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  1. SBS Model is to release a 1/72nd Caudron C.450 resin kit Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2268845703135811&id=117380071615729 V.P.
  2. New Dora Wings project: a family of 1/48th Caudron C.630/635 Simoun kits. Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2496429487254280&id=1929101897320378 V.P.
  3. After the C.450 (link), SBS Model is to release a 1/72nd Caudron C.460 resin kit - ref. ? Release soon Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2578164612203917&id=117380071615729 Schemes V.P.
  4. When you buy a Dujin kit you are actually buying a kit, to produce a kit, to make a model; that is: you have to create kit parts from the some times undefined resin ectoplasm. Dujin is known for having created an extraordinary diverse line of very interesting planes, unfortunately in the form of extremely rudimentary resin kits. If I understand correctly, after the passing of M. Dujin a group of well-meant and dedicated friends is re-floating the line, with the addition of much welcome supplementary parts as photo-etched sets and what seems to be much better decals that any Dujin kit I have seen before. This has a lot of merit, and -if you have seen my builds- you know that I heartily support cottage industry, but there are limits. When I see a Dujin kit I unavoidably cringe, because I know that a lot of work is ahead even before you start. Yes, the subjects as I said above are attractive, and mostly kitted by no one else in the wide world of the kit industry, but the price to pay (not literally, they are not expensive) in work and frustration is very high, and the results are variable (from just ok to despicable). This kit is no exception, as you may see: Nice P.E. fret, apparently some sort of one-size-fits-all for a number of the Caudron racers produced by them: You will have to cut your own screens to size using the patterns provided: TWO transparencies, bless them: Looks like a decent decal sheet, we will see: A few pinholes here and there, of course: A casting web that goes from adequately thin to hard cake: The famous (probably patented) Dujin Banana Fuselage Halves: After some struggle, the parts are out of their resin traps: Again a few pinholes: After the spa hot jacuzzi treatment the fuselage sides relax and find a more straight position: Hindering the necessary sanding of the despicable inner surfaces of the fuselage halves for them to sort of mate, is the vertical tail, added to one side, who knows why (to bother us, most likely): Stats: Once you are done with a Dujin kit the substance of what it is made comprises 50% of the original resin and 50% of putty, fillers, epoxy and cyano.
  5. FSC Dujin has (re)released the 1/72nd Caudron G.800 Epervier glider resin kit - ref. FSC806TP Sources: http://www.jfrteam-neufgrange.fr/pages/maquettes-fsc/fsc-dujin/caudron-c-800-n-105.html http://www.jfrteam-neufgrange.fr/ Instructions: http://www.jfrteam-neufgrange.fr/medias/files/plan-de-montage-caudron-c-800-touraine-planeur.pdf V.P.
  6. SBS new project is a 1/72nd Caudron 600 Aiglon resin kits: - ref. SBS7011 - Caudron 600 "Spanish Civil War" - ref. SBS7012 - Caudron 600 "Hungarian Air Force & Luftwaffe" Source: http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=91386 V.P.
  7. Thanks for the invitation! I`ll be more than happy to build it as a part of this great GB. I`ve decided to start the Caudron. The kit contains extra sprues with the floats and beeching trolleys along with trestles. They are great cause IMHO the floatplane looks a little bit peculiar without them on the ground.
  8. Caudron C.600 Aiglon Hungary & Germany 1:72 SBS Model The C.600 was designed by Marcel Riffard in the early 1930s when he took over the design department at Coudron following their merger with Renault. The aircraft was a low wing cantilever monoplane with tandem cockpits very similar to the Miles Magister. The type proved popular with civilian pilots and 178 of the standard version with a Renault 4Pgi Bengali Junior engine were built. With the outbreak of WWII many aircraft were requisistioned by the French Govt. Some of these would later find their way into Germany use. 6 were operated by the Royal Hungarian Air Force. The Kit The kit from SBS is a full resin kit, with resin clear parts, photo-etch and decals. The decals in this kit are for Hungarian and German service, other boxing are available with Civilian and Spanish Civil War decals. Construction starts in the cockpit shockingly enough. The instrument panels made up from resin, film and PE parts are put into the right fuselage. The seats and control columns, and other controls are added to the cockpit, PE seatbelts are provided for the seats. Once all the cockpit parts are in the fuselage can be closed up and the choice of nose depending on variant is added. The single part main wings and tailplanes are added, again the rugger and vertical fin depend on the type bring modelled. The wheels, spats and exhausts are added. Again the exhaust is dependant on type. Decals Two schemes are provided. One of the machines operated by the Royal Hungarian Air Force, and a captured German machine. Decals are in house by SBS and look in register, colour dense and should pose not problems. Conclusion This is a fairly simple little kit, much like the real aircraft. If should pose no problems to a competent modeller and maybe a good starter into resin models. Highly recomended. Review sample courtesy of Insert other media
  9. I`ve decided to start the Caudron. The kit contains extra sprues with the floats and beeching trolleys along with trestles. They are great cause IMHO the floatplane looks a little bit peculiar without them on the ground.
  10. At Nuremberg Toy Fair 2015, RS Models (http://rsmodels.cz/en/Homepage/default) has announced for March 2015 a 1/48th Caudron-Renault CR.714 kit - ref.48004 More soon. V.P.
  11. I used this huge heat in Belgrade to complete the projects started. I started this model a few years ago, so it's time for me to finish it. Here's the picture:
  12. 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.
  13. 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:
  14. FSC Dujin is to release soon Caudron Caudron C-362, 366, 430, 450, 460, 461, 530, 560, 561, 660, 690, 712, 720, 714 & 860 resin kits. Source: http://www.jfrteam-neufgrange.fr/pages/exposition/exposition-de-bron.html [/center] [/center] [/center] V.P.
  15. Easy rigging for all WWI fans and lovers
  16. Hi again, Here is another my recent built. This time a vintage heller kit. It went togather quite easily, the only add on were some extra details in the cabin, nothing special though
  17. Hi, working on a Potez 53 from JMGT (here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234978587-148-potez-53-air-racer-jmgt-resin-kit/)I found these litte kits to be rather simple to build - as long as you can keep yourself from super detailing these tiny planes. So I decided to start my C 460 as well. Here is what you get in the box: Casting is extreemly good with very little to clean up. Decals (markings for two different aircrafts) and two canopies are included as well. Here are the parts after a wash - the toothbrush gives an idea about the small size of the air racer: Rene
  18. We have released our first decal sheet: SBS Model D72001 1/72 Caudron Simoun D.635 in Military Service Further info: http://www.sbsmodel.com Best regards, Csaba
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