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russ c

Loire 130Cl, SHM 2, Cat Lai, Saigon

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Hi Russ,

 

this is an emblematic aircraft of the French Aeronavale and it is a splendid specimen of French inter-war technology!

I have had the 1/72 Azur kit for years, and it is such a daunting build, the kit is still untouched... So if your bigger, newer model was a slog, the smaller one must be hell.

Whatever, you have created a fantastic model and the diorama is nowhere near far-fetched.

Furthermore, the "trolleys" the 130s used on land were real monsters, so you chose well.

 

Congrats!

JR

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That is a little beauty, Russ :). Very nice indeed.

 

Martin

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Another stonking build.

 

I very nearly bought one but then I realised how fiendish the float assembly would be & put it back!

 

Pete

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Another fantastic build Russ. Always makes my day when one of your gems come up.

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1 hour ago, jean said:

Hi Russ,

 

this is an emblematic aircraft of the French Aeronavale and it is a splendid specimen of French inter-war technology!

I have had the 1/72 Azur kit for years, and it is such a daunting build, the kit is still untouched... So if your bigger, newer model was a slog, the smaller one must be hell.

Whatever, you have created a fantastic model and the diorama is nowhere near far-fetched.

Furthermore, the "trolleys" the 130s used on land were real monsters, so you chose well.

 

Congrats!

JR

Thanks Jean for the reassuring words re the dio`, I did think about a beaching trolley but couldn`t find any pic`s. Glad you like it.

Cheers Russ

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One more superb model you created here, Russ, in a very imaginative setting! It‘s a pleasure to look at.

Michael

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Very nice indeed!B)

 

FalkEins had a blog post about the aircraft which has a few photos of the beaching trolley: LINK. I also found post on iModeler by a Greek chappie who'd scratchbuilt a trolley to go with his Azur kit: LINK.

 

Jean's right - the trolleys were chunky beasts!:blink:

 

Mike.

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That's a superb build of a great subject Russ it look's like a flying Bus stop but has a certain charm all the same,love it.

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Beautiful job on this plane.  I picked this Kit up recently and it is waiting in the stash.  NIce to see how good it can look oob.  I wish it came with a dolly of some kind but what you have done looks great so I might do something like it as it looks the part.

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Hi Russ, great job, if it was a nerve-wracking slog for you then it's going to be an epic nightmare for me....how compatible were the resin and injection moulded assemblies?

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Lovely job Russ, for all your long slog at least she turned out a beauty B) 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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Once again, a beautiful build. The diorama looks fantastic. 

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13 hours ago, russ c said:

Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking 

Cheers Russ

Yes i do! Very nice, russ!

Cheers,

Tom!

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11 hours ago, stevej60 said:

That's a superb build of a great subject Russ it look's like a flying Bus stop but has a certain charm all the same,love it.

Hi Steve, a Bus stop is good 😀, I thought it looks like the Iron Chickens nest with wings.

Glad you like it cheers Russ

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5 hours ago, Josh G said:

Hi Russ, great job, if it was a nerve-wracking slog for you then it's going to be an epic nightmare for me....how compatible were the resin and injection moulded assemblies?

Hi Josh, they weren`t too bad actually, there`s only the front and back of the engine, props spinner and some internal details to do. The pitots on top of the mast I broke several times before I slung them and made my own. It`s aligning the struts, floats, bomb racks and engine that I had difficulty with. Especially drilling and pinning the ends to make them more secure as I kept detaching the ones I`d already done when handling and fixing the next ones along.

Glad you like it, good luck with yours. Thanks Russ

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A really unusual subject and so well done, brilliant.   Wonder if you might have put it on "water" like ship modellers do-- made from silicone I think

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Very nice! This recalls me about that one in my stash... The airplane is very unique with pilot position in open cockpit and the front looks like a sight seeing boat...

Nice diorama as well.

Cheers

J-W

 

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That's beautiful, Russ.  A fantastic metal finish.  I take it the kit was a bit of a horror so more power to your elbow.  Some people might find this aircraft a bit ug but personally I think it has a lot of charm.  Didn't the Aeronavale use the Walrus or Sea Otter post-War as well?  Would make a nice comparison. 

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1 hour ago, Meatbox8 said:

That's beautiful, Russ.  A fantastic metal finish.  I take it the kit was a bit of a horror so more power to your elbow.  Some people might find this aircraft a bit ug but personally I think it has a lot of charm.  Didn't the Aeronavale use the Walrus or Sea Otter post-War as well?  Would make a nice comparison. 

Thanks Meatbox, they definitely used the Sea Otter but not sure about the Walrus. I`m waiting for SH to bring out their Siebel Si-204 to see if I can make a French version. Going to do a couple of easier builds first though.

Cheers Russ 

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