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No tusks and blubber (BiplaneGB17)

Bringing back to life a Matchbox 1/72 Supermarine Walrus

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Richard Foenander13/10/2017 11:43:03
3894 forum posts
4642 photos

Hi Guys,

I'm calling this done for the plane itself...the catapult will continue as a different posting. Wash completed, fuel lines attached and a last minute check on how the aerial line for the folded wing was put away before attaching them.








She fought all the way at certain points but was an enjoyable build.

A bit late but now I have completed two instead of not finishing at all. Thanking all who have accompanied this build.



Neil Merryweather13/10/2017 11:51:39
127 forum posts
272 photos

What a lovely job you have done on this! As I said before, a masterclass.

John Race13/10/2017 12:47:14
7189 forum posts
1518 photos

Has to be a starstarstarstarstar build for me, fantastic, well done mate, and in 1/72 surprise


Peter Day 113/10/2017 14:12:28
6442 forum posts
1896 photos

Brilliant Richard. The rigging alone is a marvel.


Chas Kenny13/10/2017 16:08:40
3778 forum posts


Another museum piece from you. You have, once again, shown what can be achieved with a basic kit and some plastic card.



Tim Marlow13/10/2017 16:15:04
1412 forum posts
1058 photos

Hi Richard

That is the bees knees.....excellent model. You have really raised the bar on this.

Well done


Fernando Nijhuis13/10/2017 17:15:35
787 forum posts
649 photos

Superb result Richard, the weathering makes it complete.thumbs up5xstar

I see what you mean with the decals but only in the third and fourth picture with the top ones, it’s only because the light angle made it more easier to find.wink 2

When you get the catapult ready it will definitely be one for a p


jimbo13/10/2017 17:56:03
14261 forum posts
2716 photos

Hi Richard

A superb result. All the more so as the kit was not the most promising to begin with. Having the folded wing really adds to the interest. This kind of painstaking improvement to a kit is a credit to your skill.

5stars from me as well.


Steve Jones 1214/10/2017 14:39:39
4098 forum posts
9187 photos


This a real thing of beauty. Watching this come together with all your extra detailing has been an absolute joy. A real credit to your modelling skills.


Richard Foenander14/10/2017 15:52:03
3894 forum posts
4642 photos

Thank you guys..I should blame Fernando for urging me to build the Walrus.face 20

Neil, thank you kindly but I'm still far from being master class.

John, had to put on my sunglasses, thanks.

Peter, the rigging nearly killed me. teeth 2

Chas, thank you...was lazy to search for after market details for this kit and I'm on a tight budget.

Tim, not too high I hope, I still have a huge stash that may not hit the mark expected.

Fernando, you the man that made me do it and now pushing for the catapult. smile p

Jim, very kind of you. I think new planes with all the detail in and just slapping together is not my real cup of tea unless I really have no time and want a BOB. I'm just glad I didn't screw it up.

Steve, glad you enjoyed from start to finish as I did. Just needed one look at the destruction manual and had to devise a new plan.

I did it in slightly over one month...that's a first for me.face 20



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