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1/48 RCAF Canso

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I am going to get this thread started, although it may take a week or two before I get started with the plastic. This will be Monogram's kit built using CanMilAir decals and the resin clipper nose that was made by Scott Mc Tavish.

Stay tuned for the beginning of the project!!

Sean

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... and the resin clipper nose that was made by Scott Mc Tavish.

What is that exactly ??

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What is that exactly ??

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There was a gentleman, Scott Mc Tavish, from out west who made resin noses in 1/48th for this conversion. I got mine a few years ago and was told they were the last three he ever made. They are a little rough due to mold degredation, but with a little work they will look good.

Sean

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Hey Sean, its been a couple weeks, hows it look?

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Hey Sean, its been a couple weeks, hows it look?

bad..ended up laying new floors in the house and pushed back my model schedule a few weeks., I hope to get back on these soon!!

Sean

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finally some pictures..

I am still not 100% sure how I am going to change the nose. I need to play with panel lines and what not to figure out how it will all fit together.

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Should have more progress soon

Sean

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Here is a pic from 1955 at Greenwood, NS copied from a slide. A/C 11033 flew Prince Philip around the Arctic in 1953. 103 Sqn S&R

Barney

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thanks for the posts guys. I have started to glue the fuselage together and I am starting to get my paints and what order to do them in all worked out. Should be starting that fun job soon.

Sean

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no new uploaded pics yet, But I got the nose glued in yesterday and puttied. Gonna do some sanding today and maybe a quick primer blast to check the fill job.

Even with the resin nose it is a tail sitter so I need to add a bit of weight to a temp assembled model so I can make sure she will sit right. I think I will install a square tube into the rear fuselage so I can mount it to a stand without it spinning, and have it weighed to sit on its wheels right. This will give me options down the road depending on how shelf space pans out.

I should have some pics uploaded tomorrow so stay tuned for updates.

Sean

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Latest pics.

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Thanks for looking,

Sean

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Sean,

Coming along nicely. The interior looks good. I have a Canso on my list of 'todo' this year (probably Hornell's). Any issues with the kit that I should take note of? (aside from throwing a lot of weight up front).

Looking forward to seeing the paint job.

Cheers,

David

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Sean,

Coming along nicely. The interior looks good. I have a Canso on my list of 'todo' this year (probably Hornell's). Any issues with the kit that I should take note of? (aside from throwing a lot of weight up front).

Looking forward to seeing the paint job.

Cheers,

David

nope.. goes together nicely. just need LOOTTSSSS of weight up front!!! I'm not even sure the gear could support the amount of weight needed to make it sit right.

Sean

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Oh, very nice. I built one of these a couple years back. Once you think you have enough nose weight.......Double it.

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Or take a metal landing gear, available from Scale Aircraft conversion.

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This is looking really nice. I've been wanting to add one to the stash, and you're motivating me. :)

GW

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Got some more work done..mostly to do with the clear parts. They are all in installed and masked. I painted them interior green today, but there are no pictures of that yet.

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I am hoping I will get this primed in the next little while. I can start to see the painting stage on the horizon.

Sean

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The horizon in sight yet?

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One day I might just tackle this too........... Cool build so far!!

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