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CT-114 Tutor (RCAF / Snowbirds)
« on: May 27, 2015, 07:54:27 PM »
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 was a gold/red/blue paint scheme for the 1967 Centenary (Canada's Confederation)
which I will look into.
And there is an Aerospace paint scheme shown on the Tutor Wikipedia page that I will look into aswell.



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.



if anyone has any more info on Tutor variants, please let me know.

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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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Re: CT-114 Tutor (RCAF / Snowbirds)
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2015, 08:30:47 PM »
I always enjoy following your design development.  Looks like an interesting aircraft
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Re: CT-114 Tutor (RCAF / Snowbirds)
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 02:18:57 AM »
oh yes.  Please do this  ;D ;D ;D

Golden Centennaires and Red Knight schemes are also very nice:


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Re: CT-114 Tutor (RCAF / Snowbirds)
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 02:20:55 AM »
And 75th Anniversary scheme is very stylish  ;)


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Re: CT-114 Tutor (RCAF / Snowbirds)
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 08:04:24 AM »
oh wow...I forgot about the Red Knights!

And I did not know about that 75th Anniv. paint scheme.
Yippee, two more options.
Thanks.
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Re: CT-114 Tutor (RCAF / Snowbirds)
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 09:09:33 AM »
Options usually help for additional sales, don't they?  That 75th Anniversary one looks pretty classy.  The Golden Centennaires looks like it would be a bear to texture
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Re: CT-114 Tutor (RCAF / Snowbirds)
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 09:40:39 AM »
Options usually help for additional sales, don't they?  That 75th Anniversary one looks pretty classy.  The Golden Centennaires looks like it would be a bear to texture

very true.
and I don't mind admitting that I often choose for and against a project based on its retail potential.
A subject that has many livery options, has a better chance of returning some of the cost involved in the design.
(In this case, I have to sell 20 kits just to recover the initial design commission of the Tutor kit)

Some might ask if that is even worth it...especially when there are plenty of free models out there.
But keep in mind, I get satisfaction out of sending work to Nobi.
Even if I never sell a single kit, at least I know I supported another designer.

Notice the Golden Cent, Snowbirds and red Knights Tutors all have a similar paint scheme
with a central stripe (over upper and lower colours).
I'm hoping that once one of those schemes is laid out, it will provide the basic pattern for the other two.

I'd say the hardest one should be the 75th anniv. model.
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Re: CT-114 Tutor (RCAF / Snowbirds)
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 10:39:18 PM »
And just two more interesting options:

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Re: CT-114 Tutor (RCAF / Snowbirds)
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2015, 08:37:17 AM »
haha...proving me wrong! because I thought the number of paint schemes was so limited.

I think I need to know more about that last one.
Obviously some sort of experimental?

I wonder if there is one book on everything Tutor?
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Re: CT-114 Tutor (RCAF / Snowbirds)
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2015, 01:49:40 PM »
Well, 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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Re: CT-114 Tutor (RCAF / Snowbirds)
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2015, 01:26:17 PM »
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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