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Courageous

SAAB S17BS Floatplane

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She's looking just the job, Stuart. Very nice. I'm taking notes ;)

 

Martin

 

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14 minutes ago, RidgeRunner said:

I'm taking notes

Gotta get the right kit first mate :wink:.

Got to decide what detail to put under the 1/72 glazing area now :hmmm:.

 

Stuart

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It looks like a long open greenhouse..... Good seats are always a winner. 

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A floatplane!

Did not know there was a B17 based one!

:thumbsup:

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a nice bit of scratch building work, well done

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Most of the week has been spent studying photos and a manual of the this a/c and deciding what to add.

 

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The rudder peddles were molded onto the floor. These were removed and a set of peddles now hang from the i/p. Photos/ manual show a centre console that runs to the floor, this was added, together with a cylinder, vertical 'guards' either side of the control column. Also added were various bits 'n bobs to the left and right of the pilot's position. Seat not fixed as this needs padding for the back and a 4-point harness fitted. Levers and stuff will be added after painting.

 

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I/P balanced to see how it looks.

More next week as this is a lunchtime build.

 

Stuart

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Good additions :) Little scratchbuilding can really bring a model to the next level.

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That’s just fabulous work Stuart and if you're taking this much patience and care to the 1/72 cockpit, then we are in for a real treat on the overall build. Great stuff! 

Cheers.. Dave 

 

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2 hours ago, reini said:

Good additions :) Little scratchbuilding can really bring a model to the next level.

Cheers but with that greenhouse on top, it has to be done.

2 hours ago, Rabbit Leader said:

That just fabulous work Stuart and if you're taking this much patience and care to the 1/72 cockpit, then we are in for a real treat on the overall build. Great stuff! 

Much appreciated Dave. I'm not happy about the clarity of the glazing. I hope that after opening opening the glazing up, you'll be able to see my efforts.

 

Stuart

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Cockpit now looks much more busy - you've really improved it by these small styrene additions.

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yeah, lovely scratchbuilding work, that cockpit is going to be a little gem when done, well done! :thumbsup:

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Nice subject Stuart. I have a couple of Marivox Kits (Saab 105's) and they look like a lot of work, but you've but a great start.

 

I see you've even got Martin @RidgeRunner hooked on this one!

 

Terry

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2 hours ago, Terry1954 said:

Nice subject Stuart. I have a couple of Marivox Kits (Saab 105's) and they look like a lot of work, but you've but a great start.

 

I see you've even got Martin @RidgeRunner hooked on this one!

 

Terry

Absolutely, Terry. And today the postman brought me the correct one! ;)

 

Martin

 

B17

 

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Good start Stuart this looks a cracking kit I hovered over the "buy" button  on this kit for build number three but stuck with a third Heller kit which hopefully

in three hours will be mine:evil_laugh:

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An end of another week of fiddling in the cockpit.

 

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Boxes, panels, quadrants with levers, etc added and primed.

 

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Rear pit with motor, radio boxes, panels and primed.

 

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Port fuselage half fitted with panels, trunking, extingisher, O2 bottles, quadrants with levers and primed.

Next week will be the starboard fuselage half, should be a lot quicker. Got to fit cushion to pilot's seat, then belts. Could actually some paint going in here too.

 

Stuart

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Nice work, Stuart. I'm watching ;)

 

Martin

 

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3 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

Nice work, Stuart. I'm watching

 

3 hours ago, reini said:

Yeah, that looks good!

Thanks guys. I'm hoping that when the paint goes on, detail picked out, wash and highlight, it should look miles better than the kit option.

 

Stuart

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that excellent work, she should really pop once the detail painting is completed

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That’s fantastic work and it’ll all be beautifully shown underneath that large glasshouse canopy. Under the one solid primer coat, you’d think it was all there from the start. Impressive skills and very convincing detail. 
Cheers.. Dave 

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On 2/8/2020 at 9:49 PM, trickyrich said:

excellent work, she should really pop once the detail painting is completed

...let's hope so.

On 2/9/2020 at 12:10 AM, Rabbit Leader said:

Impressive skills and very convincing detail.

Praise indeed. I'll be convinced when it's done.

 

Anyway, little update.

 

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Starboard fuselage now has a little detailed and primed. Will take home the primed bits and hopefully get interior green on.

 

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Floats glued together and now drying, ill tidy them up tomorrow. Those sticky-outy bits on the float supports and meant to be ladder rungs but are solid, so those will be replaced with metal options.

 

Stuart

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The detail inside will look a treat through that big canopy,top job stuart 

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