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Offline kensar

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A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« on: June 21, 2021, 03:51:24 AM »
Got this on evilbay for a very good price.  I think the seller mis-priced it.

1/48 SBS Caudron C.450 racing plane from the mid-1930's.  This is one of the best cast resin kits I have seen.
A C.460, which is a C.450 with retractable landing gear won the 1936 Thompson Trophy - the first and last time a foreign entry won.  It was the only year foreign entries were allowed, and it cleaned everyone's clocks.

At 1/48 scale, its very small with a wingspan of just over 5.5".



The interior is pretty spartan, as many classic raceplanes are.  The crank on the left side is for the split flaps and elevator adjustment.



One the right side is the throttle and mixture control and a compressed air bottle for operation of the landing gear.



This one is going together fast.

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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2021, 12:22:40 AM »
Looking good Ken ,

Always like the air racers form the golden age , some really sleek designs  :)


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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 03:59:30 AM »
Excellent subject Ken, I spent a very pleasant couple of hours looking at inter war racers at Old Warden aerodrome yesterday. Wonderful, exciting period of aviation.

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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2021, 08:59:39 AM »
Beautiful work sir!  I saw when SBS started doing these, and was sorely tempted as I love interwar air racers.

WD

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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2021, 09:53:11 PM »
Thanks for the comments, folks. 
I should have this done today or tomorrow, so pictures will be coming.
SBS is also about to release the Caudron C.561 in 1/48.

This has been a nice quick build.  The quality of the resin kit is top notch.

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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2021, 07:58:14 PM »
Lovely work so far!

Nice to see something colourful in the non WW1 world!

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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2021, 09:49:43 AM »
Got this finished in near record time - 2 weeks.  Should have been done earlier this week, but life got in the way.

This plane easily won the 1935 Deutsch de la Meurthe, a competition over a closed course southwest of Paris.  A similar one won the 1936 Thompson Trophy, but no one wants to talk about that because it beat all the American competition.













Now on to something else.

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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2021, 11:10:02 PM »
That was quick!

Lovely work - what a long nose that aircraft had!

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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2021, 06:06:50 AM »
Well that looks superb Ken. This little racer looks like the smallest amount of airframe possible fitted to the biggest posssible engine. Not a bad policy for a racer!

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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2021, 10:42:32 AM »
Man that looks lovely. Your model makes me smile  ;)
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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2021, 12:59:44 AM »
Wonderful racer. It's always refreshing to finish a model so quickly.
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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2021, 12:19:31 AM »
Absolutely beautiful racer!  I really like it.

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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2021, 12:54:40 AM »
She looks lovely, Ken!
2 weeks? That is crazy fast from where I'm coming from  ;D

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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2021, 10:37:01 PM »
Thanks for the comments, everyone.  And yes, 2 weeks is very fast for me.  This was possible due to the quality and low parts count of the SBS kit.  The resin casting was about as perfect as I've seen - top shelf stuff.


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Re: A Caudron - but not the one you're thinking of
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2021, 02:32:00 AM »
Ken, what a nice racer, in it's bright blue!
This more dark blue on the package would also look great, but your color is an eye catcher.
Nice to hear, that resin can be formed into wonderful kits :)

Thanks for showing.

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