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OFFICIAL: Sea Plane Campaign 2014
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 08:05 PM UTC
Dang but there are some awesome builds going on here! That 1/32nd scale Walrus looks fan-damn-tastic! The detail is mind boggling! And the resin Bv138 can't wait to see how it goes!

Well my build is somewhat more mundane I went for the Tamiya 1/48 Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu. What can I say but boy this kit is just a dream to build! I started this on Saturday afternoon and as of today (Monday night) I've got most of the kit together. I've heard it said throw glue and paint in a Tamiya box and shake it and out will come a great kit! Well not quite but this was an extremely easy build!So without further ado here are some progress pics!











c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 09:43 PM UTC
And a little later this evening the floats are all on! Now to let it all dry for a day or so before a little filing and sanding to restore some of the sharp edges. Oh yes and ever thoughtful Tamiya provide a ballast weight for the large float so she sits correctly and a beaching trolley to sit her on!












tinbanger
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 10:14 PM UTC
Fast work Chris, I wish mine was going together as easy!
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 11:29 AM UTC
Hi Richard! No one was more surpised than I at the actual speed of this build, the parts count while not that high are of a reasonable level of detail and make for a pleasing front office when done. The recessed panel lines are nicely done with rivet detail where applicable. There was one area around the port (starboard?) wing root where there was a gap but alittle thin super glue filled it very nicely and easily with no cleanup!So with a little spray of interior colour on the rear decking the cockpit can be installed and painting can commence in earnest!
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 09:39 PM UTC
Actually that should read canopy not cockpit .... duh!
amegan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 09:17 AM UTC
I am humbled by these builds, after something of a loss of motivation due to family problems I need an easy build so, hopefully, here it is.




KP Models Piper L-4H Cub, modified in the best Cub tradition to the fine example I flew in Florida in 2012. I notice that the kit is a seat short and has a ventral fin that will have to be removed.
tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 09:30 AM UTC
Glad you could make it Andrew!
c4willy
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 07:43 PM UTC
Hi Andrew I echo Richards sentiments, glad you made it here and I hope this brings a little peace while you build!
tinbanger
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:55 AM UTC
Cockpit seats and floor mats painted and PE parts glued on:-

PeeJay74
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 01:37 PM UTC
1/48 Monogram Kingfisher + LSM cockpit and float

I did something completely new for me with this build - I primed all the major parts before anything has been glued. I read a tip that doing this makes it easier to rescribe raised panel lines. You prime everything, then take a curved #10 blade held perpendicular to the lines and gently scrap them off. The raised line is gone and leaves a nice obvious blue line in the grey to rescribe. We'll see if its true.



I also sprayed all of the resin with interior green while they are still on their plugs. LSM's cockpit is far, far more detailed than the kit cockpit, but it's also a little rough around the edges and the cream color can make it difficult to decide what is cockpit and what is scrap. That isn't a dig on Mike West's work; considering he only charges $20 for all of the resin and he is a one man operation its impressive what you get with the set. Just expect a little more work than something from a mass manufacturer.

More to come with that soon.
PeeJay74
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 08:50 AM UTC
1/48 Monogram Kingfisher OS2U + LSM cockpit and float

Rescribed the wings today, the primer first method worked great. I think the fuselage will be a bit tougher but I picked up a Verlinden template to help with replacing the hatches and access panels.

c4willy
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 07:51 PM UTC
Well after a little more weekend work we're at the panel wash and weather stage. Here are the pics to show my progress.






stukaace
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 03:16 AM UTC
Hi here we have another update to my Bv138 build, not moving as quickly as Chris's Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (which looks really good). Also watching the other builds which are also looking good.

After my fitting of the porthole glazing I moved on to the central over-wing engine/gunners housing. I decided to open the port entry hatch shown in photo below. You will also notice that I have attached the radiator intake and fared it in with filler.



Before adding the intake I added a piece of brass mesh to simulate the radiator face, also added was the fairing in front of the radiator.


Sorry not the best of photos I'm afraid

As the entry door to the central housing is open and with the gunners open turret it is possible to see into the
housing. I needed to add some interior detail to it, using photos I found on the GERMAN LUFTWAFFE site www.deutscheluftwaffe.de " TARGET="_blank"> www.deutscheluftwaffe.de A very useful reference for details for modelling Luftwaffe machines.



In this view you can see I have added some internal structure and a bulkhead in front of the gunners position ( I'm not entirely sure this is correct photos aren't clear enough). I have also beveled the edges around the entry hatch to disguise the thickness of the resin.


This image shows another view of the internal structure added.

I added a semi-circle of plasticard to the top of the gunners position to give the circular opening for the gun mounting ring to sit on. The resin was thinned to a more scale appearance at the same time.



From my references I gleaned that there was some type of equipment on the bulkhead by the entry door, I'm not sure what it was but attempted to reproduce something that approximated it. See view below.



Again not brillant pic

With all internals in, time to marry up the housing to the wing
After a fair bit of sanding and scraping they were attached to each other.





I decided to leave filling and sanding joints till wing was mounted on fuselage as next view shows.









I had to use some plasticard shims to fill the gaps under the wings, which still require a fair bit of filler! The wing had to be at 90 degrees to the fuselage which I managed to achieve first time
Filler was applied to all the joints then wet sanded to an acceptable level.









I'm quiet sure that after primer is applied the joints will require further work. Although I found the fuselage joints, after sanding, came out quiet well.

Well that's it for another session, it's turning out to be a slow build but then again for the price it's certainly giving me a great challenge to complete.
Till the next time then, think I will watch some of the other great builds coming along.

Cheers Andy
GreginOK
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 01:33 PM UTC
Well, I am off to a late start but I am in. Don't know with what yet, but I am in. Guess I will go and see what I have in the stash.

Greg
GreginOK
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 06:28 AM UTC
I am in with this.

http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/29412/Duck_1.JPG

The decals are shot, but they are simple enough that I will try to replace them out of my spares.

Greg
tinbanger
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:07 AM UTC
Hi Greg and welcome to the campaign.
Please post you build photos here on this forum and completed model photos in the Gallery for :-Sea Plane Campaign.
Good luck!
GreginOK
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:54 AM UTC
I tried to but I got this message..

The category you chose for this photo can't contain photos.

Apparently I am doing something wrong.

Greg
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:05 AM UTC
Hi Greg I have had the same issue .... I did get it resolved though I can't currently remember how! Sorry not much help but I'll go searching and see what I can find.
GreginOK
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:25 AM UTC
Perhaps this will work.



It worked....well sort of. Now why is it so small?

Fixed small too! Now how did I do that?


Greg
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:18 AM UTC
The main thing is it worked! LOL
Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 02:37 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I tried to but I got this message..

The category you chose for this photo can't contain photos.

Apparently I am doing something wrong.

Greg



That's the message you get when you're not in a gallery space. You have to click into one of the gallery spaces in order to upload your photos. In the case of the Seaplane campaign, you want to be here: http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/29144
GreginOK
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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 03:03 PM UTC
I started the Airfix J2F Duck. The kit has some interior, including the passenger/cargo compartment. It looked real big and real boring so I spiced it up with a Rita Heyworth poster from YANK magazine.





Greg
tinbanger
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 01:49 PM UTC
Love the poster Greg!
Hull half's are together and some filler on:-


Mcleod
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 05:19 PM UTC
Some amazing work going on here!
Chris - Wonderful, and fast modelling on the N1K1.
Andy - That BV138 is a thrill to see coming together
Richard - Well done. Your modelling photos look done in the same way I do it. Simple, isn't it.

I hope that Cub and the Duck get off the ground.

Reminds me of a true story.
Driving home from work. A duck is flying toward my moving car, desperately trying to make some air space. Right behind him, is a running coyote looking for lunch. Instead of turning right, the duck veers left and face-plants into my cars passenger door. Milliseconds later, the coyote face-plants into the same door.
After coming to a screeching halt, I run back to check them, both spread eagle in the middle of the road. Approaching the duck, he wakes up and heads for the clouds. So I approach the coyote; he wakes up and makes a run for it.
None were the worse off for leaving face impressions in the door of my Contour.

Now, every time I see a Grumman Duck, I think about that near miss on a Mallard.
tinbanger
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 01:18 AM UTC
Thank you Ben!
Wing half's glued and now require some filler:-