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Xmald

Caudron G.4 Hydroavion Copper State Models 1/48

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A very interesting aeroplane, will be following your build :).

 

Great work on the various bits and pieces!

 

Cheers,

Alex.

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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Other bigger parts are also prepared for painting.

 

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This is moving along very quickly Xmald. Looking very good though - those resin kits really do build into first class models. Especially in the hands of a master modeller.

 

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3 hours ago, pheonix said:

This is moving along very quickly Xmald. Looking very good though - those resin kits really do build into first class models. Especially in the hands of a master modeller.

 

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This is an injection moulded plastic kit but as you quite rightly point out, it is being made by a master craftsman.

 

Martian

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Impressive photography, really! And good progress, too. The built parts look beautiful!

 

Cheers

 

Jaime

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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:


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Masking:

 

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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.


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

 

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Beautiful work on the wings! Very well done :clap2:

 

Cheers

 

Jaime

 

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Really enjoyable to watch. The effects on the wing look superb.

 

I haven't seen stitching as pleasant as that since my wedding night.

 

Great stuff

TonyT

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Guys, you are truly very kind and it keeps my level of motivation high.

I keep on pushing with the build.

 

Masking prior to spraying the upper wing surfaces:

 

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

 

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

 

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Splendid job! Well done!:clap2:

 

Cheers

 

Jaime

 

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Subtle, modulated, attractive. Your painting really is a pleasure to watch sir.

Tony

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On 20/09/2017 at 1:45 AM, TonyTiger66 said:

Really enjoyable to watch. The effects on the wing look superb.

 

I haven't seen stitching as pleasant as that since my wedding night.

 

Great stuff

TonyT

Have you learnt to duck now ? ;)

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I`ve managed to glue the nacelles:


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

 

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

 

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

 

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Simply superb work and great photography to display it properly :clap2:

 

Cheers

 

Jaime

 

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Hello X,

I stay in awe, very nice kit indeed !

But what you are actually doing whit that kit is superb !

Congratulations ! Really like it !

Sincerely.

CC

 

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Many thanks guys - you are too kind!

So the rigging adventure begins  ;)

 

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