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Re: Caudron G-4 Paris-Melbourne 1919, conversion kit Meliusm

Postby huberlu » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:10 pm

Thank you!

Hi,

finally I painted everything in Alu Prince Auguste. I get the same result and I find it easier to apply. It is less clear in real life.


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Payne gray oil patina and motor grease (Abteilung).

... and I lost only a tiny piece while painting!
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Re: Caudron G-4 Paris-Melbourne 1919, conversion kit Meliusm

Postby huberlu » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:20 am

October 1919 'Étienne Poulet and Jean Benoist try their plane in front of Gaumont and Pathé's camera:
The aircraft is not yet equipped with replacement propellers, engine nacelle advertisements or the name Chicken on the upper wing.

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVAFBAU4T2I1KM20VUBEEO44AP4-FRENCH-AVIATOR-POULET-LEAVES-PARIS-FOR-MELBOURNE/query/Etienne+Poulet


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Re: Caudron G-4 Paris-Melbourne 1919, conversion kit Meliusm

Postby surfsup » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:41 pm

Very nice work so far. Watching with interest.....Cheers mark
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Re: Caudron G-4 Paris-Melbourne 1919, conversion kit Meliusm

Postby huberlu » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:20 pm

Thank you!

The intake manifold is painted in copper alclad. Two types of tubules are available. Those on the left are covered with a little brown ink so that they are less pink ...

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All parts are glued.



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The rocker rods attach themselves to the top of the cylinders by "clipping" them into a tiny U-shaped piece (like the real engine). It must still stick but the accuracy is formidable.

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Everything is small but everything is very well designed and everything is easily fixed without sanding or adjustment.

To try absolutely

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Re: Caudron G-4 Paris-Melbourne 1919, conversion kit Meliusm

Postby surfsup » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:17 pm

Very nice indeed. The Details stand out very well.....Cheers Mark
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Re: Caudron G-4 Paris-Melbourne 1919, conversion kit Meliusm

Postby huberlu » Sun May 12, 2019 5:37 am

Hello!


I started to paint the interior of the cabin. The ejection pellets are to be removed conscientiously because they are very visible. I partially removed the support of the radio right side.
Étienne Poulet had abandoned TSF too heavy in favor of pigeons.

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The frames will be clearer.

The plane carried, among other things, crates, a rifle (visible in the photo), pigeons, 5litres of water, some food and a spare wheel:

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I thought the wheel was stowed as in the picture. So I remove the support of the passenger seat thinking that by remaking finer plastic it could return without exceeding the cockpit. Alas ... she still exceeds that much. I should have measured better before cutting.

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The wheel must be stored in the cockpit but elsewhere ...

So I redid the support by modifying it a bit so that it looks a little more like the one visible at the Smithsonian.
https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/caudron-g-4

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In the two ramps on each side of the passenger seat there are pilot control rods passing. Difficult to delete them.


The passenger chair in photoetched. Hard enough to get in shape and stick properly.

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The pilot's chair, redone by modifying the original with greenstuff and plastic.

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Re: Caudron G-4 Paris-Melbourne 1919, conversion kit Meliusm

Postby huberlu » Sun May 12, 2019 5:37 am

As I am stuck, I think about a diorama. I will definitely want to put J. Benoist's little boy there.

Maybe the three characters (and maybe the photographer who already exists at 1/48):

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Or simpler, like the father who shows the flags to his son on the plane.

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I started a figurine, just the head.

It's not alike but I will not get to better I think. I have him aged a lot ...

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Re: Caudron G-4 Paris-Melbourne 1919, conversion kit Meliusm

Postby TonyR » Sun May 12, 2019 6:17 am

Looks great so far, big project and will keep an eye on progress
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Re: Caudron G-4 Paris-Melbourne 1919, conversion kit Meliusm

Postby Peter Roberts » Sun May 12, 2019 6:52 am

Great build and very nice work. Love the subject too - I have several subjects to build from this 'race' so following with interest.

Thanks for posting,

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Re: Caudron G-4 Paris-Melbourne 1919, conversion kit Meliusm

Postby huberlu » Wed May 15, 2019 7:59 am

Thank you!!!

It's going slowly.

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