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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #75 on: November 22, 2016, 04:59:54 AM »
Wow, I will never complain again about rigging.  You have done some masterful work there.  Love what you have done scratch building this plane.

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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #76 on: November 22, 2016, 05:45:05 AM »
.....and I thought the "Fee" was tough to rig in 1:32 Scale! :o  Great job on the rigging, Stephen, it is really coming together nicely now. I'm anticipating a real flashy entry into the Completed Models section, simply beautiful!
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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #77 on: November 22, 2016, 06:02:13 AM »
Absolutely stunning work on the rigging! This is continuing to be an unbelievable build!
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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #78 on: November 22, 2016, 06:42:35 AM »
Incredible work with the rigging Stephen, you have done a superb job.

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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #79 on: November 22, 2016, 08:50:02 AM »
1/72 scratch builders rule!Wonderful work! I have really enjoyed your mini marvel's over the years. 

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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #80 on: November 22, 2016, 10:28:08 AM »
I echo what the others have said....beautiful work and a fantastic little Caudron....definitely one to be very proud of!

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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #81 on: November 28, 2016, 06:36:36 AM »
Evening All,

Thanks to all for the very kind remarks - I truly appreciate them.

I am going to call this complete now. I scratch built an engine and mounted it on the (port) left side and then put on the cowling and propellor. The engine is from Small Stuff and is truly excellent - but I did find it tricky to assemble…. I am glad that there was an extra spark plug because one of mine is hiding in the carpet somewhere. Anyway it is on the right side but I am sure that my painting is not doing it full justice. The cowling mounting brackets are also on the front of the nacelle but are not too clear in the photos. The wheels were home made - card discs with tyres made from rod wound around a paintbrush handle immersed in boiling water for a few seconds. The individual tyres can then be cut off the roll as needed - the roll is slightly too small so the rod sits tightly on the disc. The propellors were carved from wood and varnished and the oil pipes at the rear of the cowlings were from thin wire.



I made a simple table from card and strip and a box from card. The figures were from WD Models set WD10 RFC set. The model is now mounted on a simple wood base because I want to be able to display it in a cabinet. Having read Andreas' excellent description of what a diorama should be I am not sure whether this really qualifies but this is the first time that I have tried to present figures in any scale after a long time modelling so I still have a great deal to learn. This is a first tentative step and I hope that for the next attempt I may be able to achieve more. I have put more photos in the usual place.





Thanks for looking.

Stephen.

 
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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #82 on: December 06, 2016, 04:59:01 AM »
Beautiful modelling, Stephen! It is very effective and impressive! I Love it! Marc

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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #83 on: December 22, 2016, 10:56:35 PM »
Miraculous Caudron and in such a small scale.

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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #84 on: December 23, 2016, 12:12:28 AM »
wow just found this -- a beauty!

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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #85 on: December 23, 2016, 12:25:57 AM »
    Magnificent finish Stephen, this one is your best to date, and I look forward to the next effort from your work bench. Your models are truly one of a kind, and your contributions here an example for all to strive for. great work!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #86 on: December 23, 2016, 03:55:57 AM »
Thank you gentlemen for your very generous compliments.

Lance you make me blush - I try to show other modellers how I make things because there may be useful hints/tips for others to use. This is one of the best sites I know for sharing ideas and I am pleased that others find my small contributions helpful.

Stephen.

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Re: Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch build
« Reply #87 on: December 29, 2016, 01:12:41 AM »
    Magnificent finish Stephen, this one is your best to date, and I look forward to the next effort from your work bench. Your models are truly one of a kind, and your contributions here an example for all to strive for. great work!
Cheers,
Lance

I can not say ot any better or add anything to what Lance has said!
RAGIII
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