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F-RSIN Breguet Deux-Ponts 1/144 - COMPLETE

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French kit of the French subject. What can be more French?

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This is short-run. Undoubtedly

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Très jolie.

It looks like the sprues from early Broplan or Voca/Gran

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Looking forward to this....Air France had 12 of these then the French air Force took the 6 Freighter versions with tip tanks( called Saharas) but still operated by AF. The 6 AF that used to come to Heathrow could carry just over 100 pax on two levels. Name means two Bridges. Something else to see.

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Nothing could be more French! - I saw it at the museum, (under restoration), in Toulouse last year, a very imposing airframe indeed.

Good luck with the build..

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I saw one at Évreux last summer, quite a surprise as you round a bend going up a slip road only to catch a glimpse of one of these.

I do like the Deux-Ponts - it's a nod to the pre-war ugliness.

Wez

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I was considering doing one of these myself. This is such a superb looking aircraft. I'm really pleased that you chose it. :thumbsup:

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The Deaux Ponts is undoubtedly very French. But the kit looks daunting... More flash than bits and pieces. I would not know where to start!

The award for bravery may go to you if you persevere.

Very impressive

JR

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Hi

This is on my living room wall, the painter gave it to me about 12 years ago and sign it for me.

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Been meaning to get the kit.

Paul

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Day one progress

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This is what's it all about - true bare metal skin!

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Most small parts are not worth moulding

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Wings and engine nacelles. Putty, sand, prime, scribe. Over and over again

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Much better on the pics than in reality. Still a lot of surface work

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Exhaust tryout

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That's a lot of progress in one day - and a lot of hard work. Looks excellent though. :thumbsup:

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Whoa! That's day 1 progress? I haven't even got my kit out of the box yet (too busy - I know, break out the violins :violin: )

Excellent progress so far!

Wez

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Thanks

Three Six Nations games in a row - a lot of time :)

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Looking very good, that is a great idea with the exhausts.

Cheers

John

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Nice progress - must push on myself!

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Looking very nice Pin, but I'm slightly confused by the apparant combination of silver paint and Bare Metal Foil..... :blink:

Cheers

Cliff

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Deaux Pont doesn't mean two bridges. It means two decks. The French word is ths same for a bridge...a deck spanning two points

Same on a ship...upper class deck...Pont Superior for example.

I'm usually on Le Pont De Peasant

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I'm usually on Le Pont De Peasant

The deck for game birds?

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combination of silver paint and Bare Metal Foil

It will be all foil. I sprayed some aluminium leftovers to reveal surface defects

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Holes for headlights

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Why did I glue together two cuts of paper clip?

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That's why

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I don't have a wire thick enough for the same trick with wing headlights so I used stretched sprue

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I received my copy of this kit (albeit in Silver City livery) a few days ago, and I must say that it's better than I expected. The recent review in SAM, which I saw after I'd ordered the kit, led me to dread what would eventually arrive... but I'm not unhappy. The natural metal will be a challenge though.

Following this with an eye towards building tips. ;)

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I did not like how the foil skin looks

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So I stripped it

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Restored tail hinges and actuators

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It's been a long time since I updated this project. Applied white and metallic - still some work is needed

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