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Offline lone modeller

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"Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« on: November 28, 2016, 06:55:45 AM »
Evening All,

This is my contribution to the Diorama GB: more of a scratch build than a dio but this is my first attempt to present figures in any scale. The figures were from WD Models RFC set 10 and the engine is from Small Stuff - I cannot recommend it too highly but I did need an eye loupe and lots of patience to assemble it. It is a little gem - I just wish that my painting could do it more justice.

The Caudron GIV was derived from the earlier GIII version of 1913 which had a single engine on the front of the fuselage nacelle: the aircraft was a two seater so the observer could see very little. The wings were extended and two engines fitted to improve performance and to enable the observer to handle a machine gun for defence and allowed him to see through a clear panel under the nose: this design entered service in 1915 and was used by the French, Italian, RNAS and Russian air services. They were used for photographic reconnaissance and bombing: over 2500 machines were built and it saw front line service on the western and other fronts until 1918. The model represents a machine which was equipped as a bomber from No 5 Wing RNAS, Coudekerque, France in the spring of 1916. French built machines had 110hp Le Rhone engines whereas British built machines were powered by Anzani radials: this particular machine was constructed in France. Some images do not have the figures because they were not quite ready when I took the pictures.













Thanks for looking.

Stephen.
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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 08:48:01 AM »
Fantastic work Stephen, probably your best yet. I will be very happy if my vacform G.IV turns out half as good!

Ian

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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016, 09:45:00 AM »
An exceptional result Stephen, hard to believe that this is only 1:72 scale, this would have to be your best effort yet, congratulations.

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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2016, 09:49:31 AM »
Dittos for the above, very nice !

Ed
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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2016, 09:51:53 AM »
Loved how it  turned out.   :D

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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 12:25:59 PM »
   Congratulations on another real winner Stephen, spectacular!
Great subject, brilliantly built, wonderfully finished and the beat just goes on.........and definitely as mentioned, one of your best!
Cheers,
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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2016, 12:56:50 PM »
She turned out wonderful !





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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 05:32:42 PM »
Wonderful. Great piece of craftsmenship.Beautiful plane and presentation.
Manni
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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2016, 02:15:45 AM »
Dear Stephen, this is one of the best Caudrons I have ever seen in my life in any scale, and ... this is scratchbuilt -- simply amazing! WOW!!!
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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2016, 03:12:09 AM »
Thank you gentlemen for your kind remarks which I greatly appreciate. More work needed on bases and backgrounds now!

Stephen.

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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2016, 06:36:20 AM »
Fantastic work! And I thought a Roden Gotha was difficult...! :)

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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2016, 09:14:10 AM »
Truly spectacular, Stephen!  A micro masterpiece if I ever saw one!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2016, 09:28:36 AM »
This is what modelling is all about! Thank you for a great bit of modelling entertainment!

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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2016, 04:52:06 AM »
Great work.
Congratulations.
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Re: "Found it!" Caudron GIV 1/72 scratch built
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2016, 07:43:28 AM »
If someone will ask me about the spirit of modelling, I will show him your WIP and this thread. Wonderfull!
A model thrives on its overall impression and not on that every little disagreement over the original is hyped up as a disaster