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Courageous

SAAB S17BS Floatplane ***FINISHED***

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This will hopefully be my build in this GB, a SAAB S17BS Floatplane built OOB with some little details. First the 'stuff' as like me, many may have not heard of Marivox.

 

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Boxart- front.

 

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Colour options, one option for me...a floater.

 

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Sprue 1

 

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Sprue 2

 

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Sprue 3

 

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Clear sprue

 

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Decal sheet

 

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The sketch

 

Looks like it'll be fun but have first got to get the Mustang GB out of the way.

Until next time

 

Stuart

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welcome along Stuart, and with a really interesting an unusual aircraft.

 

Everyone seems to be bring along some unusual models and this is another one. I had to look up this aircraft as well, interesting history.

 

The model from the pictures looks quite nice, same with the marking choice...the instructions...well very interesting! They are detailed but look a wee bit confusing with all the variations.

 

Well good luck with the build, glad you bought this interesting model along for it, look forward to seeing her in the gallery.

 

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Another SAAB!?

Lovely!

Tarangus got a decent write-up about the B 17 here

https://www.tarangus.se/

That it coincides with their release of a B 17 in 1748 is just luck I guess (also, there are supposed to come some floats to that one in time)

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I like it too, count me in.

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Nice choice! It has great cumbersome look with it's wheels down - but I'm sure will be equally as cool with the floats :) I have a Marivox kit in the stash too, Saab SK60, might have a go at that if I find the time :D 

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I'm not expecting much of an answer on this aircraft really but I'd thought I'd put it out there.

I'm wanting to add belts to the seats but haven't a clue as to what the setup would be. Could I just fit something like a Sutton harness and get away with it or was it just a pair of lap belts? Did the back 'passenger' have the same thing?

I'm hoping to present the cockpit open and with that, the ever inquisitive  eye will want to see something. I haven't come across anything cockpit wise for the 'floater' but would it be drastically different from this version. I know their are modern bits in there and I can discount those?

 

Stuart

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Lunchtime update.

 

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This 'floater' has a large canopy and although it's not 100% clear, things will be seen and add an open canopy into the mix, I thought I'd add a few ribs using 0.5mm square rod. Might add some stringers but we'll see.

 

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...and with the cockpit deck held in place. I think with some generic throttle blocks, controls and boxes, it will spruce-up a bit.

 

Stuart

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little things like that will certainly make the interior look nice and busy.

 

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Nice start. Adding things will reward you with a busier and more authentic view under that long canopy.

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I've just seen this thread, Stuart. A nice subject. It is a nice machine. I remember seeing one (the only one?) at Malmen air show a few years ago. A lively machine with a distinctive sound :).

 

Martin

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Apologies from me as well... I've just come across this and like a few others have little clue on both the aircraft and kit manufacturer. What I see however is most interesting and I love the many options provided on that decal sheet. I'll have to look up Marivox to see what else they produce and just wondering if they are still in production or are these old stashed kits that are thankfully being dug out just for this GB. 

 

Cheers and best of luck.. Dave 

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10 hours ago, trickyrich said:

little things like that will certainly make the interior look nice and busy.

 

9 hours ago, Col. said:

Nice start. Adding things will reward you with a busier and more authentic view under that long canopy.

Cheers Rich & Col. It may come down to generic boxes/ panels as the only images I have are for the renovated bomber version and the signs in Swedish don't help. The biggest area will be the navigator/ observer/ gunner hole...

8 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

I've just seen this thread, Stuart. A nice subject.

Cheers Martin. Sometimes you've just got to build something different.

34 minutes ago, Rabbit Leader said:

What I see however is most interesting and I love the many options provided on that decal sheet.

Cheers Dave, I'm enjoying it so far. Bound to have fun 'n games later. As for Marivox kits, loads on Evilbay.

 

Stuart

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1 minute ago, Courageous said:

Sometimes you've just got to build something different.

I'm with you 100%..... 

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2 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

I'm with you 100%..... 

You got me Stuart @Courageous ;) ..... I ordered one! :). So which will I build? ;)

 

Martin

 

 

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1 hour ago, RidgeRunner said:

So which will I build?

You like silver...

 

Stuart

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I do but I like the unusual air arms too :).... So, is the Ethiopian a NMF/Silver machine?

 

 

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2 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

So, is the Ethiopian a NMF/Silver machine?

That's what it looks like to me. The decals are there to do the rear boxart but the instructions paint guide don't mention it. You're a clever bloke, you'll sort it.

 

Stuart

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I see the Ethiopian machine also has some colour! A yellow cowl ring ;).... You know I will, dont you? One day .......

 

Martin

 

PS: less of the clever! ;)

 

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Just saying that there is a 1/48 B17 from Tarangus if you can find it. I think the first run is sold out now though.

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You will have fun with this . The fit is good in most places . Just watch the area around the machine gun . Will be watching 

Martin H

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8 hours ago, Grandboof said:

machine gun

Is that what it's supposed to be but yes, I'll keep my eyes open.

 

Stuart

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On 1/24/2020 at 10:35 AM, RidgeRunner said:

You got me Stuart @Courageous ;) ..... I ordered one! :). So which will I build? ;)

 

Martin

 

 

The package arrived today. I opened it and they’d sent me a J22 instead of the B17 :(

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1 hour ago, RidgeRunner said:

The package arrived today. I opened it and they’d sent me a J22 instead of the B17 :(

 

Well :poop:!

 

 

 

Chris

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2 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

J22 instead of the B17

Bummer. With the sole operator of the J22 being Sweden, doesn't fulfil your 'exotic' criteria.

 

Stuart 

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Not at all, mate. It’s going back! 

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