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A hero spatial Karawell

Started by Tophe, September 01, 2018, 10:45:02 AM

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Tophe

Today I bought for my son a Heller 1/800 Airbus A-380, that he wants to build 'normal', and a Heller 1/200 AĆ©rospatiale Caravelle that I want to build as asymmetric 1/72 microjet plane.


Among the 29 parts, I will use only 10.


First gluing before truncation:

[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

The butcher came...


Then gluing time... (performed by my 9 y.o. son)
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

NARSES2

Interesting, and I do like the father and son aspect of the build  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

Zeke

I love the look of the shortened fuselage!  :thumbsup: How cute is that!
It's a big, wide world out there...so if it's all the same to you I'll just stay indoors!

PR19_Kit

Ahah, that's where McDonnell-Douglas got the idea for the DC9-BJ from then!  :thumbsup:

Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Tophe

Thanks!
Now the end of cutting and the start of PSR:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

First sanding on the starboard side (with need of putty again to fill remaining holes)
then putty on the port side (with sanding to perform soon)...
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

PR19_Kit

The Caravelle looks a LOT better shortened than my attempt at doing it to a DC9.  :thumbsup:

Much more elegant and stylish, but then it is French of course.  ;D
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Tophe

Thanks!
while...
Quote from: PR19_Kit on September 09, 2018, 03:47:12 PM
Much more elegant and stylish, but then it is French of course.  ;D
You know, I am French but not Gallic-proud, remember the French Amiot 143 was one of the most ugly planes in History:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LRpnWtQw-L4/WcN6g4nJnQI/AAAAAAAACYc/XJ06YzwNM5cbp3dNsOjsyqcpKu0LL2r-ACLcBGAs/s1600/Amiot%2B143%2B-%2BFRA.png
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

PR19_Kit

Yes, the Amiot does look a bit as if it has wings attached to its own hangar!
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Tophe

Thanks for this word/joke...

Now putty again on the starboard side (while my son is finishing his A380, his very first plastic model, good boy!):
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Going on, patiently...
Starboard PSR: all right
Port PSR: several holes are remaining, so putty again:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

PR19_Kit

Quote from: Tophe on September 14, 2018, 02:04:09 AM

Port PSR: several holes are remaining, so putty again:


The story of a Whiffer's life sadly.  :banghead:
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Army of One

Great to see father n son enjoying a hobby. My son Max who is 9 now still enjoys it. It's just getting time to do it....
BODY,BODY....HEAD..!!!!

IF YER HIT, YER DEAD!!!!

Tophe

Thanks!

Quote from: PR19_Kit on September 14, 2018, 04:30:25 AM
Quote from: Tophe on September 14, 2018, 02:04:09 AM
Port PSR: several holes are remaining, so putty again:
The story of a Whiffer's life sadly.  :banghead:
Well, maybe I will not have "maximum PSR": my first project was to make the nose solid and paint a black canopy 1/72 of 2-seater but I like this nose/windows (The French Sud-Est bought it from De Havilland/Comet, I have read), so this may be at last "just an asymmetric 1/200 little cargo jet plane" not an asymmetric 1/72 microjet plane. I will decide soon.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]