Author Topic: 1/72 Parasol Kaydet - FINISHED  (Read 1544 times)

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Re: 1/72 Parasol Kaydet
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2020, 12:12:41 PM »
Thanks guys - this kit came out OK considering that it was minutes from the flying Buzz Saw and the box o’parts

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Re: 1/72 Parasol Kaydet - FINISHED
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2020, 01:57:45 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: 1/72 Parasol Kaydet - FINISHED
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2020, 07:19:11 AM »
Yeah, great colours and decals - including a BdB motif  :smiley:

Your half-white/half-black serials are very cool  8)
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Re: 1/72 Parasol Kaydet - FINISHED
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2020, 07:38:23 AM »
Other than the BdB avatar, all the decals are from the kit or from some ancient decal set. The kit decals were surprisingly easy to apply and line up.

The original "Air Wonder Stories" cover is by my favorite pulp magazine artist, Frank R. Paul.

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Re: 1/72 Parasol Kaydet - FINISHED
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2020, 05:29:00 PM »
 :smiley:

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Re: 1/72 Parasol Kaydet - FINISHED
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2020, 03:29:51 AM »
Man, Frank - It fits right in! Paul would have been proud, and Brian would have glowed.

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Re: 1/72 Parasol Kaydet - FINISHED
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2020, 09:04:58 AM »
Thanks Craig! Your suggestion motivated me to finish the build.

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Re: 1/72 Parasol Kaydet - FINISHED
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2020, 04:47:08 AM »
Nicely done, Sir . . .   :smiley:   :D
Especially the markings, when I built my One Wing Biplane Kaydet, I chickened out of using the kit decals, but you've done a superb job with the fuselage ones, and the star on the belly is an excellent touch. Speaking of which, when looking at the finished model, you really can't tell that there should be a wing there . . . Like the spats, too, in this case, small is definitely beautiful ! You made the right choice about the 'ribs' on the wing, too. They looked too 'heavy', the model looks better without them.


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Re: 1/72 Parasol Kaydet - FINISHED
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2020, 11:30:31 AM »
Thanks Robin - it took a LOT of PSR and then some more to get rid of the lower wing joint - even though I used the center part of the lower wing! I tried to sand the joint to match some of the ribbing, but there's at least one spot were you can see the joint.

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Re: 1/72 Parasol Kaydet - FINISHED
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2020, 07:33:18 AM »
Very nicely done.

That cover is a hoot as well :smiley: