Lad and dads short sunderland

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  1. deckape

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    Starting to detail a little bit on the fuselodge assembly I will glue on few more panels and set asside to dry for the night, much more tommorow a couple more attachments here.

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    This is the last for tonight I,ll have more shots to come hard part is over the fuselodge is done Next step is to weather and touchup with the airbrush. I incorporated panels to give it the three dementional effect and bring out the detail.

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    Another shot this is it this old man is getting tired I put in 16 hours on it today, this kit is definately not for the novice ,

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    Ok fellas at it again the fuselodge is done i have all paneling done as well next step after the tail assebly is done is to touch up with the airbrush. Useing antique white and light gray. as the next attachments you can see the assembly of the the tail feathers they all have an enternal spar along with the ribs to maintain airfoil. Should have these assemblies done tonite. here are the attachments.

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    Here i have all the tail feathers in place next step is to touch up with the airbrush, before hand make any adjustments if necesary.

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    Ok fellas I think I had the lick for today I,m starting to sewe Shoret sunderlands in my sleep been at it most of the day Things are starting to slow down, I am starting on the wings there again a fit problem with the outer wing panel. The bottom tip is a tad smaller then the top wing tip souloution is to trim the top wing tip to the bottom sand well . touch up ends with glue and paint or use color felt pins. as you can see in this photo the iner and outer wing panels have their ribs installed, the wing spar is ready I will install same tommorow.


    Also a couple more fuselodge shots to as you can see my ship models all over the place. here are the attachments.

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    Back at it again, Here I have the Starboard inner wing panel in place prepareing to install the outer starboard wing panel. here are a couple attachments on the installation she is starting to look like the Sunderland flying boat. as far as I can tell the hard part of the kit is over with a little trimming here and there is the soloution to this kit.

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    You certainly don't let the grass grow under your feet for sure my friend... what speed :eek: and coming together nicely :thumb: The engines will keep you happy for a while, although i haven't seen the parts count for them, you have four to go at - so should be fun. Keep up the good work :wave:
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    Thank You Peter for your candid reply to my Beloved Sunderland. she is comeing along just fine I have a few attachments of progress I been at it all day. I habe at least 45 logged in ours on this kit I am still going strong I been turning to on her scince 530 this morning. I will knock off by 11:00 tonite. the hard paet is over with . the engines will take some time I will chuck up some wood dowels and turn them on my lathe whilte turning I will make cylinder fins and wrap well with fine fuse wire. I gave her a good coat of Areo Gloos clear dope. it will tighten up the model a little 50 50 type dope nitraite and butraite dope mixed to much butraite will turn it into a prezzel with wings. Here are the attachments thank /you again Peter your the brest Sir.

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    Here are a few more attachments of my sunderland I got wings all assembled let dry for the night finished up the touch up with the airbrush you wont find no seams on this kit. picking her a few time after i installed the wing she wants to fly a breeze blew in my shop the wind picked up underneath her wing and she wanted to fly. Handeling her reminds me of the old vacuform kits i use to build feels just like them I have loads of work ahead of me thing will be slowing down i have the hardest plart of the kit fuselodge and wings I logged in 17 hours today on this bird and I am bushed. Tomorrow i will take the day off and go sailing with my tugboat so here are the attachments.

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    Howdy fellas

    Back at it again I to windy and rainy out here in Ohio land No sailoing my tug today, What a better thing to do is to work on my Sunderland flyingboat. so far she is comeing along quite swiftly, i been working on the engine Necells all today have them all formed with balsa and skinned as you can see in the attached photos, thew engines are going to take some time but the small parts i can relax and do it justice here is the progress I made snince yeaster day and last nighht.

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    Here are a couple more shots for the night Getting tired been at this scince 630 this morning it is turning out real well touch up here and there the aroe gloss dope is doing itrs job protecting the finish and givceing it addirional strength. useing silk span tissue works well for hideing the joining seams and airbrushing when done, you never know where the seams were. here are the attachmnets fellas.

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    coming along very well! Thanks for the pics and telling us about your technique :)
    Chris
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    Thanks Chris

    It is comeing along very well today I will be constructing the engine asemblies. Also I will be doing some final touch up and tuneing and one more coat of 50 50 areo gloss dope the detail parts will take a longer time then building the model itself. I will be vacuforming all of the clear parts before hand I will have to make master molds of the canopy and turrets make the prop blades from plastic. I have a diogram of the beaching gear for this flyingboat. I mounted a wood block pre drilled for a in flight stand to mounted on the bottom of the fuselodge for flight display and on the ground this is where the beaching gear will come in. So I will have a lot of work.


    Normally this kit would take me 3 to 4 weeks to build I have done most of it in 68 hours steady build. I am anxious to build this kit because I dont have a sunderland flying boat and outside the Mighty Mars flyingboat it is my favorite. also alot of the modlers in this here forum are anxious as well. The next attachmnets will show even more better improvements to this aircraft. so today I will construct the engines I will chuck up some stock on my trusty lathe and make engine cylinders wraped with fuse wire,
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    A wonderful build of a wonderful aircraft.I have walked around and through the ones at Hendon and Duxford and the size of them is really impressive as is the armament that gave them there Porcupine nickname.To see such a well built model of this important and beautiful aeroplane come to life is a real pleasure and I hope you find time to explain your method for building the engines.I look forward to seeing more on the Mars prototype as well.
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    An enlightening build. I'm impressed with with your
    technique of air brushing and the use of silkspan for
    covering join areas. I'm also awaiting your next
    project on the Mars. Ron
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    Ron Ha

    Thanks Sir for your reply to my Sunderland the attached photos here are the installation of the engines I turned 72 engine cylinders and I installed two rngine units, I also made cowling flaps and more touch up with the Airbrush I will get started on the Mars tonight. I should have her all painted out I will submit some attachments of her tonight. Here are some attachments you will all notice what is that big ship it is sitting on this is a 5 ft . models I am building of the Matson Liner Luriline that will be another build but I got to get these Flyingboats done.

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    Looks good! Yuo say you turned the cylinders - assumed wood then on a lathe? :)
    Thanks
    Chris
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    Thanks yes no sense on useing brass wood dowel work just as good I have them all the same size I should have the cowl front rings donee today this will face off the engine fronts Sunderland is comeing along quite well still needs a little touch up here and there. Amazeingly strong with all that dope I airbrushed on.
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    Ahoy
    Back at again the Sunderland is almost done I have a little more work to do, took time off from it to finish up on my PB2M MARS. All 4 engine assemblies have been installed and painted, I have all 4 engine cowl front installed too.

    Next phase will be the floats and props and install the cockpit turrets rigging and she is good to go. I made the beaching gear painted them Red. made them from wood and veneered them with card stock, the tires are rubber O rings Old Porkiepine will done by tommorow evening I should have built her longer than I should but I was haveing fun like a child with a new toy.


    The very last procedure will be the weathering with the airbrush, Here below are up dated attachments

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