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Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 04:20 AM UTC
Oliver, thanks for you explanation on how you ground the interior of the fuselage. It gives me some ideas on what to do with the SR A.29 when or if I pull the box from the shelf and disassemble the fuselage for sometime in the future.

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 10:12 AM UTC
The clear parts have been taped off for the Primer.





ludwig113
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 11:54 PM UTC
a little update, paintwork mostly done, next decals and final assembly.

paul
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 02:17 AM UTC
NICE JOB! Paul, I love the color and your build.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 11:37 AM UTC
The PBY has arrived!

The kit contains four B-17s and two Catalinas - and there are even decals!


The PBYs consist of a mere nine parts, but the wing floats can be depicted either deployed or retracted. Very cool. I can’t wait to get started on these little guys!

JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 08:11 PM UTC
That's a great looking kit!

"I like little tiny things!"
TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:47 PM UTC

Quoted Text

"I like little tiny things!"



Me too!

To get a sense of how things will look, I cut the Catalina parts off the trees and quick-fit them temporarily with Elmer’s (white PVA) glue. Nice.


The only problems I see so far are the missing support struts under the wings and the too-thick propellers.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 11:35 PM UTC
Tim will you also build the B-17 at this time or another?

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 11:49 PM UTC
Hi Bob,

Yes, I'll probably build the B-17s too at some point. They are also well done kits for the scale, even including landing gear!
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 07:55 AM UTC
The PBY has now been taken apart, reassembled using plastic cement, and painted/decalled up. I also added the missing underwing support struts with bits of .010 inch plastic strip.

Instead of fixing the out of scale kit propellers, I decided to sidestep the problem and depict them as spinning. Using my trusty Waldron Model Products Precision Punch & Die set (punch #6), I made a couple of .160 inch clear plastic discs to represent the Cat’s propeller arcs.

The dynamic propellers suggested flight, so I reattached the wingtip floats in their in-flight configuration.


The propeller hubs were .023 inch discs cut from .010 inch thick sheet plastic.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 08:07 AM UTC
Tim, impressive build.

Bob
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 09:26 AM UTC
nice cockpit windows too..
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:10 AM UTC
Nice model Tim! I like the propeller solution.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 01:28 AM UTC
Thanks, guys.

This was a small but straightforward build. Other than the propellers and wing support struts, the only other improvement I made to the kit was to add guns to the forward turret and side blisters with fine brass wire attached with Elmer’s glue.



Finished!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 08:22 PM UTC
Nice job Tim especially in that braille scale:

Ive started to preshade and painted the bottom of the fuse USN Gray. Next the top in USN Blue Gray.



SHAKY962
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 06:33 PM UTC
Bob, Excelent work in the Catalina......
Paul, the Savoia is beatiful!!!!!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 03:36 AM UTC
Jose, thank you for your kind comments.

I painted a little more. Sure do need a paint booth, but I live in an apartment.



Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 07:45 PM UTC
The wing, struts, pontoons, and beaching gear are attached now.


JClapp
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:07 PM UTC
hey hey, that looks like a Catalina!
the coloring looks great.
SHAKY962
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:46 PM UTC
Nice Catalina!!!!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 01:06 AM UTC
Jonathan and Jose. Thanks for the comments, but to be honest the beaching gear does not let it sit square, there is a tilt

Bob
ludwig113
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 02:26 PM UTC
here we are folks, the finished Porco Rosso flying boat.
i have to say this is one of the best kits i have ever built. the fit is perfect, i didn't use any filler at all. very very little flash and the decals went on very well with sol and set.







best of luck to everyone else.

cheers paul
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 04:21 PM UTC
A beautiful result , Paul.
One of my favorite 'celebrity' aircraft.
cheers


Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 04:26 PM UTC
Congratulations Paul,
That's a very nice looking model. I like the flawless finish you put on it.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 06:38 PM UTC
Paul, she is a nice build and to hear that no putty was used makes her even the more special. Congrats!