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  1. 1. Vote for the best model in the Gallery - Page 1 of 2

    • CedB: Supermarine S6B - Eastern Express 1/72
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    • Black Knight: Douglas World Cruiser - Williams Bros 1/72
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    • John D.C. Masters: D.H.60G Amphibian - Avis Models 1/72nd
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    • CedB: Junkers Ju 52-3M - Airfix 1/72
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    • TonyW: Dornier Do18 - Matchbox 1/72
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    • CedB: Grumman Gosling - Airfix 1/72
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    • Paul J: NWT Canso C-FOFI / 703 Fire Bomber - Minicraft 1/144
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    • stevehed: FBA H flying boat - Scratch built 1/72
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    • Beard: Supermarine Spitfire MK V floatplane - Bregun 1/72
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    • JWM: Blackburn Ripon - Broplan 1/72
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    • corsaircorp: Ryan STM-S2 - Testors 1/48
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    • zebra: Walrus - Airfix 1/48
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    • Xmald: Caudron G.4 Hydroavion - Copper State Models 1/48
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    • limeypilot: Donnet-Lévêque Type A - Libramodels 1/72
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    • The Spadgent: Catalina PBY-5 "BLACK CAT" - Academy 1/72
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    • Paul J: DHC-2 Beaver, CF-HGZ of B.C. Airlines - Airfix 1/72
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    • SeaPlane: Supermarine Seagull ASR-1 - Pro Resin 1/72
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    • JOCKNEY: Beriev BE-4 - RPM 1/72
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    • John D.C. Masters: Thulin 'B' (Morane WR) - AZ Model 1/72
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    • andy.m: Curtiss SO3C Seamew - Sword 1/72
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    • Ray S: Burgess- Dunne Floatplane - Scaleplanes 1/72
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    • JWM: Douglas DT 2 C - Williams Bros 1/72
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    • amblypygid: Aeronavale Dornier Do-24T - Italeri 1/72
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    • phoenix: Zeppelin Lindau (Dornier) Rs II (late) - Scratch built 1/72
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    • None of the above
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  2. 2. Vote for the best model in the Gallery - Page 2 of 2

    • stevehed: LFG(Roland) W floatplane - Joystick Models 1772
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    • Foxbat: Kawanishi N1K1 Type 11 Kyofu "Rex" - Tamiya 1/48
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    • Arniec: Dornier Do-18D - Matchbox 1/72
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    • bristol boy: Blackburn Iris - Sanger 1/72
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    • Stew Dapple: Kawanishi H8K2 'Emily' - Hasegawa 1/72
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    • JWM: Hoever MF 11 - Broplan 1/72
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    • nimrod54: DH 60G Gypsy Moth Coupe - The British Arctic Air Route Expedition - Avis Models 1/72nd
      2
    • TheBaron: Dornier Do 18D-3 - Matchbox 1/72
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    • Rick Brown: Piper Cub - Kovozávodý Prostejov 1/72
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    • bootneck: Short S.23 Empire flying boat - Welsh Models 1/144
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    • Romeo Alpha Yankee: QANTAS PB2B-2 Catalina - Academy 1/72
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    • Dermo245: USCG Hu-16 Albatross - Revell 1/72
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    • bootneck: PBY-5A Catalina USAF (c. 1950) - Minicraft 1/144
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    • bootneck: PBY-5A Catalina/Cansa (c.1974) - Minicraft 1/144
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    • 825: Vought Kingfisher FN709 - Lindberg 1/72
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    • 825: Vought Kingfisher Number 2 - Airfix 1/72
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    • JOCKNEY: Macchi MC72 - Smer 1/48
      1
    • Dazey: Yokosuka K5Y2 IJN Type 93 (Willow) - Valom 1/72
      1
    • Kahunaminor: A6M2-N (Rufe) 802 Kokatai - Hasegawa 1/48
      0
    • None of the above
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Supermarine S.6B

Eastern Express 1/72

 

For the 1931 Schneider Trophy competition the British, somewhat controversially, raced with no opposition to win and permanently retain the Schneider Trophy.
The winning Schneider flight was piloted by Flt. Lt. John N. Boothman in aircraft serial number S1595 at a speed of 340.08 mph (547.19 km/h), flying seven perfect laps of the triangular course over the Solent, between the Isle of Wight and the British mainland. On the same day, another S.6B (S1596) flown by Flt Lt George Staniforth set a new Absolute World Speed Record of 379.05 mph and on 29th September this was increased this figure to 407.5 mph (S1595).

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OOB with squashed brass tube and EZLine for struts.

Stynylrez primer, Vallejo Model Air, W&N satin varnish (just on the blue), AK True Metal for the prop.

 

WiP here.

 

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Done!  This was fun little kit and really had no issues that could be surmounted with some careful sanding, a little putty and some imagination.  The DH 60G, Amphibious sport plane...One could imagine Agatha Christie being flown about the Lake District, perhaps, or some idle playboy skimming into a loch for a weekend of salmon fishing in a clear stream...

 

The two little touches of the trolly and the mooring line I think are the best bits.  Decals were smooth and easy, the painting was easy.  Not much that I had to fix, really.  This kit fits in the palm of my hand.  So small...Happy to have built it and very happy have been included in the GB.  Thank you all!  Honestly, I am waiting to see the Caudron G4...

 

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My latest completion is Airfix's 1/72 Ju52-3M.

As I said in the WiP thread here, this is the 2011 release (new decals) of the 1964 tooling.

I'm quite a fan of old Airfix. I guess this is a bit of nostalgia, like 'the railways' and old cars. Good memories, not necessarily good quality. The moulds are obviously showing their age but, with a bit of TLC, they 'brush up' well.

 

OOB with Vallejo Model Air over Stynylrez white primer (to save masking the tail band). Filmoplast tape for the canopy frame. W&N matt varnish.

Just make sure you put the 'no step', transfers on the end of the flaps. Just saying.

 

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I'm done.

 

Matchbox's Dornier Do18.

An enjoyable build, no major fit issues just a smooth build that has kept me happy since the start. It's been finished as a nod towards pre plastic models. Details have been smoothed out and the whole model simplified. Panel lines are done in pencil for instance. I'm happy with the result.

 

There has been  lots of faffing about, trying to decide how to show the finished plane. In the end I couldn't make up my mind, so I'm posting pictures of each different scenario. The plane is central to each picture, but has a different look in each case, especially the B+W one. I'm a bit odd in that the model is only part of my modelling. I like the setting up of pictures, different display options and so on. To a certain extent, the picture is the finished model.

 

The B+W picture has had a bit of Photoshop inflicted on it, added grain and contrast and a bit of tidying up of the background. it's also had the colour removed, obviously!  The other shots have been cropped and in some cases the colours balanced as I don't have my photo tent and lighting to hand at the moment. All the shots were taken with an overhead lightbulb and a desk lamp shone from the side.  Some have camera flash used, some not. The model itself has had no photoshopping, it's as built, warts and all. The foreground and background have had a bit of colour balancing to remove shadows and creases from the different  backdrop materials I used.

 

Enough waffle, here's the Dornier...

 

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My latest completion for this GB is another 'vintage Airfix'. I said above that I was quite a fan of old Airfix kits. I think that has worn off been changed by this one.

According to Scalemates.com this is the 2010 issue (new decals) of the 1959 tooling. That's old and it shows.

Pain, angst and some flying stories in the WiP thread here.

Stynylrez grey primer, Mr Hobby Aqueous Sky and EDSG, hand mixed Dark Slate Grey (VMA), W&N matt varnish, Flory wash, Infini rigging.

 

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Thanks goodness that's over. Having a break from the GB now.

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NWT Canso C-FOFI / 703 Fire Bomber.   Minicraft kit, Canmilair for main decals and stock generic white stripes from Microscale / Xtradecal.  Mods to kit include rudder/fin tip alteration, blanking of side blisters and nose turret. See build thread for more details of work.

 

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Scratch 1/72 FBA H flying boat

 

Built in several versions that flew throughout most of the war. The H was the most prolific and served predominately with the French and Italian Naval Aviation. The build represents an aircraft based at Dunkirk, circa 1916-17. Build thread : 

 

 

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Supermarine Spitfire MkV floatplane.

 

Some background can be found here:

http://www.tailsthroughtime.com/2011/01/spitfire-floatplane-that-reginald.html?m=1

 

The Brengun kit is the 'old' AZ MkV with added floats and appropriate transfers.

 

The WiP  can be found here:

 

Anyway, here are some photographs:

 

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Thanks to jrlx, TonyTiger66, Rob G and Pin for hosting this Group Build and thanks for looking.

 

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Hi,

This is Blackburn Ripon of 4/LeLv 6, September 1942, Finland. Model by Broplan (inc. decals - what is rare for this producent), with scratch build details and Bristol Pegasus engine replaced by aftermarket set (Aeroclub main body+Special Hobby both collectors)

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Regards

Jerzy-Wojtek 

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Hello Dears!

I finally managed to finish in due time !!

All this has started as a joke... Here's my Ryan STM-2S from Testors at 1/48

Painted as a training Aircraft for the Netherland MLD in Indies in 1942

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The interior has been created from scratch...

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Engine added, well a mock up since I did'nt have a Menasco !

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Rigging has been made following photos on the net, the diorama base has been done just for the fun of it

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Ok gents, feel free to comment !

I've got some pleasure in participating a GB, it was the first time for me !

Decals came from various origins...

So, Have a good modelling time and take care !

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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This is my rendition of the Donnet-Lévêque seaplane.  Designed in 1912 by Frenchman Denhaut and Swiss Donnet, the Austro-Hungarian Navy bought 4, (numbers 8 & 12 - Type Cs, and numbers 10 & 11 - Type As) which it promptly copied, building 4 more. 3 more copies followed later, they liked them so much! 

 The aircaft depicted, number 10, was a Type A which had wing-warping, (although photos show it seems to have been converted to ailerons at some point, so that is how I modeled it) and entered service on 4th January 1913. Originally, the only markings carried where the red-white-red on the rudder and a black number 10, also on the rudder. The white "10" on the nose and the Austrian Coat-of-Arms on the tail were added per an order dated 2nd May 1913. From November 1913 a letter was added to the number on the nose.  (Sources: French Aircraft of the First World War, Davilla & Soltan; Seaplanes of Bocche, Ciglic).

 The kit is the Libramodels Vacform in 1:72 with a Small Stuff resin engine.

 

Build log is here.

 

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Good morning my lovely Float plane fellows. As not very well anticipated I have a completed my entry to this my first ever group build about a month early.:o 

To be fair It does seem to have dragged on over the last few weeks but it's been a joy to tally along with your good selves over the past weeks. I shall be doing some more of these GB thingies for sure. Any way lets cut to the chase eh.

Here is my finished girl not quite Elizabeth Taylor, maybe more Paul Newman in brooding black? either way

 

I present the Catalina PBY-5 "BLACK CAT" by Academy 1/48

 

Tamiya acrylics.

Vallejo metal colour acrylics.

Tamiya weathering pigments.

Flory weather washes.

Glue, sweat, blood and tears.

Red wine. ( Rioja or Malbec )

Good company along the way.:penguin:

 

Not much scratch built stuff as the kit itself was rather good as you can see in the WIP found here.

 

"BLACK CAT" WIP

 

I have once again taken far too many pictures so I'll add another RFI for any one that is interested.

The link is below.

 

Bloated RFI to massage my ego. :)

 

Without further ado I bring you the Black Cat.:cat: ( I'm going to miss that little emoticon )

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My initial intention was for this to be a venture into weathering and salt weathering techniques on top of doing an all black bird which has always been a thing I've wanted to tackle. As it happened lots and lots of new ideas were had even if they didn't quite make it through to the final result. I'm happy with the way she turned and had a great larf to boot. (which is the whole point right? )  Thanks for looking, I'll add a proper sign off in the WIP. 

Hope you like her. All the best and as always Happy modelling.

 

Johnny cat. :cat:

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    DHC-2 Beaver, CF-HGZ of B.C. Airlines B.C, Canada, 1967.

 

Airfix kit. Modified with chin intake and 'de militarized' the kit parts. Added wheels to make amphibious version.  All decals by Whiskey Jack.

 

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Supermarine Seagull ASR-1

 

May I offer OLIMP Pro Resin 1/72nd model of the 1948 Seagull Prototype.

 

Colour by Humbrol (Dark Sea Grey) and Tamiya (Insignia White) out of rattle cans.  Touch up stuff by hand and Tamiya colours.

 

Please enjoy.

 

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RPM 1/72 SCALE BERIEV BE-4

 

This was supposed to be a nice quick easy build while I was working away from home for a few days, well that plan quickly evaporated. 

 

Lots of filler later, plus Humbrol enamels with hairy stick, and a few improvisations along the way and it's done. Yippee :phew:

 

Thanks for all the support along the way, really appreciated 

 

cheers Pat

 

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Ok...she's done.  Rigged, trolleyed, even a nifty backdrop from Noy's Miniatures.   I know, it's not a seascape, but I think it fits alright.  I build these things for fun and I am always amazed at the level of craftsmanship I find on this forum.  Inspiring.

 

AZ Model's Morane WR, as the Swedish Thulin 'B'.  Pretty much OOB.  Rigged with a combo of EZ Line and sprue; weathered with oils; the trolley is from the Eastern Express Hansa-Brandenburg kit painted with Vallejo Deck Tan and Gunmetal as is the small 'lobster pot' holding the tail.  It was a nice little kit and I have enjoyed this GB immensely!  This is my second (and last) for this GB so I am heading over to Matchbox to start my Gladiator Mk.1 in French livery.  For your perusal and enjoyment...

 

 

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Curtiss SO3C Seamew

Sword 1/72

This was a build to help me get back In the groove following a break from the hobby. It certainly helped! 

The Sword kit is a typical short run kit with decent mouldings and some lovely resin parts. It all went together well enough with the only addition from me being some masking tape seat belts. In the main I used Vallejo Modelair and Tamiya acrylics. 

I hope you like it!

 

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Hello all!

 

Here is my completed floatplane, The Burgess-Dunne. These were continually being modified, crashed, rebuilt and remodified, and references were scarce for a particular airframe. The kit was the Scaleplanes 1/72 Vacform, and I scratchbuilt the engine and fuel tank. I could not see any markings on images on the web, so I did not have to figure them out! 

Thanks to everyone who gave encouragement during the build, and what a fabulous GB this has been, you have all been great!

 

Build log is here (I hope!)

 

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All the best everyone, may your Seaplane find still waters,

 

Ray

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Douglas DT 2 C, a torpedo-bomber development of Douglas DWC. US designed and Norwegian licence production. Equipped with Armstrong-Siddeley Panther engine. Scheme from April 1940, Norway. This "84" survived German attack on 9th April and then was captured. Scratch conversion of Williams Bros Douglas DWC.

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More photos on RFI

This is my second in Gallery (besides Blackburn Rippon), I hope to finish third one (Hoever MF 11)

Cheers

Jerzy-Wojtek

 

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At long last, what feels like months after effectively finishing, I've reattached the odd tiny part that fell off and taken some pictures. Finding somewhere to get natural light at this time of year is hard in this house, hence the thoroughly un-sealike backdrop! This was my first ever float- or sea-plane build, so thanks to the wonderful GB hosts for both inspiration and encouragement!

 

Aeronavale Dornier-24T of Flotille 9F, based at Karouba, Tunisia, 1946.

Italeri 1/72, painted mainly with (lots of) Vallejo light green.

 

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WIP thread here: 

Thanks for looking, and merry Christmas!

 

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Evening All,

 

Here is my completed contribution to the GB: the Zeppelin Lindau (Dornier) Rs II late in its career. I apologise now for the photo backgrounds but as I explained in the build thread the light and weather at the moment are very poor and I have had problems taking pictures. The size of the model does not help either! I have not included my usual notes on the type - I will do so when I post photos in the RFI section of this site, so if you want to know more about this aircraft I refer you to there. In the meantime I hope that these are not too many pictures.....

 

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Do you remember the Avro biplane in the build thread? Well here it is again just to give you an idea of the size of the flying boat:

 

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And some close ups because you cannot see all from a distance....

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

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