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roadrunner

Caudron C450 SBS 1/48....

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Hello,

just received already started.

In the box:

i2gz.jpg

 

2r74.jpg

 

2ksh.jpg

 

Very clear resin canopy
pi6o.jpg

 

I start with the cockpit, adding some details that will finally not be seen

rsbt.jpg

 

2jkr.jpg

 

modified left fuselage for opened canopy. The right unmodified to see the difference.
im3s.jpg

 

Scratchbuilded new instrument panel. The SBS is correct for a C460, not for the C450

iptv.jpg

 

soon, the painting...

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Ahhhh, what a pleasure!

Looking forward to enjoy this build.

Such a graceful subject and great modeler!

Cheers

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What Moa says.

Lovely work already in the cockpit.

Pity you can't get those i/p bezels in 1/72, would save a lot of hassle. Then again, once you close the fuselage, you can't see very much anyway.

Question about the sliding canopy: When it slides back, does it drop down to become flush with the fuselage?

 

Stuart 

 

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no drop down.

C450 I/P and canopy sliding system. (the same sliding canopy system for all racing Caudron, I/P could be different)

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9 hours ago, roadrunner said:

no drop down.

C450 I/P and canopy sliding system. (the same sliding canopy system for all racing Caudron, I/P could be different)

 

 

 

I think that what Stuart is pointing out (I may be wrong) is at the step created by the thickness of the canopy mold, easily solvable sanding carefully just a bit to get a thinner lip, since the sanding won't affect any "clear" areas:

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Link to photo of open canopy on Getty Images:

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/picture-taken-in-the-30s-of-french-woman-aviator-helene-boucher-her-picture-id461227930?s=2048x2048

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@Moa, the image shows what I'm referring to. That front edge of the sliding canopy shows clearance between the canopy and fuselage. When that canopy slides back, what happens to that clearance? Does it drop down to become flush or is their a lip to make it flush?

 

Stuart

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That's a very meticulous and clean build, it's looking great.

Cheers

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8 hours ago, Courageous said:

Did you make the vac canopy using the kit canopy as the master?

 

Stuart

I make a plaster copy with Oyumaru mold.

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On 1/21/2020 at 7:05 AM, roadrunner said:

Just a 1st coat of TS44

An interesting choice of paint.

 

Stuart

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2 hours ago, Courageous said:

An interesting choice of paint.

 

Stuart

Not for the C714R, more darker, if painted as she is preserved at MAE.

 

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1 hour ago, roadrunner said:

Not for the C714R, more darker, if painted as she is preserved at MAE.

No, not for 714R. It was my future builds of Caudron racers as I hate mixing paints. I would like a 'go to' paint to keep things simple and your choice of TS44 is interesting, it's not too far off what @Bengalensis c.450 & C.561 build?

 

Stuart

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2 hours ago, Courageous said:

No, not for 714R. It was my future builds of Caudron racers as I hate mixing paints. I would like a 'go to' paint to keep things simple and your choice of TS44 is interesting, it's not too far off what @Bengalensis c.450 & C.561 build?

I don't have any can of TS-44 here, but I think it's a bit lighter than the blue I used, but it's only what I think, it's difficult to compare colors on different pictures on a screen. Then again, I really have no idea if my blue is even close to correct. If it looks good to your inner picture than go for it, it's looking nice on this build.

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A beauty!

 

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