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Caudron G.4 Copper State Models 1/48
drabslab
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European Union
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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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Wojewodztwo Wielkopolskie, Poland
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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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Wojewodztwo Wielkopolskie, Poland
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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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Wojewodztwo Wielkopolskie, Poland
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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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Wojewodztwo Wielkopolskie, Poland
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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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Wojewodztwo Wielkopolskie, Poland
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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





xmald11
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Wojewodztwo Wielkopolskie, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:17 PM GMT+7
I`ve decided to start the Caudron. The kit contains extra sprues with the floats and beeching trolleys along with trestles. They are great cause IMHO the floatplane looks a little bit peculiar without them on the ground.