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ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« 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.

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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #1 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!
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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009, 06:46:33 am »
Beautiful.  A damn fine model.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #3 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?
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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009, 06:50:43 am »
Dam that's nice: great intro CAO 700!  :thumbsup: :wub:
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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 07:14:24 am »
Beautiful airplane !

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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #6 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 !

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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2009, 08:22:00 am »
Great intro. 'nuff said!  :thumbsup:

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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #8 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
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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2009, 11:46:09 am »
Outstanding job!
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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #12 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!
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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2009, 01:31:13 pm »
Hi CAO, you will fit in here very well, very nice build  :thumbsup:
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Re: ARSENAL VG.20 SCRATCH 1/72
« Reply #14 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:
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