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Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« on: August 19, 2018, 03:16:14 PM »
The Renard 31 was the only aircraft 100% Belgian made that participated in combat to all the 18 days campaign of 1940.
Frrom just released the kit. Short run but at first sight, a nice one!

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 09:43:48 AM »
Not common subject, great :-ok

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 11:48:28 AM »
Yes, looks really nice!!

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 09:01:17 PM »
It was a very nice aircraft... Love that bird!

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 12:40:10 AM »
I just love these exotic birds, waiting for the build !

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2018, 04:58:24 PM »
Serious work begins  :))
I have the best documentation possible for what concerns the Renard 31...

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 05:01:50 PM »
...The book is simply a must to have. Checking the drawings included and the description of the cockpit interior, I read that the seat of the observer doesn't have a backseat. So, I will replace the seat provided by Frrom by a new one made from scratch (with Evergreen) as you can see on the photos...

Why no backseat? Simply because uit was more easy without it for the observer to pivot between the radio and the machinegun...

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2018, 05:45:28 PM »
fantastic !

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2018, 08:34:59 PM »
Thank you ;)

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2018, 12:56:47 PM »
Back on the Renard 31: I've glued the seatbelts of the pilot seat; and used some Mr Surfacer 500 into the fuselage. The observer seat is placed; but I'm actually awaiting infos from friends of the Brussels Air Museum for what concerns the seatbelts of that seat: same than the pilot? How are they fixed?
On the other hand, I received infos for the fuselage interior: it must be painted in grey color because the aluminium dope color of the origin was overpainted in grey to avoid that the eyes of the crews were blinded with the sun reflexion...
I'm also awaiting infos for what concerns the instrument panels: are they still alu, or also overpainted in grey?
Hope to have answers soon...  ;)

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2018, 01:43:18 PM »
Do you have any archive photo of this instrument panel?

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2018, 03:45:22 PM »
Yes, there are photos in the book but I don't know if the aluminium color was kept at the time of WWII...

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2018, 08:47:15 PM »
I have received the infos I was looking for!
So the observer seat is now equiped with seatbelt. In fact, seatbelt was the same than the one of the pilot.
For the instrument panel, not sure it was left in aluminium - but not sure it was overpainted in gray!
So, I will work logically: if the interior was overpainted in grey to avoid to the crew to be blinded by sun reflexion, it's logical tio paint the instrument panel in grey...

Little progress: mr Surfacer sanded; the little gap between the top and bottom parts of the wing filled with Perfect Putty (you apply putty, use a q-tip with water and that's all...) and, of course, observer seat completed

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2018, 09:42:07 PM »
So there is from now reference about grey color :)

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Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2018, 10:08:15 PM »
Yes. It's an excellent information