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Hi all, so I decided to build this beauty. I was tempted to go for armour in 1/72 but after doing some looking around on the web I found this one. I always wanted to do a floatplane and my first thought was a Catalina. But even in 1/72 they are massive. 

So I think this CANT is a really good alternative. I my opinion not a well known subject but it has plenty of history during WWII.

Originally used as a search and rescue plane by the Italians but during the war often used a a bomber. The build doesn't look really complicated and lucky for me, only one PE set [rolleyes]
There are actually 6 versions to choose from: 3 Italian, 2 German and even 1 RAF version (captured). I am thinking of doing the Italian version though the German have a nice camo pattern. Well, we see when we get to that point!

Here are the pictures.

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another great looking kit, can't wait to see how it comes along.
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Very nice, never seen this plane before. Another great subject. Good luck in the GB and enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š
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This really appeals to me, because I have long been drawn to the odd-ball and the quirky subjects, ones that are rarely covered.  I would really love to build this CANT in 1/48, but there's only one kit out there, and that's resin, not plastic, and even that is very hard to find.
I've been contacting a lot of the major manufacturers, to see what interest there is in bringing out some of the French WWII bombers in 1/48, as that's another area that's scarcely covered.  The LeO 451, Breguet 693, Amoit 143 and Farman F.222.  I would die for a chance to build these subjects.

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Wens u een prettig dag in Rotterdam...

I really like your choice as here in Canada we have a lot of more little versions of this hydroplane on our lakes... (only one propeller) It is sometimes the only way to reach some places into the woods and have a nice fishing trip. Actually a peacefull way to use it.. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Looks like a very interesting kit. I'm not familiar with this air frame [a LOT im not familiar with of course]. Nice molding. Best wishes!
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Hi all, thanx for all the feedback.
I really hoped this was going be a great build but so far I am disappointed with the quality of the casting. Its actually a retooling but I guess they didn't feel like improving the fuselage. The fit of the two halves won't be that bad but there are three options for windows and for a top turret and the fit is terrible. Thats gonna need a lot of putty and sanding. 
I started with some subassemblies for the cockpit and engines. Details aren't that great but your probably won't see that much when the canopy is in place. There are actually three canopies. They seem to fit quite well when doing a test fit. Hope that stays like that!

So here are some pictures. Hopefully I am able to improve what you see until now ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Thanx for watching ๐Ÿ˜‰


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You've made a good start there.  Shame about the poor fit, but that will make the finished job all the more satisfying.  At least that's what I keep telling myself!  
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Making a badly fitting kit look awesome is what model making was always about, Tamiya snd Eduard kits have made us forget that.

I sure you'll make a poor fitting kit look as good as any Tamiya/ Eduard kit.

Your progress so far looks great so keep up the good work [wink]

Looking forward to your final release, your float plane is one I've never seen before and I'm sure you'll impress us all when done

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Nice start, let the sanding begin ;-). I do prefer a good fitting kit but is also a nice feeling working through all the fitting problems and make it look great.
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HMG...[eek] These pieces seems so small !!! You are doing a great job [thumb]
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Well, my first attempt at filling and sanding those side windows. Not bad at all for the first go. After primer the remaining seams show up perfectly including some scratches made by the sanding. 
Maybe I can have a go tomorrow again at these windows. By the way, I am lucky there aren't any panel linings on the fuselage. So I can keep on sanding, keep on sanding, keep on sanding...

And Fabian, Kit and Keith, you are right how it feels satisfying when it turns out OK ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanx all.

Before:
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After (first attempt):
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I think you've chosen a really interesting subject Remy ๐Ÿ˜‰
and nice to see you going for the pro touches like getting the seems sweet etc.
gonna be a good one I feel  !!

Gotta say your instinct for the Italian version is something I concur with,
always kinda nice to see a plane in the colours where it was designed and made,
what can I say, I'm kinda old fashioned like that ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Anyhow, good luck with the build !!

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I think you've chosen a really interesting subject Remy ๐Ÿ˜‰
and nice to see you going for the pro touches like getting the seems sweet etc.
gonna be a good one I feel  !!

Gotta say your instinct for the Italian version is something I concur with,
always kinda nice to see a plane in the colours where it was designed and made,
what can I say, I'm kinda old fashioned like that ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Anyhow, good luck with the build !!


When I was a kid I always poured over the instructions before i built a kid, and chose to build whichever option had the most guns!  I still do that now, and I have two 1/48 B-25's in my stash, and both will be built as 'gunships.'

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Haha yeah I seem to remember doing that too !!
perhaps even added a few of my own lol [biggrin]

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