Let’s start equipping the cockpit with the dashboard structure. I am inspired by the 2 rare photos of it. I used layer to trace the shape of the table before to cut it in 2 mm (05⁄64 In) balsa. Once the shape determined and cut, I added sticks of hardwood and a wood piece, which… Continuer de lire The aircraft dashboard
Weekend with Lucas who came with Grandpa to make planes. On the program, the assembly of a « Chinese » airplane with a rubber engine … Not a good model. For the next time, I’m going to find a plan of a better model ….
Any scale airplane model must have its cockpit reproduced. The problem with the Potez 58 is that the full-size aircraft no longer exists and that documentation is scarce. However, thanks to the Paris Air and Space Museum and our friends from the Angers GPPA thanks to whom I still had some documents. Below, the appearance… Continuer de lire The cockpit
Yes, finally, I see it. After almost 10 years of imagining it, I can finally see it. A provisional cross, but which allows me to imagine the final version. I still have a lot of work, but finally I see it. Really excited and happy Quelques photos de l’avion seul.
And yes, the paint is not yet dry, but I can’t resist the pleasure of presenting you the fuselage with these beautiful colors. I am very proud of it. It really takes shape. I still have a lot of work left, the registration, the masts, the landing gear, the fake engine, the radiator and the… Continuer de lire Painting of the fuselage completed
I covered the fuselage with the first coat of paint. It is metallic gray. I am delighted, because my rivets come out really well and in addition, the plane start to look at what I had imagined. I discover it and I get excited.
The windshield of the Potez 58 is a bit tortuous to put in place with a very curved frame and many rivets to reproduce To make it, I cut the frame in 5/10 plywood. After soaking it in water, I presented it on the fuselage to find the fit. I had to do three before… Continuer de lire The windshield of Potez 58