Avis 1/72 Stout Sky Car II

Started by frank2056, July 30, 2021, 05:12:44 PM

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The Stout Sky Car from the 1930s is such an odd little plane that I had to build it when I saw the Avis kit.

The Avis 1/72  Scout Skycar II is a limited run kit, so the fit isn't great - the front windshield didn't fit well, but it was a fast build. It's a very small plane, even in 1/72. Built OOB except for the exhausts, which were misshapen lumps of plastic on the sprue. Replaced with wire.

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The Stout Skycar I was about the same size... looks cramped even by 1930s-40s sized men:

It might be able to carry one 2000's American, if you leave the door open.

One nice feature of the Avis kit is that it sits on all four wheels without any nose weight.


A very neat looking aeroplane..........er, car...............er, thing!  ;D

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Lovely twin-boom model, congratulations! :wub:
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Well done - nice little model to have on the table and get conversations started. :thumbsup:

Speaking of which, is this posted in the right section or should it be under Cars? Discuss... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
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One passing thought on seeing this with the current Recce & Surveillance GB going on ...... I couldn't help but see it as a 1930's equivalent of the Edgley Optica,  :lol: especially if you were clever enough to extend the windows downwards.

Do agree with all above though, interesting AND cute!  :lol:
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Quote from: Weaver on July 31, 2021, 06:26:58 AM
is this posted in the right section or should it be under Cars? Discuss... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

Do not be silly ! We all know that cars, like pigs,  can not fly!  :rolleyes:
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The Stout Skycar II was a tad bigger than a Piper Cub! Still, it looks tiny next to a 1/72 figure:


Quote from: frank2056 on July 30, 2021, 08:11:26 PM

That flat windscreen looks like it does wonders for its aerodynamics.
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Not to hijack this topic devoted to a great plastic model, I have put a what-if derivative drawing on the twin-boom CGI topic of mine: <_<
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


Thanks for posing it next to the figure, really gives you an idea of just how small it is  :thumbsup:
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The Stout Skycar I (with Mr. Stout cosplaying as Groucho Marx) was Mr. Stout's "daily flyer" and still survives. Maybe at the time it was built, he didn't have the equipment, money or know-how to make blown windscreens? A curved or more aerodynamic windscreen would have helped with the cruise speed!

Tophe, the Stout Skycar 2B would have been like flying a motorcycle! Much of the front engine would be between the pilot's leg. Sounds like a good whif!