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First We Take Manhattan.... Special Hobby 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk. V


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21 hours ago, Markh-75 said:

Never be too concerned about how long a kit/build is taking Al, it takes the time it takes, as long as it is to your satisfaction and you are more than happy with it, that's all wot matters. I stopped trying to get a bit done every day;  as I have so many things to do, my talents are needed elsewhere at times in the house or the garden, or I'm not feeling great and need to rest up; but I dont worry about how long. Long quantity of time brings high quality in the build!😉
The Sunderland is looking great, very stealthy in its black pyjamas!😀

Thanks very much,

I'll just keep picking away until I get something vaguely Sunderland shaped.

Tony did advise me to walk away at times at the start of this so I'll follow his sage advice.

 

21 hours ago, Markh-75 said:

Great work! I also use cocktail sticks for wheels, or whatever I can get to fit into them, I then paint the wheel, both sides; and set the Dremel up slow and put the cocktail stick in the jaws of the Dremel and just spin them to do the tyres, always works a treat!😉

I think I'll be nicking that idea.

Many Thanks.

 

19 hours ago, Dunny said:

Looking lovely Alistair - I most definitely feel your pain with the scribing!

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

Thanks Roger,

Ach, it'll get done soon there's not much to do .

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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I finally got round to doing something with the wing lights.

I cut some pieces of styrene got them to fit sort of and after a bit of silver and black paint. 

This.

 

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Whilst doing this I noticed a seam showing between the engines hence the filler.

Next, once the paint had dried some ammo Ultra Glue and the clear pieces.

 

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We'll see how that looks after the glue dried.

A little warning for @Dunny the clear pieces required a little fettling to get them in. Not much a little carefully sanded off each end of the parts.

You probably figured this was going to happen anyway.

 

The Beaching Gear has been assembled and given a dirtying.

 

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There may be more later, it depends on time as I'm off to see Top Gun tonight.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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1 minute ago, mark.au said:

Looking good Alistair; coming along, coming along.

Thanks Mark,

Still need to get up enough oomph to finish the rescribing at the wing roots but I'll get there.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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3 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Nice work Alistair,  the beaching gear looks good too. 

Chris

Thanks Chris,

Getting a little closer to some paint I think.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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I am watching the build from the start, as I own the kit and is at my "immediate" plans. I was hoping the fit would be better.

Regarding the clear parts VMS has a glue specifically designed for the clear parts. I think it's worth trying.

Keep up the good job

 

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29 minutes ago, sandros said:

I am watching the build from the start, as I own the kit and is at my "immediate" plans. I was hoping the fit would be better.

Regarding the clear parts VMS has a glue specifically designed for the clear parts. I think it's worth trying.

Keep up the good job

 

Thanks,

Regarding the fit a lot of it may be down to poor modelling on my part but there are some issues which need to be overcome.

It all comes together in the end though.

If you haven't already seen it I would recommend @Dunny's Flying Porcupine build to see how it should be done.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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3 hours ago, AliGauld said:

If you haven't already seen it I would recommend @Dunny's Flying Porcupine build to see how it should be done.

Not sure about that but appreciate the kind words!

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Finally got the scribing done. Not my best but not my worst.

Out to the garage this morning for some marbling.

Paints used were all Tamiya with Rapid Drying Thinner.

Buff, Deck Tan, Desert Yellow. Field Blue around the join areas for light shadowing and the Dark Yellow on the hull underside.

 

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Once this is dry I'll star on the light coats of white until I get the effect I'm hoping for.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Back out to the garage and some light coats of Tamiya white with some drops of Buff added later.....

 

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Excuse the pics but the flash seems to have washed everything out and caused some glare.

Just wanted to get these up tonight before we head off for Bob's Burgers.

Tomorrow some ESDG.

 

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Looks good, and I'm sure it looks better in real life.

 

It's tricky to show up variations on white, but with a phone shooting against a white background can cause it to stretch its contrast to show the variations (normally when I don't want to!).

 

Regards,

Adrian

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2 hours ago, AdrianMF said:

Looks good, and I'm sure it looks better in real life.

 

It's tricky to show up variations on white, but with a phone shooting against a white background can cause it to stretch its contrast to show the variations (normally when I don't want to!).

 

Regards,

Adrian

Thanks so much,

In natural light there is a variation in the tone that will do for me.

It should look a bit better with the top colour on.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Niiice - now that is a kick in the pants to get on with mine. Looking lovely!

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12 hours ago, Dunny said:

Niiice - now that is a kick in the pants to get on with mine. Looking lovely!

Thanks Roger,

I've just noticed I've missed a bit of white on the starboard horizontal stabiliser.

I'll fix that tomorrow before I get to masking and EDSG.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Impressive Sunderland Alistair !!

you finally win the point, the beast is tamed !!

Great paint work too !!

CC

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1 hour ago, AliGauld said:

I'll fix that tomorrow before I get to masking and ESDG.

Will look forward to that! Does this version have the de-icer boots on the leading edges of the wings & empennage? I've been flapping about when to apply them on mine...

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6 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Impressive Sunderland Alistair !!

you finally win the point, the beast is tamed !!

Great paint work too !!

CC

Thanks very much CC

Still a long way to go.

 

4 hours ago, Dunny said:

Will look forward to that! Does this version have the de-icer boots on the leading edges of the wings & empennage? I've been flapping about when to apply them on mine...

Thanks Roger.

Yes it does, I was planning to do them the same way I did them on the Gannet. When I've finished the main paint and before decals.

It's a bit of extra masking but seemed the most sensible to me.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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4 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

It's a bit of extra masking but seemed the most sensible to me.

Ah - that was the same conclusion I reached!

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19 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Out to the garage this morning for some marbling.

Good job you put it on that cutting mat. If you've laid it directly on the worktop, you would never have found it again!

 

10 hours ago, AliGauld said:

I'll fix that tomorrow before I get to masking and ESDG.

 Is this some exotic Colourcoats hue I'm not aware of? 🙂

 

As expected, this is turning out superbly. Looking forward to the paint, whatever colour it turns out to be.

 

Craig.

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1 hour ago, Dandie Dinmont said:

Is this some exotic Colourcoats hue I'm not aware of?

Thanks Craig.

No exotic colours just my abysmal typing. :D

1 hour ago, Dandie Dinmont said:

Good job you put it on that cutting mat. If you've laid it directly on the worktop, you would never have found it again!

I know it's so small I may never have found it again until I broke a toe bumping up against it. :lol:

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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I was hoping to get on with masking the uppers today but stuff and things have gotten in the way.

Also, this has just arrived and I may be some time whilst I fondle and caress it. :wicked:

 

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Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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18 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

The Sunderland looks good with the marbling and with the White on too Alistair , the white is a pain to photograph.  Great work. 

Chris

Thanks Chris,

The white may not have been helped by my error with it. I just picked a Tamiya white out of the drawer and then added the Buff and sprayed.

It was only after that I saw it was gloss.

The rapid thinners knock the gloss back a bit but its a bit shiny.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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