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JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 03:26 AM UTC
Thanks Russ, for turning me on to Archer. thats an interesting product, i think the N scale rivets might come in handy in future.
For this task, however, the concentric tube construction allowed for the louvers to be cut loose and by gently bending, they can be posed in the open position -

this is quite satisfactory.


buiilding and mounting the engines was the only "technical" challenge to this kit I think.

I'm almost ready to start painting.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 04:30 AM UTC
Jonathan,
Oh.... you mean the cowl flaps! I thought you meant some cooling lovers on the nacelles! I've used Archer rivets and louvers now in several projects-- and I cut the louvers in half or in quarters for 1/72 or 1/144 scale-- they do a good job of simulating raised cooling louvers-- I believe they were intended for 1/35 scale vehicles, but they work just as well for Aircraft.
VR, Russ
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 04:38 AM UTC
Jonathan, the Mars is really looking good.

Bob
ludwig113
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 07:23 PM UTC
some great looking builds on here, keep up the good work people.

paul
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 07:43 PM UTC
as photobucket has stopped all 3rd party links now i'll upload my pictures again...















paul

Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 04:16 AM UTC
Nice photos Paul, beautiful airplane.

Bob
JClapp
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 07:03 AM UTC
I went ahead and built the metal props. It took hours, but they do look good. also wing floats on. almost ready for paint.


Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:31 AM UTC
Jonathan, your a fast worker. Nice job on the metal props, Ive not had too much success with them.

Bob
JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 07:51 AM UTC
My baby is blue



also an LCM in the same scale. After the war these were distributed widely to the islanders all over the Pacific and many are still in use.
I am contemplating a water diorama.

Still boatloads of work to do. gloss coat and decals, design and print decals for the cockpit windows, fill all the portholes with Klear, drill holes on the roof and mount the astro-dome, and the variety of antenae, etc.

I started this kit on July 1st. I am jogging forward now, hoping to finish it before the end of the month!
Lakota
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 06:43 AM UTC
Wow Jonathan, great work! A diorama sounds like fun (to watch). I've taken a couple of months off from modeling. I really need to start up again.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 11:20 PM UTC
I should not have said I could finish before the end of the month, I jinxed myself.
Antilles
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Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 06:57 PM UTC
Jonathan: The Mars looks really great!

Last weekend I found some time to color up my Wal.

Starting with a white primer and some black pre-shading.

Then the main color was sprayed. I did not like the kits color suggestion of RLM02. Dornier has built up a new Wal (2053 Grönland Wal) and they used a brighter grey. I tried to capture this color.

Decals went on pretty well. And subsequently the upper surface was post shaded with some diluted black and the lower surfaces with diluted brown.



Next will be the engine and props!

Oliver
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Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 07:01 PM UTC
Jonathan and Oliver; some beautiful work here on both your parts!
Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 01:06 PM UTC
Michael: Thank You for Your kind words.

Meanwhile, my Wal has been finished.

I oversprayed the entire upper surface with the the diluted base color as a filter to reduce the shading effects. Than, I put on several spots with oils (white, flesh, and blue)

These spots were rubbed with a clean brush onto the surface until only a small shade remained. I tried to photograph it, but the shades are too subtle for it.

So here is the finished Wal of HUMA in 1/72 scale. Hope You like it.






Probably I will try some diorama with water, but I have not done this before.

Oliver
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Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:50 PM UTC
Oliver, beautiful work on a mono-chromatic scheme! Indeed, the oil filters are not visible per se, but the overall effect is perceptible.
Very attractive finish!
Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 07:29 PM UTC
Oliver, beautiful work on the Whal.

Johnathan, the Mars is still big and beautiful.

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:27 AM UTC
Great looking Wal, Oliver!
JClapp
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 03:18 AM UTC
oh glory! Oliver that is beautiful!
please add your favorite pictures to the permanent gallery

who else is working on a model?
I have some time off coming up, got home today and found this waiting for me where i left it

I think I can get back to it this weekend.
Antilles
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM UTC
Thank´s a lot for Your kind words, gentlemen. Glad You like the Wal.

Before lifting the pictures to the gallery, I will try to set the flying boat to its natural element.

First into the blue:

Next stop is silicon valley. I formed the waves with an old tea spoon. The tips of the waves were drybushed with flat White. Then the shape of the Wal was cut out.


Test fitting of the Wal reveals the gaps that have to be filled with silicon again. For this, the lower side of the Wal was masked to proctect it against the silicon. Fine lines of silicon were pressed to the old water surface and the lower side of the Wal to fit it tightly in. With a small tooth pick the waves of these new silicon lines were shaped.


Water seems a bit rough. So I will have to moor the Wal. More to
come.

Oliver
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:00 PM UTC
You guys are really raising the bar. Great work Oliver and Jonathan.

A freind of mine has given me some hope on my keeping some of the built a/c or armor. He has a really neat wood working shop and will make or let me make some individual cases to fit the models.
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 12:26 AM UTC
Very nice work Oliver! the base looks great

My Dornier's interior is primed a bit. Now waiting for the Vallejo Air RLM colors to arrive. Essentially all that would be needed for this kit: 65+72/73 for the exterior, 22 and 66 for the interior. Should arrive soon. I'll shoot some pictures then
LinusB
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 02:17 PM UTC
Getting started on my Sunderland.



JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 06:26 PM UTC
Nice! good to see another box opened
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 12:26 AM UTC
Here are some in-progress pictures of my Dornier DO24:



The painting of the figures isn't as great as i remember i could. When i was younger i used to paint these freehand, without glasses and i remember them looking great. I'm sure part of it is worse eyesight, less steady hands and the fact that in memory everything looks better than it actually was

Linus, looking forward to the Sunderland. It's on my (much too long) wish-list
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 01:22 AM UTC
Hi Jonathon

I'm afraid I've had to drop out of the campaign, because I've just so little time for modelling at the moment. I wasted a while scratchbuilding and moulding sets of resin parts for new passenger seats for my Grumman and they do look rather fun - but that, coupled with demands of work at Oxfam, mean I'm a month or more behind where I'd hoped to be with the build, so I'm clearly not going to be able to finish in time while making good on the review items that still keep piling in despite my having "resigned".

I hope to finish the Grumman in due course, but it will have to go on hold for the foreseeable future.

All the best

Rowan