So here we go..................
This is a highly modern Mk II beaver, outfitted with the latest avionics/glass cockpit, as well as upgraded interior, and the Mk II 3 bladed prop. Other mods to the 1/24th kit will be wing fences, elevator fins, float mods, exhaust mods, antenna, prop, spinner, pitot tube (s) and last but certainly not least, a custom set of paint masks & decals from Ian @ Ad Astra.
This particular airframe is owned by Ron Carleson and flies amphib. floats or tundra tire configurations, spending much of his time exploring areas from southern Canada to far above the arctic circle. In 2003 Ron traveled to King William Island, Nunavut to research and study, and has since been focused on searching for relics of the doomed Franklin Expedition that departed England in 1845 and disappeared in this region.
You can find his blog, and pics of N888BH HERE.
After careful deliberation, and some advice from a friend, I have decided NOT to do the interior on this, as its going to be a simplified quickie type build and I will not be dong the interior. Windows will be dark gloss paint. This one will be about the exterior look, and a mods, along with a cool paint job.
Ill likely be using automotive paint, or the line of MM metallic paints the I think are normally for model cars and or R/C cars.
This is a build I intend to hang from my model room ceiling, to keep Avenger company.
The kit itself I purchased through Dehavilland Dreams web site, and it is the same molds the Cedar Creek uses. The kit is actually fairly accurate, and represents raised panel lines in places including the floats. In keeping with the GB theme, I wont be using any archer rivets or the like, I will likely just re-rivet with "Rosie" or maybe Radu, or a combo of the two.
Ill also be tapping the spares drawer for things like the prop and spinner, which will likely be a gas tank tip or the like.
Now on to business. Here are some pics of N888BH:
Here is what you get in this ultra simple 26 piece snap together kit:
and a set of simple instructions with some generic Alaska decals -
Construction will begin forthwith gents!
Ive taken the libery of deleting all of the "guessing" posts.
Thanks for lookin in on my guys and lets get this thing going!
Edited by Out2gtcha, 18 July 2012 - 10:04 PM.