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OFFICIAL: Flying Boats Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:51 AM GMT+7
Welcome to the Flying Boat Campaign!

The campaign will run from April 1 through October 1, 2017.

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 interesting builds of "yachts with wings"!

Michael
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:57 PM GMT+7
Greetings friends, let us begin! bring what you've got!

It so happens I am working 1800 miles away from my kit, so can not start tonight, but i am sure it is where i saw it last, and i hope to be home end of next week.


ludwig113
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 01:50 AM GMT+7
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 01:10 PM GMT+7
nothing beats a Porco Rosso plane http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules/SquawkBox/images/smilies/pirate.gif " BORDER="0">
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 01:45 PM GMT+7
Nice looking kit Ludwig
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 08:48 AM GMT+7

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Nice looking kit Ludwig



Yes Ludwig. This one will be cool. I really have to see this movie!

Due to a nice holiday my start was delayed. But, here is the initial photo.

Kit: HUMA Dornier Wal JII in 1/72
Lufthansa plane "Monsun"



This is the first time, I found no drawing of this plane in the whole net. Amazing!

Oliver
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 04:56 PM GMT+7
oh good, glad to see some boxes opened.
I have been on travel also, and back home now. will be able to start on this campaign this week.
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:17 AM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
This is the model I will be building for this campaign-Hasegawa's ancient 1/72 Martin SP-5B Marlin. My father was in a Marlin squadron at North Island Naval Air Station in the late 1950's-tough duty station.



Can't wait to see everyone else's builds.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:44 PM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
My first dilemma-the seats have huge holes in them.
I plan to leave the landing gear off and display it in water. Should I put the crewmen in? If not, I got some holes to plug. Luckily I have you buddies to help me decide.


What do y'all think?
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 03:37 PM GMT+7
I'd say leave the crew in if you're going to put her on the water Don. They've either just landed or they're preparing to get under way so there'd be flight crew.
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 08:29 AM GMT+7
surprising to see big ugly visible sink marks in a Hase kit.

Id agree with Chris, if you are doing a water dio, might as well populate it with figures.

congratulations, by the way in being the first to actually glue parts together in this campaign!!
Antilles
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 10:18 AM GMT+7
The sink is really suprising. Looks like hasegawa engineers invented a water closet for the next very long flight. If You don't want to use figures, maybe You can do some small cushions of some modelling clay?

Oliver
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 01:57 PM GMT+7
Thanks Guys
I'll put the crewmen in the cockpit. Oliver you are too funny but now that you bring it up, yes, water closets.
This is an ancient kit. I remember my father buying me this kit when I was a kid about 40 years ago. I'm hoping to have it done for him as a Veteran's Day gift.
I started prep on the crewmen and have them primed. The detail is pretty soft.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Antilles
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 05:56 AM GMT+7
Hello fellow modelers,
little progress on my Wal. I added some detail to the rather sparse interior detail of the HUMA kit. Hopefully it is near to the original, as I found no photographs of this plane in the net .






Oliver
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JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 12:00 AM GMT+7
That looks good. Nice work with the tiny paint brush.
I think you have captured the look of an aircraft cockpit of that era.
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 01:18 PM GMT+7
Who doesn't love flying boats, right?


I'm surprised there's no one building a PBY yet.
2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 06:01 AM GMT+7
I am in with a Heller Canadair CL 215 water bomber. Starting pictures to follow.
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 06:56 AM GMT+7
Hello Darrell, glad to see you on the move.

I wish I was building my model, but i havent started yet. all the usual excuses - but the end is in sight.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 01:39 PM GMT+7
Here is my entry SAUNDERS ROE A.29 CLOUD by Valom

JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 02:12 PM GMT+7
just reading "Saunders-Roe" gives one a certain frisson, - great to see another box opened, bonne chance!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 02:13 PM GMT+7
Hello, Jonathan. What good advice do you have for me?
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 02:29 PM GMT+7

damn the torpedoes, charge ahead! don't sweat the details! eyes on the prize!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 03:25 AM GMT+7
This mixed medium kit is going to drive me crazy. Trying to fit the resin fuselage together with the interior is almost impossible. Maybe I should send it to you Jonathan

Bob
JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 05:02 AM GMT+7
then you could be sure it would never get finished!