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Gisbod

Gaspatch 1/48th Salmson A2A

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Hi all,

First thread here. I've done a few builds on the ww1aircraftmodels.com forum and I thought I would continue on here as I've got a few non WW1 subjects to build.. However, I'm half way through a Salmson so I thought I may as well post this here as well to kick off..

Picked this up at Telford - usually stick to 1/32 for WW1 but I was very impressed by the kit and had to get it! It's really like a 1/32 kit that's been shrunk..

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Going for this USAS colour scheme - I just like the top wing markings..

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The engine and gun ring - very good in this scale - but very fiddly!

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Some nice phot etch supplied - decals for individual instruments

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The fit of parts is exceptional - it really does just fall together..

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They supply a very clever cardboard jig for the lower wing fitting..

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Well, that's where I'm up to so far, painting up next . If anyone's debating whether to get the kit - I wouldn't - it's lovely..

Thanks for looking

Guy

Ps

I'll post some completed model threads of my previous efforts shortly

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Stunning start on what seems to be a 1/48th version of WnW

Yes, it is a bit like that.. But all the bits are much smaller!

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That is very nice indeed,......I saw the stand at Telford and meant to go back later but didn`t manage it,.......can you please remind me how much these kits are because it look wonderful,

Cheers

Tony

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That is very nice indeed,......I saw the stand at Telford and meant to go back later but didn`t manage it,.......can you please remind me how much these kits are because it look wonderful,

Cheers

Tony

Hi Tony,

39.50 Euros on their website..

Stone me that looks lovely! Is it their first kit?

Hi Graham,

Yep, it's their debut kit - and it's flawless so far - a little tricky due the small parts but that's just because it's beautifully in scale.. And I have clumsy fingers!

Guy

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Hello again,

I've managed to slap some paint on this afternoon.. I love this bit.. :)

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Guy

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Beware on the French colours, they are not a flat coat as they contain anodized aluminum powder to give some UV protection. It gives them a slight sheen.

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Morning,

Finally got the camo on! I've done my best to estimate the colours - don't know if they're completely right, but I really enjoyed
this bit :)

Next stage is gloss coat then decals, but I've ordered some 'Miracle Masks' for the roundels & numbers - nothing wrong with the decals - I just wanted to have a go with the masks - maybe to give them a little shading etc - but it may be a couple of weeks before they're here which will stall the build a bit I guess ???


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Just given a nod to rib shading under wing..


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Cheers


Guy

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Never heard of Gaspatch, I predict a bright future for them though if this is anything to go by.

Looks like another addition to the wish list.

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Also beware, upper and lower surface roundels are different. Lower wing is painted, upper wing is a dope and on some aircraft the centre part of the upper roundel is natural fabric and not white paint or dope.

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Thanks for the comments all, much appreciated ;)

A couple of updates as the decals go on..

The decals are very nice indeed - I masked and sprayed the wing stripes, but tbh, I wish I'd used the kit decals now - I think they would have been better..

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Thanks,

Guy

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Absolutely stunning work and that looks like a great kit. I must admit it's a new one on me. Looking forward to seeing this one progress.

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Top quality work here and it's great to see a new manufacturer's work being so well received. Following this thread with great interest.

Cheers,

Roger

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Thats really nice, the interior is beautifully painted.

Cheers

John

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The Gas Patch Salmson may be the best 1/48 WWI aircraft kit ever produced. It certainly looks like you are doing it justice!

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Excellent work thus far. I look forward to your build also BOC262.

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Very nice work so far! :goodjob:

I got this kit also last November but didn't started yet. It's nice to see the results and really the kit quality looks fantastic.

Well done from a new supplier, expecting to see more qualified kits from GasPatch Models in the future.

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