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Title: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: CAO 700 on November 30, 2009, 06:11:47 am
Hi, I'm new here and I'm french (nobody's perfect...). You will understand very quickly that I'm a very bad english writer and speaker, so I apologize for that.

I'm not a very great modeller and this is my first scratch-built model.

The Arsenal VG.20 was a project of the engineers Vernisse and Galtier of the Arsenal de l'Aéronautique. It had to be built with non-strategic materials as wood. A mock-up was realized but but the real aircraft had never been constructed.

So I decided to build it! I used parts of various kits: Loire 130 Replica, Ilyushin Il.2 Shturmovik Mikro72, Arsenal VG.33/39 Azur.

Just before the Armistice (June 25th 1940), some VG.20 crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Algeria. They were posted to the III/4 GC (Fighter Group) at Alger-Maison Blanche.

Some pictures:

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5369/vg201.jpg) (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/vg201.jpg/)

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9539/vg202.jpg) (http://img209.imageshack.us/i/vg202.jpg/)

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8955/vg203o.jpg) (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/vg203o.jpg/)

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5962/vg204.jpg) (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/vg204.jpg/)

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7311/vg205.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/i/vg205.jpg/)

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9096/vg206.jpg) (http://img209.imageshack.us/i/vg206.jpg/)

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6357/vg207.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/i/vg207.jpg/)

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3870/vg209.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/i/vg209.jpg/)

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1330/vg2010.jpg) (http://img209.imageshack.us/i/vg2010.jpg/)
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: The Rat on November 30, 2009, 06:37:14 am
Hi, I'm new here and I'm french (nobody's perfect...).

Well, if you're not Canadian then you're always going to be less than perfect!  ;D

You will understand very quickly that I'm a very bad english writer and speaker, so I apologize for that.

Better than my French!  :thumbsup:

I'm not a very great modeller...

LIAR! You're an EXCELLENT modeler! A lot of us here wish we could tackle a project like that and have it come out looking fantastic. BEAUTIFUL!
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Ed S on November 30, 2009, 06:46:33 am
Beautiful.  A damn fine model.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ed
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Mossie on November 30, 2009, 06:49:13 am
Wow, like Ratty says, I think that's a great piece of modelling!  Fantastic job on subject I never seen before.  Very unusual engine configuration, similar to the Bolkhovitinov S, I wonder if the VG.20 would have succeeded where the Spartak failed?
 :wub: :ph34r: :wub:

Great introduction CAO, nice to have you here! :thumbsup:

Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Weaver on November 30, 2009, 06:50:43 am
Dam that's nice: great intro CAO 700!  :thumbsup: :wub:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Hotte on November 30, 2009, 07:14:24 am
Beautiful airplane !

Hotte
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Captain Canada on November 30, 2009, 07:17:36 am
Now that is nice ! Beautiful job...love the camo and the weathering....very well done. It's always nice to see something you've never seen, kinda like Christmas morning !

Thanks for sharing !

 :wub: :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: tanktastic43 on November 30, 2009, 08:22:00 am
Great intro. 'nuff said!  :thumbsup:

tt43.
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: CAO 700 on November 30, 2009, 11:31:35 am
Thank you very much for all these kind words, I'm very pleased that you enjoy with this model. :ph34r: I will post pictures of some other models! ;D
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: batmancustoms on November 30, 2009, 11:46:09 am
Outstanding job!
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Doc Yo on November 30, 2009, 11:59:56 am
 Very impressive, indeed! I remember reading a little about other Arsenal fighters, but this is a new one to
 me.
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: BlackOps on November 30, 2009, 12:11:26 pm
Your english must be very bad, I'm sure you meant to say you are a very good modeler!  ;D   Very nice work. Welcome to the group.
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Brian da Basher on November 30, 2009, 01:18:43 pm
That's one heck of an introduction, CAO 700! The way you worked all the different kits together to get this outcome is simply astounding and I don't think I've ever seen W.W. II French camo done more convincingly.

Welcome to the asylum! I hope you enjoy your stay!
 :cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: kitnut617 on November 30, 2009, 01:31:13 pm
Hi CAO, you will fit in here very well, very nice build  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: CAO 700 on November 30, 2009, 01:35:36 pm
Thank you again!

Yes, I saw that there are a lot of mad modelers here, but I think we are ALL mad! There are o lot of very good and imaginative modelers, it's very interesting! :lol:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: ElectrikBlue on November 30, 2009, 02:15:26 pm
Welcome CAO! ;D

Your model is excellent, great work!  :wub:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: CAO 700 on November 30, 2009, 02:29:17 pm
Thank you ElectrikBlue! I will show other models! :lol:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Stargazer2006 on November 30, 2009, 02:48:17 pm
CAO, I'm thrilled that you have made the move to join this forum, in which your work completely belongs. Not only you're not THAT bad at English, but you're also one of the best modelers I've seen in this place! So no false modesty, hey! When I see what you've done I feel like simply no longer trying to assemble a plastic model because I'm waaaaay behind... Hope you can share the same pics as in the Secret Projects Forum to show the progression of your work, they are really worth it. And of course I can't wait to see more beauties from your expert hands!
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Cobra on November 30, 2009, 02:56:53 pm
Great Job :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Your English may be a Little Bad but..........You did an awesome Job on the Model!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome & Stay Cool :mellow: Dan :cheers:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Acree on November 30, 2009, 10:11:51 pm
Welcome CAO 700! 

I'm very curious; what Loire 130 parts did you sue in your model?  I've looked but can't spot them.

Chuck
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Maverick on November 30, 2009, 10:17:55 pm
Tres bien, magnifique and all those other French words I don't know.

Seriously tho CAO700, beautiful stuff.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: srkirad on December 01, 2009, 12:19:57 am
welcome to WHIFmodelers CAO - your project is more than successful - I especially like the big air intake, double exhaust pipes (front and rear), lowered glass on rear part of canopy, some kind of grill (?) on the bottom part of fuselage, while camouflage and chipping are veeery well done!

if this is your FIRST scratchbuilt model, then, what else to say except  :bow: :bow: :bow:

seriously, great job, and don't worry about your english, everything you wrote is understandable, so, keep going with modelling and enjoy the stay here with other whiffers ;)  :party:

cheers!  :cheers:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: NARSES2 on December 01, 2009, 02:16:57 am
Stunning  :thumbsup: It's great to see another French project on site  :wub:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: thedarkmaster on December 01, 2009, 03:05:10 am


Fantastic model, top class work  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: sideshowbob9 on December 01, 2009, 05:38:20 am
Most impressive!  :thumbsup:
Title: Mai Oiu!
Post by: sequoiaranger on December 01, 2009, 09:17:51 am
Welcome!

Your VG.20 is a real work of art and craft. You definitely BELONG here!

I look forward to seeing other whifs you have done. Here you will find an audience that appreciates your efforts.
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: CAO 700 on December 01, 2009, 12:53:49 pm
Thanks a lot to all the great Whiffer family!  :ph34r: You all gave me a lot of ideas for french what-if "Battle of France".

I would know, could I show you real aircraft models? :wacko:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 01, 2009, 07:08:19 pm
I already see it in Secret Projects :rolleyes:
It is magnificent :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: CAO 700 on December 02, 2009, 11:24:55 am
Thank you Ysi-Maniac!
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on December 02, 2009, 02:30:55 pm
Welcome, CAO, hope you have fun here. That is one well-researched and constructed model - beautiful ugliness! :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
Post by: CAO 700 on December 02, 2009, 03:39:36 pm
Oh yes I have!  ;D