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JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 01:15 AM UTC
just about done with the plastic parts
engine air intakes, oil cooler ducts, floats and horizontal tailplanes.



those engine cowlings are not too good, very thin and brittle. I think I am going to fab something from copper tubing.
JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 04:50 AM UTC
Small step forward, I mounted the horizontal stabs, so the airframe is complete.


pretty happy with this model so far.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 05:01 AM UTC
That looks large even in 1/144.

JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 05:18 AM UTC

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That looks large even in 1/144.



It measures 17 inches by 10 inches, which is about the same dimensions (though opposite, if you follow me) of an F-18 in 1/48 scale.

I love the two story high barn doors into the hold under the wings. It would be a good subject for an open doors dio.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 04:27 PM UTC
Nice one, Jonathon

That's looking awesome!

I'm going to have to go with "Plan B" for my effort, because some of the parts for my intended build (the resin DFS Seeadler) have gone astray. Luckily I came across the Czech Model Grumman Goose while hunting through the Stash this morning, so this will be my entry:



I might even get underway this afternoon...

All the best

Rowan
JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 04:39 PM UTC
Oh, lovely! A Grumman water fowl of one or another type was conspicuously missing from our group.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 11:18 PM UTC
Rowan, I will trade you for that kit anything I have in my stash

Started applying these thick decals.



the next photo is starting of the weathering process which I have not mastered yet.

JClapp
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 04:45 PM UTC
That is looking fabulous Bob.
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 08:33 PM UTC
I'm trying not to start any new kits until i wrap up some in-progress ones. But flying boats are too good to pass up really

I have a Revell Dornier DO24 i started a few years ago. The "maximum 33% started" for this campaign is generous. But i would like to get an "ok" first.

The current state is this. The wings haven been glued together (but no filler yet), as well as the sponsons. Total of 12 part. But they're big parts.


Honestly though, there are not a lot of parts in the kit:


Which means there's still a fair bit to be done:


Let me know if i can join in with this kit or if it's too far along
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 12:02 AM UTC
Hi Bob

Great work on the Catalina! It's got to be my all-time favourite flying-boat, and I was really chuffed to see the real thing fly over Ryde a few years back.




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Rowan, I will trade you for that kit anything I have in my stash



You wouldn't want it anymore! LOL! - I made a start hacking at the kit the other day. But before I found it in the Stash, I noted that places are selling the Encore re-box, so you should be able to track one down pretty easily.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 01:14 AM UTC
Goof, nice kit I will watch your build to see the scheme that you apply.

Rowan, love the photo and Ill wait on the kit since I have too many builds going at the time

The PBY is finished:






JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 02:20 AM UTC

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I'm trying not to start any new kits until i wrap up some in-progress ones. But flying boats are too good to pass up really

I have a Revell Dornier DO24 i started a few years ago. The "maximum 33% started" for this campaign is generous. But i would like to get an "ok" first.

The current state is this. The wings haven been glued together (but no filler yet), as well as the sponsons. Total of 12 part. But they're big parts.


Honestly though, there are not a lot of parts in the kit:


Which means there's still a fair bit to be done:


Let me know if i can join in with this kit or if it's too far along



Ha Goof, of course you are welcome to join with that kit!
In my opinion, that much work done amounts to maybe 2% completed.


Congratulations big Bob, a splendid result! I see you have a lot of irons in the fire around the place, I am impressed you can get so many models to such an advanced level simultaneously.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 03:18 AM UTC
Jonathan, thanks for your kind words photos do make some things look better than they are

I am having a senior moment. I cannot remember how to post to the campaign gallery. I was able to post photos to my section though.

Bob
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 03:42 AM UTC

you might have to login again when you get there. That's something I wish Jim would improve.

then you will be able to see the "upload images" menu item.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 04:35 AM UTC
Jonathan, thanks for the help all is successful now.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 11:30 PM UTC

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Ha Goof, of course you are welcome to join with that kit!
In my opinion, that much work done amounts to maybe 2% completed.



Thanks Jonathan. After a short holiday i'll try to make some progress and post it here.

And as for color scheme: it'll be the standard 2 tone (RLM72/73) splinter scheme. I hope
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 02:09 AM UTC
OK, great. We have a nice campaign going now.

I worked on the Mars engines today, the form off the sheet as said is very thin, but I found by pure luck a piece of stout plastic tubing that fit inside perfectly, so I built up the engine cowlings over the tubing.

This was rather tedious and produced less than beautiful results, but they are done.

A coat of primer reveals much more filling and fairing required.

A drawback to this kit is the need to build up the props from parts. I am thinking of making props in motion out of clear plastic circles, as Tim did on his micro-Catalina.

I also did some filling and fairing of the wing root joins, and dusted the top of the hull with primer. that looks mostly done.

Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 06:19 AM UTC
Congratulations Bob,
Your PBY came out looking great, I like the weathering job on a nice, sharp build.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 07:18 AM UTC
Jonathan, nice job on the engine cowlings. Will you have room for this MONSTER?

Don, thanks for the kind words. Now I need to find a home for the PBY since I don't have the room for it.
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 06:14 AM UTC
alas, "what are you going to do with it?" is a question we all face isnt it.


any way, onward. a baby step perhaps, the nacelles trimmed to the proper length, intakes and oil coolers installed. the engines are dry fitted, still have to scribe and cut the cooling louvers.
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 07:36 AM UTC

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....still have to scribe and cut the cooling louvers.



Jonathan,
If I could make a suggestion regarding the cooling louvers, Archer makes a nice set of resin louvers in a small scale that could be used, they are decal based and stand proud of the surface, so if the louvers are indented they probably won't work. I used them on a 1/72 Grumman JF-2 Duck recently, and they look pretty good.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 02:10 AM UTC
Bob: One more splendidly built kit. I am very impressed by Your production rate and quality of built kits!

Goof: Good to see more Dorniers! Is this one the old Italeri kit?

Jonathan: Great progess on this mighty Mars!

Oliver
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 04:17 AM UTC
Oliver, thanks for the kind comment.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 01:01 AM UTC

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Goof: Good to see more Dorniers! Is this one the old Italeri kit?


Yep, in this case the Revell rebox Looking forward to seeing your Wal finished!

@Bob: great looking PBY!! Really impressed!

@Jonathan: And yes, also very impressed with how easy you make a vac-kit look
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 04:16 AM UTC
Guys, thanks for the comments.

Bob