Author Topic: Canadair Argus CP107 1/48 Scale ......................(Completed 21 April 2017)  (Read 9400 times)

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lastvautour

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The Argus has started with the construction of the props. They require minor sanding, primer and paint. This is another slow project which may last well into next year.

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Re: 1/48 Scale Canadair Argus CP107
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 08:48:32 AM »
Second step has been initiated with the selection of wood for the model.

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With the first snowfall on the ground, my creative juices are flowing.

Lou

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Re: 1/48 Scale Canadair Argus CP107
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 10:46:26 AM »
I need more clamps.

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She don't look like much at this stage. Black ruler is 12 inches long for comparison

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Starting to take some shape and look like an Argus(at least to me it does). Lamination is in the vertical plane rather than the usual horizontal.

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I am planning for a late 2009 roll out.

Lou
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Re: 1/48 Scale Canadair Argus CP107
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 11:28:25 AM »
The tail planes is cut and the edges being sanded before reducing the thickness.



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Re: 1/48 Scale Canadair Argus CP107
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 09:18:25 AM »
Progress report on the Argus. Roll out schedule for no later than June 2009.


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Re: 1/48 Scale Canadair Argus CP107
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009, 06:09:29 PM »
June 09 may have been an optimistic date. we will see. Here the nacelles are rough cut to say the least. Final cutting, gluing and carving will not occur this month.


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Re: Canadair Argus CP107 1/48 Scale
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2009, 11:49:53 AM »

Nacelles are laminated three piece affair. Each piece is cut on the scroll saw and then glued for final shaping.


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Re: Canadair Argus CP107 1/48 Scale
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009, 05:39:46 PM »
It has been a while, but I finally put 3 hours work on the Argus tonight. I started to contour the fuselage, tail and radome.

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At 1/48 she is a fairly large bird, way too big for the shelving I have.

Lou

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Re: Canadair Argus CP107 1/48 Scale
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010, 02:50:11 PM »
Another few hours were spent getting the horizontal plane ready for installation. The fuselage has been notched and sanding has begun at the front end of things. I will sand the fuselage to shape over the next few weeks to enable the fitment of the main plane.

The 18 inch ruler shows the relative size of the beauty. Roll out delayed until late 2010.
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Re: Canadair Argus CP107 1/48 Scale
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2010, 11:38:12 AM »

The radome to fuselage joint is being worked on with wood putty and super glue to harden the putty. Once shaped, I will remove the tin foil and use lots of glue to attach it to the fuselage. The vertical tail is ready for gluing. I don't normally do control surfaces but the Argus at 1/48 scale is quite large.

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Re: Canadair Argus CP107 1/48 Scale
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2010, 07:59:09 AM »
Progress continues at a slow pace. The engines have been cut to slip over the wings. The final fit will come shortly and then gluing, putty and sanding. The wing tip have yet to be curled up and control surfaces engraved. Another 2011 completion date for this one.

The wings are held in with two screws making it relatively easy to put on and take off.


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Re: Canadair Argus CP107 1/48 Scale
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2010, 03:27:38 PM »
Other than a few swipes with the sand paper, the Argus is also at a crawl.

Lou

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Re: Canadair Argus CP107 1/48 Scale
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2011, 11:59:37 AM »
The wing to fuselage fillets are quite large for this aircraft.

Lou

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Re: Canadair Argus CP107 1/48 Scale
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2011, 12:31:56 PM »
Very impressive Lou.  Is this the largest solid you've made?  Did you go down to the museum to photograph the real thing?

Mark

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Re: Canadair Argus CP107 1/48 Scale
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2011, 01:48:24 PM »
Beautifully made Lou,is that a Bristol Britannia in the background ?
Barry.