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Academy 1/72 Storch/Criquet -- Nax
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PostPosted: October 23rd, 2012, 5:31 pm 
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Okey dokey, I'm going to start my Criquet build 3.30 pm on Wednesday 28th and want to have it built in about a fortnight. Jump on board anyone that wants to share it with me.....Bruce?
I'll post some sprue shots this arvo

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PostPosted: October 23rd, 2012, 6:51 pm 
I'll be there...Wednesday 28th it is.

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PostPosted: October 23rd, 2012, 9:45 pm 
Looking around for interior shots, there were far less than I was expecting.
So I went to Eduard and looked up the pdf's for their 1/48 interior PE set;

http://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/49408.pdf

I wish I hadn't, now! :shock:

The 1/72 set seems much less intimidating and, being simpler, more easy to replicate with bits and bobs.

http://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/72292.pdf

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Here we go,

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The colour call out is for "grey/green" interior. Do you reckon that the Criquet would have had the same interior or do you know different Bruce?

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PostPosted: October 24th, 2012, 12:56 pm 
I kn ow that there were plenty of ex-Luftwaffe aircraft about and that these found their way into many different hands. I also know that the Czechs built their own, post-war.
I would imagine that any French/ex-French aircraft were ex-Luftwaffe and that H31 would suffice for the interior.

I notice that the Academy kit does not have the different tailplane options of the SMER/Heller kit. (I'll get some pics up soon). It does, however, have a reasonable interior, to help supplement my Eduard instructions. ;-)

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I have H31 on hand and I was leaning towards that being the right stuff. I have been looking at the Eduard bass instructions that you have linked and I will copy a little of the detail seeing that the windows are so big and clear. The motor is nice isn't it? ;-)

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I'm looking forward to this!
England versus Australia at Criquet :ha:

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PostPosted: October 25th, 2012, 8:33 am 
That'll be French Criquet, so England may have a chance. :razz:


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I can play Academy Criquet :grin: , you don't want to see me play sport, you'll have nightmare's for years. :lol:

Well thanks for the link to the brass plan's Bruce they came in handy for scratching some interior detail. I had to do some trial runs to make sure the half's would close up properly.

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And with some paint applied. There is enough detail on the out size of the kit to just keep going with the build now, no more scratching should be necessary I feel.
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And closed up.
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PostPosted: October 26th, 2012, 12:25 pm 
Er...what kit is that, Steve?


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I note on the box it says "fully engraved panel lines" :???:

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Good point James, I never took any notice of the engraved line's, it hasn't got any. Bruce the kit is the one pictured at the start of the post, why? is it different?
I bought it from a vendor at last October's local modelling show for $10, it was sealed in cellophane? at that price I grabbed a Stuka and a Mk II Hurricane as well, they've all been great builds so far. ;-)

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PostPosted: October 26th, 2012, 3:21 pm 
I didn't think we were starting this one until the 28th? ;-)

I'll continue my research on the SMER kit and, as a consequence, will be better prepared to follow you from Wednesday. (I wonder how the seatbelts were arranged for that rear seat?)

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Sorry Bruce I'm a moron.
I work seven days on and seven days off and I've had a weeks holiday in between my seven day shift to get my surgery done, so I have been off work for 19 days and I often get date's and time's wrong or just plain forget about them. This is one of those moments :roll: I have to do a days overtime tomorrow so you'll have 18/20 hours to catch up a bit. Sorry about that. We're not racing anyway, I was wondering when you were going to post something up. That's why I made the sugar comment, I thought you were making the storch along side the Criquet at the same time in another thread. I need sleep I think. :roll:

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I didn't think we were starting this one until the 28th? ;-)

I'll continue my research on the SMER kit and, as a consequence, will be better prepared to follow you from Wednesday. (I wonder how the seatbelts were arranged for that rear seat?)

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Bruce

Mine has the finger latch type.
You hang onto the seat with your fingers latched firmly on the sides. I did ponder the rear belt but left one out when I couldn't decide how it should fit.

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