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Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:36 AM GMT+7
Jose, thank you for your kind comments.

I painted a little more. Sure do need a paint booth, but I live in an apartment.



SHAKY962
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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 01:33 AM GMT+7
Bob, Excelent work in the Catalina......
Paul, the Savoia is beatiful!!!!!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 03:22 AM GMT+7
Nice job Tim especially in that braille scale:

Ive started to preshade and painted the bottom of the fuse USN Gray. Next the top in USN Blue Gray.



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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 08:28 AM GMT+7
Thanks, guys.

This was a small but straightforward build. Other than the propellers and wing support struts, the only other improvement I made to the kit was to add guns to the forward turret and side blisters with fine brass wire attached with Elmer’s glue.
 photo Skywave PBY guns_zpslrjqybwn.jpg
 photo Skywave PBY completed 1_zpsjbtl8aq3.jpg photo Skywave PBY completed 2_zpsxfp17mit.jpg
Finished!
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 07:10 AM GMT+7
Nice model Tim! I like the propeller solution.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 04:26 PM GMT+7
nice cockpit windows too..
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 03:07 PM GMT+7
Tim, impressive build.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 02:55 PM GMT+7
The PBY has now been taken apart, reassembled using plastic cement, and painted/decalled up. I also added the missing underwing support struts with bits of .010 inch plastic strip.

Instead of fixing the out of scale kit propellers, I decided to sidestep the problem and depict them as spinning. Using my trusty Waldron Model Products Precision Punch & Die set (punch #6), I made a couple of .160 inch clear plastic discs to represent the Cat’s propeller arcs.
 photo Skywave PBY propeller_zpsfa0aubys.jpg

The dynamic propellers suggested flight, so I reattached the wingtip floats in their in-flight configuration.
 photo Skywave PBY propellers_zpshp12p88u.jpg
The propeller hubs were .023 inch discs cut from .010 inch thick sheet plastic.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 06:49 AM GMT+7
Hi Bob,

Yes, I'll probably build the B-17s too at some point. They are also well done kits for the scale, even including landing gear!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 06:35 AM GMT+7
Tim will you also build the B-17 at this time or another?

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 05:47 AM GMT+7

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"I like little tiny things!"



Me too!

To get a sense of how things will look, I cut the Catalina parts off the trees and quick-fit them temporarily with Elmer’s (white PVA) glue. Nice.
 photo Skywave PBY fuselage and wing_zpsxeldtyev.jpg
 photo Skywave PBY dry fit_zps6t006kc3.jpg
The only problems I see so far are the missing support struts under the wings and the too-thick propellers.
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 03:11 AM GMT+7
That's a great looking kit!

"I like little tiny things!"
TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 06:37 PM GMT+7
The PBY has arrived!
 photo Skywave PBY start_zpscitv4h9p.jpg
The kit contains four B-17s and two Catalinas - and there are even decals!
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The PBYs consist of a mere nine parts, but the wing floats can be depicted either deployed or retracted. Very cool. I can’t wait to get started on these little guys!

Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 09:17 AM GMT+7
NICE JOB! Paul, I love the color and your build.

Bob
ludwig113
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 06:54 AM GMT+7
a little update, paintwork mostly done, next decals and final assembly.

paul
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 05:12 PM GMT+7
The clear parts have been taped off for the Primer.





Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 11:20 AM GMT+7
Oliver, thanks for you explanation on how you ground the interior of the fuselage. It gives me some ideas on what to do with the SR A.29 when or if I pull the box from the shelf and disassemble the fuselage for sometime in the future.

Bob
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 10:13 AM GMT+7

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Oliver, your Dornier is looking good. I like the cockpit and the fuselage came together well. What was your process that you call the "long way"?

Bob



Hello Bob,
the long way was to grind the interior walls to make them more hollow as trimming the triangular floor plate created not enough room. But now, it fits !

Russ,
building a catapult would be a very cool scene. But, a scene in the natural element, water, would be cool one, too! I am in two minds about this.
As promised, here the link to the Youtube clip:

https://youtu.be/8ab7gQt8pqc

By the way, coming closer to the paint shop, I wonder: what were the typical colors of the mail flying boat of the Lufthansa. The instruction says RLM02 gray for the upper structures and RLM01 silver for the bottom. But, on several pictures the bottom appears to be black and the upper surfaces look in a silvering tone. So, what is correct ?

Oliver
Kevlar06
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 10:48 AM GMT+7
Bob, thanks for the photos, those engines look like they might do for a P2Y, cowlings too, maybe even the nacelles! I guess we should have some rules on the Vac-form campaign about how much of a model is vacced huh?? How much was the PBY kit and where did you get it?

VR, Russ
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 06:38 AM GMT+7
Russ, here are the photos I hope they are of help. The engines were already installed:



Kevlar06
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 06:22 AM GMT+7

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Bob: Great progress on Your Catalina! Looks good!

Frederick: As I am in with another Dornier bird, I would like to see the DO-X built!

Going the hard way worked well on my wal. Cockpit is now enclosed and the hatch to the radio compartment can still be reached!


T

Oliver



Oliver, the Wal looks great, and that radio operator's door will look good through the open cockpit now-- The Amodel kit is a little different from the Huma kit, which is a later version of the Wal I think. I know both are very hard to find. Will you be building a catapult from the Westphalia to display it on? That would be a neat model.
VR, Russ
Kevlar06
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 06:18 AM GMT+7

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Bob,
I'm trying to place that Revell kit-- is it the old 1970s kit or something newer? You know it looks pretty good for an old kit if it's the 70s version-- how are the engines? I'm going to need to look for some engines for my P2Y in the upcoming (I hope) Vac campaign-- and if the engines and props are OK in this kit, I might consider picking up one or two from these-- yours looks pretty good!
VR, Russ



Russ, I will take some photos of the engine and props for you. The instructions state that the copyright is 1971.
Bob



Bob, thanks buddy that would be great! I thought that looked like the old kit-- Acedemy makes a pretty nice kit (actually they make several versoins of the Catalina) with engraved panel lines and divots for rivets , but that old Revell kit looks pretty nice, nad I bet the price point is much lower-- you're doing great work on the kit-- just goes to show what can be done with older kits if you're willing to do the work.
VR, Russ
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 05:58 AM GMT+7
Oliver, your Dornier is looking good. I like the cockpit and the fuselage came together well. What was your process that you call the "long way"?

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 05:56 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Bob,
I'm trying to place that Revell kit-- is it the old 1970s kit or something newer? You know it looks pretty good for an old kit if it's the 70s version-- how are the engines? I'm going to need to look for some engines for my P2Y in the upcoming (I hope) Vac campaign-- and if the engines and props are OK in this kit, I might consider picking up one or two from these-- yours looks pretty good!
VR, Russ



Russ, I will take some photos of the engine and props for you. The instructions state that the copyright is 1971.

Bob
Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 04:28 AM GMT+7
Bob: Great progress on Your Catalina! Looks good!

Frederick: As I am in with another Dornier bird, I would like to see the DO-X built!

Going the hard way worked well on my wal. Cockpit is now enclosed and the hatch to the radio compartment can still be reached!




Oliver