your craftmanship is excellent.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:52 AM   #21
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Another option would be to buy (I know, not as challenging as making your own!) an 1:18 model like the #2782 Bambi or a 1:24 model like the Sovereign. The Bambi is made by "Motor City Classics" and the Sovereign is made by "Franklin Mint"

They aren't Tradewinds...but very nice (realistic) models. I have one of each...the Franklin Mint one is out of production, but they often can be found on ebay.

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Old 08-31-2016, 11:03 AM   #22
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BTW...a friend of mine built a scale model of his own 1949 Trailwind...very cool!

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Old 08-31-2016, 11:35 AM   #23
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Good day again.

64 Airstream, i know that i'm asking a lot, but i really would like to receive the photo you suggested, namely side, front and rear view. As far as dimensions are concerned, lenght and width are more than enough, i can extrapolate other sizes from the photos. Just take your time, i'm not in a hurry, in this moment i'm preparing a diorama of a Land Rover 109 standing by desert dunes in North Africa.

Shari, i was aware of the models you pointed out. As you said, what is most satisfying is to do it by yourself. Buying 'out of the box' is a completely different story. On the other hand, i am absolutely amazed by the wonderful model built by your friend. Very very good craftmanship and excellent details. More than cool.

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Old 08-31-2016, 01:52 PM   #24
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Shari, any chance i can get more photos and information concerning the fabulous 1949 Trailwind ? i am active in a local modelers forum and members would love to see photos and / or work in progress.
Have a nice day.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:14 AM   #25
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Hi Carlo - we have common interests in both vintage Airstreams and scale modeling. I also built a scale teardrop camping scene. I'll attach a photo of it. I also have a '59 TradeWind and have made some renderings that I'd be more than happy to share with you. What would be the best way to get them to you?





Send me a PM and we'll figure out how best to get these to you.

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Old 09-02-2016, 10:21 AM   #26
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Check with Dale (Pee Wee) Schwamborn (Wally Byam's nephew) he may have some drawings you can use.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:20 PM   #27
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Carlo,

I agree Pee Wee may be a good source. In the meantime, I'll post side, front and rear shots of our two trailers and dimensions here on this thread within the next day or so. If you'd rather have them emailed, just PM (Private Message) me with your email address.

flyfshr,

Great modeling also. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 09-02-2016, 12:30 PM   #28
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You might find this website to be helpful.
http://vintageairstream.com/photo-archives/
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