Broplan's IAC Casa 235

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BKirwan
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:11 pm

Hi
I have been working on Broplan's vacform Casa 235 (1:72) the last few months but see I haven't posted anything here about it.
I want to build the leased Casa and not the MPA one
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For those of you interested in the build so far you can find it here on https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/ind ... nt-3309559 Britmodeller.

For those who just want an impression here is a selection of the photos in rough chronological order

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Comparison with the Scratchaeronautics resin kit

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Rear fuselage part
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Cockpit

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Overview

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Tail
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Much sanding later ………. :oj
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Fitting undercarriage
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Thats it for now
Regards
Brian


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Georgeconna
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:18 pm

Following this on britmodeller so nice of you to stick it up here. I had to postpone my build as I was too Sh1t at building these. Maybe one day never taht I might take it back out but if I do I will be in the recycling skip.

Best of luck with this one. you have your work cut off but hey you should come out with a nice model of which you dont see any about!
Cheers

George
BKirwan
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Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:36 pm

Updates posted over on the BM forum
https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/ind ... nt-3406790
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Vinny
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:34 am

Had to go to the Britmodeller forum to see how this was progressing. Hats off to you Brian, you're doing some sterling work and it's really taking shape... always great when it actually starts looking like an aircraft. You've got a lot further than most on this kit I'd say. Great job. Looking forward to seeing the next update on it.

Cheers!
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Scanlan
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:23 pm

Woah Brian, you might as well scratch build it, awesome workmanship there
BKirwan
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:44 pm

Casa 235
Quick follow up message; I have done some work on the Casa 235 since the summer holidays; mainly the engines , undercarriage and tidying up the wings

Undercarriage openings
I was unhappy about the arrangement of having to fit the wheels at the end of the build as it was nigh impossible to get them to fit. I also didn't want to fit the wheels before paining as they would get broke. So I opted to open the wheel wells they way they are on the real thing by open-ing up the sides of the sponsons. So I chopped these side panels out and will drop them into place with Makskol before painting. I also played with the fit of the wheels and have actually placed them twice before removing again. This aircraft sits very low on the ground and you are entirely on your won when it comes to deciding where to fit the wheels. For the next update I will make a photo composition of the fit.

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Wings
Next up was the wings; the upper wing is made of three sections and I was unhappy with the clear difference in height of the outer panels compared to the central panel. There was a clear dip and distortion which is not on the original so I rolled out thin sheets of Green Stuff and filled the gap along the edges of the line between outer and inner panels and then sanded flush. I am rea-sonably happy with the result but will have to add a slight fill on one side as there is still a dip.

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Engines
I decided the engines needed some work as well; using references photos I decided that the intake lip on Broplan was rather skinny and it needed to be beffed-up, also a number of openings on the under side were missing so I tackled those. I replaced the exhaust pipe with some Evergreen tub-ing and sanded it thin. And now I have to repeat for the other side …. photos show one engine doen the other not.

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Left to do:
- fit the undercarriage supports and close up the sponsons
-fit engines
- detail the rear loading area with rivet decals
-add all other detail around the airframe
- tackel the port doorway
- paint
- make up/ print decals

Its gonna take a while
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