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Tony,

 

Both are nice planes. 

But compared to Noratlas the CL-215 is some easier to build.

Also the CL-215 need some weight in the nose.

But I constructed it in flying position.Therefore the landing gear has to made some longer.

As it is visible beside the fuselage.

Again some CL 215 construction photos what will show what I try to say.

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Back to the Noratlas.

Tonight I made some wiring on the left-main gear.

But have some doubts. The copper wire I used is rather thick. 

I used this picture as reference.

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http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963557-nord-noratlas-n2501/

 

 

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Only two copper wires were used?

Ore should I remove the copper wiring?

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On ‎27‎/‎02‎/‎2017 at 08:36, adey m said:

I am loving this......I have one which I want to start soon and make into something a bit unusual.........

 

one of my favourite aeroplanes.............as can be seen in my model room with inspiration adorning the wall above my table................

 

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great progress so far Grover..............and well photographed too

 

Adrian

Oooooh that's the Hasegawa B-47, did you use the Pavla's kit too ?

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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Hello Grover,

Very nice job on this one, "la grise" is a nice Aircraft, even if I do prefer the C-119.

My father was also in paratroops, he did went to Fort Lamy

There was Noratlas and AAC-1 Toucan.

He did choose the french Ju-52 instead of the Noratlas.

Congratulations, you did it right.

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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6 minutes ago, corsaircorp said:

Oooooh that's the Hasegawa B-47, did you use the Pavla's kit too ?

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

 

Oh if only...............no I have gone the scratchbuilt route............I must get off this site and do some modelling.................I have the two pilots' panels to fabricate and Boeing are getting impatient with my progress.................

 

regards,  Adrian

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Not a plane so you see a lot on the modeling forum on the net. I love your practical approach to get this kit to be a masterpiece! The idea of the screw is very clever, same goes for the wing reinforcements. I will keep that in mind.

 

Good luck with the rest of the build.

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Hi

I like it so far it has given me some ways to fix my one that I put on the I will finish it some time pile, my U/C did not take the weight to well and broke up.

I put my nose weight in the fright bay right at the front made it look like cargo, I do this all the time with cargo planes.

Mine is in French markings, I have a few more to start.

Keep going like it so far.

Paul

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Lovely to see a Noratlas being built, in all the years of going to shows, I've never seen one finished!!

 

I have one that's part built, that I will finish in the next year or so. Keep up the good work.

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On ‎3‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 8:21 AM, Grover 27 said:

Only two copper wires were used?

Ore should I remove the copper wiring?

I reckon it looks great as-is!

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That will be hydraulic pipes for the brakes.

I also think it looks good.

Once it's painted, it will look even better.

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Thank you for the information on the CL-215.

 

It's good to know. One day I would like to build it as one of the Spanish ones.

 

The Noratlas undercarriage looks great :thumbsup2: .

 

TonyT

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Just stumbled upon this build. Interesting to see Heller's Grise leaves room for improvement -and fascinating the way how you took up the slack. Wonderful actually. I agree with others: the copper wiring looks fine. I'm contemplating purchase of just such a kit, so this is a great incentive. Looking forward your next update!

 

Jay

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Some fantastic attention to detail so far Grover.

 

Don't forget the lights set into the fuselage on both sides under the second window from the front which illuminated the engines and undercarriages in the dark.

 

Regards, Adrian

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Well how did I miss this one?

 

Great work on a venerable kit, I'm glad I didn't sell mine now, this thread is an inspiration and one I shall be following!

 

Does anyone know of some French decals for this machine?

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Don't forget the lights set into the fuselage on both sides under the second window from the front which illuminated the engines and undercarriages in the dark.

 

Adrian, thanks for attending that to me. Otherwise I should have missed that detail completely. So many thanks.

I found this example on the web. Clearly visible just before the number "1", the light switched on.

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Does anyone know of some French decals for this machine?

Wez, I am not aware of French aftermarket transfers.

But I do not use the Heller decals from this kit. If you want the Heller deals just sent me a pb.

 

 

Apologise for the slow build progress here. As other stuff took time from this built away.

But intended to try to finish the Nora before the start of the F-15 group build here:

http://wstill ww.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234993661-f-15-eagle-stgb/&

 

 

The clear plastic parts are now glued on the fuselage. I managed to pollute the rear windows inside with glue... (stupid me).

And I started with the boring but necessary work. Masking the round windows with tape.

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Also necessary, to mask the clear parts - fuselage aligning faults. I use water based filler and so residue can easily be removed. Even if it is dried.

I started with the front. It looks messy at this stage.

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Yes very messy... and only halfway the filling stage yet... a lot to do more...

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And doubts, seeing this picture about the little square windows in front....

As Adrian mentioned I try to create the little lights in the fuselage with Micro kristal Klear. 

And with that also replace, those small rectangular plastic for window forming liquid.

 

Regards Rudie.

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1 hour ago, Grover 27 said:

Wez, I am not aware of French aftermarket transfers.

But I do not use the Heller decals from this kit. If you want the Heller deals just sent me a pb.

 

Rudie,

 

Thanks for the offer but the decals with my kit are usable, I just like to do something different from the kit scheme.  Toulouse Decals actually produced a sheet featuring the very aircraft you've shown in your last post but they're long out of print.  That's ideally the aircraft I'd like to do...  ...oh well I live in hope.

 

Wez

 

 

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It looks very tidy Rudie. The filler at the front is neat; it will look fine :).

 

Good to see you working on this again; you've done a great job :thumbsup2: 

 

All best regards 

TonyT

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Ah.. still alive and well. 

 

Apologies for the mixed threads.
We are still talking about the construction of a Noratlas here.


Most busy with building new house and all things around it.

Have patience please ..

 

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