[WWI] Sierra Scale vacs - Caudron drone

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 18 20:28:36 EST 2005


I don't know how far you want to take this rib-replacement business but I 
saw a great model where the fellow masked off where the ribs weren't and 
sprayed primer to build up ribs.


>From: "Diego Fernetti" <dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar>
>Reply-To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>Subject: Re: [WWI] Sierra Scale vacs - Caudron drone
>Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 19:00:00 -0300
>>  Sierra Scale vacs are some of the best vacs around: up there with a 
>>decent Roseplane or VLE Models.  When I said that, I meant that it being a 
>>vac, and taking a lot of time and effort - scratchbuilding pieces etc. - 
>>was really the problem.
>I agree with Michael. Sierra Scale models are good quality vacs, and better 
>yet, they bring some unique subjects in the market.
>However, they're aimed to advanced modelers (wher I wrote advanced you can 
>also read "anal") and need a bit of effort to fill in the blanks as well.
>I'm doing research notes for the Caudron R.11.. The kit matches the FMP 
>French Aircraft of WW1 book. But... the drawings need revision, as they 
>doesn't portray the plane too well. I love the Sierra wings, but... I'm 
>having trouble seeing that the rib count doesn't match the prototype (and I 
>don't care about that too much) it shows some trouble because the wings 
>lacks "riblets" on the leading edge and the engine nacelles wouldn't sit on 
>a lower wing rib, but in one of the in-betweens, and below the nacelles I 
>must mount the undercarriage structure, so I have two options....
>1- add ribs and riblets over the beautifully formed kit ribs
>2- re-skin the wings with embossed styrene with revised rib count/spacing
>I guess that even painful, the second option would be less troublesome.

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