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zak

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I have always liked Seaplanes/floatplanes - call then what you will.

I have already built a few, see WW1 thread  - Sopwith Schneider and Baby,and then the 1/72 Airfix Grumman OA-12 Duck.

Whilst in Australia we visited an Air Museum and I waxed lyrical about the Consolidated Catalina- mistake, what did they buy me for Christmas last year, yes the 1/72 Airfix one.
I am trying to get this finished as they are coming over from Australia in June/July.
So I decided to start a thread on my seaplanes.
Catalina needs a coat of matt varnish and the clear parts adding.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 02:28:23 PM by zak »

Roger

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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 12:21:22 PM »
That looks nice. Also a timely reminder as my German friends are coming to visit in June and I haven't started the Bedford QL that they bought me. Unfortunately it will have to wait a few days as we are waiting for giraffe to come to the waterhole!
See you all soon, Roger
(Currently baking in Namibia)

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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 01:52:03 PM »
Unfortunately it will have to wait a few days as we are waiting for giraffe to come to the waterhole!
See you all soon, Roger
(Currently baking in Namibia)

And I thought you where in Driffield ???!!!!!????

zak

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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 02:43:38 PM »
The cockpit framing did not exist and so I added it, not my favourite kit, but is quite old, so what can you expect.
I think I built one of these in my formative years - 9 or 10? I remember it as awful, what with tube glue and so on.

Kiteman

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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 06:02:19 PM »
No glue to be seen on this one...nice one Zak, and good to see or is it good to sea??

zak

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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 07:26:17 AM »
No glue to be seen on this one...nice one Zak, and good to see or is it good to sea??
Pun intended obviously!

zak

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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2017, 02:27:50 PM »
I have just opened the box on the Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Walrus MkII.

Strange memories flooded back of a certain Mr Dolman working at Jackson/Grandways supermarket in Bridlington. I built a Walrus many years ago, it was purchased by a former club member (Lawrie) from the above mentioned supermarket, he in fact bought two and gave me one. It was the Novo kit and proved a real challenge, I did finish mine but I am not convinced that he ever finished his .
Anyway I digress, the Airfix kit is much better than the Novo one was, or so my memory would have it.

Construction would appear straight forward.
More to follow.
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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2017, 09:00:12 PM »
Playfix Beriev Be 6 not sure what scale, probably 1/72
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Hers is on old build of a Walrus for Zak.

zak

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Is that the Airfix kit or some other?

Kiteman

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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2017, 01:52:02 PM »
No it was no Airfix, it was from SMER, horrible kit, which is why I appreciate the job you did on the DH2.

zak

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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2017, 02:53:21 PM »
No it was no Airfix, it was from SMER, horrible kit, which is why I appreciate the job you did on the DH2.
It looks pretty good.
I once built the Novo one - may have then become SMER, it was awful.

zak

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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2017, 03:18:15 PM »
Filling, bad joints and ejector pin marks etc.

zak

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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2017, 03:51:05 PM »
More progress, just building from the box.

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Re: Aircraft that float (almost the dark side -well sort of light grey)
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2017, 10:27:09 PM »
Looking promising. With a new Walrus due, a comparison of builds will be interesting. I have a Matchbox version sitting on the shelf of doom