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OFFICIAL: WWII Flying Boats Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 11:09 AM UTC
Welcome to the World War II Flying Boats Campaign.

The campaign will run from 1 April through 1 October, 2019.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some great builds of the boats that fly!

Michael
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 04:09 PM UTC
I have got to finish something. Too many builds in progress. Now that I found some instructions, I'm still planning on the Seamew.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 04:38 PM UTC
[quote]I have got to finish something. Too many builds in progress.[quote]

Mark, I see that Hangar Queen 9 Campaign has been in session. I have 11 airplanes that would qualify.

Bob
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 07:16 PM UTC
Hi all.
Will start my project later.Out of my workbench now(real life,real job bla-bla-bla ).Anyway can't make a choise between 2 nice sea birds Kawanishi H6k Mavis and Kawanishi H8K Emily (boths 1/72 Hasegawa)
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 01:07 AM UTC
Alex,

Do the Mavis!!

I'm torn between doing a Dave, or a PBY...though after my last Monogram build (B-24) I'm a bit burned out on the big ones!
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 10:42 AM UTC
Here is my entry for this campaign:-





I will be building this as the aircraft that found the Bismark.
First I will have to fill the wheel wells in the hull sides.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 01:50 PM UTC
Richard, looks like a nice kit.

Here is my entry: Hasegawa 1/72 KAWANISHI TYPE-2 EMILY.

Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 05:56 PM UTC
Back to my paradise.1-2-3 TaDaaaa Kawanishi H6K Mavis
Project.Open(ready for fire)gunners position,an lacun with drawings for this,try found somethings at russian speaking forums(it's KGB guys know everythings ha-ha).Any help - kapunkap macmac( great thanks on thai language).
Painting - nothing new - acryl.
Weathering-very light chipping,color modulation - try new tech with water soluble pencils.
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 11:53 AM UTC
@Snipales: Please let me know if the Mavis has raised or recesed panels?
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 01:59 PM UTC

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@Snipales: Please let me know if the Mavis has raised or recesed panels?


Noup,haven't panel lines.Only raised rivets(nice small,about half size Hasegawa H8K Emily).But overall kit not so perfect as usual Hasegawa kits.
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 10:24 AM UTC
@Alex,

thanks for your fastest answer!!!
I hope Hasegawa launch a new tool of this kit, same as made with the Emily

JM
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 06:02 PM UTC
Main wing completed.Wing end somthere behind a horizont.Note:diferent thikness center part and both end parts(about 1.5 mm !!!).Big gap between air intake cowlings wing part and engine.I'm use high viscosity cyanoacrilate for fill gap and reduce different thikness on the wings.
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 11:12 AM UTC
Alex

I think you need to work more in the fuselage.... Its an old kit
Good advance!!!!
Propster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 03:57 PM UTC
Just seeking clarification on this. No float planes only hull on the water aircraft, correct?
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 04:25 PM UTC
Erm, huh, what? Hull in the water, no floats??

This was my plan. There's still time to change, but I guess we need a clarification.
Propster
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 04:42 PM UTC
Didn't want to cause confusion but I always considered flying boats and float planes differing types and to plagiarise Wikipedia:


A flying boat is a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull, allowing it to land on water, that usually has no type of landing gear to allow operation on land. It differs from a floatplane as it uses a purpose-designed fuselage which can float, granting the aircraft buoyancy.
Snipalex
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC

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Just seeking clarification on this. No float planes only hull on the water aircraft, correct?


Hi Stephen
Float planes accepted.Technically float planes just an modification land based planes(mostly) what can float .So it's flying boats.
Campainign name - Sea based planes not so perfect:|
Welcome to campaigns ....if you want.
Propster
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 01:21 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

Just seeking clarification on this. No float planes only hull on the water aircraft, correct?


Hi Stephen
Float planes accepted.Technically float planes just an modification land based planes(mostly) what can float .So it's flying boats.
Campainign name - Sea based planes not so perfect:|
Welcome to campaigns ....if you want.



Oh I will be joining it was just a question of what to build! Thank you for the clarification
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 04:16 AM UTC

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Alex

I think you need to work more in the fuselage.... Its an old kit
Good advance!!!!


Thank's Jose
Deep digging about fuselage everywhere,special for H6K5 modification
Forfard and spine gunner position wrong at this kit,tail gun and waist blister empty,not present bomb racks and etc.etc .So some will be stratch building,some will be used from my kits trash box.
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 04:55 AM UTC

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Alex

Its an old kit


Jose
No want brag but it's Supermodel Cant Z1007 from 197X- just rescribing panel lines,all from original box.No aftermarkets.
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 05:06 AM UTC
Progress
Wing - first silver layer done
Fuselage interior painted,an additional decks for gunner added (nothing special just plastic sheets).Anyway interior very primitive and not be visible - so I'm not concetrate at this.
Floats completed.Top gunner position project - make thinner main frame(from 2.5mm to 1.0mm),gun base + sliding cover
Hudson29
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 05:34 AM UTC
Alex - nice to see your progress on the Mavis. I have had one in my closet so long that the decals are likely to be junk. Are aftermarket decals available? Anything else to improve this old chestnut?

Many photos of these aircraft show them to be pretty weathered. It would be fun to build the model that looks that way.
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:30 AM UTC

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Alex - nice to see your progress on the Mavis. I have had one in my closet so long that the decals are likely to be junk. Are aftermarket decals available? Anything else to improve this old chestnut?

Many photos of these aircraft show them to be pretty weathered. It would be fun to build the model that looks that way.


Thank's Paul
I see only one aftermarket decals(check at scalemate site) but nothing special - hinomaru(red circle) and numbers - all can be made yourself
Mmmm heavy weathering - no.Just area around engines and waterline.All another color modulation(if I can )
Another improvment - gun from "mini world" company
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:51 AM UTC
So next part - FUSELAGE !!!!!
It was real hell.Different size and geometry!!(forward part) fuselage halves.Difference was eliminated by medium viscosity cyanoacrilate glue(yes I'm fanatic of this,better than putty).In result on the top of fuselage rivets disappear(restored by riveter)Don't know how it's will be looking after painting (raised and holled rivets).Top and forward gun position completed,tail blister cut for open position.Small window plastic useless(to big gap),I'm use micro-kristal after painting for this.
Need a visit menthal clinic or after all
Yes it's Hasegawa SPECIAL edition from 2013
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:58 AM UTC
Alex,

Amazing work my friend......
The Supermodel kit is a beauty...... but I prefer to wait a new injection model!!!
Please, not Italeri.......