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Thread: RCAF Fleet 16 "Finch"

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    Really like the second shot underneath looking at all that detail!

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    Thanks guys

    Gadzooks, yeah that is coincidentally also the most detailed part of the plane, the front

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    I'm still working on finishing the model itself, the last couple of weeks have been quite busy with other things and I'm really struggling with the winter canopy (enclosed hood) because I've got very little accurate photographic evidence, no measurements of anything and there are a lot of custom "hack" jobs around as well.
    All in all, more difficult than the exhaust shroud it turns out

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    This is beautiful even as a WIP. The detail is really, really nice. I'm sure your commission will be super happy!

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    After a lot of nudging and moving verts around I think I'm finally in a good spot for this winter canopy. It was quite the challenge to get the basics right when you are working off 3 photos of the (correct) canopy mounted and 2 photos of it in parts on the floor without any factory drawings for basic measurements or mounting points.
    The windscreen in particular has got quite a bit of challenging angles behind the struts which were fun.
    There are still details missing on it like the locking mechanisms etc. which I'll model next.

    Additionally to the winter hood I've also modelled in two additional intakes in the exhaust shrouds that function to draw in hot air to heat the cockpit by taking in air directly behind the cylinder head.
    Also finished up the tail wheel.

    After finishing the canopy I'll add a plug to the bottom of the cowling for the starter and one or two tiny details and then it's finished in terms of modelling.





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    Absolutely gorgeous mate! Simply top notch work!

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    Nice going to figure it out, looks really good.

    Biplanes always look odd with enclosed cockpits.

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    Thanks! I managed to figure it all out and do the final changes I wanted to do as well, so here is the finished model. Also posted these in the first post of the thread.



















    Wireframe:








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    Very nice,thanks for showing the wires. Always interested to see how it's done.

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    Thanks! The wires are the un-smoothed mesh to show the actual model rather than the Sub-D one, makes it easier to read

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