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Alley Cat Dewoitine D.510

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Lets have an other try after the shelving of my PZL P.11c contribution. This time I had a closer look at the kit before committing to this build and I have to say it is a nice kit with lots of potential to add some extra detail.

 

The kit comes in a nice sturdy box.

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Which contains lots of resin.

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The only disappointing aspect is that there is no PE included in this kit - but lots of tiny resin parts instead.

 

What I like is the inclusion of masks to paint the markings.

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I prefer to paint markings as they look so much better, specially in larger scales.

 

In regards to the colour scheme I like to paint this model in, I am still undecided.

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This would be my preferred choice. But unfortunately I can't find a picture showing the D-510 with the green applied. And one rule I adhere to is that I only build a model if I have a picture of the original. Anyone knows of a picture of this aircraft?

 

If not, the choices are the aircraft in silver from the same unit with the tail number 4 or in this scheme.

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I actually started  putting glue to resin :)

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The casting isn't bad, but there are some air bubbles to take care of here and there.

 

The hard part is to locate reference material on the D.510. I managed to download a PDF of the out of print "Les Ailes de Gloire No.13" on the Dewoitine D.500 - D.510 and I assume that is all there is on this aircraft. I also assume a picture of the cockpit doesn't exist. Are there any magazines articles someone knows of?

 

I have to say I know nothing on French aircraft from the between the wars period, so any information I can get is much appreciated.

 

Cheers, Peter

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Build Smers 1/72 D.510 in my youth and went with the Grim Reaper markings. Oddly instructions of the kit called for a brown camouflage, so I have a brown one. Guess French Green or Khaki might be the more appropriate choice... I think I have the model still stored somewhere.

 

Nice looking kit. Guess the wing roots are a place to add some wire pins to keep them in place at the fuselage. Enjoy building!

 

Regards

- dutik

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Nice one. Will follow with interest.

 

We have a resident expert here in anything French from this era, Waroff. if someone can help, I would venture that could be him ...

 

Are you following this Sosthène ?

 

Cheers for now.

 

Hubert.

Edited by MostlyRacers

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Hi, Basilisk,

I saw an article from a french review, titled Le Dewoitine 510, le chasseur a la francaise, without remembering where... and when searching for the magazine name, I got  this pdf copy ! :

http://patrick-pallier.e-monsite.com/medias/files/le-dewoitine-d-500-d-510-aj-40.pdf

Enjoy!

I still do not remember the magazine name, age wins... And I do have the magazine at home !!

Denis

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Great choice !

I'll follow with interest, too.

 

And i'm curious to know where to find (or how to scratch build) french seat belts of this era. I dont have a clue of what it looks like.

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Thank you all for the comments and a special thanks to vbd for the PDF link.

 

Unfortunately the build is in hibernation since my last post. I was hoping to build it as an "in-between" build, but I never found some in-between time to work on this kit. :crying:

 

I participated on too many Group Builds at Britmodeller and I found out that my multi tasking isn't the best. The result is lots of models half completed but nothing finished :shrug:

 

See for yourself.

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Lots to be finished next year, so I better start not as many new kits :whistle:
 

Cheers, Peter

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Ah, everything is clear now :). This is because you dwelve in non-LSP scales that your build has been held up.

 

See, there is always a reward for "bad" actions :fight: ... :) ... If I were you, I'd focus on the Dewoitine and let the midget models aside :wicked:

 

Just sayin ´ ;)

 

Hubert

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Guest Peterpools

Peter

Fully understand and hopefully, you will be start to reclaim some some of the residents from the hanger and bring them to completion.

Keep 'em comiong

peter

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