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chriswil42

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MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« on: September 05, 2020, 02:44:33 PM »
Started this a few days ago. A bit of cleaning up to be done - quite a bit of flash.
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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 04:29:35 PM »
Main fuselage and cabin internals completed. Quite a bit of flash on the parts.
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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 04:54:48 PM »
For some unknown reason, the shape of this one appeals to me.
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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 05:32:16 PM »
Some nice detail in the cockpit, with parts you usually have to scratch build.

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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2020, 02:20:28 PM »
The cockpit reminds me of a WACO WW2 glider.
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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2020, 07:04:26 PM »
I see what you mean Andy about the WACO.. When / how did they use this type Chris ????

chriswil42

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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 03:05:03 PM »
This was the first Sikorsky production machine. The type actually saw service in ww2 in 1945. Apparently ithe first recorded use of the hoist was in Burma. Yes the fuselage looks amost identical to the Waco. I suspect it was modelled on the Waco.
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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2020, 03:03:15 PM »
Basic fuselage assembled with cockpit.
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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2020, 05:35:35 PM »
Nice work and interior detail.
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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2020, 01:06:38 PM »
Assembly complete - now ready for masking. A fair amount of clean-up was requied on the in,dividual parts. The vacform glazing was a bit tricky, but got there in the end.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2020, 01:10:19 PM by chriswil42 »
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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2020, 01:12:47 PM »
Looks great.
I must say I am not a fan of Vac form stuff.
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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2020, 01:15:58 PM »
Looks great.
I must say I am not a fan of Vac form stuff.
Me neither. I suppose it's an issue of short run kits.
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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2020, 01:30:57 PM »
Nice to see I'm not the only one with a mucky cutting mat.
Looking forward to this one.
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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2020, 05:08:57 PM »
Some vacform canopies ae easier to cut out than others. I find the sanding down to be the part requiring most patience and care. Was there a spare with this kit as that's a bonus from some manufacturers?

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Re: MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2020, 05:53:26 PM »
Vac Form is way beyond me!!!