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  1. Despite the recent release of the Italeri's Sunderland Mk.I (review: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=234927542), the Special Hobby Short Sunderland Mk.V project seems going on. Some CAD drawings are proposed in ModelForum: http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=97&p=1362198#p1362198 Future kit reference is SH72162. Wait and see. V.P.
  2. After HP.42 (link) One Man Model is to release a 1/72nd Short L.17 Scylla 3D printed model kit Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=980271742169157&id=100005590215920 V.P.
  3. Hi guys, been a while since I posted any work here, so it thought I would post up a recently finished kit. Here we have the old and very vintage Airfix Short Stirling bomber in 1:72. If any of you have built this kit (judging by its age there may well be a fair few of you out there) it is in the kindest possible term, a DOG. If it were a car, it would be a Mini Metro with bead mat seat covers and beige interior. I could list all the problems and jobs done to just get the kit to fit properly never mind gain more accuracy but it would be a three page epic so if anybody really wants to know, PM me and I can eventually email a full write up on what I did. Kit was painted with Vallejo Air Dark Earth, Dark Green, Mat Black and Humbrol Interior Green, three coats of Pledge gloss and the mat coat was Winsor and Newton. Weathering used Humbrol 11, oil pastels and some small amount of charcoal in places.
  4. Joining you with this fine Shorts offering. To be completed as the NASA option. Purchased for £10, from Jet Age. Previously a donation from a visitor. Here are the parts.
  5. After the Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick (link), Blackbird Models is considering the possibility of doing a 1/72nd Short S.35 Shetland resin kit in 2018. Source: https://www.facebook.com/173300159429640/photos/a.173306382762351.40890.173300159429640/1553414038084905/?type=3&theater V.P.
  6. A recent rediscovered photo I bought a long time ago has posed a question. In the picture below are 5 different flying boats, the description on the press release it was used for is the second photo. According to Wikipedia the flying boat at the bottom was consigned to end its days at a flying training school a year earlier yet here it is alive and well. Did all these different types actually see active service or is this photo a PR stunt from 1939. cheers Pat PS, I didn't tell you the names of the different flying boats deliberately so you can look them up as I had to
  7. I voted for "Made In Britain" GB with Contrail Mayo Composite in mind, but knowing my pace and determination I'm not sure that I could complete the whole stack in time so I decided to do one step at time and start with Mercury. Contrail's Mayo Composite kit was a joint effort between Contrail and Airframe each providing one aircraft. Airframe S.20 moulds look very basic but buildable, will require a lot of scratch building, scribing and detailing to look right.
  8. Parns

    Short S.27

    The FAAM's Short S.27 replica
  9. RAAF Short 'C' Class Empire Flying Boat Conversion 1:72 Red Roo Models During the early stages of WWII before Aircraft production was kicked up a notch many air arms found aircraft in short supply and looked for civilian aircraft to fill the gap. The RAAF was particularly short of long range assets. There were though a number of Shorts C Class Empire Flying boats in the country which were pressed into service. The RAAF would use five of these aircraft which would be serialed A18-10 through A18-14. Aircraft from Imperial Airways were impressed into service, where as Aircraft owned by Quatas were subject to a formal charter. Some of these aircraft would be fitted with bomb racks, and a nose aiming position, and they would receive upper defensive gun mounts. Other aircraft not fitted for bombing would also receive upper gun mounts. In all cases the gun mounts were open with a wind deflector fitted in front. Two of the aircraft would also gain camouflage colour schemes. None of these aircraft would go on to survive the war. Only one was lost to enemy action, the others to accidents. The Conversion The conversion from Red Roo is for the CMR Kit and contains; 1 clear resin bomb aiming copula, 4 bomb racks, 2 browning 0.5cal machine guns, 2 Lewis guns, 2 scarff rings, 2 azimuth arms, 2 wind deflectors, 1 template; and the decal sheet. There is a clear acetate sheet which contains a template to scribe a new hatch on the left rear of all four aircraft. This hatch retracted internally and allowed use of a Lewis gun from this position. A similar but larger hatch was located on the right hand side. This allowed engines to be loaded into the aircraft, and again a Lewis gun to be deployed. The instructions are comprehensive and need to be studied depending on which aircraft is to be modelled. Some had the bomb racks and associated bomb aiming window, and some did not. Again top armament options varied between aircraft. The metal parts are brass and so quite soft, care will be needed in handling these. A full sheet of decals is provided for all marking options. This includes serial numbers, code numbers, roundels, and fin flashes. The look to be colour dense, with no registry issues. Conclusion The service of these Flying boats is only a small part of the RAAF in WWII but still worthy of note. With sets like these the modeller has a chance to build one of these 5 historic aircraft. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  10. Planet Models is to release in November 2015 a 1/72nd Short SC-1 "First British VTOL Aircraft" resin kit - ref. PLT266 Source: http://www.specialhobby.eu/en/our-production/planet-models/1-72-short-sc-1-first-british-vtol-aircraft.html?cur=1〈=1&redirected=1 V.P.
  11. Italeri is to release a new variant from its original Stirling kit (Stirling Mk.IV - ref.1350 http://shop.italeri.com/Products/21635-1350-stirling-mkiv.aspx & http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234933917-new-172-stirling-from-italeri/page-1): a Short Stirling Mk.I - ref. 1335. Source: http://www.primeportal.net/models/thomas_voigt9/misc/ V.P.
  12. Sanger has announced limited run 1/48th Short Sunderland Mk.III and Mk.V multimedia kits due for release in December 2012 January 2013. Etc. Source: http://www.sangereng.fsnet.co.uk/ 1/48th SHORT SUNDERLAND Mk-III 1/48th SHORT SUNDERLAND Mk-V DECAL SHEETS AVAILABLE FOR: RAF SEAC RAAF RCAF RNZAF SAAF RNoAF French Escadrilles Special Markings to your requirements This remind me we are still waiting for the 1/48th V-Bombers announced over two years ago... And I don't speak about the B-52 in the same scale as she doesn't interest me at all. I've the Sanger Boeing B-47 Stratojet in the stash and she looks beautiful. One day... Anyway for deep pockets guys there's (was?) a 1/48th Sunderland resin kit by Alpha Flight: http://www.cybermode...lpha_4817.shtml V.P.
  13. In January 2015 Anigrand is to release a 1/144 Short Belfast C.Mk.1 resin kit - ref.AA-4090 Source: http://www.anigrand.com/future_releases.htm V.P.
  14. Pro-Resin (Olimp) is to release a Short SC.1 resin kit - ref. R48-001 Source: http://www.olimpmodels.com/catalog_2.html V.P.
  15. Short S.27. This S27 is a replica based on the 1910 Short Brothers original and is not airworthy. It was built in the 1970s from plans drawn up by the Director of the Museum. The project was instigated by Lord Mountbatten, who had been flown in an original S27 in 1912 by Charles Samson. No original S.27 airframes are known to exist. this is displayed at The Fleet Air Arm Museum as the S.27 was linked to a number of firsts for the Royal Navy. Pics thanks to Mish.
  16. Not really new but nonetheless of interest, LiftHere! (http://lifthereserbia.wordpress.com/) released in March 2013 a 1/72nd Short SA.6 Sealand resin kit - ref.LHM017 Source: http://lifthereserbia.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/lhm017-short-sealand/#more-3709 V.P.
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