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OFFICIAL: Sea Plane Campaign 2014
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 01:08 AM UTC
Welcome to the Sea Plane Campaign of 2014!

The campaign will run from August 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015.

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.

Let's get those boats that fly off the water!

Michael
md72
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 02:59 AM UTC
Oh great, it's not even August here and I'm already behind...
tinbanger
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 03:58 AM UTC
Thank you Michael!
Welcome one and all
I have not had a chance to change the rules yet but "What If' decals will be allowed in this campaign.
Good luck!
ljames0874
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 04:35 AM UTC
Here we go then! Here is everything I am throwing at this build. The model itself is a fairly uninvolved build, the real fun will be the paint scheme and the display base.




Cheers Everybody!
PeeJay74
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 04:56 AM UTC
I am delaying the start of my OS2U until I get some serious progress made in the Bombers and Grumman campaigns.
JoeOsborne
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 07:05 PM UTC
And here is my entry... the SO3C Seamew!



Looking forward to sanding, filing and filling! That's the smell of victory son, nothing beats the smell of Tamiya basic filler and acetone in the morning. :-)


Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:12 PM UTC
Hi there

I'll make a start on my SBS Model Latécoère 28-5 'La Frégate' (reviewed HERE). First job is to tackle the real whopper of a casting block under the fuselage.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, August 01, 2014 - 11:20 AM UTC
Welcome everyone!
Here is my entry:-



This will be my biggest resin build todate
ljames0874
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Posted: Friday, August 01, 2014 - 07:52 PM UTC
A small point of interest for you Richard. Around 22 years ago I used to work for a firm called Blaw-Knox, based in Rochester, Kent, on the bank of the River Medway. The firm manufactured road paving machines, but the factory had previously been Shorts, and they still had the slipways leading from the factory floor, into the River Medway. The nearest Pub, where we used to go for a "Liquid Lunch" was called "The Canopus". So, I'm fairly certain, that the subject of your build was built and launched there!
tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, August 01, 2014 - 10:37 PM UTC
http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=3646.45
Hi Lee.
The above link has more info on the Short site.
ljames0874
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Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 12:31 AM UTC
Cheers Richard - that was a blast from the past! The map was very helpful. What it doesn't show is the tunnels directly behind the main factory sheds, where machinery and aircraft parts would be taken during air raids. Most of the equipment was on a railway system built into the factory floor, so it was quite easy to move it into the tunnels. I used to waste so much work time exploring down there!
Cosimodo
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Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 02:38 PM UTC
Some very interesting subjects going to built here. To join this campaign I am in floats and all with a Supermarine Walrus.

This is a first resin build for me (and first sea plane if comes to that). I will do a separate build log for this because I am certain I will need a fair amount of input. Like Rowan, the first order of business is to deal with the over pour and cast block on the nose.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 05:38 PM UTC
If things work well, I propose to do this

I could have wished to exercise my usual propensity to do civil subjects, but the gun turrets look to be rather difficult to eradicate so I shall just have to grit my teeth and do the military transport version instead.
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 11:53 PM UTC
Jessie, with or without guns, that will be a fabulous model




Ive decided to do a Catalina, in 1/144 scale of course - a postwar civil airliner conversion in fact, and I will be removing the turrets.
kit

I recently learned that Transocean Airlines had a concession to fly air services in the Trust Territory of the Pacific from 1949 to 1960, and operated at least four (some sources say five) US Navy owned PBYs in that service. They called weekly at Kwjalein, or actually the seaplane base on nearby Ebeye.
prototype.



one of them, N31232 was named "TALOA Majuro" which is in the Marshall Islands, so Im going with that.
I have the art for the TALOA logo and the UN seal. The color appears to be overall aluminum dope.

stamp in my collection
stukaace
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 08:53 AM UTC
My contribution to this campaign is also a resin kit, namely the HMI Blohm und Voss Bv138 in 1/48 scale. A lot of resin to contend with!!



Below is a view of contents of kit. A start has been made all pouring blocks have been removed, ailerons, rudders & elevator have been separated to pose them in different angles. A small piece of brass tube has been passed through a hole drilled in each boom, to act as a spar. Portholes have been drilled out in each fuselage half & vac form canopy & turrets have been cut out.



More to follow

Andy
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 09:31 AM UTC
Will be building the Arado Ar 196 for this. I haven't even taken the parts out of the plastic yet, so no idea what it looks like,
Might add the catapult if all goes well.

Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 07:18 PM UTC

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My contribution to this campaign is also a resin kit, namely the HMI Blohm und Voss Bv138 in 1/48 scale...

Andy



Hi Andy

Wow! Gorgeous! I must admit I'm jealous of that one!

All the best

Rowan
stukaace
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Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 06:31 AM UTC

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My contribution to this campaign is also a resin kit, namely the HMI Blohm und Voss Bv138 in 1/48 scale...

Andy



Hi Andy

Wow! Gorgeous! I must admit I'm jealous of that one!

All the best

Rowan



Hi Rowan,
Kit came as a great suprise to me, my wife decided to suprise me at Christmas with it - she certainly did

regards Andy
stukaace
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Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 06:56 AM UTC
A catch up on my work with the Bv138. As stated previously I decided to add a couple of small brass tube spars. These were situated in a hole drilled through both booms to which the wings would be attached. Corresponding holes were drilled in the wings to take the spars.



I have also cut out the radiator outlet in order to use plasticard for the shutters.



Note the amount of filler used to correct some of the slightly mis-matched mouldings.I leave you with a shot of the floors and bulkheads added to the fuselage half.



Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 08:17 AM UTC
Nice work Andy.
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 08:23 AM UTC
Andy, I've contemplated the tube thru support on a couple of projects. How to you manage to line the holes up to avoid getting everything out of alignment after all of that effort?
stukaace
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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 08:38 AM UTC

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Andy, I've contemplated the tube thru support on a couple of projects. How to you manage to line the holes up to avoid getting everything out of alignment after all of that effort?



Hi Mark,
My method for tube wing spars on this particular kit was as follows:- on the booms I measured from the leading edge of the wing root to the thickest part i.e. the thickest part of the wing. I marked this, then measured the thickest part of the wing and where it bisected the mark from the leading edge of the of the wing root was the point where I drilled a pilot hole through the boom.
I then held the outer wing to the boom and taped it so it was joined fairly solidly to it, the Bv138 has no dihedral on the wings, then I drilled through the pilot hole into the wing. I repeated this on the other three wing parts. Finally I enlarged all the holes with a drill of the same diameter of the brass tube used.
The same method could be used where the wing is directly fitted to a fuselage.
Hope this gives you some idea of the method I used, although I'm sure someone out there has a better way of achieving this.

Regards Andy
md72
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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 09:46 AM UTC
Thanks, actually, I hadn't thought about working from the wings in.
North4003
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Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 01:04 PM UTC
I plan on building the 1/48 scale Ryan PT20 float-plane in US markings.
tinbanger
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Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 01:20 PM UTC

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I plan on building the 1/48 scale Ryan PT20 float-plane in US markings.



Welcome Brent .
I have never seen a Ryan PT20 float plane!
Looking forward to the build.