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Just a query and thread idea. These two aircraft are incredibly important in aviation history. I'm not sure which is more so, I suspect the Potez XXV (25). If you have arrived here, you will surely have a little interest in these aircraft? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potez_25 Four thousand built. Where are the injection moulded choices? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potez_25 Approx 2700 built, and look at that list of operators (for both aircraft). Where are the injection moulded choices? Well, I just wondered if I'm utterly alone in being bamboozled about this? Broplan offer a nice set of Vac-forms for the Potez. Available from around 5 distributors worldwide and yes, a vac-form biplane . Nicely made, but very challenging for many. People are paying up to £100 for the terribly stress inducing (oh so much so) 'Hit-Kit' incarnations of both aircraft. We can buy very expensive resin versions from Omega and (less *relatively* expensive but nation specific variants) from a manufacturer in Serbia. There's a vac form Breguet from Airmodel in Germany too. It's ok, but a bit 'Hasegawa egg kit' like. In fact, to be honest, no cigar. Much scratching required. Other kits have been released. I may have a Merlin aberration somewhere . To be honest, it is a little more honest in its outright dire, non-pretentious manner, than the utter mind twister that is the Hit-Kit. (Shhhh..). Purpose of thread: To discuss our modelling options and centralise resources to help each other. No one else is going to, trust me. I've written to AZ, Special Hobby and more and it just isn't happening. It's like this is a subject they keep fending off. Passing on the hot potato. One would imagine tooling up a Handly Froop Mingerman Autospline Mk. IV Floatgiro (b.1) , would be preferable and seemingly more profitable. . Here we, and maybe they, can discuss why these superb, varied, international subjects of great historical interest, seem to be treated with such strange detachment . Anyone interested in these two types please join in here with chat, discussion of theatres, record breakers and attempts, pictures, photos, plans, book recommendations in any language, anecdotes, histories, pictures of your builds and recollections of them, tips, whatever takes your fancy. It may prove to be I'm a sole enthusiast . I really hope not. All best regards TonyT Photos/postcard scans from my collection (purchased). T
Hi I have just finished it. This is CASA-Breguet 19 A2 with W-type Elizalde engine. I had a single kit of an elusive Polish company producing some years ago very interesting short-run kits. It was hard to me do a choice of version, so I decided to breed it a bit. I did the CASA-Breguet 19 A2 (presentsd now) and I am still constructing version 19.8 of Royal Yugoslavian Airforces. I have feeling that HIt Kit made very short series of this 19.8 as well, but there are no traces of this in net. the WIP thread is here: Shortly - the model is made of some plastic original parts but whole fuselage and tail are my resin copies of orginals. The CASA licenced build Breguet had more fabric covered fuselage, so this convesion was done out of scratch . Here is result: I hope to present Breguet 19.8 in not far future... The painting scheme is for fall of 1936 or early 1937. Comments welcome Best regards Jerzy-Wojtek
As promised in this thread here is a rapid review of the Airmodel vacuformed kit. The contents comes in a sealed bag, as usual with Airmodel vacs: instructions, two sheets of 1mm thick vacuformed plastic some epoxi resin detail parts. No decals are included. I must add that whenever I received kits acquired in Airmodel site they arrived well packed in card boxes protected inside by foam or newspaper. The instructions consists on a folded A3 sheet with a resumed history of the plane (in German and English), some black and white profiles and an exploded view of the parts. The fuselage has molded the Lorraine Dietrich engine but extra parts are provided for an Hispano-Suiza 12H (or 12L?). I've got two kits and one has the main parts already sanded (well, almost. I tend to do the final touches on the wings when I begin the construction). You may see that the cylinder covers are crushed, but that is my fault as they were good when I acquired the kit. Nothing that a little CA or milliput from the inside and a some filler in the outside doesn't cure. The detail is good, with a realistic representation of the canvas over the structure. The parts - fuselage and wing halfs - fits very well, although the wings requires very cautious sanding on the trailing edges, as usual with vacforms. The resin parts are very well molded, although they could have some more detail, mainly the wheels that lack the very characteristic spokes of the Br. XIX. Also the radiator must be detailed with a mesh, as the faces are plain. I didn't investigated the accuracy yet; I only measured span - 204 mm against the real 205 - and lengtht (fuselage + spinner) - 131 mm vs 131.1. So at least dimensionally it is good enough for me. In conclusion, and in my opinion, the kit is well worth the 12.50 euro it costs. It needs some preparation work as all the vacs do, and you must scratch build some parts, mainly in the cockpit, but the required work is within the reach for most modelers and result will be rewarding. Although the Br. XIX was used by many countries during the thirties, only a few decal sheets are available - Hannants lists two sheets by Blue Rider, one for Bolivian aircraft during the Gran Chaco War, and another for a Manchukuo machine. Probably others are available, and if you know of any one please please refer it here. The main reference I know is an extensive article in Air Enthusiast Quarterly number seven. Again, please share here some other references you find important. Carlos links: Airmodel site Bolivian decals Manchukuo decals