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SBS 1/48 Resin kit Caudron C.450 my first full resin kit


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Hi fellow modellers,

 

I finally was able to finish SBS 1/48 Resin kit Caudron C.450 my first full resin kit and the fourth model I finished since coming back to the hobby. It ended almost up under my foot when on the last moment the Valleyo varnish let go on a small spot on top of the wing while I was trying to polish out the grainy appearance of that varnish. I changed for Tamiya X-22 with 50% levelling thinner and that did the trick. Euh… that means after several layers of varnish and polishing to make the spot invisible where the Valeyo varnish had let loose.

 

The kit itself went together fairly easy and as there was not much of a cockpit interior so I decided to close the canopy. I like it more like that and the canopy was thick resin and I did not feel like thinning it.

 

So as with any model I finished I learned a lot.. the blue paint is Humbrol Gloss 14. And I had forgotten what problems enamel had.. a long drying time and lots of dust before it was dry. So spray, polish spray, polish.. and then I wanted to paint the metal plate on the underside. and what did I take out of habit.. MRP .. luckily I had put tape around the plate because the blue came of very fast… If you want to remove enamel no need for paint remover, just spray a thin layer of MRP that does the trick… J I love MRP but you cannot spray it over enamel and yes I knew it but habits you know...

 

I took the photographs in low light so they are not the best but I hope you like it.

 

Take care and keep safe!

 

201001 DC-TZ200 Caudron C.450 web 0935

 

 

201001 DC-TZ200 Caudron C.450 web 0932

 

 

 

201001 DC-TZ200 Caudron C.450 web 0928

 

 

201001 DC-TZ200 Caudron C.450 web 0927

 

 

 

201001 DC-TZ200 Caudron C.450 web 0922

 

 

 

201001 DC-TZ200 Caudron C.450 web 0914

 

 

201001 DC-TZ200 Caudron C.450 web 0911

 

 

201001 DC-TZ200 Caudron C.450 web 0907

 

 

 

 

 

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A very fine job indeed! You'd never guess it was your first resin. I like the way you have the model displayed.

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A magnificent pur-sang racer and a truly delightful model!!

Excellent job and good recovery.

Cheers

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11 hours ago, Gary Brantley said:

Yes, it is beautiful LP! :clap2:  I love the air racers from that era and you've certainly captured their dashing good looks!  🥂

Thank you for your kind words!😃

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16 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Thats lovely,  great colour  and unusual machine. 

Great work 

Chris

Thank you!

Indeed it is an unusual machine but that is always what attracts me with a model!

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On 01/10/2020 at 22:08, SAT69 said:

A very fine job indeed! You'd never guess it was your first resin. I like the way you have the model displayed.

Thank you 🙂

It is the second resin kit I started but I botched the paint job on the other model twice... Alclad Aquaglos attacked the paint in one spot only on that model and the paint was Tamiya acryl so I never understood why that was... after decapitating the paint I broke some parts so it is in a box till I feel like tackling it again.

On 01/10/2020 at 22:34, Hamiltonian said:

Yes, lovely finish on an interesting aircraft.

Thank You 🙂

 

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On 02/10/2020 at 07:46, Moa said:

A magnificent pur-sang racer and a truly delightful model!!

Excellent job and good recovery.

Cheers

That you Moa I like those racers a lot!

I have more resin racers in my stash that I will build in the future.

 

On 02/10/2020 at 16:04, dnl42 said:

Outstanding work and an excellent result!

 

Bravo!

Thank you for your kind words! 😃

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On 02/10/2020 at 17:46, billn53 said:

That’s simply gorgeous!

Thanks a lot 😃

On 02/10/2020 at 17:58, Spitfire31 said:

A thoroughly stylish machine and a very attractive model!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

Thank you for your kind words 😃

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