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Směr Supermarine Walrus 1/48 Now Finished

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Směr Supermarine Walrus 1/48 Now Finished
Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:29 PM

So you wonder whats in a 59 year old kit and i can tell you 2 sealed bags of loose bits with clear parts floating around unprotected with them , o and the normal yellowing decals and poor instructions without a word of english on them lol let the fun begin :)

 

 

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:31 PM

quite a few sink marks had to sort in the pit , no hole what so ever for control stick and the navigator refused to sit lol gentle heat sorted it out better even though we wont see him when its closed up , started adding some scratch details seat pads and radio , still w.i.p going to add more , no idea what colours the crew uniforms are lol

 

 

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:33 PM

to add to the hastle i ordered these from china who knows when they turn up , be a first for me so should add some fun to it if it works out

 

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, July 29, 2017 5:14 PM

A very interesting and noteworthy build sir.  I'm very curious to see the final product!

Toshi

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Sunday, July 30, 2017 3:22 AM

Toshi

A very interesting and noteworthy build sir.  I'm very curious to see the final product!

Toshi

 

cheers mate will keep you posted :)

 

 

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:33 AM

This is a cool looking aircraft and I'm interested to see what you do with it.   I have a 1/72 Walrus but stalled out on the top wing assembly, never having done a double winger before, even though my instructions are in English.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:51 AM

Delightful project. I've always liked flying boats no matter the time frame or nationality. I'll be following your build with great interest.

RE: Flight crew uniform colors (or, colours, if you prefer):

Here are a couple links that you probably already know about but might prove of some help:

https://www.google.com/search?q=WWII+Royal+Navy+air+crew+uniform+colours&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPodizn7HVAhWpiFQKHSe0BOEQsAQIJQ&biw=1150&bih=628

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-2UAXblTUE

 

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:19 PM

Jay Jay

This is a cool looking aircraft and I'm interested to see what you do with it.   I have a 1/72 Walrus but stalled out on the top wing assembly, never having done a double winger before, even though my instructions are in English.

 

cheers mate bi planes are fun you should give it a go :)

 

 

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:20 PM

1943Mike

Delightful project. I've always liked flying boats no matter the time frame or nationality. I'll be following your build with great interest.

RE: Flight crew uniform colors (or, colours, if you prefer):

Here are a couple links that you probably already know about but might prove of some help:

https://www.google.com/search?q=WWII+Royal+Navy+air+crew+uniform+colours&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPodizn7HVAhWpiFQKHSe0BOEQsAQIJQ&biw=1150&bih=628

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-2UAXblTUE

 

 

 

cheers mate and thanks link is a great help for this build and future ones :)

 

 

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:25 PM

thats the little chaps painted 1 is a Amputee as his foot is missing , weathered the pit added note pad and pencil and made harness out of pot noodle lid :)

 

 

 

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Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, July 30, 2017 6:58 PM

Bringing back nightmares, FtF. Looking good so far. Like the idea of the paper and pencil! Wish I'd done that.

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Monday, July 31, 2017 4:01 AM

DasBeav

Bringing back nightmares, FtF. Looking good so far. Like the idea of the paper and pencil! Wish I'd done that.

 

lol prob wont see it when its closed up :)

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, July 31, 2017 4:45 AM

Someone likes a challenge. Nice start. I normally find stuff i buy on e-bay from China takes 2 weeks tops.

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Monday, July 31, 2017 5:01 PM

Bish

Someone likes a challenge. Nice start. I normally find stuff i buy on e-bay from China takes 2 weeks tops.

 

lol thanks mate , 2 weeks would be great fingers crossed :)

 

 

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Monday, July 31, 2017 5:05 PM

not much cave time today , started scratch on engine to make it more interesting drilled holes and added wires  and added pipes on other side still w.i.p

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 2:03 PM

first stage of the engine done painted it today and started scratch building interior other side to do next

 

 

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Thursday, August 03, 2017 5:57 AM

That side now painted up in Alclad ALCE012 British Interior Grey-Green  and weathered , start the scratch on the other half now :)

 

 

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Friday, August 04, 2017 5:00 AM

other side done , dry fit everythings vanished lol cant glue halfs till the motor arrives need to work out were to hide wires lol

 

 

 

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Friday, August 04, 2017 10:29 AM

"He's here, he's there, he's every flipping where, Fred The Foot, Fred The Foot!"

 

Nice work so far on that oldie....but it's a great challenge trying to make a silk purse from a Pigs ear, makes the build a little more interesting.

 

Have fun with it mate.

Cheers,

Martin aka International British Modeler! Stick out tongue

Cheers :)

Martin

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Friday, August 04, 2017 10:38 AM

UKguyInUSA

"He's here, he's there, he's every flipping where, Fred The Foot, Fred The Foot!"

 

Nice work so far on that oldie....but it's a great challenge trying to make a silk purse from a Pigs ear, makes the build a little more interesting.

 

Have fun with it mate.

Cheers,

Martin aka International British Modeler! Stick out tongue

 

lol hi mate thanks  i get everywhere  , havein great fun so far mate  Hmm mutton dressed as lamb is what i`m aiming for lol

 

 

 

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Friday, August 04, 2017 1:20 PM
Ha ha, I've known a few women that way, too! Stick out tongue

Cheers :)

Martin

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Saturday, August 05, 2017 3:23 PM

UKguyInUSA
Ha ha, I've known a few women that way, too! Stick out tongue
 

lol me too :)

well last 2 days have had me making 50 eyes for the rigging out of 0.5 wire wrapped around a needle then 50 micro sized holes into the parts and fitting them , also cut up the canopy so i can have it in open postion when built

 

 

 

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Posted by freem on Saturday, August 05, 2017 10:15 PM

This is great! Real model building--no shake & bake on this one!  I've had this kit out on the bench at least 4 times in the last couple of years but just cannot pull the trigger yet.

Noble task you have. Good luck with it I'll be watching!

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Sunday, August 06, 2017 1:44 PM

freem

This is great! Real model building--no shake & bake on this one!  I've had this kit out on the bench at least 4 times in the last couple of years but just cannot pull the trigger yet.

Noble task you have. Good luck with it I'll be watching!

 

thanks mate :)

 

 

 

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Sunday, August 06, 2017 2:17 PM

ran the power wires for the motor and hid them , going to use them as rigging to the engine so you dont notice them , joined the 2 halfs together , primed the wings bored now till the motor comes

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 06, 2017 2:49 PM

Looking real nice Fred. After those eyelets, its a wounder you can see straight.

How you finding those Alclad enamels.

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Sunday, August 06, 2017 3:05 PM

Bish

Looking real nice Fred. After those eyelets, its a wounder you can see straight.

How you finding those Alclad enamels.

 

cheers mate , had no problems at all with the paints mate even brought more lol there spot on will be use them on this build when the time comes :)

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 06, 2017 3:08 PM

Thanks Fred. Interesting they have gone for an enamel paint when everyone else seems to be bringing out new Acrylics. Nice top see a range of pre thinned enamels.

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Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Sunday, August 06, 2017 3:17 PM

Bish

Thanks Fred. Interesting they have gone for an enamel paint when everyone else seems to be bringing out new Acrylics. Nice top see a range of pre thinned enamels.

 

  i tried Acrylics i dont think you get the same type finish as enamels , and alclad is lacquer based so drys in about 15 mins so to me its win win :)

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 06, 2017 3:37 PM

Ye, i have preffered enamels for a long time. Though there are some new lacquer based acrylics that are meant to be nice, i have some Mr paint i am going to try on my 32nd Stuka. Never hurts to try somthing new, i think i will get a couple of those Aclad ones myself next time i get some Aluminium from them.

Are you saying they are a lacquer based enamel.

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