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Caudron G.4 Copper State Models 1/48
xmald11
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Wojewodztwo Wielkopolskie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM GMT+7
Many thanks for your kind words guys!
Rowan, thank you! I`ll try to put my WiP thread into an article of some sort to post it there
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 11:16 PM GMT+7
Hi Filip

That is magnificent! You really must submit it as a front page Feature!

All the best

Rowan
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 12:01 PM GMT+7
Wow! VERY, VERY impressive.


For a larger(er) scale model of a large(ish) subject, it's incredibly small

Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 10:28 AM GMT+7
Very very beautifull !!!
Torchy
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 09:01 AM GMT+7
stunning my friend simply stunning ,I've ordered the late one with wheels ,hope mine turns out half has good as yours
BornToDig
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 01:16 AM GMT+7
Simply outstanding!

Both your modeling and photography skills go above and beyond the everyday.



I have been studying your photos and am really curious about how you did the turnbuckles and rigging. These things tend to look too big in 1/48, but they are so nice here. Are these fittings that come with the kit? What size tubing did you use for the sleeves?
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 03:46 PM GMT+7
Dear god! Now Iremeber why I don't do biplanes those rigging wires are just phenominal! I'm sure I'd have a psychotic break before I got it even half way done!

Absolutley stunning work Filip!
xmald11
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 09:59 AM GMT+7
And so my rather long monologue is over:

























































xmald11
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 02:25 AM GMT+7
Nothing spectacular to show you. Some minor details are in place.
I think I`ll try to make some beach and water base - seems like a challenge though...






xmald11
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 03:47 AM GMT+7

I`m on the final stretch with this one... Some 20 wires left, along with details, gun, trestles and the beaching trolleys. One of my quickest builds, thanks to the kit`s extraordinary quality.



xmald11
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:43 PM GMT+7
Many thanks for your kind words!!!

I`ve got the same feelings towards the rigging part of the job

My Caudron finally looks like a plane The engineering of the kit is very good - even with the floats and a rather overall complicated construction, it`s still easy to keep things well aligned and correct in shape.






xmald11
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 02:28 AM GMT+7
More than 100 wires done... around 60 left to go





xmald11
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 11:44 PM GMT+7


The upper wing is ready to be fixed.



Floats painted and weathered a little bit.

xmald11
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 12:53 AM GMT+7
Nothing spectacular but I keep on working. Around sixty buckles and lines prepared to be fixed to the upper wing anchor points... twice as much still left to be done.






xmald11
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 05:40 AM GMT+7
Thanks Rowan!!!
So the rigging adventure begins



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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 08:33 AM GMT+7
Hi Filip

Loving it! Just awesome work as always!

All the best

Rowan
xmald11
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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 08:10 AM GMT+7
Thanks!
I`ve managed to glue the nacelles:


I`ve decided to instal the machine gun because there`s definitely something in the only picture of the Hydravion I`ve found online...







I`ve weathered the engine nacelles to imitate some castor oil staining. I`ve added scratch-built oil pulsators.







I`ve prepared the wing for the nacelles assembly. Once again I`m more than happy that CSM has prepared these great fittings.



drabslab
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:38 AM GMT+7
Those wing surfaces are ridiculously well done!

This must be takign a lot of time and preparation
xmald11
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00 AM GMT+7
I keep on pushing with the build.


Masking prior to spraying the upper wing surfaces:




Upper surfaces done, only varnish and oil left to be applied.



Horizontal stabiliser and elevators (something got sticked to one of them and has been already removed )






xmald11
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 08:41 AM GMT+7
Many thanks for your kind words!
Some painting and masking done - as the base for the CDL I`ve used the good old XF-57. I`ve sprayed Red Brown at the area of the wings which was reinforced with plank wood and the ribs. The ribs were masked after the whole wing was covered with XF 57 again in order to simulate some depth. The effect I wanted to achieve is presented in the picture below:


Masking:



Next, I`ve sprayed the lightened up base paint at the ribs and between them in order to make the shading effect more vivid. Now it`s time for varnish and some artistic oils.





I`ve also added the stitching using the 0,06 fishing line.



drabslab
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 08:12 AM GMT+7
Great work on the plane

and I love the photography !!
xmald11
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 07:54 AM GMT+7
Thanks for your kind words!!!

Another update just to show you that I`m not that lazy...

The nacelle and the floats are prepared for the paint job.





I`ve glued the wings and fixed the metal plates.





I`ve also added the PE bits to the engine nacelles and covered them with a primer.



Other bigger parts are also prepared for painting.


KrzysiekK
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 11:36 PM GMT+7
Great start with incredible pace in assembly!
regards
K
xmald11
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 10:55 PM GMT+7

Some cockpit details:
The seatbelts are scratch built.
I`ve used Green Stuff to make the pilot`s seat more comfy
I`ve also replaced the compass. The one OOB is fine but I just like to make some details on my own.
I`ve decided to install the wireless - whether Hydroavions had them or not is unclear but I think it`s a great detail. Also, my logic makes me believe that they had them installed.





xmald11
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 12:16 AM GMT+7
Hello!
I`ve started painting the woodgrain bits of the nacelle. I`ve used XF55 as a base and artistic oils varnished with Clear Orange. I think I`ll try to work some more on these parts to get more refined result.





I`ve also glued the Le Rhône 9C engines. I`ve just added the push-rods and the wires. After seeing the pics I think they require some touch ups.
I`ve tested the Chrome Silver for the first time