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  1. 72linerlover

    De Havilland Canada 1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype

    Hi everybody. First of all I need to say thank you to "Dutch" for the appreciation on the original thread. More an empiric than scientific method, but usually it works. On to interiors. I already prepared the mesh to put along the inside of the fuselage, but... I found a short video of the presentation aircraft and it is clearly visible that there was no mesh inside. It is a short fuselage Caribou, so it is the prototype. There is only some framing that I tried to make. Painted and glued iside So also the windows are glued and secured wit a styrene plate to cover the transparencies between them. That's all for tonight. Thanks for watching Euge
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    1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype

    Dear friends, If someone is interested HERE there is the continuation of this build. Best regards. Euge
  3. Hi ARCiers This thread is dedicated to the build of the 1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype CF-KTK-X. I have started this project for the "Canada 150" Group build, but some life issues have taken me away from modeling for a long time. So who is interested can visit this thread where the I describe the beginning phases. The build proceeded on and off during this last year with little progress. Next job was to modify the exhausts that were different in the prototype I'll cut the tubes at the right time, just before glueing. Meanwhile the office is almost finished. I spent a few time rescribing the nose, as the original is pure phantasy That's it, for the moment. Comments welcome. Regards Euge
  4. 72linerlover

    Lear 31 delta fins

    No trouble at all. p. message inbound. Bye
  5. 72linerlover

    Lear 31 delta fins

    Hi, Ben. I have the Amodel 1/72 Lear 55C. As far as I know the 31(A) has the delta fins and winglets of the 55C. If you want I can measure and redraw those parts in 1/48 and send you a pdf. So, if you confirm that the real thing is done that way, I'll get on it next week end. Regards Euge
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    Mach 2 1:72 Lockheed Jetstar 1329, When?

    Hi VADM. I'm really sorry for your disappointment, but i wasn't expecting anything better. Until people keep on buying those kits, he will still produce them, inducting other people to keep on buying. Now I understand that businnes is businnes, but a natural selection is due. Good luck anyway for your project. Regards Euge
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    Mach 2 1:72 Lockheed Jetstar 1329, When?

    Hi, VADM. I remember your magnificent job on the Jetstar. The Mach2 kit can't be better in any way. I've already spent some money with their (his) kits and I'll never do any more. Best regards Euge
  8. 72linerlover

    Whatcha gonna build?

    Hi guys. Unfortunately things in life don't often go as you hoped, so a lot of events are keeping me away from the workbench for a month now. It's clear that at this point I'll not be able to finish the models on time. I'm really sorry for that and ask all to apologize me if I give up. When things will get better, I'll open a thread about these builds in the main Aircraft Work in Progress section of the Forum. Thanks for your understanding. Best regards. Euge
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    1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype

    Hi, Ray. Thank you for your kind words. I didn't want to be tedious with the ballast operation. Well, things are as follows: 65 gr. are put in the position you see in the first pic, 55 millimeters ahead of the lift point (main gear legs) This makes a momentum of 3575 gr.x mm. putting the lead under the cockpit I gain 20 mm of arm, so 3575/75 = 47,6 grams, so 50. And this is the definitive amount. A lot anyway, but the nose is very short. Dihedral. The angle is 15°. This is the angle that the inner face of the upper wing half has to perform outboard of the nacelle, as you can see in the last pic of the unassembled wing. I had no specific evidence of the real dihedral and I eyeballed it from the images on the net. Sorry if I made some confusion, but it's not easy to explain in english. Bye Euge
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    1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype

    Hi, everybody. I feel as I have passed around Cape Horn since I found how much ballast is needed: 65gr. You can see the lead in the front of the fuselage. Some testing with cardboard to cut out the lead and fit in the nose. Ballast in position Balancing test with the ballast on place Now the dihedral problem. I made two woden spars with the correct angle to be glued inside the upper wing. The parts, of course, don't match the angle. Then I engraved along the outer wing joint, outside of the engine, always in the inner face. This allowded me to bend the part. Now on the underside i had to do the same on the external skin, where I thought to insert some plastic to bend the wing. Surprisingly there was no need to add anything and the part bent by itself. (sorry no pics) Test fit of the dihrdral with each wing glued Ok, I'm quite happy at the moment. I think I'm going to face the funny side of the build. Thank you. Regards Euge
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    1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype

    Thank you, Phantom, for your comment. One of the tasks of today will be balancing. I normaly put the parts together with tape and put the aircraft on two sticks where the main gear legs have to go and find the amount of weight. The real problem will be where to put it. edit: And mine has a shorter nose than your. Regards Euge
  12. 72linerlover

    CC-108 Caribou.

    Hi Phantom. I saw with pleasure your Caribou last week end at the beginning of the build and I was sure that a series aircraft would be finished before my prototype. Funny but true. Nice model. Regards Euge
  13. 72linerlover

    1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype

    Hallo everybody. Thak you Ray and Dutch. Not so much to be impressed of: I made just something inside so that the fuselage does not look empty. Last wednesday and today I finished the canvas seats and prepared the nets to be put inside the windows. Still have to think at how attach them, but I'll thik it over after glueing the trasparecies. Floor painted and supports done. Test fit of the seats. Seats glued on. Test fit into the fuselage. Here is how they look like from ... inside. And here what seems to be visible from outside with the interior in the dark. Well, I got the result, didn't I? Regards Euge
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    1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype

    Thank you Ray for your comment. I've frist to say that your Cormorant came out very nice. I know the pain of red and yellow painting, and you did very well. The week end was useful to prepare some more stuff to add something inside the fuselage. I'm not going for a full interior; just what i'm afraid could be seen through the windows. The cabin floor Preparing rails for the seats Test fit of the rails into the floor Some canvas seats in test position. Hope to get back to the build next Wednesday. Thanks for watching. Euge
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    1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype

    Hi, everybody. After a long absence from modeling and from the forums I had the chance to come back to the Caribou. So I managed to almost complete all the bits for the cockpit. A thermoformed coaming, starting from a wooden master. Also added some frames inside with styrene strips and primed. Since I was at with the primer, I shot some also here And here are the parts I have to glue together: the central sliding consolle the control columns the elevator trim wheel the front gear steering wheel That's it for the week end. Thanks for wathcing. Regards Euge