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No tusks and blubber (BiplaneGB17)

Bringing back to life a Matchbox 1/72 Supermarine Walrus

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Scottie14/10/2017 16:02:30
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Hi Richard,

Another one to be proud of a nice job indeed.

Scottie

Richard Foenander14/10/2017 16:20:55
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Hey, thank you Scottie. It now needs a catapult to stand on.

Cheers,

Richard

Allen Dewire14/10/2017 16:43:59
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Hi Richard,

Yes Sir, I have been trying to follow this all along. Work has taken it's toll on free time and I always seem to be playing Catch Up...

Superb job on this old beauty!!! I can't believe how great this turned out with all your tweaks and fixes. Your tensioning cables and wires (we don't use the R word) on the wings and engine are masterclass, to say the least. Congrats once again!!!

Prost

Allen

Richard Foenander15/10/2017 17:29:38
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Hi Allen, thanks.

Sorry to hear about work woes. Better late than never. We'll still be here when you finish the little Fokker.

Heheheh...why not the R word?

Cheers,

Richard

Edited By Richard Foenander on 15/10/2017 17:29:53

Sjors Greut15/10/2017 19:24:12
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Richard,

This is one model to be very proud of!
Amazing building and painting work laugh.

Sjors

Richard Foenander17/10/2017 16:02:41
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Thanks Sjors,

Surprisingly planes not my favorite to build...more like in between to start the mojo. At the mo am tackling the catapult.

Cheers,

Richard

Allen Dewire17/10/2017 17:06:46
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Hi Richard,

Well the reason was quit simple really. When the GB began, and people chose their kits to build, everyone was real scared and or very nervous about the rigging. As the GB progressed, I figured if you didn't use the R word and went with tensioning cables and wire, people wouldn't be so scared of it.

I guess it was just one of my little quirks to try and calm the masses! Gotta go and check out your catapult now. Take care Sir and happy scratching....

Prost

Allen

Richard Foenander17/10/2017 17:12:28
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Allen, tensioning cables and wire are even more frightening for me.face 20

Thanks...scratch building involves a lot of cutting so I'll keep the blades from harms way or visa versa.

Cheers,

Richard

Bobby Dale19/10/2017 17:36:50
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BLOOMING marvelous Richard

Hard to believe the scale and details added

Great model my favorite build this year .

Bobby

Richard Foenander19/10/2017 18:07:52
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Thank you kindly for the compliment Bobby.

Glad it's your favorite.

Cheers,

Richard

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