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#1 JohnB

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:03 AM

This build was something of a chore at times but the final result is not bad in my opinion. Paints used were Xtracolor, White Ensign and Model Master. National insignia and the cowling number are from my decal stash (I feel that the blue in the kit decals is too "bright"). I used the Eduard PE interior set for the cockpit and radioman's area. If you plan to do that let me recommend that you use only the pilot's cockpit parts and gun parts. Leave off the radioman's stuff, especially the PE decking, as it creates problems in fitting the gun ring, etc. High cuss-factor. I added the lifting cable on the cockpit bulkhead from twisted wire, the additional wing floats struts from Evergreen strips, and the float to fuselage brace wires from steel wire. I did very little weathering as the aircraft in my reference photo seemed to show very little. I hope you like the results of my efforts. :) PS: A copy of Dana Bell's book on the Kingfisher is just about a MUST for this build.

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#2 BiggTim

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:11 AM

Wow, nice job, John!!


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#3 JohnB

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:15 AM

Wow, nice job, John!!

Thanks Tim! :)


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:30 AM

Holy aquarius, this is something to be mighty proud of, fantastic model and finish :wub:

 

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:34 AM

Holy aquarius, this is something to be mighty proud of, fantastic model and finish :wub:

 

Lothar

Thanks Lothar! Very much appreciated. :)


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:36 AM

Awesome work! I think it's weathered just right.

Chuck


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#7 JohnB

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:49 AM

Awesome work! I think it's weathered just right.

Chuck

Thanks Chuck!


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 01:07 AM

Wonderfully Beautiful.


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 01:08 AM

Awesome result from the JohnB machine! Can I pop this one on the website?

 

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 01:14 AM

As always - outstanding, John!


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 01:31 AM

DAM John, she's a beaut ! love the whole thing......Harv  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :punk:


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#12 JohnB

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 02:17 AM

Wonderfully Beautiful.

Thanks!!!!


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#13 JohnB

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 02:17 AM

Awesome result from the JohnB machine! Can I pop this one on the website?

 

Kev

Thanks Kev! Sure, post away! LOL


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#14 JohnB

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 02:18 AM

As always - outstanding, John!

Thanks Bill. I appreciate it. :)


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 02:19 AM

DAM John, she's a beaut ! love the whole thing......Harv  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :punk:

Thanks Harv! I'm glad you like it. :)


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