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Floats and Boats GB 2022, extended to end of 2023

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 5, 2022 8:59 AM

Dodgy

So the fuselage halves are together and the lower wings are on. I have also started in the cockpit.

 

That PE will certainly test your patience. Looks like it will be very nice when complete. Looking forward to seeing more.

BK

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Posted by Mach1 on Friday, August 5, 2022 7:53 PM

Brandon, I've decided on the 1:48 IMAM (Romeo) RO.43 from Special Hobby.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:17 PM

Mach1

Brandon, I've decided on the 1:48 IMAM (Romeo) RO.43 from Special Hobby.

 

I have the roster updated.

BK

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, August 7, 2022 1:04 PM

Cool kt mach1. I don't know that I have ever seen one of those before. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it. 

I have been painting my base and prepping the landing area. Progress pics to follow.

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Posted by Mach1 on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 8:31 PM

Thanks Jack.

Looking forward to seeing your Cat on it's base.

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, August 14, 2022 8:29 PM

Here's my first progress update. The pit has been going together well, though I'm just getting to the parts that involve a lot of the PE and small resin parts. Hopefully I'll have noticeable progress to report next weekend.

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 14, 2022 8:30 PM

Mach1

Here's my first progress update. The pit has been going together well, though I'm just getting to the parts that involve a lot of the PE and small resin parts. Hopefully I'll have noticeable progress to report next weekend.

 

 

Great progress there. The pit will look very nice with all that added details.

BK

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Monday, August 15, 2022 8:20 PM

The pit is looking nice Mach1. Here are some pics of the base. I am going to add more color and am slowly filling back in my landing area with white glue (overdid the cutout). I went a bit deep and am trying to layer just to the right depth. I am also going to hit the plane with flat and assemble most of it for the landing.

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, August 21, 2022 7:45 AM

Jack, it is great to see the base coming togehter - a bit of a guide for any of us who may get that brave...

Mach1, love the look of the Romeo, and some good detail going into the cockpit.

Dodgy, That is a lot of fiddly little PE there, but it looks like the model is coming together well.

Now I am onto the rigging the Curtiss. I rigged the floats before gluing them on, then it is onto the wings.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 21, 2022 9:57 AM

lostagain

Jack, it is great to see the base coming togehter - a bit of a guide for any of us who may get that brave...

Mach1, love the look of the Romeo, and some good detail going into the cockpit.

Dodgy, That is a lot of fiddly little PE there, but it looks like the model is coming together well.

Now I am onto the rigging the Curtiss. I rigged the floats before gluing them on, then it is onto the wings.

 

Such a cute little floater. I really like the looks of this one. That rigging looks like my eyes would hurt and my hands would cramp up. Well done.

BK

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, August 21, 2022 1:48 PM

Dodgy: Sopwith looks good. I'm not familiar with that particular plane, so looking forward to it.

Jack: That's going to be a really nice base. Were you planning to add a little froth to some of the waves, or just leave it as calm(ish) water?

LA: The Curtiss is really shaping up nicely. The rigging on the floats looks great, can't wait to see the rest of it tied off.

I've made more progress on the cockpit. I'm currently working on the seat restraints. Just have to add the chains for the lap restraints and paint before installing them on the seats. Other than that I just have a few more tiny resin bits to add and then the cockpit will be finished.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 21, 2022 3:01 PM

PE will certainly test one's patience. Good luck, it looks good so far.

BK

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, August 21, 2022 3:11 PM

BrandonK

PE will certainly test one's patience. Good luck, it looks good so far.

BK

 

Thanks Brandon. I've been quite literally taking it one piece at a time.

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Posted by Sergeant on Monday, August 22, 2022 2:45 PM

Below is a rare World War II colorized photograph for our RAF, RAAF and RNZAF fans. I say RAAF and RNZAF because there are several military Bush hats in the photograph.

I see some nice work being done as this GB enters its tenth month. Brandon, you hit a home run with this group build.

I completed assembly and painting of the engines, nacelles, and propellers with exception of painting the propeller tips and exhaust pipes that come out of the top of the nacelles. I might even finish before October 3rd.

Harold

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, August 22, 2022 7:56 PM

Piers that Curtiss is looking very schmick!

Mach1 That pit is going to look great when it's done. Looks like you've put in a lot of work.

Harold, that PBY is simply magnificent!. Thanks for the photo of the Aussies too, it's a ripper.

Dodgy

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 8:58 AM

Sergeant

Below is a rare World War II colorized photograph for our RAF, RAAF and RNZAF fans. I say RAAF and RNZAF because there are several military Bush hats in the photograph.

I see some nice work being done as this GB enters its tenth month. Brandon, you hit a home run with this group build.

I completed assembly and painting of the engines, nacelles, and propellers with exception of painting the propeller tips and exhaust pipes that come out of the top of the nacelles. I might even finish before October 3rd.

Harold

 

I am just in awe of the quality of your work on this beauty. This one is simply amazing to look at. Such eye appeal. Magnificent.!!

BK

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 10:58 AM

Hello, BK.

      I don't know about this. Maybe I shouldn't with my Pic problems, but, here goes. My Choice IS! The Hobby/Craft, 1/72 DHC-2 Beaver/w/Floats. I have it on the bench preparing to take a break from Ships, so, Here Goes! She has a clear Fuselage and so, Lots of masking, in the markings on the Box Top, a U-6A Beaver from Alaska, I like the coloring and the fact it is from the state where two of my Daughters live! See Ya soon!

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 3:38 PM

Wecome TB, we would love to see a Beaver. Haven't had one of those yet. They are a very nice looking older plane. One of my favorite civilian birds in fact. Looking forward to seeing it.

BK

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Thursday, August 25, 2022 11:51 AM

Alright guys after my third coat of paint I think I have the base in the shade/texture I desire. I left a small landing area and am going to throw some sort of wake off the backside. I watched some videos of these landing on mostly on calm waters and decided I would go with that over whitecaps. If you dont think it looks as real as it could and that it needs some sort of white on the bigger waves let me know and I will attempt it prior to attaching the plane (open to feedback for sure). I am mostly done with the airplane and just need to attach the antannae. I threw in a few shots of the bottom of the craft before I loctite it to the base.

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, August 25, 2022 2:52 PM

Having never attempted a water landing for any of my float planes I am not the one to go to for advice. I am hoping to find the spirit and time, perhaps this winter, to get some of mine on water. We'll see.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, August 27, 2022 10:18 AM

I've become increasingly busy of late and it looks to be continuing for the next few months. I am finding it difficult to make to the bench. I have also noticed that many of us are in the same boat. That being said I want to make sure we all have sufficient time to complete our builds. I am going to extend the end of this till July of 23. I think it is more important to have as many people get their kits done than to get it done by a certain date. If this helps us all out great, if it doesn't help, well, no harm done.

BK

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Posted by Sergeant on Saturday, August 27, 2022 12:45 PM

BrandonK

I've become increasingly busy of late and it looks to be continuing for the next few months. I am finding it difficult to make to the bench. I have also noticed that many of us are in the same boat. That being said I want to make sure we all have sufficient time to complete our builds. I am going to extend the end of this till July of 23. I think it is more important to have as many people get their kits done than to get it done by a certain date. If this helps us all out great, if it doesn't help, well, no harm done.

BK

 

Thank you, Brandon it does help me.

Harold

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, August 27, 2022 6:53 PM

Sergeant

 

 
BrandonK

I've become increasingly busy of late and it looks to be continuing for the next few months. I am finding it difficult to make to the bench. I have also noticed that many of us are in the same boat. That being said I want to make sure we all have sufficient time to complete our builds. I am going to extend the end of this till July of 23. I think it is more important to have as many people get their kits done than to get it done by a certain date. If this helps us all out great, if it doesn't help, well, no harm done.

BK

 

 

 

Thank you, Brandon it does help me.

 

Harold

 

Ditto

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, August 28, 2022 7:51 AM

I am done, but it does give me the opportunity to add another time permitting.

Thanks for running the GB Brandon, some great work being done here.

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Posted by lurch on Sunday, August 28, 2022 8:14 AM

lostagain that is a great aircraft you did. You done a fantastic job on that. I like it.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:33 AM

Wow, LA, that is such a slick, superb build. The rigging really sets it off. This is one to be super proud of. Well done!! Bow Down

Which pic for the front page?

BK

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, August 28, 2022 10:37 AM

That's one sweet build lostagain! I admire the work on the rigging!

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Posted by lostagain on Monday, September 5, 2022 8:22 AM

Jack, Brandon and Lurch, thanks for the very kind words, it was a fun build.

Brandon, I nominate the third photo thank you.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, September 5, 2022 9:39 AM

lostagain

Jack, Brandon and Lurch, thanks for the very kind words, it was a fun build.

Brandon, I nominate the third photo thank you.

 

That's the one I had in mind. Great work. I have the front page updated. 

Now I just need to find time to work on mine.

BK

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 5, 2022 7:33 PM

Very sweet result Piers.

Dodgy

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