Breguet 694

Breguet 694

Breguet 694

The Breguet 694 was a three-seat reconnaissance aircraft based on the Br 693 two-seat attack bomber. It was to be powered by two 710hp Gnôme & Rhône 14M 4/5 radial engines, and armed with two machine guns. Breguet received orders for 12 aircraft from Sweden, while Belgium purchased a license to build 32 aircraft. A prototype was build, and made its maiden flight on 20 January 1940, but none of the production aircraft were built. On 1 June 1940, with the Germans advancing into France, the prototype was delivered to the French Aéronavale, and its fate after that is unknown.


Breguet Br.690 (Series)

Authored By: Dan Alex | Last Edited: 06/12/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

The multi-crew, twin-engined heavy fighter / ground attack aircraft truly came into its own during the fighting of World War 2 (1939-1945) as there were many targets to be had both in the air and on the ground. Development of key aircraft of the war actually began prior to the conflict in the 1930s and this work produced such classics as the American P-38 "Lightning", the British DH.98 "Mosquito" and the German Messerschmitt Bf 110 (all detailed elsewhere on this site). The French did their part in attempting to acquire useful twin-engined heavy fighter designs and the Breguet 690 series was one product of the period.

The Breguet 690 emerged from a 1934 French Air Ministry requirement calling for a new three-seat, twin-engined, all-modern heavy fighter. Breguet engineers elected for an aircraft that exceeded the weight restrictions put forth by French authorities so the rights to the requirement were fulfilled by the competing Potez 630 series. Breguet persevered with their Bre.690, now as a private venture, and attempted to the French Air Force on the merits of a heavier, robust and multirole attack platform. The prototype was completed in 1937 but sat without its engines until 1938 when it finally flew for the first time on March 23rd, 1938.

The French Air Force liked what they saw in the fast and powerful Model 690 and were also keen on developments and doctrine concerning ground attack platforms elsewhere. The Breguet 690 seemed to fit the bill and the modern design was eventually adopted in June of 1938 through a 100-strong order for a two-seat light attack bomber variant under the "Bre.691 AB2" designation. The order only grew when war with Germany was becoming a certainty and modernization of French forces took precedent.

The finalized Bre.691 offered a streamlined shape and its crew of two was positioned inline. A mid-mounted monoplane planform was relied upon while the tail unit was arranged in a twin-rudder configuration. The undercarriage - of "tail dragger" form - was retractable save for the tail wheel. All positions except the rear dorsal station were enclosed with window panels. The engine nacelles were fitted well-forward in the design along their respective wing leading edges - offering the pilot a clean look at each unit while, at the same time, restricting critical views out-of-the-cockpit. Because of the low operating altitudes expected of the Br.691 attacker, crew sections were protected in armor and fuel tanks were self-sealing compartments.

As an attack platform, the Bre.691 was appropriately armed through 1 x 20mm cannon and 2 x 7.5mm machine guns in the nose (another benefit of mounting the engines in the wings was concentrated firepower from a hollowed-out nose section). A gunner managed a sole 7.5mm machine gun on a flexible mounting at the dorsal (aft-facing) position and another 7.5mm machine gun was mounted ventrally - though this installation fixed in place to fire solely rearward. An internal bomb bay carried between 800 lb and 1,000 lb of conventional drop stores with the intent that the aircraft conduct dive bombing actions against a target.

Bre.690.01 designation marked the sole Bre.690 prototype while Br.691.01 fulfilled the same role for the development of the Bre.691 which became the initial production model in twin-seat ground attack form. Bre.693.01 was another prototype and this used to develop the Bre.693 which followed. These carried Gnome-Rhone 14M (M-6 or M-7) series radial engines of 700 horsepower each driving three-bladed variable-pitch propellers. Bre.694.01 was a proposed two- or three-seat tactical reconnaissance platform and Bre.691.05 emerged as another prototype, this to cover the Bre.695.

The Bre.695 was based on the Bre.694 and given Pratt & Whitney R.1535 "Twin Wasp Junior" radial piston engines. The shift to the American powerplants, which were dimensionally larger, gave poor visibility for the pilot and added only increased low-altitude performance slightly.

Bre.696 became a two-seat bomber prototype which was on order until the arrival of the Bre.693. The Bre.696 designation was used to develop the proposed Bre.700 C2 - intended for the heavy fighter role. This version was to carry 2 x Gnome-Rhone 14N-48 or 14N-49 engines of greater power. The German invasion of France in 1940 ended all hopes for the design.

Such was the need on the part of the French Air Force for modern aircraft that the Br.691 was in service before the end of 1939 - the German invasion of Poland to spark World War 2 happened back on September 1st, 1939. The series was also intended to stock the ailing Belgian Air Force but none were delivered before the fall of the country. Breguet had set up production lines at speed to help deliver its fighting machines in time and, in all, the French Air Force counted 211 Bre.690 fighters in its stable - most of the Bre.693 type (128 examples). Ground attack training had only begun around 1937 and intensified when it was largely too late to make a difference for the French cause.

As such, Bre.690 crews were overwhelmed when the German invasion of France occurred in May of 1940 - the Battle of France was on. By this time, the Germans had perfected their fighting tactics in action over Spain, Poland, Belgium and elsewhere. The Bre.693s that managed to organize and get airborne had a poor showing utilizing a low-level bombing technique. The self-sealing fuel tanks were also not as effective as advertized and against the stout German anti-aircraft defenses, the aircraft suffered mightily. There was a switch to high-level dive bombing tactics but this only reduced accuracy.

When all hope was deemed lost, the Bre.690 lot was slated for transfer to French colonial forces in North Africa. The inherent range of the machines prohibited this move and the aircraft remained on French soil at the time of the French surrender in June 1940. Some of the surviving stock was passed on to the Vichy French government for local use while others were employed by the Italians as trainers. Interestingly enough, the Germans did not take the aircraft into their own inventory - a practice perfected through their many conquers across Europe. So ended the days of the Breguet Bre.690 series.

Performance of the definitive Bre.693 AB.2 included a maximum speed of 305 miles per hour (cruising speeds were closer to 250mph), a range of 840 miles and a service ceiling up to 27,890 feet. Rate-of-climb was 1,820 feet per minute. The variant carried 1 x 20mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannon and 2 x 7.5mm MAC 1934 machine guns in the nose as well as a pair of 7.5mm MAC 1934 machine guns in a dorsal (flexible) and ventral (fixed) position. The reported bombload was 1,015lb.


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Nov 15, 2020 #41 2020-11-15T06:37

Nov 15, 2020 #42 2020-11-15T11:57

Nov 16, 2020 #43 2020-11-16T03:25

Re: GPGB - Quite unusual - Heller / Breguet 694 (WIP added Nov 14th - wings)

Nov 16, 2020 #44 2020-11-16T07:44

This Breguet seems to be quite a challenging build, that would test my patience to the limits. I see you are managing the difficulties quite well, tough.
I amm looking forward to next instalment
Cheers
Luigi


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Nov 17, 2020 #45 2020-11-17T22:39

The mailman had dropped another package

I wanted to know more about the Breguet 694

Sadly not much new information was revealed

. as what I had already found on internet

Still there were a lot of pictures (sadly none of the 694)

And even inspiration for a whiffer for Vic :

A shipboard dive bomber version !

The workers arrived again after the weekend

. to continue the progress on the twin

It sands/feathers much better then acrylics (certainly short term)

Then it was back into the Hataka Rodeo

Gris blue clair - with 33% thinner

. with the occasional needle tip clogging

The gris blue foncé is the easiest of the bunch to work with

. only little needle tip clogging (also thinned at 33%)

Kaki Francaise had a lot of needle tip clogging

This time I didn't thin the paint - and I used slightly more pressure

I still had needle tip clogging

This evening I could remove the masking

It looked good in general

. despite all the needle tip clogging

Though I am not sure about the colors ?

Only some spots where I had accidentily used different airbrush angles

I need to discuss this with the field repair team

. but they don't like masking with Blu-Tack and tape

Next are the canopy frames

Thanks for your interest friends

Have a safe week - and stay wonderful !

William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

Nov 17, 2020 #46 2020-11-17T23:40

Nov 23, 2020 #47 2020-11-23T22:48

I had bought a paint mask set from MH Models

. but it is for the Azur kit - which in true 1/72 scale is slightly bigger

So I had to work with Tamiya tape

I hadn't let the paint cure long enough

Removing the underside masking

Field paintwork on the canopy frames

Meanwhile I had also prepared the engines

And it is still not a good idea to reuse Blu-Tack

I had prepared the engines upside down !

So I spent a whole Sunday repainting them

I was going to do the first Breguet delivered to the Belgian Air Force

Kora Decals use full carrier sheets

. which means more cutting work

. leaving some silvering where I had held them with the tweezers

Most of the decals still have to go on the vertical stabilizers

I am going into the fifth week of this build and Mr Mojo is not happy anymore

He is mumbling something about suitcases and Hawaii

Thanks for your interest friends

Have a great week - and stay safe !

William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God


Chronomètre de Marine

In 1815, King Louis XVIII of France recognized the exceptional qualities of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s marine chronometers, appointing him Chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy.

1815 Chronometer-Maker to the Royal Navy

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In a report written in 1796, Abraham-Louis Breguet stated that he had already made some marine chronometers, and that these had made his name known in Spain. He had almost certainly started started this work as early as the 1780s. Subsequently, it was not until his appointment as Horologer to the French Royal Navy in 1815 that he began producing chronometers on a regular basis. In his usual fashion, he endowed the instruments with a variety of different escapements, and constantly introduced improvements, including notably his twin-barrel chronometer, designed in about 1815, in which the entire escapement is mounted on a small interchangeable plate. For several decades, Breguet&rsquos son and grandson continued to supply both the navy and the merchant navy with chronometers.

In the twentieth century, the firm continued into the 1960s to supply the navy with precision instruments such as torpedo-boat clocks and siderometers, not to mention pocket watches with twenty-four-hour dials and the Type XX chronograph ordered by the navy for its Fleet Air Arm pilots. In tribute to this long tradition, in 1990 Breguet launched its first &lsquoMarine&rsquo line of sporting watches, waterproof to a depth of fifty metres. In 2005, a new generation of &lsquoMarine&rsquo watches was launched.

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BREGUET LA MARINE

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In 2017, Breguet gave a new face to its Marine line through a revamped aesthetic style, combining a sense of modernity and dynamism: an original bracelet lug, reworked fluting, as well as a crown surrounded by a wave decor and adorned with a wider &ldquoB.&rdquoSymbolising this new generation, the Marine 5517 displays the date at 3 o&rsquoclock, housed in an hours chapter with Roman numerals. The latter are coated with a luminescent material, as are the minutes markings and the Breguet hands. The maritime world is evoked by the seconds hand bearing a &ldquoB&rdquo in a reinterpreted version of the corresponding maritime signal flag. Breguet is offering several variations for its Marine 5517 - in white gold, rose gold and titanium. The latter material was chosen for its remarkable properties as well as its resistance to both salty air and corrosion. It is also a light and particularly robust material.

MARINE ALARME MUSICALE 5547

The alarm is a multi-purpose function suited to a number of daily requirements, including wake-up calls and reminders of appointments or events. When the striking mechanism is triggered, a ship&rsquos bell appears through an opening at 12 o&rsquoclock, a subtle nod to the maritime world of the collection. The alarm and second time-zone indications appear in two separate subdials at 3 and 9 o&rsquoclock. The striking mechanism power reserve is discreetly visible between 9 and 12 o&rsquoclock. When the model is fully wound, the arrow points to the all-red indication at 9 o&rsquoclock. The Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 also features a date display at 6 o&rsquoclock. Its luminescent hands and markings ensure easy reading of the time by day or night.

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LADIES MARINE BY BREGUET

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The new Breguet Marine collection for women is a celebration of the marine world in many aspects. Depending on the variant, the Marine dial is adorned with an ocean-blue lacquer with light reflections, or with polished or engine-turned mother-of-pearl. The engine-turning artisans of the House of Breguet have created a unique design evoking the sea as it laps the shore. This pattern, called marea, or tide, incorporates curves in contrast to the classic guillochage, which consists of straight lines and circles, the curves in this design capture the natural movement of the water.

The sapphire-crystal caseback shows the self-winding 591A caliber and its bars decorated with double engine-turned côtes de Genève calling to mind a ship&rsquos deck boards. The words Horloger de la Marine (Chronograph-maker to the Navy) are engraved on the rim of the case, referring to the title of Chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy bestowed upon Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1815.

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Nov 01, 2020 #21 2020-11-01T12:16

I think that is the most impressive complete PE interior I have ever seen. In addition, the painting looks perfect.

Talk about getting off to a great start!

Nov 01, 2020 #22 2020-11-01T12:33

Nov 03, 2020 #23 2020-11-03T15:14

Nov 03, 2020 #24 2020-11-03T22:33

14 euro worth of PE parts

What still could be seen of it

. in the rear gunner's position

Unfortunately - the cockpit bulkhead was not wide enough

Luckily I could pull it slightly more to the center

Tip : don't glue it to the sides, only to the floor. so you have more wiggle room later for centering

The PE parts for the instrument panel

I was expected to fold these really small sides

. smaller then the tip of a toothpick !

I simply cut off the sides instead

Won't make much difference

Painting the background white

. so the dials from the film show up better

It all looked kinda convincing

Filling the bulkhead side gaps with white glue

More lipstick for this little piggy.

I have several Falcon canopy sets in the stash

. including one with canopies for my little Breguet

It is designed for the Heller kit - which is underscale

. so no need to keep it for my Azur kit

I might as well as use it now

It's probably the only Heller Breguet I will ever build

Not because it is bad, but more because I think it is irrelevant

Apparently I had some cutting to do

Then I had to free the canopies from the sheet

Luckily Falcon vac canopies are simply the best I know

They can take some sanding - with a rough grit sanding stick

It only took me about half an hour this evening

Well. on that cliffhanger, goodnight folks

William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

Nov 04, 2020 #25 2020-11-04T01:39

Re: GPGB - Quite unusual - Heller / Breguet 694 (WIP added Now 3rd - fuselage closed)

Nov 04, 2020 #26 2020-11-04T07:52

Yes, Falcon sets are good and effective. But will the new canopy work here?
Watch the next installment!
Cheers
Luigi


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Nov 04, 2020 #27 2020-11-04T13:00

I rather add the glue to fill the gaps than try to trim the PE to close the fuselage.

Nov 04, 2020 #28 2020-11-04T15:41

Some inspiration , or not!

Nov 05, 2020 #29 2020-11-05T06:50

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and a flying one in the 1940 colours of GBA II/54.

It is a surprisingly small aircraft , even in 1/76! about the same size as a Hawker Tempest.


High-frequency mechanical movement

An increase in frequency of the oscillator leads to real improvements in the performance of the balance. The running of the watch thus benefits from increased precision and stability.

FREQUENCY INCREASE

In 2010 Breguet introduced the Type XXII reference 3880 ST, with a frequency of 10 Hz, reinterpretation of the legendary Type XX, which above all embodied a high-precision achievement. Resulting from its research into high frequencies aimed at a closer and more stable measurement of time, it was the first and only series-made mechanical chronograph with a movement of 10 Hz.

This technical feat was made possible by the use of silicon, which served to lighten the weight of the mobile escapement components and to reduce the lubrication constraints linked to such high frequencies. The watchmakers of the Manufacture Breguet have developed the Type XXII, with silicon balance spring, lever and escape-wheel, whose movement has a frequency raised to 10 Hz or 72,000 vibrations per hour, capable of marking off 20ths of a second.

This increase in the frequency of the oscillator also led to a real improvement in the operation of the chronograph. The way in which the seconds hand moves is visibly modified: it performs a complete rotation in 30 seconds and since the increase in frequency influences the duration of the tiny jumps made by the hand, the latter appears to be gently sliding around the dial.

This softer motion is combined with higher resolution and a more accurate display. Each second being divided into 20 fractions makes it possible to measure time by this same unit, meaning to the nearest 20th of a second. Thus, the trigger and the reading of the chronograph are twice as accurate.

In addition to the display characteristics, the increase in frequency above all enhances the rate precision and stability of the watch by improving the performance of the balance-wheel.

This work undertaken on high frequency thereby offers the prospect of new applications beyond the realm of chronographs.

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Nov 07, 2020 #31 2020-11-07T06:05

Nov 07, 2020 #32 2020-11-07T11:04

Nov 07, 2020 #33 2020-11-07T14:11

Nov 08, 2020 #34 2020-11-08T12:52

Nov 09, 2020 #35 2020-11-09T22:24

I forgot to protect the canopy and as soon as I dropped it onto the glue it fogged a little around the edges

Not sure why, but overnight it mostly disappeared

So I could continue without too many unholy words

I did some sanding around the Falcon canopies

. and I sanded & polished the center top window

I drilled out the nose light position

I filled the hole with white glue

. and gave it a silver dot as light

Glueing the noselight cover in place

The Breguet 694 as ordered by the Belgian Air Force

. didn't have the canon armament

Similar action followed for the rear (straffing) gun position

I cut off the oversized machine guns

. and drilled holes in the remnants

. which were then sanded flush

White glue for the side windows

(after painting these will be removed and replaced by a hopefully finer effort)

Clicking the clear bombbay doors into position + Maskol

Adding more Maskol into the mix

. to be sure I don't ruin my clear vac canopy

Ready to move on to the wings now - finally !

Progress has been slow again

Thank you all for your interest friends

Have a cool week and stay safe !

William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

Nov 09, 2020 #36 2020-11-09T23:57

Slow? I'd say just right. You are really making an effort on this own, William. Really, really neat.

Nov 10, 2020 #37 2020-11-10T04:16

Nov 10, 2020 #38 2020-11-10T14:24

Nov 14, 2020 #39 2020-11-14T22:46

Time to work on the wings

This was not going to work

. because of the PE side walls

I decided to drop the flaps

They were hinging too low

. so I removed them completely

Front ends of the nacelles

. things fell into place when glue was comitted

I only had a step on the inner side of the port engine nacelle

The engines were extremely basic

Though the Italeri engines were slightly smaller

The rest of the Italeri kit was dumped

. into the Pavla Hs-129A box - for a future cross kitting project

Because the new engines were slightly smaller

. the fit was too much forward

A Blu-Tac bulkhead fixed this

. so I could push the engines back a little bit

The horizontal stabilizer

The primer showed the problem area's much better

Finishing today's episode on a small side note.

I was 15 years old when father bought this catalog

It is still one of my favorite nostalgia catalogs

One of the new releases of that year (1982)

. was a very interesting model of a vintage Renault TN bus

I looked at it many times

. but it was too expensive for me - and besides, it was not my scale

Recently Atlas have released an 1/72 diecast model of this classic vehicle

I couldn't resist ordering one, thinking of Graham his miniatures

Now the field repair team can commute much easier

Thank you for your attention and support folks

Have a great Sunday - and stay safe !

William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God


The Most Important Inventor in Watch History

Reading about watches can often feel like cracking open a textbook. Browsing—and even buying—means being barraged with inscrutable words and phrases like "tourbillons,” “perpetual calendars,” “minute repeaters,” and so on. So here, we'll be breaking down the meaning, history, and importance of different watch terms. Welcome to GQ's Watch Glossary.

In 1783, one of Marie Antoinette’s guards and secret admirers devised a way to make her fall in love with him. He had no doubt noticed the queen’s obsession with Abraham-Louis Breguet’s watches, of which she owned several, so he reached out to the watchmaker with a brief. Well, not so much a brief as a plea for the legendary watchmaker to make something so spectacular it would win the affections of the queen. The forlorn lover had the right idea: Breguet eventually delivered the most complicated watch in existence at the time, built with many of his original inventions, including the perpetual calendar, minute repeater, and equation of time. One teensy hiccup: Breguet was given no timeline, and he spent 44 years toiling on his masterpiece. It was finished in 1827, 34 years after Antoinette was sent to the guillotine and four after Breguet himself passed (non-guillotine related).

Even if the watch never reached its intended recipient, it hammers home Breguet’s mastery. He is referred to as the Leonardo da Vinci of horology, according to the Seiko Museum. Antoinette was a fan so were Napoleon and King Louis XVI. Like da Vinci, Breguet built his reputation as an inventor. We’ve spent the past couple months nailing down definitions of watch terms for this glossary—and many of them are the result of a crazy idea Breguet had one day and then figured out. He flat-out invented or at least heavily contributed to the evolution of the tourbillon, automatic watches, the chronograph, the equation of time, the minute repeater, and the wristwatch itself. Let’s run through some of Breguet’s most important horological contributions.

The Breguet Classique “Grande Complication” with a perpetual calendar and equation of time

Breguet’s first impressive breakthrough was the self-winding watch. In 1780, he invented a system with a weight that swung back and forth like a pendulum and put it inside a pocket watch, where it pushed springs that powered the watch. No longer did a monarch like Louis XVI have to choose between locksmithing, one of his greatest passions, and manually winding his watch. Moving about while, presumably, locksmithing, swung the weight inside the watch to build up power.

Minute repeaters—watch complications that audibly ring out the time—existed before 1783, but they were heavy and bulky because watchmakers stuck actual bells in them. Breguet invented a coil attached to a gong that created a sound that was both sweeter and much lighter than the alternative. Practically all modern minute repeaters still use a gong today. (1783 was a big brainstorming year for Breguet. Along with the gong innovation, Breguet also created the signature blue “moon tip” hands still used on his brand’s watches today.)

In 1790, Breguet invented a shock-absorption system so that watches could survive clumsy owners and drops to the ground. His “para-chute” invention relied on placing the most delicate parts of the moment at the end of a spring so that they could move without getting damaged in the event of a fall. Breguet was so confident in his invention that when asked to show it off at a party he hurled it to the ground and then passed it around to show it still worked. According to Breguet, the party’s host, M. de Talleyrand, said in the aftermath, “Does this devil Breguet always have to go one better?” This is how all good murder-mysteries movies start.

A Breguet watch with visible tourbillon

In the early 1800s, Breguet worried over how gravity might affect a watch’s movement. In those days, when pocket watches were the standard, timepieces would hang out in a pocket all day, staying pointed in one direction. So Breguet created the tourbillon—a cage that encapsulates the movement and makes a full rotation every minute to prevent it from hanging out in one direction long enough for gravity to sway it.

In 1810, the Queen of Naples commissioned Breguet to come up with a watch that could be worn on the wrist. Two years later, in 1812, Breguet delivered the world’s first documented wristwatch. The oval-shaped watch strapped onto the wrist using a bracelet made of hair and a gold thread. As far as watch inventions go, the literal wristwatch takes the cake.


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Oct 29, 2020 #12 2020-10-29T14:00

Oct 29, 2020 #13 2020-10-29T14:05

Your project looks first like the unveiling of the hidden treasure of the secret chamber of the pyramids, nice story.
Waiting for more.

Oct 29, 2020 #14 2020-10-29T20:12

Oct 30, 2020 #15 2020-10-30T22:37

Thanks for the comments everybody - and Mark, you were right.

I googled for " Heller Breguet 693 1/75" and pretty soon found the confirmation

Out of curioisity I also compared it with the Azur kit

. which we all can reasonably assume to be in 1/72 scale

The Azur kit is slightly bigger in all dimensions

The things you learn AFTER having spent 14 euro on a PE set !

Having fun with the seat :

This is a terrible image (I'm sorry) of the PE seat

. and the very, very, very thin legs

After several minutes I had already broken it into two parts

Not to mention the wonky support legs

With some super glue and patience

. I got something that looked like a seat

To make things less fragile

. I added some Evergreen tabs

Trying to straighten the support legs once more

. and I had two parts again !

More superglue and more patience were needed

The camera macro function has no mercy !

Time to paint the interior

I checked the Azur instructions for modern color guidance

Vallejo 114 looked too gray

. so I added 20% intermediate blue (299)

Maybe it looks a little too blue now ?

. compared with the color of a radio in original state of an Morane-Saulnier MS.406

But poundering over this, I lost another evening

. before proceeding with weathering - using oil washes

Including a scratch build fire extinguisher

. which most likely wasn't red - but I like the visual interest of this

So far I am enjoying myself

. but I find it a pity I'm doing all this work on an underscale basic kit !

What will all my other builds think of this ?

Have an enjoyable weekend all - and thank you for your interest

William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God


The 1900’s and Later

In 1970, the Brown family sold the company to the Chaumet brothers. Their stint with Breguet was relatively short-lived, and the business was sold again in 1987, this time to a larger private equity company called Investcorp. The change in ownership allowed Breguet to grow in a way it never had before. It afforded the brand the opportunity to relocate its production to the heart of the watchmaking in the Vallee de Joux in Switzerland. In addition, the brand was able to expand into the Asian and North American Markets. Now, Breguet had a global presence as well as the backing of the prestigious Swiss reputation.

Just before the new millennium, Breguet experienced another period of expansion. In 1999, they joined the ranks of the powerhouse manufacturer The Swatch Group. The acquisition continued to open more doors for Breguet and brought a new dynamism to the brand. Today, Breguet continues to thrive under the umbrella of The Swatch Group and assert itself as a leader in the industry.


Watch the video: Guilloché demonstration by Breguet