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  1. Hello, I'm happy to share my second RFI, my Williams Bros. Seversky SEV-2 Racer. It's a basic kit OOB, but the shape is good and the build pretty straightforward if filler-heavy. It's taken a while, but this one was always a project, and I wanted to test my self with scratch-building the interior, and then decided to improve on the base kit's undercarriage, engine, wheel wells... The ancient decals fell to pieces, causing some concern, but overall I'm pleased with how things ended up. My brother ran off some bespoke prop and sponsor logos to replace those that came with the kit. The WIP is here, if you like scratch-built bits and pieces (and filler). I've thoroughly enjoyed it, and welcome all your comments as ever. Take care, if it's ever sunny again I'll take some better pics outdoors! Matt
  2. Hello, I got the Williams Bros. kit of the Seversky P-35/ Racer a while back, a great second-hand bargain, after building the same company's Caudron racer. It's been on the waiting-list for a while now, In part because I felt it's going to need a lot of work, and research, to get a reasonable finish. This is my first WIP post, hopefully it will act as a spur! Compared to the Caudron it's pretty crude, and the decals are well off register, but a great basic canvas to try out some scratchbuilding and new skills on. There's a well-researched history of the plane, and in particular of the S2 Racer version, owned and raced by Frank Fuller in the Bendix and Thomspon Trophy races in the late 1930s.The actual instructions are a combo of one exploded diagram and written step-by-steps. Dry fitting, testing and research seem to be needed here! Also, typically for me, even with just two versions as options, it's been hell deciding which one to build - racer or USAAC? Silver or bright green? I had an old Academy/Hobbycraft P-35A in the 'old kits' box, so did this rough to help me decide: It's going to be the racer! It had a lower canopy than the standard P-35, different IP, intakes, and no dihedral, which could be interesting given the way the kit is broken down... So far, I've started on the engine, the IP and some interior structural detail, using various shots of preserved Severskys and archive pics. The cockpit is hugely busy compared to the Caudron one I scratched, so this will be a stretch! Help! that's the real one btw... It's a start, using the kit decals placed behind a drilled-out plasticard sheet, glazed with Klear (camera flash highlights every tiny blemish!) The basic engine moulding is very good and I've added various rods and wiring. Hope this build takes your interest, and look forward to any and all hints and tips from the great modellers here - always learning! More soon, Matt
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