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Lastvautour

1/48 Canadair Argus

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The 1/48 scale Argus project began 8 June 2008 and was completed 21 April 2017. Special thanks to Bill Burn from CanMilAir for those wonderful decals and Burt Campbell's book The Untold Story of Canada's Cold War Maritime Hunter. Construction is clear pine boards laminated for proper thickness and shaped hand tools. Paint was shaded at my local hardware store using colour chip found on line. Decals are CanMilAir supplemented by others printed on my HP printer.
A most satisfying project. (Note user icon 1/32 version)

 

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Looks great I can`t imagine sticking with something for 9 years though

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Very nice, any more photos

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That is beautiful!  Please, please give us more photo's and details.

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http://Argus construction 002_zpsflhm7axi.jpgThank you for the kind word. Here are some progress shots.

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Now all you need to do is to take it apart and make vacuform moulds from it :P

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I have done molds before but alas those days are gone.

 

 

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What a cracking beast! Are those awards for perseverance mounted on the wall?

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Fabulous.

I see more on the shelves behind you,

any more scratchbuilds like the Argus?

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That is just lovely,in fact so lovely that words fail me.

I have fond memories of them growling over to Kinloss..a sound never forgotten.

Richard

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This is epic! can we have even more pics please??  Amazing work btw, thanks for posting.

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3 minutes ago, Scimitar said:

 

That is just lovely,in fact so lovely that words fail me.

 

They fail me as well, which why I'm using Scimitar's.

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Those behind me in the center panel are 1/48 plastic. My collection is getting fairly large with 260 plastic kit built, 250 kits in my stash. I currently have 170 solid wood models done from scratch and the lumber yard has more than enough wood to last me a life time. The advantage with wood is that the only restriction is where to put them all after they are done. However this will be my last big airplane model. I currently have a 1/144 scale HMCS Bonaventure on the bench, but from here on smaller models will be the norm for me.

 

 

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Brilliant model of a great aircraft, and like your collection and the fact you have a lot more to do 😎 👍

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Fantastic project and what a beautiful end result!

 

Also a timely reminder that not many decades ago, wood was the medium for modelling…

 

Impressed no end by this model!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Well done, its fantastic. Thanks very much for showing and sticking with it for nine years. Nine years.

 

Great workmanship !   

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Very nice, one of my flight instructor's was an ex-Argus pilot. He had great stories.

 

For some reason you look nine years younger in the first picture. 🙃

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That is what you call true craftsmanship...and in wood. It would have looked amazing just varnished but the paint job looks equal to the build, very very nice indeed.

Thanks.

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Awesome build Lou, and impressive collection too!

 

Cheers,

Wlad

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Beautiful model,I remember these on the ramp at Prestwick Airport with Neptunes and EC121s,happy days

Well done

 

Ian

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