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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #60 on: November 28, 2017, 04:03:23 AM »

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #61 on: November 28, 2017, 05:38:52 AM »
Looks good! For some reason I missed this build, but catching up made for interesting reading! :)

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2017, 05:58:07 AM »
it was difficult to me, so I share the step-by-step process I followed below, hoping it will be useful to those attempting the same kit in the future
Antonio, I don't have this kit, but some others of this company, so I will watch carefully for ideas how to handle such old kits.
Good progress so far!

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2017, 04:19:59 PM »
Thanks to all, guys, I am glad you liked my slow-build!
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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #64 on: November 28, 2017, 11:55:00 PM »
Terrific update Antonio! The seat and belts look awesome!
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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2017, 12:21:36 AM »
Thanks Rick, the belts are PE parts provided by the kit, the seat is a resin part of the kit itself, the cushion was made by scratch.
The control column in front of the pilot's seat is tilted forward a bit too much, while the observer one is straight. Will try to adjust.

Antonio

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2017, 12:22:50 AM »
Very nice progress so far, Andonio, will be following with great interest!

Cheers

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #67 on: November 29, 2017, 12:23:39 AM »
Thank you Ondra!

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #68 on: November 29, 2017, 11:19:29 PM »
Hi Andonio do you know this pic?
it seems to be a real autochrome:



another thing: a friend of mine started a breguer XIV at 1/32 in integral scratch.
it is a very good modelers and you will surely find interesting informations in his topic:

http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=100961

Xan

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2017, 02:07:41 AM »
Thanks Xan for your head-up, the photo is very nice and your friend's WIP is a great piece to follow!
He has just begun but I will visit that forum often!

Merci beaucoup!

Antonio

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #70 on: December 17, 2017, 02:28:09 AM »
Hallo friends,
here are the latest advancements on the BrXIV.

Studying the rigging by observing the photos such as this:


I understood that these cables (highlighted in yellow in the following schema) are double. So I had to prepare a double anchoring point on the fuselage:


Port

Starboard


Then I worked on some details:

Instrument panel:


Exhaust tube (resin piece):


Tail skid (white metal), I di not like the metal piece so I scratch built a different one:


This is the radiator (resin):


The wheels (resin):


I drilled the holes for the pins of the landing gear structure (white metal). I preferred to do this before closing the fuselage:

I had to clean the pieces from flashes and moulding lines.

This is the inter-wheels axle:

the rubber chords are molded around the hubs, but they are horrible (see top picture left hub), so I decided to model the plastic and create the saddle where to roll the chord.
Both the hubs modified as shown in the bottom photo.

This is the elastic thin chord that was supplied with the Academy Ni 17 1/32 kit that I glued with CA to some sprue to check the adhesion


Propeller (white metal):


Everything now is ready to close the fuselage, so I painted the interiors:




Oops, another thing that has to be checked before closing the fuselage is the tail planes (vertical and horizontal.
As all the pieces of this kit those pieces have no pins to be blocked onto the fuselage, so I drilled and pinned the plastic:


Here you can see that I also had to work to round the forward lower part of the fin because it did not fit well. it was too "deep"...





That's all for today, I have other little things to show but I haven't yet had time to take pictures and to describe them.

A demain!

Ciao

Antonio


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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #71 on: December 17, 2017, 04:34:09 AM »
Beautiful work, Antonio!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #72 on: December 17, 2017, 05:24:35 AM »
Beautiful work, Antonio!
Cheers,
Bud

I agree with my Amigo as always!
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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #73 on: December 17, 2017, 06:04:10 AM »
Congratulations Andonio!
I like very much the exhaust



can you tell a litlle more about the painting?

Xan
"Zwei Armeen, die sich bekämpfen, sind eine grosse Armee, die Selbstmord an sich übt."
Barbusse.
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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #74 on: December 17, 2017, 05:36:03 PM »
Beautiful work, Antonio!
Cheers,
Bud

I agree with my Amigo as always!
RAGIII

Thanks Rick & Bud!
I appreciate your kind comments!

Congratulations Andonio!
I like very much the exhaust



can you tell a litlle more about the painting?

Xan

Hi Xan, thanks for commenting, about the exhaust: it's very simple, I layed a coat of Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Grey and then a light drybrush of Tamiya X-33 Bronze.

Antonio