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Sutcliffe productions 1/72 PB2Y Coronado

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Sutcliffe productions 1/72 PB2Y Coronado
Posted by philo426 on Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:18 PM

Cut out the fuselage halves and cut out the portholes and hatches.   

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:19 PM

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:47 PM

Well you sure know a challenge when you see one. Various online posts say Archer carried the Sutcliffe line for a bit.

Three-bladed props on 1 and 4, four-bladed props on 2 and 3.

 

Bill

 

 

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:51 PM

Yes but I like the fact that the plastic is on the heavy side....much easier to work with and the parts are very straight! 

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:52 PM

Oh thanks for the heads up on the prop blade configuration!

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:45 PM

Mocking it up to scratch build some sort of cockpit detail..

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:53 AM

I decided to try something different and traced around one of the fuselage halves and cut it out ..then I glued it on.Joined the halves together  and it is Rock  solid. There is a raised spine that I will grind down with a sanding drum in my Dremel.I will leave the raised section at the tail joint for a secure mechanical connection.

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Posted by mic53mlb on Sunday, December 27, 2020 11:00 AM

Great subject ! Looks like a neat project, I'll be following. Where did you score the plane, Ebay ?? 

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, December 27, 2020 11:27 AM

Nope one of the guys on one of my Facebook Groups sold it to me!

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, December 27, 2020 11:34 AM

I got this one on the Bay for 20 bucks!  

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:15 PM

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:20 PM

Looking good Phil.  I just don't have the bravado to try a vac kit! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:21 PM

So many people say that! Once you learn how it really is not a big deal!

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, December 28, 2020 11:42 PM

Mounted up the wings with a brass tube through the fuselage .set the dihederal with a couple of stain cans.   

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 2:39 PM

Empennage installed.   

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 3:02 PM

I'm really impressed with this.

I seldom try to assemble vac's- ranks right down there with playing golf.

Bill

 

 

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 3:48 PM

Golf frustrates me!Mark Twain once said that Golf is a good walk spoiled.I concur but I do like Putt Putt!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:07 AM

Floats installed .

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, December 31, 2020 7:40 AM

Unfortunately,the cowlings  were missing from the kit so I had to make them.I wrapped a piece of .20 styrene around a 13 mm socket held in place with a rubber band.I carefully applied cement to hold it together.For the front I turned them by chucking plastic plates into my Dremel and holding them against a file at medium speed until the were round and of suitable diameter.Then I glued the parts together and installed them after the engines were installed.Took awhile but it worked.   

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, December 31, 2020 7:43 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:36 PM

Primer airbrushed on.Took a lot more than expected!  

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:54 AM

Nice progress, Phil.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 1:32 AM

Thanks!

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:40 PM

White applied to the underside.   

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:09 PM

Tri color looks cool!  

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:02 PM

That livery always looks cool. Looks nice my man. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:29 PM

Thanks!

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:13 PM

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, January 4, 2021 8:51 AM

Nice work.  I always wanted to see how a big VAC model goes together. 

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, January 4, 2021 9:09 AM

Thanks!they do take some work ,but very doable once you learn vac firm techniques.Lits of tutorials on YouTube! 

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