Skoda Kauba P.14-01, NOBI 2004 - The end of the build

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  1. cadwal

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    (For a long time I had believed all pictures of this build lost in a hard disk crash, but when I recently changed cameras I found these pictures on one of the old memory cards before selling them)

    This is a build of one of NOBI:s X-birds, the Skoda Kauba P.14-01, a ramjet design from early 1945. My copy says scale 1:33 but NOBI:s site currently says 1:32 (http://thaipaperwork.com/x_birds_01.html)

    The images start after block E in the instructions, all previous pictures where lost.

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    Most of the main fuselage have been joined together here, visible is the front end of the ramjet and the control stick. As far as I understand the pilot were to lie on his belly facing forwards. This is a butt join model which turned out to be easier for me to assemble than the regular strip joints.

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    Rear top part of the fuselage, the small cone and the wings turned out better than I had expected.

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    Rear part of the ramjet, it is actually two cylinders, an inner and an outer joined together with a cone at the back.

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    Here the entire fuselage have been put together.

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    The rather small wings about to be attached to the fuselage.

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    This part is some kind of launching/landing pad attached to the bottom of the fuselage.

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    The model is now almost complete.

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    Here the plating between the upper rear fuselage and the ramjet have been added. along with a handcrafted canopy that unfortunately did not quite get the coloring I had wanted.

    I right now finally figured out that this

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    probably was the cannon that was supposed to be mounted above the pilot and extend through the canopy. (The attachment point is visible in the first picture)

    /Ulf