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Aquatic Eyes in the Sky...1/48 Vought OS2U Kingfisher, US Navy


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#6/2021

After the Beriev and the Rufe, here´s my dad´s next finished seaplane.
The good old Monogram kit. First released in 1966, this is the "Hi-Tech" version from 1993 which includes PE parts.
Built mostly oob, the thin main float to fuselage struts were done with plastic rods, so were the whip antennas, additional side float struts done with plastic stripes. EZ Line used for the antenna wires.
Painted with Gunze H54 Navy Blue and Tamiya XF-18 Medium Blue, both ligtened up with white and some Tamiya White for the underside.

Build thread here

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235086105-aquatic-eyes-in-the-sky148-vought-os2u-kingfisher-us-navy/

 

The model shows a Kingfisher that was stationed aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin in 1944/45.

 

 

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Very nice!

These older kits still have some life in them! :)

 

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An excellent result.

 

And if you want to see what it could do, check out Lt John Burns' medal-winning rescue mission on Truk lagoon in 1944.

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Great work!

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I cannot recall ever seeing a Kingfisher grace the pages of Brit Modeller let alone one as superbly done as this.  Proof that old kits can be turned into something impressive.  It`s beautiful!!! :worthy:

 

Mike

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Beautiful work, looks awesome

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22 hours ago, HL-10 said:

Very nice!

These older kits still have some life in them! :)

 

 

21 hours ago, IanC said:

An excellent result.

 

And if you want to see what it could do, check out Lt John Burns' medal-winning rescue mission on Truk lagoon in 1944.

 

21 hours ago, mick b said:

Stunning 

 

Mike

 

20 hours ago, SAT69 said:

Great work!

 

20 hours ago, Sky Keg said:

I cannot recall ever seeing a Kingfisher grace the pages of Brit Modeller let alone one as superbly done as this.  Proof that old kits can be turned into something impressive.  It`s beautiful!!! :worthy:

 

Mike

 

19 hours ago, Vinnie said:

Another outstanding build.👏

 

17 hours ago, Gary Brantley said:

Great job on a venerable classic! :clap2:  Go Monogram!  😁

 

16 hours ago, swralph said:

Super build Reini.😀

 

16 hours ago, Blue Monday said:

As good as it gets.

 

BM.

 

16 hours ago, F-32 said:

Beautiful work, looks awesome

 

9 hours ago, pacificmustang said:

Nice build of a classic kit

 

Bruce

 

 

As always, thanks for your kind words, appreciated!!

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Congratulations on a beautiful model well done 👏 

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Beautiful build, lovely job on the old Monogram !

 

Wulfman

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That look great, Reini -

 

Nice looking aircraft too

 

Regards

 

Dave

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On 3/4/2021 at 11:56 AM, Homer said:

Congratulations on a beautiful model well done 👏 

 

On 3/4/2021 at 12:06 PM, noelh said:

Brilliant. That's all I can say. 👍

 

21 hours ago, Wulfman said:

Beautiful build, lovely job on the old Monogram !

 

Wulfman

 

21 hours ago, John Masters said:

Another museum piece Reini.  Absolutely superb!

 

20 hours ago, Epeeman said:

That look great, Reini -

 

Nice looking aircraft too

 

Regards

 

Dave

 

Thanks gents for your comments!!

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19 hours ago, PhantomLover said:

Splendid work on that vintage kit!

 

Thank you!

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That's awesome! 

Your Dad and I both seem to be on a seaplane theme at the moment. I managed to find one of these (at a reasonable price) after a long search and it's in the 'to do' pile at the moment.

 

Duncan B

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22 hours ago, Duncan B said:

That's awesome! 

Your Dad and I both seem to be on a seaplane theme at the moment. I managed to find one of these (at a reasonable price) after a long search and it's in the 'to do' pile at the moment.

 

Duncan B

 

Thanks again Duncan! As mentioned in the Arado post, seaplane theme is over for now for my dad. Four models were enough 😀

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