Concorde from Ralph Currell and Erik te Groet 1:144

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  1. McTschegsn

    McTschegsn New Member

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    Hi folks,
    as a fingerexercise before building more complicated stuff like the Kfir from Yoav or models from Uhu02 I decided to build a Concorde. One of the most beautiful and elegant Airliners ever made (in my opinion [​IMG] )

    The model was downloaded from currell.net

    Here are some pics from the building progress. I am fighting against the dra time of my PVA glue since the fuselage is not perfect in my eyes. Well exercise makes a champion.. The way is a bit longer for people like me [​IMG]

    The livery I chose is the British Airways livery used between 1985 and 1999.

    As there are some options to build this plane I chose the Visor down option and the complex gear just to fiddle around a bit.

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It looks like you are off to a good start!
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    Just worked on a little more.

    Engines are ready to build in. Vertical Stab is ready to mount.
    Glue is hardening over night.

    Time to take a beer, relax and admire (well... I do it [​IMG] ) my work
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    McTschegsn New Member

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    The Lady has wings :)
    Concorde10.jpg Concorde11.jpg Concorde12.jpg

    And I like it :) (Though the outer wings are not symmetrical but hey: Never look at the model directly from behind and nobody will sense the fact ;) )

    Next step is the nose section with visor down. God I love this airplane... Saw one of the last flights here in germany on an airshow in Hahn. Quite an impressive plane [​IMG]
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    Step by step we are nearing completion. The dropped nose section is ready to be mounted, the actuator covers under the wind and on the stab are attached.

    Next step will be the landing gear to be assembled and mounted.
    When the gear is ready and glued in place I will mount the nose section and the stabilizer.
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  6. Markus Schweizer

    Markus Schweizer Member

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    Hello,

    this reminds me of May 1st 1998. On that day a Concorde landed at the airport of Stuttgart in Germany, which is about 20 kilometers away from where I live. It was a French Concorde (F-BVFA) and a lot of people wanted to see (and hear :)) the plane. The Take-Off was very impressive. Here some photos, that time with an "analog" camera, not digital.

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    Greetings

    Markus Schweizer
  7. McTschegsn

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    So here we go with the first detail pics of the undercarriage.
    I just worked on the tail "bumper" wheels to prevent tailstrikes on takeoff and landing. The wheels are a mere 2 millimeters in diameter.
    On the detail pic you can judge why I judge the fuselage joints as "big gaps" [​IMG]
    I find the tail cone has to be better next time.
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    McTschegsn New Member

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    Wheels are done and the Nosegear is half done... Concentration is gone...

    Now... beer and admiration ;)

    Forgot to mention: I rolled the gear struts as the manual says but I cut off the glueing tab and butt glued the tube. Looks nicer and smoother...

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  10. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    @McTschegsn I see that you have a similar building methodology as mine ...... Judging by the amount of beer bottle caps laying on your work bench, I think the Concord took about a crates worth ????!!!!??? ;);)

    Looking good!!!

    Cheers! :):Drinks:
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    McTschegsn New Member

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    @Dan: Well... I use the bottlecaps to thin my white glue with water ;)
    Besides that -to be true- the bottle caps lying there were remainders of a battletech tabletop session ;)
    But nevertheless when building models (no matter whether they are paper, plastic or R/C) a good beer or a good sip of wine is never wrong ;)
    And: That Concorde is worth more than a crate ^^Depends on drinking speed :D
  12. McTschegsn

    McTschegsn New Member

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    Finally the Lady is ready for departure. Lacking of some nice Background I used our floor [​IMG]

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    I like the look [​IMG] I hope the few errors I made will not be repeated on the next model... back to MWO Raven now...
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You did a GREAT JOB!!!
    She looks FANTASTIC!!!
  14. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I am so happy you posted that model. I had never seen one built and did not know it was such a nice model. You build was excellent!! :)
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    McTschegsn New Member

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    Thank you all for your kind words. Hope my next builds will be better than this one... One never stops learning and the stakes are high :)
  16. Revell-Fan

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    Damn it, I forgot to click the "Like" button! I have just corrected that. :)

    This is a fantastic build! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing more. :)
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  17. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Me too! Thanks for reminding me! :)