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Offline Brad Cancian

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2016, 01:06:22 PM »
Thanks as always everyone!

Some more work over the last week on the upper decking. The front section was made by bending and heating sheet plastic over a balsa form. It's not perfect but it will do. The rear decking was also done with 0.05" card, scored to represent the stringers on the upper decking, then bent and glued around the curved bulkhead behind the cockpit. I still need to re-work a number of areas around the cockpit but you get the idea.  I also recently got hold of the CSM RAF4a engine (thanks Edgar!) which is very very nice. I've positioned the crank case for effect.





These parts took a few hours to make (the upper decking took a couple of goes to work out how to get it together) and they turned out ok, but certainly far from great. Good enough to move ahead with though. These will take some clean up to smooth out the transitions and seams once the fuselage is all glued together. I don't see this as being too major an issue, especially as I can hide some of the seams with the fuselage stitching.

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BC

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2016, 01:18:59 PM »
You're moving along beautifully Brad, what you have achieved so far is excellent.

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2016, 04:30:59 PM »
Very nice brad

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2016, 05:31:54 PM »
I would be jumping up and down on hot coals if I could model as well as this.
Keep going, Brad!

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2016, 10:53:44 PM »
This is showing all the signs of being a masterpiece in the making. She's looking really nice so far and that engine will really set it off!

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2016, 01:02:44 AM »
    it's looking excellent at this stage Brad. The basic structure and particularly the upper decking and the cowl are spot on, like von Buckle I envy your modelling skills so well represented here! It will be an enjoyable experience following your progress.......
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2016, 05:18:28 AM »
    it's looking excellent at this stage Brad. The basic structure and particularly the upper decking and the cowl are spot on, like von Buckle I envy your modelling skills so well represented here! It will be an enjoyable experience following your progress.......
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2016, 12:26:57 AM »
Outstanding modeling, looking forward to updates.

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2016, 01:24:58 AM »
Excellent work ! With refreshing approach of sorting  the wings first, in my experience, fuselage goes ok, but wings go wonky, twisty. My own fault for working in 1/72  :o

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2016, 06:18:05 AM »
I believe the old adage was if it looks right it will fly right. Let's hope this one never takes flight but it's certainly looking right on.

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2016, 09:34:35 AM »
i dont know why guys(like brad and des etc.) who can scratch build in this quality dont just cast the parts as they build and sell their hard work as a limited release kit to guys like us who dont have the time ,patience and/or talent to do so. they could make a chunk of change i imagine with little of no overhead. the cost of the casting materials would be covered by the 1st sale then all profit. i am not talking about a professional package with a printed box etc. i am talking about bagged parts using the online build log as instructions and printing ones own decals at home. i know i would buy. if i had the time or inclination i surely would.

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2016, 01:55:58 PM »
Truly awesome work, Brad!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2016, 05:08:42 AM »
Hello!

I am really impressed by your work, especially for the interlined parts.

I never achieve this quality .....

 :o Wahouuu

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2016, 06:21:02 AM »
Hey Brad, here's some inspiration for you:





I love this build. Looking forward to the next update!
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2016, 06:13:01 PM »
Thanks guys, and thanks KiwiZac for the photos - indeed inspirational!

This one has taken a bit of a hiatus at the moment - am in the process of moving house interstate, it'll probably be another month or two before the move is done and the bench is set up again....

Cheers

BC