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bootneck

Short S.23 Empire flying boat

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11 minutes ago, jrlx said:

Looking forward to the pictures in the Gallery and seeing your Catalinas finished as well. Do you think you can manage?

No worries!  :frantic:  :pray:

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2 hours ago, bootneck said:

This must be a worse record than that set by  @Mike:facepalm:

I think you mistyped @stringbag:lalala:

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Nope, mine has its wings on! :rofl:

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:cwl: I can just picture his grudging smirk when he sees this :wicked: I suggested he could try building Zeppelins or rockets this year, as they don't have those pesky wings. I got that same smile accompanied by some pithy expletives then too ^_^

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She looks lovely Mike, always the most stately of the Flying Boats era

Congrats on a wonderful job

Edited by perdu

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1 hour ago, bootneck said:

Nope, mine has its wings on! :rofl:

 

1 hour ago, Mike said:

:cwl: I can just picture his grudging smirk when he sees this :wicked: I suggested he could try building Zeppelins or rockets this year, as they don't have those pesky wings. I got that same smile accompanied by some pithy expletives then too ^_^

That's you two off next years' Christmas card list then.  :tease:

Best I can do without clogging up the swear filter.

 

I was going to say how well that little Short thing looked too, but you can all go and whistle. 

 

Chris.

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12 minutes ago, stringbag said:

I was going to say how well that little Short thing looked ..........

are you referring to @Mike again? :shrug:

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Why I oughta!!!! :fight:

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And (whilst donning Tin Bin to avoid the fisticuffs) Murdo diplomatically asked "What did you glaze the windows with?" 

 

I've been using UV Glue with some reasonable success, even with fairly large windows (1:144 DH Devon - pics due soon) but what did you use, are they painted? They look quite smooth.

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The windows are painted on this model, although I do normally use the UV resin pen for that sort of finish.  I painted the windows a mid-grey colour first and then went over them with a very thin coat of Tamiya X-19 Smoke, which gives a deeper sheen than just painting black etc.

 

Mike

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Just spotted this over in the gallery Mike. It's a cracking looking model. Well done, and I apologise for not checking in on this one. :thumbsup:  

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Hi John,

 

No worries, and thank you for the compliment -  you obviously haven't seen the quality of the other builds yet! :yikes:

 

I may just join you on the 737 SGTB, if a kit that I am expecting arrives in time.

 

cheers

 

Mike

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Mike,

 

Again, congratulations for a beautiful flying boat!

 

Cheers

 

Jaime

 

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Great to see this finished Well done indeed

Martin H

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Hello Bootneck,

Great job on your short !

I really like her !

Sincerely.

CC

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That's lovely, great job on solving all the issues.

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