GAGB - Kit of the year 2014 - part I

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GAGB - Kit of the year 2014 - part I

Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

December 11th, 2016, 10:37 pm #1

Hello friends

Finally I could start my entry for the Golden Age Group Build



Initially I had one of these classics in mind



But then I thought

... why shouldn't I treat myself with a more modern - and easy - tooling ?



It's almost Christmas you know...



On top of the red tailed scheme on the box

... you get 2 more all green schemes



Only one sprue



Nice details

Two choices of propellers



Fuselage ribs

... maybe I will tone them down a little bit...



Sharp trailing edges



Some basic interior detail



All parts look very crisp



Decals



And some clear film - for the windshields (two types)



Colored instructions



Making clear which parts you don't need



The red tailed scheme (for "war games") in more detail



Interior parts



Primer



... and paint



The cockpit doesn't have a floor



Decals for the instrument panel

... and for the seat belts



Which was a first for me to use

... and well... bleh !



The instrument panel decal didn't always line up with all the raised detail



Future



Satin clear varnish



And here we go...



The "floor" and "seat rest" are attached into the fuselage through tiny pins



Guess what...

The holes for the pins didn't line up



Using white glue for the instrument panel



Because it is not rounded - having corners - not ideal for gluing it to the fuselage



Czechoslovakian pilots needed long legs

... very long legs !



I thought about moving the pedals (?) closer to the pilot seat



But probably it will not be seen through the small cockpit opening



I was afraid for this



But - as already said

... luckily it doesn't show through the small canopy opening



Exhaust openings



We don't want a see through effect



Dropping the "hood" onto it



... a little filler was needed here and there



Maybe I was expecting too much - but this is still a limited run kit

... with some quirks - though nothing I can't handle so far

Thanks all for your attention and support

Have a nice week friends

* * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - Alpha Jet : Part I - Part II (incl. PilsenKIT 2016 show report) - Part III /End
1/72 - Matchbox - Gloster Gladiator : Part I (incl Eday 2016 show report) - Part II (incl Belgian Nationals 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - F4U-4 Corsair : Prelude - Part I -http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/thread/1481065093 (incl Euro Scale Modelling 2016 show report)
1/72 - Azur - Vultee V-11 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V /End
1/144 - Trumpeter - F-16A/C Fighting Falcon Block 15/30/32 : Part I
1/144 - OzMods - F-86D Sabre : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

December 11th, 2016, 11:34 pm #2

This one crossed my mind to build as well, I'll watch your progress with interest.
Cheers,
Mark
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Joined: July 8th, 2008, 10:57 am

December 12th, 2016, 12:11 am #3

Hello friends

Finally I could start my entry for the Golden Age Group Build



Initially I had one of these classics in mind



But then I thought

... why shouldn't I treat myself with a more modern - and easy - tooling ?



It's almost Christmas you know...



On top of the red tailed scheme on the box

... you get 2 more all green schemes



Only one sprue



Nice details

Two choices of propellers



Fuselage ribs

... maybe I will tone them down a little bit...



Sharp trailing edges



Some basic interior detail



All parts look very crisp



Decals



And some clear film - for the windshields (two types)



Colored instructions



Making clear which parts you don't need



The red tailed scheme (for "war games") in more detail



Interior parts



Primer



... and paint



The cockpit doesn't have a floor



Decals for the instrument panel

... and for the seat belts



Which was a first for me to use

... and well... bleh !



The instrument panel decal didn't always line up with all the raised detail



Future



Satin clear varnish



And here we go...



The "floor" and "seat rest" are attached into the fuselage through tiny pins



Guess what...

The holes for the pins didn't line up



Using white glue for the instrument panel



Because it is not rounded - having corners - not ideal for gluing it to the fuselage



Czechoslovakian pilots needed long legs

... very long legs !



I thought about moving the pedals (?) closer to the pilot seat



But probably it will not be seen through the small cockpit opening



I was afraid for this



But - as already said

... luckily it doesn't show through the small canopy opening



Exhaust openings



We don't want a see through effect



Dropping the "hood" onto it



... a little filler was needed here and there



Maybe I was expecting too much - but this is still a limited run kit

... with some quirks - though nothing I can't handle so far

Thanks all for your attention and support

Have a nice week friends

* * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - Alpha Jet : Part I - Part II (incl. PilsenKIT 2016 show report) - Part III /End
1/72 - Matchbox - Gloster Gladiator : Part I (incl Eday 2016 show report) - Part II (incl Belgian Nationals 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - F4U-4 Corsair : Prelude - Part I -http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/thread/1481065093 (incl Euro Scale Modelling 2016 show report)
1/72 - Azur - Vultee V-11 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V /End
1/144 - Trumpeter - F-16A/C Fighting Falcon Block 15/30/32 : Part I
1/144 - OzMods - F-86D Sabre : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
I know next to nothing about Czech subjects, and there were obviously a lot more of them than I knew existed. This one has a cool "Albatros of the '20s" look to it.

Too bad about the wonky fit, but you never fail to conquer--watching with rapt attention!

Stuart
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Joined: October 9th, 2011, 2:39 pm

December 12th, 2016, 1:20 am #4

Hello friends

Finally I could start my entry for the Golden Age Group Build



Initially I had one of these classics in mind



But then I thought

... why shouldn't I treat myself with a more modern - and easy - tooling ?



It's almost Christmas you know...



On top of the red tailed scheme on the box

... you get 2 more all green schemes



Only one sprue



Nice details

Two choices of propellers



Fuselage ribs

... maybe I will tone them down a little bit...



Sharp trailing edges



Some basic interior detail



All parts look very crisp



Decals



And some clear film - for the windshields (two types)



Colored instructions



Making clear which parts you don't need



The red tailed scheme (for "war games") in more detail



Interior parts



Primer



... and paint



The cockpit doesn't have a floor



Decals for the instrument panel

... and for the seat belts



Which was a first for me to use

... and well... bleh !



The instrument panel decal didn't always line up with all the raised detail



Future



Satin clear varnish



And here we go...



The "floor" and "seat rest" are attached into the fuselage through tiny pins



Guess what...

The holes for the pins didn't line up



Using white glue for the instrument panel



Because it is not rounded - having corners - not ideal for gluing it to the fuselage



Czechoslovakian pilots needed long legs

... very long legs !



I thought about moving the pedals (?) closer to the pilot seat



But probably it will not be seen through the small cockpit opening



I was afraid for this



But - as already said

... luckily it doesn't show through the small canopy opening



Exhaust openings



We don't want a see through effect



Dropping the "hood" onto it



... a little filler was needed here and there



Maybe I was expecting too much - but this is still a limited run kit

... with some quirks - though nothing I can't handle so far

Thanks all for your attention and support

Have a nice week friends

* * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - Alpha Jet : Part I - Part II (incl. PilsenKIT 2016 show report) - Part III /End
1/72 - Matchbox - Gloster Gladiator : Part I (incl Eday 2016 show report) - Part II (incl Belgian Nationals 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - F4U-4 Corsair : Prelude - Part I -http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/thread/1481065093 (incl Euro Scale Modelling 2016 show report)
1/72 - Azur - Vultee V-11 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V /End
1/144 - Trumpeter - F-16A/C Fighting Falcon Block 15/30/32 : Part I
1/144 - OzMods - F-86D Sabre : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
choice of subject matter. I didn't even know about this new kit, it looks pretty nice for an LRK type of kit (limited run kit). Be looking forward to your next post....

Jon

I know I aint doing much, doing nothing means a lot to me
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

December 12th, 2016, 11:27 pm #5

This one crossed my mind to build as well, I'll watch your progress with interest.
I was hoping this fairly recent limited run kit would fall together and I would be able to finish it in one weekend

Alas... it's limited run nature still shows, it is not perfect - but (luckily) no putty monster either, so I will get there... I think

Thanks Mark

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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - Alpha Jet : Part I - Part II (incl. PilsenKIT 2016 show report) - Part III /End
1/72 - Matchbox - Gloster Gladiator : Part I (incl Eday 2016 show report) - Part II (incl Belgian Nationals 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - F4U-4 Corsair : Prelude - Part I - Part II (incl Euro Scale Modelling 2016 show report)
1/72 - Azur - Vultee V-11 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V /End
1/144 - Trumpeter - F-16A/C Fighting Falcon Block 15/30/32 : Part I
1/144 - OzMods - F-86D Sabre : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

December 12th, 2016, 11:32 pm #6

I know next to nothing about Czech subjects, and there were obviously a lot more of them than I knew existed. This one has a cool "Albatros of the '20s" look to it.

Too bad about the wonky fit, but you never fail to conquer--watching with rapt attention!

Stuart
You're right - it looks a bit like an Albatros on steroids...

Though the wings are narrow... which seems to be typical Letov

Depending on how soon I can finish this one - I like to build one of these classic KP kits as well, very fascinating subjects - and nice kits for their time

Thanks Stuart

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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - Alpha Jet : Part I - Part II (incl. PilsenKIT 2016 show report) - Part III /End
1/72 - Matchbox - Gloster Gladiator : Part I (incl Eday 2016 show report) - Part II (incl Belgian Nationals 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - F4U-4 Corsair : Prelude - Part I - Part II (incl Euro Scale Modelling 2016 show report)
1/72 - Azur - Vultee V-11 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V /End
1/144 - Trumpeter - F-16A/C Fighting Falcon Block 15/30/32 : Part I
1/144 - OzMods - F-86D Sabre : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

December 12th, 2016, 11:40 pm #7

choice of subject matter. I didn't even know about this new kit, it looks pretty nice for an LRK type of kit (limited run kit). Be looking forward to your next post....

Jon

I know I aint doing much, doing nothing means a lot to me
I was pleasantly surprised and delighted to see something else then a Me-109 or P-51 being released as first kit for the revamping of the old KP name... in fact it was an excellent choice of them to revive this mythical brand with an old classic Czechoslovak biplane... and I bought it directly from AZ (owner of the KP name now) when they premiered the kit at Plastic Winter at the end of 2014

I liked it so much I called it my Kit of the Year - I never honored a kit before with such a title... and I planned/wanted to build it as soon as possible... well that didn't work out... until now - 2 years later !

I guess it's true what they say, Better late then never

Thanks Jon

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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - Alpha Jet : Part I - Part II (incl. PilsenKIT 2016 show report) - Part III /End
1/72 - Matchbox - Gloster Gladiator : Part I (incl Eday 2016 show report) - Part II (incl Belgian Nationals 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - F4U-4 Corsair : Prelude - Part I - Part II (incl Euro Scale Modelling 2016 show report)
1/72 - Azur - Vultee V-11 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V /End
1/144 - Trumpeter - F-16A/C Fighting Falcon Block 15/30/32 : Part I
1/144 - OzMods - F-86D Sabre : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: April 26th, 2011, 1:51 am

December 13th, 2016, 2:49 am #8

Hello friends

Finally I could start my entry for the Golden Age Group Build



Initially I had one of these classics in mind



But then I thought

... why shouldn't I treat myself with a more modern - and easy - tooling ?



It's almost Christmas you know...



On top of the red tailed scheme on the box

... you get 2 more all green schemes



Only one sprue



Nice details

Two choices of propellers



Fuselage ribs

... maybe I will tone them down a little bit...



Sharp trailing edges



Some basic interior detail



All parts look very crisp



Decals



And some clear film - for the windshields (two types)



Colored instructions



Making clear which parts you don't need



The red tailed scheme (for "war games") in more detail



Interior parts



Primer



... and paint



The cockpit doesn't have a floor



Decals for the instrument panel

... and for the seat belts



Which was a first for me to use

... and well... bleh !



The instrument panel decal didn't always line up with all the raised detail



Future



Satin clear varnish



And here we go...



The "floor" and "seat rest" are attached into the fuselage through tiny pins



Guess what...

The holes for the pins didn't line up



Using white glue for the instrument panel



Because it is not rounded - having corners - not ideal for gluing it to the fuselage



Czechoslovakian pilots needed long legs

... very long legs !



I thought about moving the pedals (?) closer to the pilot seat



But probably it will not be seen through the small cockpit opening



I was afraid for this



But - as already said

... luckily it doesn't show through the small canopy opening



Exhaust openings



We don't want a see through effect



Dropping the "hood" onto it



... a little filler was needed here and there



Maybe I was expecting too much - but this is still a limited run kit

... with some quirks - though nothing I can't handle so far

Thanks all for your attention and support

Have a nice week friends

* * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - Alpha Jet : Part I - Part II (incl. PilsenKIT 2016 show report) - Part III /End
1/72 - Matchbox - Gloster Gladiator : Part I (incl Eday 2016 show report) - Part II (incl Belgian Nationals 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - F4U-4 Corsair : Prelude - Part I -http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/thread/1481065093 (incl Euro Scale Modelling 2016 show report)
1/72 - Azur - Vultee V-11 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V /End
1/144 - Trumpeter - F-16A/C Fighting Falcon Block 15/30/32 : Part I
1/144 - OzMods - F-86D Sabre : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
You'll need to supply the national markings though.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

December 13th, 2016, 12:47 pm #9

Hello friends

Finally I could start my entry for the Golden Age Group Build



Initially I had one of these classics in mind



But then I thought

... why shouldn't I treat myself with a more modern - and easy - tooling ?



It's almost Christmas you know...



On top of the red tailed scheme on the box

... you get 2 more all green schemes



Only one sprue



Nice details

Two choices of propellers



Fuselage ribs

... maybe I will tone them down a little bit...



Sharp trailing edges



Some basic interior detail



All parts look very crisp



Decals



And some clear film - for the windshields (two types)



Colored instructions



Making clear which parts you don't need



The red tailed scheme (for "war games") in more detail



Interior parts



Primer



... and paint



The cockpit doesn't have a floor



Decals for the instrument panel

... and for the seat belts



Which was a first for me to use

... and well... bleh !



The instrument panel decal didn't always line up with all the raised detail



Future



Satin clear varnish



And here we go...



The "floor" and "seat rest" are attached into the fuselage through tiny pins



Guess what...

The holes for the pins didn't line up



Using white glue for the instrument panel



Because it is not rounded - having corners - not ideal for gluing it to the fuselage



Czechoslovakian pilots needed long legs

... very long legs !



I thought about moving the pedals (?) closer to the pilot seat



But probably it will not be seen through the small cockpit opening



I was afraid for this



But - as already said

... luckily it doesn't show through the small canopy opening



Exhaust openings



We don't want a see through effect



Dropping the "hood" onto it



... a little filler was needed here and there



Maybe I was expecting too much - but this is still a limited run kit

... with some quirks - though nothing I can't handle so far

Thanks all for your attention and support

Have a nice week friends

* * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - Alpha Jet : Part I - Part II (incl. PilsenKIT 2016 show report) - Part III /End
1/72 - Matchbox - Gloster Gladiator : Part I (incl Eday 2016 show report) - Part II (incl Belgian Nationals 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - F4U-4 Corsair : Prelude - Part I -http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/thread/1481065093 (incl Euro Scale Modelling 2016 show report)
1/72 - Azur - Vultee V-11 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V /End
1/144 - Trumpeter - F-16A/C Fighting Falcon Block 15/30/32 : Part I
1/144 - OzMods - F-86D Sabre : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
Kind of like a pregnant Albatross

I think that red tail is just what this olive in the sky needs.

Real nice William.

Cheers and Merry Xmas, Vic
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

December 13th, 2016, 9:37 pm #10

You'll need to supply the national markings though.
But I'm going with a Czechoslovakian scheme - I have a Czech girlfriend and I spend a lot of time in the Czech Republic, so it's somehow like a second nature for me

But thanks for the offer - maybe I allow myself to build another one in Lithuanian markings - if I finish this one, despite all the nagging, this is a neat subject and build so far

Thanks Tim

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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - Alpha Jet : Part I - Part II (incl. PilsenKIT 2016 show report) - Part III /End
1/72 - Matchbox - Gloster Gladiator : Part I (incl Eday 2016 show report) - Part II (incl Belgian Nationals 2016 show report)
1/72 - Matchbox - F4U-4 Corsair : Prelude - Part I - Part II (incl Euro Scale Modelling 2016 show report)
1/72 - Azur - Vultee V-11 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V /End
1/144 - Trumpeter - F-16A/C Fighting Falcon Block 15/30/32 : Part I
1/144 - OzMods - F-86D Sabre : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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