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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2016, 06:53:13 PM »
Thanks, mate!

I've purchased another of these Classic Airframes Fiats yesterday........my "biplane sickness" continues! :)

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2016, 01:06:17 PM »
I'm impressed by your fine work! Great!

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2016, 10:05:30 PM »
great work so far, the engine parts looks nice,will be a marble after finished no doubt !

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2016, 03:27:35 PM »
Yes, this engine is a nice part of the CA kit! It takes not much time to prepare the resin parts for painting, then just a few more moments to remove the cylinders from their pouring stubs. The fourteen cylinders then pop right into the crankcase with no problem and the PE pushrod tubes are installed. (I confess that I almost substituted wire for the tubes, but they look sufficiently 3-D when the cowling and propeller are installed). Then the fuel injection tubes were added to the lower distribution regulator of the nose case and some spark plug wires applied.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF066/IMG_2967_zpsvyqgipeu.jpg
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First test-fitting:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF066/IMG_2970_zpsp57ej2g7.jpg
Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian


Next step was to begin adding navigation lights. Classic Airframes missed this little detail but it is easily added with a bit of styrene rod:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF066/IMG_2971_zpsrnqmffas.jpg
Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2016, 03:30:02 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2016, 03:42:42 PM »
Very detailed!!!!

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2016, 07:44:26 PM »
excellent !

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2016, 06:31:03 PM »
Final sanding and priming on the underside has been completed so time for a coat of Grigio Mimetico:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF068/IMG_2973_zpsowlmrw91.jpg
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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2016, 06:38:33 PM »
Nice progress, Scott! :-ok

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2016, 06:54:21 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2016, 07:43:13 PM »
Nice progress mate ! I almost never use PE parts for round cross section elements, but when I do I use a thick color to paint in several layers and it gives a nice round effect, works excellent on parts which are one side visible like on engine parts

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2016, 06:07:00 AM »
Yes, I agree that PE is not the best solution in a lot of cases. On this one, with the engine being recessed as far into the cowl as it is, I decided to take a lazy way and use the photoetched pushrod tubes.

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2016, 03:07:37 PM »
Back from a short trip, time to spray some Giallo Mimetico 3:
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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2016, 03:15:23 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Classic Airframes CR 42 Belgian
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2016, 03:32:10 PM »
Gooood!!!