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Short Crusader

810hp / 604kw Bristol Mercury 1

Built for, but not entered into, the 1927 Schneider Trophy race in Venice

Maximum quoted speed 270mph / 434kmh

 

1:48 resin kit by Karaya , with a few modifications;

White metal pilot by Phoenix Figures, again with a few modifications;

Resin Bristol Mercury (crankcase & half of one cylinder only!) by Vector;

Timber plinth by Jim's Bases;

'Sea Blur' plinth graphic by Coastal Kits.

 

A tortuous long-winded account of the build lives over here

 

Can't believe it's done!  Please forgive the mobile phone photography, my camera is .. somewhere in a box.

 

Final_1

 

Final_2

 

Final_3

 

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Final_5

 

 

 

 

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At last! What a fantastic, unusual and well-displayed result. Definitely one to be proud of.

Jon

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Glad to see you’re finally able to call this one done. So much work (and rework) went into this, I’m happy for you. Such a striking livery as well!

 

 Thanks for sharing your build, and the finished product. 

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Great finish, I like the offset stand, it adds to the illusion of flight.

Great job, thanks for sharing and looking forward to following the Macchi (and Curtiss!)

 

M.

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A prize winner for sure.  Excellent photography also.  Really stands out. 

 

Dennis

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Excellent model.  I really like the dynamic aspect provided by the stand.

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Bloody wonderful. It's been a long road to travel on this one but worth every step, though your opinion may differ :unsure: :D ? I've thoroughly  enjoyed it & the anticipation as it approached finished was well rewarded. It looks fantastic. :)

Steve.

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Gorgeous looking model , great modelling and presentation !

 

Wulfman

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Beautiful, and the way you have it displayed works very nicely too

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An unusual but such a beautiful machine. Never heard of the Short Crusader before this but I am glad  I do now.Thanks for sharing

 

Edited by Kampartiger
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Outstanding!

 

A Beautiful model beautifully presented. 👍

 

Now it’s time for me to pull finger and finish reading the WIP thread! 

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Spectacular!

Glad to see it in its flying glory!

It was indeed a long journey, but worth every step (and jig!)

Salutes!

 

(Besides the smart stand, and given that it is a Crusader, could we have as background sound effect the clipetty-clop of a coconut-produced cavalcade?) 

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To all above, sincere thank you for your very generous comments.

 

.. & yes @Moa the squire exits stage left, to clippty cloppity coconuts!

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That is just stunning! Well done . I have been wrestling with the Karaya 1/72 kit and I appreciate the enormous work you have done with this one - great stuff and an inspiration for me to get back to mine.

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Fantastic achievement! A stunning build from the Golden Age of aviation. The way you've displayed her sets off the build perfectly.

Great work!

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Lots of often ingenious work but a great result and a really imaginative display.

A brilliant model and totally unique!

 

Dave

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