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#1 Zero77

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 06:11 PM

Hi,

 

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After a very long stall, i was back to this build a few months ago, and finally finished it today. I started it as a "quick build", and i thought it would be done in a few weeks. Huge mistake ! After finishing the inside and gluing the fuselage, i made my research a bit further and i noticed a lot of difference between the actual aircraft and what was in the Revell kit. The Revell kit supply a standard floatplane Supercub, whereas the swiss aircraft "Popeye" seems to have a lot of custom modification. And there was also a lot of very simplified details that deserve to be improved (control cables, engine cowling, floats details and so on...).

I have remade the back of the fuselage to scratch build the clear roof, made a few tiny pulleys for the control cables, remade the floats rudders, and various other small stuff.

So it was quite long, sometimes a bit boring, but now it's done, i'm very happy of it. I hope you like it, too. :)

 

Here is a link to the WIP thread : http://forum.largesc...opic=60767?st=0

 

I just hope i did not post too many pictures.... 

 

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Edited by Zero77, 15 May 2016 - 10:17 PM.

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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,

 


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 06:12 PM

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Still on the bench : Tamiya F-15E, Fly Ba349, WnW Roland D.VIa, Revell EC-145, Kinetic F-86F-30, Tamiya F-4E, Revell Bae Hawk T.1a, Williams Bros Gee Bee R, Trumpeter F8F Bearcat, Hasegawa + Lone Star models Curtiss Hawk III, Roden Nieuport 27, WNW DH.2, Alleycat Gloster Gamecock
 
Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,

 


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 06:13 PM

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Edited by Zero77, 15 May 2016 - 06:40 PM.

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Still on the bench : Tamiya F-15E, Fly Ba349, WnW Roland D.VIa, Revell EC-145, Kinetic F-86F-30, Tamiya F-4E, Revell Bae Hawk T.1a, Williams Bros Gee Bee R, Trumpeter F8F Bearcat, Hasegawa + Lone Star models Curtiss Hawk III, Roden Nieuport 27, WNW DH.2, Alleycat Gloster Gamecock
 
Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,

 


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 06:15 PM

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And inside the display with the friends :
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ANd outside pictures : 
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Still on the bench : Tamiya F-15E, Fly Ba349, WnW Roland D.VIa, Revell EC-145, Kinetic F-86F-30, Tamiya F-4E, Revell Bae Hawk T.1a, Williams Bros Gee Bee R, Trumpeter F8F Bearcat, Hasegawa + Lone Star models Curtiss Hawk III, Roden Nieuport 27, WNW DH.2, Alleycat Gloster Gamecock
 
Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,

 


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 06:16 PM

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Edited by Zero77, 15 May 2016 - 06:19 PM.

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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,

 


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 06:32 PM

This is absolutely stunning Piper, the best I have ever seen. Bravo! just like the real plane.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers

Martin


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 06:56 PM

Nicolas, how did you manage to get that 1:1 float piper onto a blue gigantic blanket, and then photograph it pretending you build a 1\32 replica ???????????... :innocent: :wicked:

 

Man, this is THE best i ever saw before, you're a real master crafter, congratulations!!

 

Jack.


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everyone in the circuit switch off your radios....now switch 'em back on again......


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 08:38 PM

Hi,

Lovely Super Cub, excellent finish! Bravo à toi.

Tristan
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Posted 16 May 2016 - 12:10 AM

Just a superb build, Nicolas! So refreshing to see a clean civilian aircraft, too. May I publish it on the website?

 

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 12:12 AM

Really lovely work !

 

Nice subject too

 

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 12:13 AM

Nicolas,

Brilliant, simply fantastic. Gorgeous build and finish and comparing to the real deal,  OMG.

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

Peter


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 12:42 AM

Thanks guys for the kind words ! It's a relief it's now done and everything went pretty smooth. The kit is a very good base, but it's a bit fragile so one has to be very careful with the handling. 

 

Kevin, of course you can publish it ! :) 


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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,

 


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 03:20 AM

Insteresting and lovely project.


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 04:58 AM

Great job!!! BTW, there is a local company here who is licensed to both rebuild, an build new Cubs? They even make an all carbon fiber one called a Carbon Cub. Look them up sometime, called Cubcrafters.

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 07:00 AM

:wow:

Magnifique Nicolas !

:goodjob:

Hubert

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