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Handley Page 0/400 Copper State Models 1/48
xmald11
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Wojewodztwo Wielkopolskie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 08:12 AM UTC

I`ve just received the brand new and still hot, pre-production test shot parts of a true beast - Handley Page 0/400 in 1/48 scale. It will be released in near future by Copper State Models produced by CSM partnership company Melius Manu. The kit is a full multimedia kit, with 1kg (sic.) of resin parts, PE fret, instructions and decals.
It will be available for pre-order at Telford 2018. 
Judging on the parts I`ve got it is going to build into a truly stunning miniature. What is evident already, the manufacturer took care to eliminate the shortcomings of the resin - by reinforcing the whole structure of wings and struts with wire, which is crucial for a biplane model with a wingspan exceeding over 60 centimetres. 
Without further ado, it`s time to get the beast started. I`ll post the progress pics soon.













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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 08:35 AM UTC
Good Grief! I once suggested a 0/400 in 1/48 scale as something I'd like to see but that was from Wingnut Wings. The kit must be unbelievably heavy with it being made out of resin. The expected retail will no doubt be eye watering but it will build into a stunning model with exceptional detail. Any idea of the projected retail price of the kit Filip?

What with Rodens offering of the Staaken and Gotha G series bombers it would make for a stunning Display to put all three beside one another errrrr assuming one could find the space!

Looking forward to your build Filip I'm guessing it will be a stunner like you usual builds. Let the resin dust fly!
xmald11
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:35 AM UTC
A small but important step - I`ve painted the base of the wood elements along with the linen for the fuselage sides and the floor. Oil paints along with the clear red and clear yellow varnish were used. The "bloody paralyzer" is going to be huge! The next step is to apply wash and overall weathering and to start the internal structure bracing wires.







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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 09:11 AM UTC
Hi Filip

Wonderful stuff as always! I'm really looking forward to following what should be an epic build!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 11:47 PM UTC
Very Nice!
xmald11
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC
Thanks a lot, Rowan and Stephen for your words of encouragement!
The wood and plywood have been painted. The floor of the cockpit has been glued and the fit is good so far. I`m going to make some internal rigging before I proceed. The smaller bits of the cockpit will also be tackled with in the meantime. The pic with a ruler is just in order to show the size of her. Impressive isn`t it?