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Old 06-10-2015, 11:09 AM
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CT-114 Tutor (CL-41) Canadair - Snowbirds RCAF

[This will be another co-posted topic between papermodelforum.com and papermodelers.com.
So I will be copying some thread posts over between the two forums.]


I've decided to detour a little from planned projects...

and revisit a paper model idea from a few years back.
At the time, there didn't seem like much interest, and the variant options are limited...
so I shelved the idea in favour of other "retail" projects.

But I have some new reasons to bring this idea back onto my pile
and judging from comments on other forums, maybe enough interest to make this a worthwhile project.

I'm still going to be working on other projects, but a CT-114 model will be more of a priority for a while.

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The Canadair CT-114 or Tutor is the Canadian jet trainer.
Its also the aircraft used by Canada's Snowbirds Aerobatic team.



The aging Tutor is now 50 years old.
And other than the Snowbirds dozen aircraft, all have been retired.
As far as I know, only one other Air Force in the world used Tutor...Malaysia.
They too, have switched to the BAE Hawk.

Anyway, I have way too many projects on the go all the time, so I don't mess around.
Nobi did such a fine job for me with the initial 3D design of the mustang D model,
so I have already commissioned him to do the base work on the Tutor.

My plan is a 1/33 scale model with full interior, as well as landing gear, wheel wells, air brakes, etc.

I love the look of the standard RCAF version...reminds me of Xplanes and test pilot aircraft.
So that, and a Snowbirds version are a definite must do.



Along with those, there is also:
1. Golden Centenairre - 1967 Centenary (Canada's Confederation)
2. Canadian Aerospace paint scheme (as shown on the Tutor Wikipedia page)
3. Red Knights Aerobatic team
4. RCAF 75th Anniversary paint scheme
5. NATO 50th Anniversary
6. CL41R experimental



As far as I know, the only other option is the Malaysian AF, which I believe is a fighter/trainer.
Known as the CL-41 Tebuan.
No guns...but payload mounted below the aircraft.
So, that should be interesting.



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My next step is a test build of Nobi's base work...work out any kinks.
And then its on to detailing and expanding on basic components that Nobi has included as per my instructions.
Paint schemes are a ways off at the moment.

It will be fun to document the design stages (much like I did with the Centurion Tank and P51 Mustang)
so stay tuned!!
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I just got the final files from Nobi...

starting on some clean up and arranging some pages for printing right now.

First thing is to run through a white build...make sure it all goes together the way I want.
Get Nobi to fix anything I don't like (that will be minimal I guaranty).
And then start laying out my first paint scheme (probably Snowbirds).

I also plan on adding more details to a few areas.
Nobi did a good job with basic Cockpit, Landing gear ,etc
but I will probably redesign those from scratch after I have seen the basic construction.

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Old 06-10-2015, 11:26 AM
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As I stated, the first thing I have to do is build what Nobi has designed for me.

Not only to test the assembly of the model, but also;
to make any necessary changes to the base model (before I start modifications),
to examine areas of the model that will receive modifications,
and to familiarize myself with the model itself.

Unfortunately, I cannot restrain myself...and I have already started making some changes as I work.
(If anything, it will help speed up the next stages)
So, I've already started to layout out my basic pages, rearrange model parts to fit, etc.
I've also made up the tabbed joiner strips I will need.

Just printed up the first three pages of parts...and away we go.

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Old 06-10-2015, 11:44 AM
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As far as I know, there's no CT-114 models out there, in pla***c or paper. A shame because it is a good looking airplane. The Snowbirds are definitely one of the finest acrobatic teams in the world. I look forward to both your build in the release of the model. Thanks Nobi and Airdave.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:48 AM
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PLEASE do this version of the Snowbirds paint scheme in addition to or in place of the one in your picture:


I will DEFINITELY buy a Snowbirds model (or both if you do both)!
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As far as I know, there's no CT-114 models out there, in pla***c or paper.

There are at least two 1/48 scale plastic kits from HobbyCraft (of the Tutor).
But I have seen at least four different box tops.
Maybe just updated artwork? Maybe different versions?

All Canadian liveries. (No Malaysian AF)
Hobbycraft is a Canadian company.
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Thumbs up

This project really gets me excited Dave. There are a lot of different Snowbird liveries that could be done. The printed sheets look great, I sure hope that you'll be able to keep this thread updated with all of the juicy details.

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Old 06-10-2015, 03:48 PM
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put me down for the snowbirds scheme also.i have a great photo in a book of the golden centennaires in 1967.thats a brilliant paint scheme
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I do appreciate the enthusiasm,
but keep in mind, I'm a long way away from paint schemes yet!

FYI these are the aircraft I plan to publish:
1. Golden Centennaire - 1967 Centenary (Canada's Confederation)
2. Red Knights Aerobatic team
3. RCAF 75th Anniversary paint scheme
4. Snowbirds (modern)
5. RCAF standard Trainer
6. Malaysian AF CL-41G Tebuan
7. [under consideration] Canadian Aerospace paint scheme (as shown on the Tutor Wikipedia page)
8. [under consideration] NATO 50th Anniversary
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The 1967 gold scheme gets my vote but thars just personal preference.
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