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Vintage 702 aermotor windmill – adding the sails to the wheel [3]

June 28, 2014

My 702 aermotor windmill si making some progress. I’ve just added the sails to the wheel.

After building the tower and building the wheel’s structure (hub and spokes) now comes the difficult task of adding the sails to the wheel. Most of the parts are made out of aluminum others with styrene. In order to glue them together I used contact glue. It’s not that easy to apply without making a mess, but is my favorite glue for this type of material mixes.

  1. I cut all the sails, sail ribs, and spoke braces out of aluminum.
  2. I cut both, the inner and the outer wheel band out of styrene.
  3. I mounted the inner wheel band on the on the spoke braces.
  4. I put 3 sail ribs on 3 sails and mounted 3 sails on one outer wheel band segment.
  5. I inserted the spokes through the outer band.
  6. I glued the sails the inner band.
  7. Then I repeated steps 4-6 for each segment of 3 sails.


Check out all the steps of this project here.

Please, leave your comments at the bottom of this page. Thanks! 



guillermo July 4, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Impresionante ese molino, te lo vengo siguiendo desde el comienzo y es espectacular la precision con la que lo estas haciendo, muy buen trabajo Seba.
Saludos desde BsAs.

Seb Perez July 4, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Hola Guillermo, te agradezco el mensaje. Si, como ves me fascina la precisión. Me encanta meterle mucho detalle a las cosas en general, no solo las maquetas. Siempre fui muy detallista.

terry July 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Very impressive work ! Happy 4th !

Seb Perez July 4, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Hi Terry, thanks for the feedback. Happy 4th to you too!

Mario July 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Love your project and have learned many new techniques and things to do to my models to make them even more realistic. Thank you and keep up your excellent work.
Warmest regards,

Seb Perez July 4, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Thanks a lot Mario, I’m glad you can use my techniques!

Jerry Quick July 4, 2014 at 6:35 pm

This is amazing work. You are a true artist.

Seb Perez July 4, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Thanks Jerry! I really appreciate your feedback!

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