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Floats and Boats 2017 !!
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:33 AM

Well, there has been enough interest that I'm going to run this build again in 2017. I still have a few float planes in my stash and I know a few of you do as well, so let's build them together. We had a bunch of really super cool kits built in 2016 and I am super motivated to do it again.

The rules for this year's GB will be the same as 2016 with one addition.

Here are the guidelines:

Carry over kits from the 2016 GB that were started and not finished or were never started WILL be allowed to move over to this build; let's get those kits done.

Any PLANE OR HELO that can land on water and take off

Any county, Any time period

Military or civilian

Any scale

OOB or as much AM / scratch that you can handle

Crossovers are welcome

Pre-started kits are OK, provided they are only just getting started, ask if you have a question.

The build will begin January 1, 2017 and run until Dec 31, 2017.

 

Let me know what you are planning on knocking out and I'll get you added to the roster. This is gonna be another fun and cool GB. 

BK

 

Roster:

BrandonK:  2x 1/48 Revell Kingfisher with updated bits 

Bish: TBD

Modelcrazy: TBD

jgeratic: 1/72 Choroszy resin kit, Noorduyn Norseman Mk.IV

tempestjohnny: 1/48 Hasegawa Rufe

JMart: Trumpeter's 1:144 Kawanishi H6K5-L 4 engine Seaplane

lewbud: 1/72 Piper L-4H on floats

Real G: 1/72 Mach-2 P6M-2 Seamaster,  1/72  Amodel's Be-10 "Mallow"

heepey: 1/48 Linberg Goose, (completed 1/18/2017) 1/48 Monogram Kingfisher,  1/48 Norseman 

tonka: PM Models 1/72 Spitfire Float plane

docidle: TBD

Aaronw1/72 RS kit of the Curtiss Hawk on floats, 1/72 Revell Arado 196-A2

TheWaggishAmerican: 1/72 Amodel Me109-W1

The Badge:

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:11 AM

Count mein, really enjoyed the last one. I have a 72nd Bv 222 and have finally just got the 32nd Ar 196, but i think they will a bit much to squeeze in next year. It willmost likely be a 72nd Ar 196, which i still need to get. But put me down as a TBC for now.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:37 AM

Put me down as TBD BK.

ON THE BENCH

1/144 Revell FW-190A
1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:40 AM

Put me down for a Choroszy resin kit, Noorduyn Norseman Mk.IV in 1/72 scale.

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, December 03, 2016 1:21 PM
I'm in. 1/48 Hasegawa Rufe

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 03, 2016 2:27 PM

tempestjohnny
I'm in. 1/48 Hasegawa Rufe
 

Are you going to put it on the beach?

ON THE BENCH

1/144 Revell FW-190A
1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, December 03, 2016 5:40 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
tempestjohnny
I'm in. 1/48 Hasegawa Rufe
 

 

 

Are you going to put it on the beach?

 

I'll leave the dioramas to you Steve. I have enough trouble trying to find time to build the kit

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, December 03, 2016 10:05 PM

tempestjohnny
I'm in. 1/48 Hasegawa Rufe
 

Very cool. You're on the roster.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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  • From: NJ
Posted by JMart on Friday, December 09, 2016 4:27 PM
I would like to join this GB with Trumpeter's 1:144 Kawanishi H6K5-L 4 engine Seaplane, but will probably be a couple months till I start, have other builds in the queue at the moment.


 

I started to build two Hasegawa RUFEs some years ago, did not finish them but was thinking of maybe putting one “on the beach”. But I have very limited skills and rarely go beyond just a simple base. Maybe I will finish the RUFEs after I am done with the main build.

 

 

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  • From: NJ
Posted by JMart on Friday, December 09, 2016 4:36 PM

Tempest - I do have a small reference book about the RUFE, I will try and find it. We "recently" (er, 3 years....) moved and all my books are still packed waiting for me to make some shelving...  

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, December 09, 2016 6:36 PM

JMart

Tempest - I do have a small reference book about the RUFE, I will try and find it. We "recently" (er, 3 years....) moved and all my books are still packed waiting for me to make some shelving...  

 

Thanks

 

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, December 09, 2016 7:07 PM

JMart

Tempest - I do have a small reference book about the RUFE, I will try and find it. We "recently" (er, 3 years....) moved and all my books are still packed waiting for me to make some shelving...  

 

Thanks

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 09, 2016 9:26 PM

JMart, you are on the roster. Welcome aboard.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 10:08 AM

Alright gents, the new members are added and the badge is now on the front page. I am hoping the new heater for my garage shows up soon as I really want to get going on these builds.

This year I am going to tackle a long time build I've been wanting to do, the Kingfisher. I will be doing 2 of them. One in flight and the other resting on its beaching gear with engine open.

I have a Vector engine for one as well as a Cutting Edge cockpit, Sqaudron Canopy, Lone Star Models corrected float and full canopy mask set. Kit #2 will get the Lone Star Models cockpit and corrected float.

I am planning on a complete exterior rework on both kits, like rescribing and control surface corrections and other detail work. This will take some time, but I'm hopeing to get them both done this year. No small task.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 2:17 PM

Hi Brandon, looks like a lot of work X2.  Happy New Year everyone! Drinks

regards,

Jack

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Posted by heepey on Monday, January 09, 2017 4:33 PM

Please add me back in. The Goose is getting finished and I have a Monogram Kingfisher that I am starting. I also have a 1/48 Norseman that needs to be done. Having trouble with Photobucket for pictures.

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:07 AM

heepey

Please add me back in. The Goose is getting finished and I have a Monogram Kingfisher that I am starting. I also have a 1/48 Norseman that needs to be done. Having trouble with Photobucket for pictures.

 

Alright heepey, got you down.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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  • From: Montana USA
Posted by heepey on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:09 PM

Scratched up the missing parts of the gear and used the kit wheels.

Painted the gear and wheels, couldn't find the tail wheel that I had made so am working on a replacement.

Now for some mass balances on the elevators and some antennae on the back and maybe some rigging on the floats.

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:37 PM

heepey

Scratched up the missing parts of the gear and used the kit wheels.

Painted the gear and wheels, couldn't find the tail wheel that I had made so am working on a replacement.

Now for some mass balances on the elevators and some antennae on the back and maybe some rigging on the floats.

 

Nice work on the gear, if you hadn't said anything I would never had known. It looks really good.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:47 PM

Looks nice there heepey.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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  • From: Montana USA
Posted by heepey on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:38 PM
This kit was made as a battery powered toy in the early 60s.
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Posted by tonka on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:37 PM

I'd like to get in with this kit if stil open space

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:37 PM

tonka

I'd like to get in with this kit if stil open space

 

Got you down, Sir. Welcome aboard.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Montana USA
Posted by heepey on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 11:28 PM

I'm calling this one done. Got the last details on.  I almost had it for 2016 but thanks for the extension. Here it is the Lindberg Grumman Goose done as it looked in 1969 when my dad worked for the little airline that flew it.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:37 AM

tonka

I'd like to get in with this kit if stil open space

 

NOOOOOOOOO, a Spitfire on floats, they are getting every where.Big Smile

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:11 AM

Bish

 

 
tonka

I'd like to get in with this kit if stil open space

 

 

 

NOOOOOOOOO, a Spitfire on floats, they are getting every where.Big Smile

 

Meanwhile, in Bish's mind...

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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    March, 2007
  • From: Michigan
Posted by tonka on Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:38 AM

I started on the floatie Spit,,, Its not a very good kit. But I have it. And hate to 'waste' a model! Cleaned up the parts, glued the floats. there is no cockpit, not that you can see much anyway. So I modified an old airfix pilot fig to go in there,, at least it takes up the space. Added some styrene flooring and a seat. Glued the fueslage. Gaps were fairly significant. STill much filling and sanding to be done.

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:48 PM

heepey, that come out super nice. A very nice build for sure. And you still have time for another one this year. 

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:49 PM

Tonka, cockpit or not, it'll be a unique build for sure. Nice start.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:32 PM

A fine looking Goose there, HeepeyYes

Would never of guessed this was a toy and not kit, very good work.

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Tonka, looks like a build to practice the modelling skills, sometimes those can be fun.  Looks like you have a choice in props?

regards,

Jack

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