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Dim_Thessalonica

Ryan STM-S2 Dutch East Indies - 1/48 Testors

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Hi all,

 

I like floatplanes, I also like the ML-KNIL airplanes in the former Dutch East Indies. This Ryan STM-S2 is the very old Testors kit in 1/48 that needed a lot of work. Arguably the smallest 1/48 I have built. I decided not to use the pilot  and co-pilot "figures" and to scratch-built the interior (seats, instrument panels, etc.) by plasti-card. I also did some necessary changes to depict the ML-KNIL version (e.g. the rudders on the floats, the pilots transparency, navigation lights). The rigging was quite a process. I used Xtracrylic paints and the decals are all from spares. Some post-shading and washing, and voila.

 

Hope you like it

 

Dimitrios

 

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Brilliant! Never seen this kit before, but really worth it.

Congrats!

 

JR

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Very nice result indeed!

J-W

 

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Bravo! :worthy:

 

That's an outstanding bit of model making, all the more so given the basis. 

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What the others have said- one; it's a very, very nice build, and two; it is such an attractive and warlike scheme- definitely a refreshing change from the natural metal, rudder-striped models of this type.

Mike

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Hello !

Good one, I did one last year for the floatplane GB !

Congratulations !

Sincerely.

CC

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Never seen or heard of one of these but that is lovely!

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Great looking Ryan floatplane there, I`ve a small NEI collection going think I`ll have try and add one of those too. Really nice work.

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3 hours ago, russ c said:

Great looking Ryan floatplane there, I`ve a small NEI collection going think I`ll have try and add one of those too. Really nice work.

Sure you will !

And then they became Aussies but loose their floats in the process !!

Sincerely.

CC

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 Beautiful build! Great subject. 

 Netherlands East Indies campaign is a little know subject with several interesting aircraft to be modelled

 Cheers Paul. 

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