1:144 F-Rsin CV990 Coronado - Finished

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DerekF
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1:144 F-Rsin CV990 Coronado - Finished

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Hot on the heels of the Vanguard is another enigmatic but wholly unsuccessful airliner. F-RSIN CV-990. Instead of the good looking but fairly dull kit decals, I've a got Two-Six set to finish the model in the last colours of Spantax.

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Hopefully get a start soon.
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Re: 1:144 F-Rsin CV990 Coronado

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A bit of progress. Not many parts to this kit so I thought it woud go together reasonably well. It certainly is a limited run kit and the fit needs a lot of fettling. One problem I did have was all my own making. I put plasticine and lead in the nose, glued the fuselage together, sanded down the joints then discovered my nose-weight had broken loose, rattling around inside. Doh... I drilled a hole in the bottom of the fuselage and poured in some super-glue. It seems to have worked so far.

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More tomorrow hopefully.

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Re: 1:144 F-Rsin CV990 Coronado

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Certainly not a kit I would have thought of, very interesting, good luck.

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Re: 1:144 F-Rsin CV990 Coronado

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Coming along nicely. Lots of filler but looks OK so far. The landing gear looks very weak but we'll see.

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Re: 1:144 F-Rsin CV990 Coronado

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Small update

Top fuselage painted.

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Grey painted. I took the tailplanes off to make decal applcation easier.
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Re: 1:144 F-Rsin CV990 Coronado - Finished

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Now complete. Not my best - Quite a difficult build in this scale. Tiny wheels and iffy fit. Nice decals although being laser printed slightly put me off. They needed trimmed very close to each design. Next build will be a modern easy build good fit kit.

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Re: 1:144 F-Rsin CV990 Coronado - Finished

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Neat looking aircraft Derek.. I don't think I have ever seen one of those before, it looks like a smaller DC-8. Good looking build too.

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