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No tusks and blubber (BiplaneGB17)

Bringing back to life a Matchbox 1/72 Supermarine Walrus

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jimbo19/09/2017 11:33:13
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Hi Richard

The interior is excellent. That 'spiders web' engine looks fun. That is some clamp you have there - those body halves aren't going anywhere face 20

Jim

Richard Foenander19/09/2017 16:18:24
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Thanks Jim,

The clamps are off...checking if filler is needed, so far ok . While aligning the top seam it created a step on the bottom of the fuslage which was easily sanded.

Will look at the engine nacelle where some missing panels will be added, then some pre-painting before gluing and stringing up the rigging. Hopefully won't look so spider web like.

This build will pass over the finish deadline seeing it's less than two weeks away. Obviously more complex than the Tiger Moth especially planning the rigging.

Cheers,

Richard

Andrew Belsey 219/09/2017 19:04:09
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Taking shape very nicely Richard!

Andy B

John Race19/09/2017 19:45:10
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Richard.

Agree with Jim on those clamps, like the depth you can get. I wonder if they are available in the uk?

Looking fwd to the photos of the matingsurprise

John.

Si Benson19/09/2017 21:27:50
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Evening Richard,

just had a smooch through and seeing some lovely stuff, the interior looked great. You certainly know what your doing with these winged wondersthumbs up

Si

Richard Foenander20/09/2017 04:37:33
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Thanks Andrew, a slender looking Walrus shape it will be.

John, I got the clamps from the Japanese dime store. They're actually clothes pegs. The wide clearance helps and the spring not too heavy so and gives just enough preasure.

Si, thanks, I'm not one of those rivet counters and just know detail on the surface of both armour and aircraft...not enough to super detail accurately. I sometimes am lucky with my sense of scale and perspective in eye balling without the need to measure precisely. One rule I have for dios is that for building heights the following floor should be a fraction shorter of the previous moving up so that the overall does not overpower the base and for figures is to bunch them as close as possible...nothing looks more weird than a group in discussion three scale feet apart.

Cheers,

Richard

Marty Elliott20/09/2017 08:53:14
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hi Richard......really enjoying this build--I had briefly toyed with having a go at this one but having seen the work u have put in im glad I didn't! couldn't have matched what u have done with this venerable old kit...completely agree with what u said about detailing in this scale..its possible to get a good impression of the subject without having to go into the superdetailing...just wish I could stick to this mantra on all my buildssad...nice tip on using thick solder wires for the exhausts...i'll borrow that for my build if I may?? maybe I missed it in the thread but have u decided on a paint scheme yet? would love to see a metal finish...........cheers Marty

Richard Foenander20/09/2017 17:56:16
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Hi Marty, thanks...glad you like the WIP. Would have been great if you had built in tandem. Your Tupolev is looking good.

You're welcome anytime to use any tips I come across or do.

A metal finish would mean I have to treat the surface. I'll be going with the camo version to hide any mistakes face 20

Here's some progress on the engine nacelle with some added surface detail...

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The propeller hub disc has been added and the gunners door cover has been treated to a clear window. Will mask the bracings in later.

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Fuselage closed...needs just a little filler behind the cockpit.

That's it for the night.

Cheers,

Richard

Richard Foenander22/09/2017 13:41:58
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More updates...

Filled the slight step and sanded smooth. Also added rails for the gunners door...a bit crude.

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Then painted the engine nacelle...took about two hours with the masking and repainting the rigging...

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Repositioned some of the panels if you look quite closely.

Cheers,

Richard

Fernando Nijhuis23/09/2017 17:24:19
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Hi Richard,

Great looking progress on the Walrusthumbs up, pretty smart to think ahead and put in wires before it’s too late.wink 2

The painted engine nacelle looks very nice, what version are you going to make?

Fernando

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