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Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 05:31 PM GMT+7
Jonathan, your a fast worker. Nice job on the metal props, Ive not had too much success with them.

Bob
JClapp
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 02:03 PM GMT+7
I went ahead and built the metal props. It took hours, but they do look good. also wing floats on. almost ready for paint.


Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:16 AM GMT+7
Nice photos Paul, beautiful airplane.

Bob
ludwig113
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 02:43 AM GMT+7
as photobucket has stopped all 3rd party links now i'll upload my pictures again...















paul

ludwig113
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 02:23 AM GMT+7
some great looking builds on here, keep up the good work people.

paul
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:38 AM GMT+7
Jonathan, the Mars is really looking good.

Bob
Kevlar06
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:30 AM GMT+7
Jonathan,
Oh.... you mean the cowl flaps! I thought you meant some cooling lovers on the nacelles! I've used Archer rivets and louvers now in several projects-- and I cut the louvers in half or in quarters for 1/72 or 1/144 scale-- they do a good job of simulating raised cooling louvers-- I believe they were intended for 1/35 scale vehicles, but they work just as well for Aircraft.
VR, Russ
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:26 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russ, for turning me on to Archer. thats an interesting product, i think the N scale rivets might come in handy in future.
For this task, however, the concentric tube construction allowed for the louvers to be cut loose and by gently bending, they can be posed in the open position -

this is quite satisfactory.


buiilding and mounting the engines was the only "technical" challenge to this kit I think.

I'm almost ready to start painting.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 11:16 AM GMT+7
Guys, thanks for the comments.

Bob
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 08:01 AM GMT+7

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Goof: Good to see more Dorniers! Is this one the old Italeri kit?


Yep, in this case the Revell rebox Looking forward to seeing your Wal finished!

@Bob: great looking PBY!! Really impressed!

@Jonathan: And yes, also very impressed with how easy you make a vac-kit look
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 11:17 AM GMT+7
Oliver, thanks for the kind comment.

Bob
Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 09:10 AM GMT+7
Bob: One more splendidly built kit. I am very impressed by Your production rate and quality of built kits!

Goof: Good to see more Dorniers! Is this one the old Italeri kit?

Jonathan: Great progess on this mighty Mars!

Oliver
Kevlar06
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 02:36 PM GMT+7

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....still have to scribe and cut the cooling louvers.



Jonathan,
If I could make a suggestion regarding the cooling louvers, Archer makes a nice set of resin louvers in a small scale that could be used, they are decal based and stand proud of the surface, so if the louvers are indented they probably won't work. I used them on a 1/72 Grumman JF-2 Duck recently, and they look pretty good.
VR, Russ
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 01:14 PM GMT+7
alas, "what are you going to do with it?" is a question we all face isnt it.


any way, onward. a baby step perhaps, the nacelles trimmed to the proper length, intakes and oil coolers installed. the engines are dry fitted, still have to scribe and cut the cooling louvers.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 02:18 PM GMT+7
Jonathan, nice job on the engine cowlings. Will you have room for this MONSTER?

Don, thanks for the kind words. Now I need to find a home for the PBY since I don't have the room for it.
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 01:19 PM GMT+7
Congratulations Bob,
Your PBY came out looking great, I like the weathering job on a nice, sharp build.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 09:09 AM GMT+7
OK, great. We have a nice campaign going now.

I worked on the Mars engines today, the form off the sheet as said is very thin, but I found by pure luck a piece of stout plastic tubing that fit inside perfectly, so I built up the engine cowlings over the tubing.

This was rather tedious and produced less than beautiful results, but they are done.

A coat of primer reveals much more filling and fairing required.

A drawback to this kit is the need to build up the props from parts. I am thinking of making props in motion out of clear plastic circles, as Tim did on his micro-Catalina.

I also did some filling and fairing of the wing root joins, and dusted the top of the hull with primer. that looks mostly done.

goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 06:30 AM GMT+7

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Ha Goof, of course you are welcome to join with that kit!
In my opinion, that much work done amounts to maybe 2% completed.



Thanks Jonathan. After a short holiday i'll try to make some progress and post it here.

And as for color scheme: it'll be the standard 2 tone (RLM72/73) splinter scheme. I hope
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 11:35 AM GMT+7
Jonathan, thanks for the help all is successful now.

Bob
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 10:42 AM GMT+7

you might have to login again when you get there. That's something I wish Jim would improve.

then you will be able to see the "upload images" menu item.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 10:18 AM GMT+7
Jonathan, thanks for your kind words photos do make some things look better than they are

I am having a senior moment. I cannot remember how to post to the campaign gallery. I was able to post photos to my section though.

Bob
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 09:20 AM GMT+7

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I'm trying not to start any new kits until i wrap up some in-progress ones. But flying boats are too good to pass up really

I have a Revell Dornier DO24 i started a few years ago. The "maximum 33% started" for this campaign is generous. But i would like to get an "ok" first.

The current state is this. The wings haven been glued together (but no filler yet), as well as the sponsons. Total of 12 part. But they're big parts.


Honestly though, there are not a lot of parts in the kit:


Which means there's still a fair bit to be done:


Let me know if i can join in with this kit or if it's too far along



Ha Goof, of course you are welcome to join with that kit!
In my opinion, that much work done amounts to maybe 2% completed.


Congratulations big Bob, a splendid result! I see you have a lot of irons in the fire around the place, I am impressed you can get so many models to such an advanced level simultaneously.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 08:14 AM GMT+7
Goof, nice kit I will watch your build to see the scheme that you apply.

Rowan, love the photo and Ill wait on the kit since I have too many builds going at the time

The PBY is finished:






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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 07:02 AM GMT+7
Hi Bob

Great work on the Catalina! It's got to be my all-time favourite flying-boat, and I was really chuffed to see the real thing fly over Ryde a few years back.




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Rowan, I will trade you for that kit anything I have in my stash



You wouldn't want it anymore! LOL! - I made a start hacking at the kit the other day. But before I found it in the Stash, I noted that places are selling the Encore re-box, so you should be able to track one down pretty easily.

All the best

Rowan
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 03:33 AM GMT+7
I'm trying not to start any new kits until i wrap up some in-progress ones. But flying boats are too good to pass up really

I have a Revell Dornier DO24 i started a few years ago. The "maximum 33% started" for this campaign is generous. But i would like to get an "ok" first.

The current state is this. The wings haven been glued together (but no filler yet), as well as the sponsons. Total of 12 part. But they're big parts.


Honestly though, there are not a lot of parts in the kit:


Which means there's still a fair bit to be done:


Let me know if i can join in with this kit or if it's too far along