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Having a break from painting (a wall not the plastic) I glanced at the stash and thought " why have I 3 biplanes and 2 Parsols when I hate rigging?"...and thus the story begins... Would it be sacrilege to wiff with a Matchbox Walrus? Probably not thanks to the Revell re-issue, albeit without the multicolored plastic we all love so dearly. ok so ideas now began to form in my crazy mind... Turn this: into this: From Turning to Burning. Or maybe this: Monoplane it (although Supermarine already beat me to this with the Seagull) Or a simpler: Just drop the rigging, and repaint in a new scheme wether alternative warbird or civi. Of course there other whacky options: 'gunship' - rockets, torpedos, turrets etc 'electric' - long before the EKA-3, predating the F3D-2Q, and making even the TBM-3Q seem positively modern. '2000' - well if Dornier can modernise their WW2 vintage boats... 'racer' - didn't a Walrus do a lap at Reno? Not looking like this... ...and I'm sure there more! Some things would be hampered by the rather bare stores box, others by the skill box - but nothing by the 'outside the box'
Morning, spurred into action by my super-rapid catapult build (about the time it takes to chip a droptank Dan ) http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=234929886 I've now started my Arado. For about the two bob it costs, what a great kit! So much so I have elected not to use the Eduard PE as the kit is mostly better. If Eduard can print the bible on the head of a pin why can't they do plain matt grey? They seem to think Luftwaffe IPs are stripy gloss grey for some reason. Go figure. Absolutely love this motor, the only AM is the lifting ring and mesh intake filters. It's a gem. Just hollowed out the exhausts and carefully painted. Haven't weathered it yet. Did I mention that I like this kit? Thanks for looking Nick
This may or may not be in the right place, strictly speaking, it is boat, or a lump of one anyway, it's an HpH 1/32 Arado 196 catapult. I have been after one of these for ages and picked one up at Telford. Looked like a quick build (no interior!) so I thought I would have a crack at it. Decided I would stratch build and solder the railings First issue with the kit is that the steel cylinder that forms the piston should be 117mm long, it was actually cut in errror at 107mm in the kit. I didn't have any tube of this diameter, so I turned an interference fit extension from ali that you can see here. Soldering turned out OK The wheels you can see, track around to rotate the catapult, not clear how this is powered for rotation? Primer on and some plumbing done Here's a closer view. I scratch built the pipe connectors. Plumbing finished and launch trolley built. I scratched most of iy from brass, as I didn't like the look of the resin parts even though they have wires cast in them. My fleet air arm buddy isn't very suitable, but he's vaguely Naval and the right scale (-: Fun with battleeship grey and OTT rust next, can't wait. Thanks for looking Nick