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Something I hope a little different..Leduc 022


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After build the Arma Hurricane I wanted smacked around a little.

I give you the Mach 2 1/72nd Scale Leduc 022.

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This is certainly a challenge and my photography has certainly covered my Leduc 022 kit from 1992.

I will admit I did not photoshop anything but corrected some exposure shifts.

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Getting two pieces of 28year old clear parts to join was bit of magic. Welcome to Future as an adhesive. Quite a bit of scratch building for the interior but you can hardly see this. My question is ..How do you get pilot to sit in the middle of the Intake???

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I did do a bit of riveting to add some life to the general aircraft. I used Alclad over decanted Tamiya Gloss Black...Shiny 

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Thanks for Looking

Comments Always Welcome

Regards

Bill

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I have never heard of this airplane and had to go to the internet to look it up. In its time, it was a very ambitious project. Your model is exquisite and you can be very proud of it.

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Wow!  Yours is impressive craftsmanship.  You've really turned this Mach 2 offering into a brilliant gem.  How do you get a French (male) pilot into a cockpit that sits in the middle of an intake?  Wine, women, and songs, probably in that order.

 

Alex

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An amazing result considering it's a Mach 2 lit. The Leduc family of aircraft is a very interesting side show in the history of aviation.

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Bill - A really nice job of a really difficult kit.

To anyone else: I built one of these about 10 years ago. If you read my build notes you will have even more appreciation of his excellent efforts

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/53277-leduc-022-update-to-add-some-build-notes/

Regarding getting in and out of the cockpit there is a photo somewhere of the pilot doing just that. By the way, it did actually fly but never reached its Mach 2 design speed but only reached Mach 1.25 before it was cancelled

John

 

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fantastic paint , and I imagine the build was not easy beeing a match 2 kit!
I saw the real one in Le Bourget museum in Paris last summer.
How Brave were the test pilot to climb in those planes!!!

 

Xan

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4 hours ago, TonyW said:

Very Flash Gordon! A beautiful build of a stunning plane.

 

2 hours ago, woody37 said:

that would be at home in the thunderbirds hanger!

I was thinking more Dan Dare myself both are true

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10 hours ago, billn53 said:

Nose weight? It looks like it would want to be a tail-sitter.

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I thought the same so I added about 20grams behind the Pilot and about 8 grams over front landing gear...Just-in-case

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Thank you All very much for the Very Positive feedback

Best Regards

Bill

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Very interesting - like something out of an old Gerry Anderson production!

You've clearly turned this Mach2 offering into something to behold!

Well done!

:clap2::clap2:

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