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Scratchbuild a Curtiss Hawk III (BF2C-1) in 1/4.5

Old 10-05-2021, 12:03 PM
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Thanks a lot my friends, thanks a lot
I haven`t been lazy the last few days, just a little distracted....


As the next step, I added dull cote to all the parts.




How you can see, I`ve done a little wheatering, not so heavy. I dont`t really like those very aged plans.
Now I can start bringing the pieces together.
When i started, I noted that the counterweights for the elevator looking terribly.


The new ones looks very much better


I`m sure, you all know this. You take the model apart for painting, put a lot of small parts into a box > and forget to paint them.



Fixed!
Now I finished and varnished the engine dummy. Just added to the cowling.


It`s amazing how strong the cowling is now.
I`ve mounted the cowling to the fuse to see if it all fits.


Doesn`t looks bad, doesn`t it?
Cheers,
Thomas
Old 10-05-2021, 12:45 PM
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A master craftsman at work!
Old 10-07-2021, 06:42 PM
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Fantastic model!
Old 10-10-2021, 12:08 PM
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Thank you guys, your echoes makes me proud.
The tail is completed now, it works as well.



The cover of the elevator mechanism and the door at the back are also done. The printed parts comes out very nice.


So the plane is standing on its own legs.



The next week I`ll mount the engine and install the telemetrie for the cylinder head temperature and the rotation speed. Than it`s time for the first roll tests.
Cheers,
Thomas
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Old 10-10-2021, 12:53 PM
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Museum grade!
Old 10-11-2021, 12:05 PM
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Thank you Mike but i.m.o, my claim is semi-scale, to museum-scale, a lot is missing.
But, fully motivated I put the model together today.



When I compare a top view of the original with the model > close to this.



I didn`t match the color tones but the scheme is close.
At the same time I took the opportunity to weight the plan.7,2 kg, without the engine and some scale parts. The engine with the propeller weighs 2,35 kg. So I hope (if I don`t need lead) to finish with lesser than 10 kg. I had calculated between 10 and 11 kg. Mission accomplished
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Thomas

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Thomas, I'm still impressed!

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