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Old 04-10-2011, 11:26 AM
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RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)

A friend recently gave me a huge surprise when he sent me
some printed paper models. It almost felt like having several
Christmas+birthday celebrations on April.

I like to use the gifts I receive. And the same as I would not
store a shirt a friend gives me. I feel I cannot leave this models
stored and uncut.

My opinion is that the best way to honour the friend, and the gift,
is to use it.

So here's my building thread of Martinez Casalta's RAF Se5a, one of
the kits I received.

This one's for you Ron, with my deep gratitude!

RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_001.jpg


Editorial Martinez Casalta was a Barcelona-based print that produced
several paper model kits during the 1990s. They were released under
the commercial name "Paper kit". They published classic cars, a couple
of airplanes (the beloved Fokker Dr.1, and this Se5a), and even a Mikado loco.

RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_002.jpg RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_004.jpg RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_005.jpg

Martinez Casalta is not on business anymore, and the kits they
released are now hard to find.


The kit comes in a big envelope, containing 10 pages of printed parts
plus 2 pages of reinforcement parts and a sheet of pre-cut cardboard
parts. The content can be seen on the back of the envelope.
RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_003.jpg


It also contains a page of very general instructions in three languages
(Spanish, English, and German). And a big page with assembly diagrams.
RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_006.jpg RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_007.jpg


Here's a photo of some of the pages. For size reference, the orange
plastic triangle on the bottom right corner is a 32cms (12in) triangle.
RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_008.jpg


And here's a photo of my left hand next to some of the cockpit parts.
RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_009.jpg



Assembly will be interesting. Diagrams are very clear and easy to understand.
But for some strange reason, parts have a very weird numbering order,
as you can see in the very first diagram:
RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_010.jpg


I will start cutting tonight. First I have to clean my working table,
wash the cutting mat and order some other things here at my house.

Soon (or maybe tomorrow) the first pictures.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:37 AM
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This will be a most enjoyable thread to follow.

The numbering scheme seems to be random.

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Old 04-10-2011, 11:52 AM
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As Don says it should be an enjoyable build. The scale is big which allows
for detailing......Ron

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Nice subject - nice size. I really look forward to following along.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:37 PM
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Fantastic model. A most appropriate size I would say... - L.
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I admire you guys that have the room to display these large scale models (1/32 is about my limit). I'll be watching intently.
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:14 PM
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This will be a most enjoyable thread to follow.

The numbering scheme seems to be random.


Don
Completely random!! That's a crazy numbering. And the parts of the cockpit are scattered through 6 of the 10 pages


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As Don says it should be an enjoyable build. The scale is big which allows
for detailing......Ron
I'm finding that, Ron. There's plenty of room for detail


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Nice subject - nice size. I really look forward to following along.
Thank you


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Fantastic model. A most appropriate size I would say... - L.
I knew you were going to say that! hehehehe


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I admire you guys that have the room to display these large scale models (1/32 is about my limit). I'll be watching intently.
Wayne
Wag, the finished model is just 60X50 cms, so fortunately it won't take much space.



I found the legal deposit notice, and it states that this kit was released in 1994.
RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_011.jpg


The paper is of very good quality, and the print is very nice.
RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_012.jpg


Part 1 looks easy.
RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_013.jpg


After 1 hour of work, this is how the cockpit looks like.
RAF Se5a (scale 1:14 ed Martinez Casalta)-se5a_014.jpg


At this size there are one or two things that can be added to improve detail. This will be a good opportunity to learn new skills


I've been looking for a decent cutaway of the plane, But haven't found any. Just small images. I will have to use the pics on Vintage aviator for reference. SE.5a Walkaround | The Vintage Aviator

However, there are things that are not easily seen. Like the correct shape of the pilot seat. I feel the one from the kit is not completely accurate.

I definitely want to add some detail. Will work on that soon.

Time worked today: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour
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This might answer your question about the seat
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Thank you Wag!!
It definetly looks like the seat of the kit is too tall.
Will try to fix first the details of the controls and the walls before fixing the seat.
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Small update.

I worked today on some details of the cockpit. Besides looking for a piece of cloth to simulate the inner sides, I advanced a little on the floor.

Pedals built from scratch. Control cables made using jewelery wire.

Not installed yet, only overlayed to see how they will look. And a photo showing the original floor of the cockpit besides the new one I'm detailing.

I'm not looking for an ultra-realistic museum-quality model. I'm just trying to get something nice that I enjoy in the process.
But I think the changes made will help a lot to the looks of the final model

Time today: 3h 45m
Total time: 4h 45m
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