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Another Caudron C635 Simoun! +++ Finished +++


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Finishing straight for the two Heller GB Bf108's and the local club weekly build night, prompted me to get another Heller kit out and start building. Bought this in a 'new' boxing' about 20 years ago and thought why not - its a simple build again. Apologies to Jockney for copying him with the model and indeed the colours!

 

Box and decals - great looking 1930s Frenchness!

 

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Sprues

 

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Definately Heller....

 

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Two hours work - in between distractions of our Zoom meeting!

 

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Should be a nice easy build.

 

JP

 

 

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Well done JP

 

Thank goodness people will now be able to see one being built properly, that's taken the pressure off me :phew:

 

Seriously delighted to see another one of these in the GB, best of luck mate and hope it behaves itself.

 

Cheers Pat 

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Built properly Pat?? Not sure about that - I don't like cockpits/cabins so they usually just get a cursery dab of paint with no add ons! 

 

Glazed windscreen a bit wider than the fuselage? Maybe just me. Pics following. JP

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14 minutes ago, Jpthedog said:

Glazed windscreen a bit wider than the fuselage? Maybe just me. Pics following. JP

 

Hi JP

Unless the kit has changed my windscreen came in 2 halves and was actually too narrow.  Watch out for the instrument panel which is too wide meaning big fuselage joining gaps unless its reduced. 

Seriously it looks a lovely kit, fingers crossed you and I can do it justice. 

Cheers Pat 

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A bit of progress - cabin interior with grained timber floor...

 

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Fuselage together and wings dry fixed, oh and windows masked

 

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On 11/24/2020 at 10:46 PM, JOCKNEY said:

 

Hi JP

Unless the kit has changed my windscreen came in 2 halves and was actually too narrow.  Watch out for the instrument panel which is too wide meaning big fuselage joining gaps unless its reduced. 

Seriously it looks a lovely kit, fingers crossed you and I can do it justice. 

Cheers Pat 

 

Pat must be my placement of the canopy but I am leaving it. I may have a go at polishing the still visible sprue marks where the canopy joins. The kit is racing on and is ready for primer.

 

JP

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Primer on despite me not being happy with the cockpit glazing ....

 

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Also the side glazing panels have 'loosened' so hope they dont fall inside.......

 

Not my best work, but happy to crack on and finish it as part of the GB - standards dropping!

 

JP

 

 

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Hi JP

 

Looks great smart.

 

Try to resist picking it up on the fuselage sides by the windows that's how I ended up loosening mine, luckily I hadn't put the canopy on.

 

Cheers Pat 

 

 

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9 hours ago, JOCKNEY said:

Hi JP

 

Looks great smart.

 

Try to resist picking it up on the fuselage sides by the windows that's how I ended up loosening mine, luckily I had put the canopy on.

 

Cheers Pat 

 

 

 

Pat - thats exactly what I did.....

 

JP

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Apologies for lack of updates - Christmas preparations got in the way!

 

Here is where we are with a couple of minor bits n pieces to complete the model.

 

Its yellow.... Xtracrylix sprayed on

 

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And with decals applied and masking removed

 

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Prop and spinner have been painted leaving pitot tube to add and we are finished. Decals went down well - well done Heller!

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Hi @Jpthedog

Did you finish and put this one in the Gallery ?

Apologies for the muppetry if you have done and I've missed it ! :banghead:

Cheers Pat 

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On 2/7/2021 at 12:48 PM, JOCKNEY said:

Hi @Jpthedog

Did you finish and put this one in the Gallery ?

Apologies for the muppetry if you have done and I've missed it ! :banghead:

Cheers Pat 

Finished and photographed - just not uploaded!! Will do tomorrow, JP

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Great stuff JP

You Simoun looks amazing and will certainly brighten up your current completed collection. 

Cheers Pat 

 

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