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  1. This started life as an over-ambitious second build in the recent Blitzbuild GB here and didn't make it, so here we are. It's a kit with lots of lovely details, but it is undeniably short run. However, as I work through it I am beginning to really like and appreciate its finer points. I spent a fair bit of time thinning the interior of the wing trailing edge halves to get a thin trailing edge, and ended up with this after putting on some filler: After a little bit of sanding it has ended up like this: Not exactly razor sharp, but certainly good enough for me!
  2. Well, I was thinking my choice of kit for this Blitzbuild was looking a bit sensible so I've taken a leaf out of James's @81-er book and lined up a second candidate: If the first one goes swimmingly then this could be on the cards... I blame James... Regards, Adrian
  3. Only four/five years after RS Models (link), Dora Wings is to release a new tool 1/48th Caudron-Renault CR.714 kits. - ref. DW48047 - Caudron-Renault CR.714 Cyclone Source: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=1929101897320378&set=a.2806061526291073 3D renders V.P.
  4. In the years before the outbreak of World War II, a number of countries became intrigued by the idea of developing a very light fighter aircraft, with these proposals often being derived from the design of racing aircraft. One of those examples that actually saw service and combat was the Caudron C.714 . Although light and fast, its wooden construction did not permit a more powerful engine to be fitted. The original Renault 12R-03 engine seriously limited its climb rate and maneuverability with the result that the Caudron was initially withdrawn from active service in February 1940. The invasion of France in May 1940 changed plans again, 35 Caudrons were delivered to the Polish Warsaw Squadron manned by escaped Polish pilots, Groupe de Chasse polonais I/145. Just a week later, the French War ministry ordered the C.714 to be withdrawn (again) but since the French authorities had no other aircraft to offer, the Polish pilots ignored the order and continued to fly the Caudrons. Despite flying a fighter hopelessly outdated compared to the Messerschmitt Bf 109E, the Polish pilots scored 12 confirmed and three unconfirmed victories in three battles between 8 June and 11 June, losing nine in the air and nine more on the ground. --- RS's c.714 kit. Quite a simple affair, just the one sprue really. The roundels do look a bit suspect, may have to scrounge up an alternative somewhere that looks better. At least I get to break open the Hataka set, so that's a good thing
  5. I'm building Heller's old Caudron 714 and there are some parts that need replacing, the flimsy propeller being one of them. I managed to copy some new wheels in tin from the RS kit, but had no success trying the same with the propeller; the tin cooled and set halfway the prop blades. Does anyone have a suggestion how I can make/get a good propeller?
  6. Hi, Two days ago I visted (for the second time) Le Bourget museum in Paris. I've just seen Caudron 630, which is there. This turn me to post a Caudron family from my shelves, I made them as one set in 2007 : 1. Caudron 635 Simoun (light transport, Heller, 1/72) - "white six", A/C N.423, EP (Escadrille de prospection), Armee de l'Air Flying School No.51, Melun-Villaroche. destroyed (?) in accident made by S/C Domenge 29th of March 1940. 2. Caudron 690 (advanced trainer, scrtach build, 1/72) - "black eight", A/C N.8, Flying school at Rochelle-Laleu, June 1940 3. Caudron 714 (fighter, Heller 1/72), "white ten", GC1/145 (Polish), May-June 1940 Please have a look at them and enjoy Thank you for watching Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
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