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Old 04-08-2016, 09:48 AM   #1
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RCAF Fleet 16 "Finch"



Started this little obscure trainer aircraft this week, it's another client commission. It was a trainer for the Canadian Airforce in WW2.
It turns out that good reference for this thing is *very* hard to come by an at the moment I'm puzzling together various factory drawings of parts / frames to try and make sense of it with the help of photos.

Fun project but tricky modelling this way if you want it all to be correct

Just some shapes at the moment trying to get the basic lines/dimensions correct. (Click for large images)




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Old 11-09-2016, 04:58 PM   #2
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I was able to put in some more work this weekend. Nearly finished blocking out parts so then I can start detailing.




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Old 18-09-2016, 03:59 PM   #3
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After a couple more hours this weekend I've got the fabric that covers the main wings and the elevator body in. Needs some minor tweaking still but it's something I never did before so that makes it interesting even though the modelling itself is repetitive

Also, some of the connectors for the wing-struts are in.




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Old 25-09-2016, 05:29 PM   #4
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A couple more hours this weekend in, managed to get down the fabric effect on the fuselage and cut the panels on the front as well.
Also, found a few errors in my initial mesh, turns out the lower wing was too far forward so move it back into the correct position, also the elevator body was too deep, so made that more shallow. And it turns out the rudder body is actually not on the middle of the fuselage but offset to the left.


Additionally, more correct yellow colour!




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Last update almost a year ago, has it really been that long? Been very busy modelling at work, especially since November and doing quite a lot of overtime as well which somewhat dampened my enthusiasm to continue on this one for a while but it's coming back now.

Put some more time in this weekend starting to define the panels of the cowling, front of the fuselage and adding some details left and right.





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Working on the windscreens, still some details left.





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Look cool, love the progress and render shots!
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Thanks man!

More time into the windscreens, they are pretty much done now. Did some minor shape corrections as well on them.





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Windscreens looking great though not sure if those chrome rivets should be so close to edge of the supporting structure of windscreen.
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Old 22-05-2017, 06:52 PM   #10
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Thanks!

It's not actually the supporting structure, it's the flaps to keep the wind out

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Makes sense now, I thought its holding the main windscreen. Stress would not be much of an issue on that part. Looking forward to finished version.
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