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  1. Thanks to the CSM team I have a huge pleasure of building the brand new F.K. 8 kits. I must admit that the number, as well as the quality of details, is breathtaking and if the fit as good as in the case of the Caudron model I`m expecting a pure joy. The decals have been designed by Melius Manu - you may probably know them since they produce high-quality custom made decals - and printed by Cartograf. There are two sheets - the main one with cockades etc. and a tiny one with an absolutely gorgeous prop logo and a nameplate (printed using metallic colours). The prop logos are pieces of art in my opinion! What`s more in the premium edition you get a resin Beardmore engine and superb metal exhausts. Both kits represent different versions of the plane: Mid and Late. The most visible difference between them are the huge radiators and Oleo undercarriage in Mid version. The nose in the model is designed as PE - so taking engine covers is super simple. Due to its complicated nature there are spares in brass PE sheet!!! In total there are three separate sheets of the PE! The wire fittings are there (yeah!) The instruction sheet is very clear and printed in colour. I think the most colourful schemes are already in both kits, so I`ll have a problem with choosing which one I want to build The overall quality of the kit seems superb so it`s high time to build both of them right away An inbox contents:
  2. So my great adventure with the best kit I`ve built so far is over. I think Edgar and the whole CSM team has done a great job. My model depicts the G.4 used for artillery spotting in C.74 Franco/Belgian unit. Several modifications have been made such as Chauviere propellers, Colt machine gun, different gun mount. The superb quality decals with cowling numbers and different serial were printed by Melius Manu. As far as I know all these will be available at CSM soon. The colt gun is greatly detailed with a small PE.
  3. Hello, I`m new to this fine forum. My name is Philip and I`m from Poland and my favourite subject is the Great War aviation in 1/48th scale... So here I am - holding the brand new Copper State Models` wonderful Caudron G.4, which thanks to the courtesy of the guys from Melius Manu (they cooperate with CSM) I am proud to build as the first modeller. (I like the sound of it yeah!) Also many thanks to KrzysiekK, who made that happen. The model I have are the test frets, therefore it may differ in some minor details from the one that will be sold. I will get the PE soon, and you will surely know it. The CSM`s Caudron G.4 is absolutely splendid and now I will point out some of my first thoughts concerning the kit: 1. The wings and their specific construction - which is the hallmark of the G.3 and 4 look magnificent! The texture is superb and the trailling edges are very thin. 2. The nacelle`s fit is very good. The details are sharp. The ejection pin marks are located in such way that no modeller`s intervention is required. The only one there is, is found on the pilot`s seat, where it can be easily removed. 2. The kit`s designers did their best to provide us with a well engineered model. No fit problems, no major filling and sanding. The only part that may require some work is the upper wing, which is made of 3 parts due to technological reasons. 3.The details are crisp, there are some that I really enjoy like the generator and the telegraph in the front cockpit - their quality is superb and there are more to come as the PE parts. 4. Le Rhones 9C look decent, but the true believers would like to have them casted in resin. Who knows maybe the CSM will release the aftermarket Le Rhones 9C. At the back plates of the engines there are small sink marks - which won`t be visible after you install the engine on the model. Also there is a tiny sink mark on one of the props. They are the only ones I found. You need to remember they are the test shots, so I think the kit will not have these issues. From what I can after a first look - it`s going to be a great model! I`m going to enjoy my build and keep you updated! I must say I`m thrilled! Great job Edgar and the CSM team! There are 2 such frets. Just notice the splendid texture of the wings! I started with the Le Rhohes, apart from slightly thick fins of the cylinders they are very good. I especially like the sparkplugs. I`ve added the pushrods and the wiring. The pictures don`t show the way I weathered them, it was hard for me to take a good picture showing the weathering using the artificial lighting. Here are the engines after the first coat of primer: Finished engines:
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