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OFFICIAL: Sea Plane Campaign 2014
Blespooky
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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Joined: June 03, 2014
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Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:01 AM UTC
Here is my entry:



and some progress, the cockpit was a mini kit in of itself and was a lot of fun. I made harnesses from masking tape and did some scratch building on the rear mounted machine gun.



I like that the torpedo is nearly the size of the plane.

Bryan
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:41 AM UTC
Welcome to the campaign Bryan!
It my have been old and slow but it could pack a punch.
JoeOsborne
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California, United States
Joined: October 08, 2013
KitMaker: 111 posts
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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:29 AM UTC
Update on the SO3C Seamew build.

Pinned the wings to the fuselage much like the write up posted earlier. Assembled the floats and primed them.

Cleaned up and painted the resin cockpit. Probably the only feature to this kit - great details in the resin cockpit. And the radio section in the rear has been painted.

If you're going to build this kit make sure you have a dremel and lots of putty









tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:09 AM UTC
Nice work Joe!

I have been working on cutting off and sanding casting blocks of all parts.
Engine Cowl parts have some large blocks needing careful cutting:-

ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: August 15, 2012
KitMaker: 408 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 04:18 AM UTC
So, Yesterday I made a start on building the Ekranoplan, and already it's halfway there!


Time for the inevitable size comparison shot, here is the fuselage next to a same scale (1/144) Globemaster:


Next job, to smooth over the upper cockpit area where there was a gun turret, and make it a little more "airliner" like.

Cheers Everybody!
Harry01
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 21, 2007
KitMaker: 45 posts
AeroScale: 23 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 04:33 AM UTC
Hi everybody,

today I enlisted and want to build an Italeri Do 24 in 1-72. My problem is that I got no books or anything about that plane, not even anything about colours.

So my foremost question is: was the camouflage 72/73/65 and the interior 02 or was it 66 so I can get me the right colours. I don't know what Italeri says, because I ordered the Do 24 from Amazon this morning.

To start this weekend (or even tomorrow) I wanted to buy the missing colours tomorrow if possible, so many thanks in advance for your answers.

See you, HP
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 04:33 AM UTC
Lee, thats a very amusing picture! Ive seen pictures the ecranoplans over the years, but never in relation to anything but the demise of the Soviet Union, and the sad plight of the Caspian sea.

I like your concept to make it into a modern airliner. thats a brilliant idea, look forward to seeing it finished!
ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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KitMaker: 408 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 05:20 AM UTC
Cheers Jonothan! I have to admit that the Airliner idea is not original, when researching other build logs I came across these:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9401-9500/gal9450-Ekranoplan-Duffey/00.shtm

http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/Revell_1_144_Ekranoplan_04609__about21600.html
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 07:16 AM UTC
good stuff I always like what-ifs
Harry01
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 21, 2007
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 09:35 PM UTC
Hi everybody,

yesterday (2014-08-15) I got my Do 24T.



It's their updated version with a new cockpit and 5 decal versions, 3 Luftwaffe, 1 french and 1 spanish. I think I'll scan them so you guys can see what you get.

Yesterday i shot the pit-parts 02 and let them dry overnight. Next update will be the scans and then the pit.

See ya, HP
stukaace
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: January 03, 2006
KitMaker: 39 posts
AeroScale: 39 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 08:06 AM UTC
Hi all, a little progress on my resin 'clog'. I have now added some internal detail to the fuselage halves, it may look a little overdone but I have tried to get it to match the detail moulded on the kit already. I have also given the interior a coat of RLM 02 grau and a coat or two of Kleer for later weathering effects.





The white object in the foreground of the second photo is a bulkhead door for the radio compartment.

I have decided to incorporate some semblance of a radio compartment, as I intend to have the door from the cockpit open. With such a large canopy I'm sure something will be visible of the radio equipment!
The transparencies for the portholes I have decided to install after the fuselage halves. To achieve this I will cut the clear plastic very slightly bigger than the opening and then slightly bevel the openings, hoping the transparencies will then lie flush with the fuselage

That's it for now.

The other builds starting to appear for this campaign make interesting reading hopefully we'll see more appearing soon.

All the best Andy
ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 04:50 AM UTC
In the last few days I have sculpted a new surface on the upper flight deck area, using green stuff and filler putty.

This pic shows what the upper flight deck should look like:

And this pic shows what I am doing, after removing the gun turret and various radar bits:


As you can see, I'm trying to give it a Jumbo Jet cockpit profile.

Cheers Everybody!
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,498 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 06:08 AM UTC
Lee that's a lot of filler!
To bad there is not a vac part for you to use.
Cosimodo
#335
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 06:31 PM UTC
There are some great starts already in this campaign and all the builds look to be quite different.
I have the Walrus underway with the resin stubs cleaned up (almost) and the first bit of construction underway. the kit is not flawless but what's modeeling without a challenge.
The start

Cleaned up

The ribs installed


next up is some colour.

cheers
Michael
stukaace
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 07:22 AM UTC
Hi all, I have managed to make some progress with my Bv138, I have added wear & tear to the cockpit, turret openings and radio compartment.
The radio compartment I have detailed with a table to carry the radio equipment, a bulkhead door and a box (unsure what it represents but is visible in photo I have of radio compartment).
I have also added representation of radio equipment from various other kits.



In the foreground is a scratchbuilt seat for the radio operator, again based on the photo I have. It's built from plasticard & rod with etched seatbelts.



I have added this detail because I decided to have the bulkhead door into the cockpit open, how much will be seen? Not a lot but at least it's there



That's all the progress for the time being.

See you soon Andy
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 08:28 AM UTC
Nice progress Andy.
ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 05:01 AM UTC
A bit more progress - the "Jumbo Jet Flight deck" sculpting continues. I have acquired a set of 1/144 scale technical stencil decals that include windows and separate frames for the cabin as well as the flight deck. There is a clear piece for the cockpit glazing in the kit, which I have used, but it is too flat and blunt for my purposes, so in this next pic, you can see a plasticard former I have glued on, which will guide me to the correct angled profile for a 747 flight deck:

After this, I filled in either side of the former with green stuff, and wet sculpted it into the existing shape. After It had cured, it was all sanded smooth, and then I attached the wings and tail:


That's the build mostly done, just a bit more filling and sanding required, then it's on to the really fun stuff - painting, and building a sea scape diorama base.

Cheers Everybody!
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: December 31, 2013
KitMaker: 338 posts
AeroScale: 190 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 07:52 PM UTC
Starting off on my DO-24. Not sure which scheme.





tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12:50 AM UTC
Hi Pricklehead.
I will add the DO-24 to my wish list.
After a week away on a training course it's time to get back to the work bench.
stukaace
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 08:08 AM UTC
Hi all, I have managed to do a little bit more work on my Bv138 (despite being called upon to paint a full scale living room )
My last post showed the detail I added to the radio compartment, this post shows the fuselage halves after joining and the very little of the radio compartment that is visible!!!











You will note the poor joint between fuselage halves and on the last photo the filler applied to where I cut too much away from the front of the fuselage. You may also notice where I thinned inside the fuselage. This was because I decided to remove the front hatch on top of the fuselage and thinned the fuselage sides in order to get a floor installed,but almost went a bit too far!

I decided to fit out the cockpit after joining the fuselage together, the cockpit opening being large enough to allow this. Turrets will also be detailed later and added as a final act after painting.

As I stated the join between fuselage halves is certainly not a Tamigawa affair and a lot of filler is going to be used to get a smooth join - more about that later.

As mentioned in my previous post I am adding porthole glazing now fuselage is joined. The glazing was made by using a punch which was close to the size required. The portholes in the fuselage were slightly bigger than needed and the edges were beveled to allow the glazing to lie flush with the exterior of the fuselage. They were glued with odourless superglue,then I added masks cut from Tamiya masking tape to the proper size of the portholes. I then used filler to ensure any gaps were filled then sanded them smooth. The tape ensuring the transparent parts remained so.





Hopefully when painted just the glazing will be visible!

That's it for now, provided no more decorating interrupts, another instalment will follow before too long.

Cheers Andy
PeeJay74
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: January 08, 2014
KitMaker: 425 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 01:02 PM UTC
1/48 Monogram OS2U Kingfisher + LSM cockpit and float

I got off to a late start by a month, but finally began on my Kingfisher. All parts washed and left out to dry. It's a beginning!

tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 09:24 PM UTC
Andy I like the challenges resin models give and so do the filler manufactures!
Paul looks like you have a straight forward build going on there.
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 02:07 AM UTC
And I'm off, mostly. Antares 1/72 SC-1 Seahawk.

tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 03:21 AM UTC
Welcome to the campaign Mark!
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 07:54 AM UTC
After a fight with small PE I know now why I hate PE!
Throttel panel:-

When glue has completely set then time for clean up.