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  1. This was one of my Christmas presents and it’s a treasure trove of odd WWI designs including scale plans. I wanted it for details of the Sablatnig planes but there are several others that I intend to build starting with the Oertz. Having just finished one Quad, I thought why not do another. So this is my intended victim the Oertz W6 aka the flying schooner. I know the GB doesn’t start till the 20th but I thought I’d crack ahead as I have a lot to do and I’ll make sure I don’t break the 25% rule. First off make the hull. Plans copied 20 times and former trans
  2. Hi all, So this one is a carry over from the Flying Boat GB that I started but never got finished in time. This is the kit.. Revell CL-415 Boxtop_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And here's some in progress pics.. Revell CL-415 WIP_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell CL-415 Wip_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell CL-415 Wip_7 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell CL-415 Wip_8 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell CL-415 Wip_9 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell CL-415 Wip_10 by
  3. I recently discovered the wonderful animated film 'Porco Rosso' by the Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki. I loved the film and so I ordered the 1/72 Fine Molds kit of the (partly fictional) Savoia S.21 in the re-built version. It comes with various extra bits and I opted to place her on the flying stand with both Marco and Fio on board. This is a small but very good kit that has all you need and fits together wonderfully. It only took me a few days to build and I'm happy with it. So happy that I've now also ordered the Curtiss float plane flown by Marco's adversary Donald Curtiss
  4. Triggered by Mikey-1980's thread on his excellent 1/48 Porco Rosso Savoia S.21 ... ... I watched the movie and inevitably succumbed to the temptation to build one myself. To fit with my other models I ordered the 1/72 version from Japan which arrived a couple of days ago. I'm not going to explain the background to this plane here, Mikey-1980 told something about it in his thread and for the rest, just go and watch the movie, it is absolutely brilliant! In 1/72 scale this is quite a small model but the kit looks good and comes with some nice extras: se
  5. Having throughly enjoyed the recent "Flying Boats & Floatplanes GB" I though I would book a page in peoples diary to say, let's do it again. So if you enjoyed the last one even half as much i I did, or you missed the chance last time, let's start gathering names ready for the next chance to get this one in for 2019. I will update this page as hopefully people add their names to the list. Also let everyone know what you fancy building. If we learnt anything last time, there's no shortage of choice ! Participants 1. @JOCKNEY 2. @nimrod54 3. @John D
  6. EDIT: This was my entry to the Flying Boats and Float Planes GB, which I hosted. As usual, I didn't manage to finish the build before the GB deadline. As I may take some time to finish it, due to several real life obligations, I decided to move the thread to the Aircraft WIP area. This was my last post before moving the thread here. Thanks all for looking. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  7. While waiting for suitable weather to prime the M.39, I started work on another Macchi, the M.33 flying boat, that I had been thinking about building. Using enlarged drawings from the Web and contemporary photos, I started by carving and sanding balsa into the wing shape. The shaped wings will be covered with styrene in much the same manner that I used on the M.39. The fuselage and outrigger floats will be plunge moulded and empennage shaped around balsa cores. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macchi_M.33 Thanks for your interest. Dennis
  8. Well, another wonderful little kit by Avis of an appealing subject rendered in great detail, with sound engineering and molding, which makes for a pleasurable build in all departments. The step-by-step build is here: Even as a short-run kit, these last civil releases by Avis have raised that bar in that category high up. As you can see, I built three of their recent kits in a row, something I seldom do, but I was enchanted by the subjects and the quality-price ratio. The care on the details, the good instructions, clear and at a readable size, the good decal sheet, t
  9. Hi everyone! My next build will be my favorite aircraft, the 1/48 Cat from Revell, the camouflage will be the early WW2 U.S. Navy used until May 1943 Credits: Wingspalette I will also this aftermarket parts: True Details Cockpit True Details Wheels Eduard PE Set (n.48182) Quickboost Engines Eduard Mask Hope that someone is interested on this build
  10. Savoia-Marchetti S.55 (72015) 1:72 Dora Wings The S.55 was a double hulled flying boat designed and built by Savoia-Marchetti in Italy in the early 1920s. Unusually the designed accommodated the passengers and cargo in the twin hulls and the pilots in the wing centre section. The engines were also unusual in that they were a pair of inline engines mounted above the wing in tandem canted sharply up. The drove contra rotating propellers. The aircraft would become famous for a series of trans Atlantic flights in the late 20s and then the Italian Air Force taking a fli
  11. Well, finally I've finished this model. Many stops and problems of different types but I am more than satisfied with the final result. As I was saying during the process, it's the first time that i'm looking for a finish in good condition, with minimal weathering effects, enough to give it some credibility. To highlight the work of staging with water. I have used an unconventional technique, very hard work but I think the result is worth it. At first, i've modeled the whole sea scene in clay, which allows you to work without haste and design the image that i had in mind. Once the model was
  12. (Caveat: this is not a new build, it is actually ten years old, a time when my scratching was quite less developed. I am posting here this as an illustrative aside on a conversation we are having on another thread I posted, in order not to clutter things there, and hoping that perhaps somebody may have a glimpse and smile) Original text as it was published ten years ago -somewhere else- follows: The quest for Speed has originated a plethora of beautiful shapes, dazzling prototypes, unique machines with the single purpose of combining lots of power with a polished, stre
  13. Dear All, Here is my rendition of Italeri's 1/72 Dornier Do-24T1, in the colours of Luftwaffe's 3/Seenotgruppe, 1942 (in a unidentified operational theatre, though it could be the Black Sea, due to the yellow underwing tips). This build started life as my entry to the Flying Boats and Floatplanes GB, which I hosted in late 2017 till mid-January 2018. As usual, I didn't manage to finish in time but I was using this build as a test bed for seaplane weathering techniques, so it would be difficult to finish in time anyway. In fact, it took me an additional 4 and a half mont
  14. The 1/48th scale Felixstowe kit is now on the www.lonestarmodels.com website. The kit has optional fuselage parts so it can be built as early enclosed cockpit or later open version. Parts look very good in the photos. The kit is not cheap but this is a large aircraft. Which colour scheme will you choose? So many choices. :-)
  15. A man can never have too many flying boats in his collection. Here's what I've been doing to fill in time before aGolden Age group build on HyperScale starts in December. For those that want some insight into the kit check out Ken Duffey's build of the same kit here on Britmodeller: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235006699-beriev-be-10-mallow-172-scale-amodel-kit/&page=1 The kit goes together quite well for a limited run production, with a reasonable fit being achievable most of the time after some trimming and filing in places, part
  16. Sorry for the late arrival of this build thread. First resin kit (So remember Tricky, you got me into this !) Apparently this lot are part of the same kit, however the instructions leave much to your interpretation, a few clues would have been appreciated ! Comments, help, advice, counselling all greatfully accepted ! Cheers Pat
  17. The Dornier Do 26 was a result from a 1937 order from Deutsche Lufthansa for three long range flying boats, capable of operating non-stop in the Lisbon-New York route. The first prototype, D-AGNT Seeadler (Sea Eagle), made its first flight on 21 May, 1938, and the second one, D-AWDS Seefalke (Sea Falcon) was completed in the beginning of 1939. These were the only boats completed before the war, so the third prototype D-ASRA Seemöwe (Seagull) went to Luftwaffe together with 3 more aircraft. Both Seeadler and Seefalke never went into service in the North Atlantic route as planned, instead they
  18. Gee this build snuck up on me, plus it seems it will the the 3rd GB in progress!! Now for something completely different I’m going to build an Italian Seaplane for this build, a pretty little Macchi M.5. Ok now before everyone gets excited and reminds me this is the US Navy GB, there is a little known fact that the US Navy flew Macchi M.5’s (loaned from the Italians) from December 1917. These aircraft flew as 263ᵃ Squadrigilia and were in operations against Austro-Hungarian forces over the Adriatic sea. In one of these encounters occurred on the 18th August 1918 where a US Navy Pilot Charle
  19. Summer in Australia seems finally to be over and I'm ready to get back into building. The change in season happily coincides with this group build, which already has some great-looking projects underway. I'm going to build a Boeing 314 Pan Am Clipper in 1/144 from the Minicraft kit. I am thinking about my prototype. There are two particularly famous 314s. The Dixie Clipper, NC 18605, carried Franklin Roosevelt to Casablanca in January, 1943. The other -- and what to call it depends on when you're referring to -- made the first circumnavigation of the Earth by a commercial airliner in reven
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