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    tomprobert got a reaction from Fanes in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from brahman104 in HK B-17...C 13/6 buckets of bullets.   
    That is fantastic, Craig. Those yellow O2 cylinders certainly add a nice splash of colour. 
     
    Tom
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Short Sunderland MkII   
    As this is a MkII it’ll be in the earlier scheme of sky undersides and ocean grey / dark slate grey on top. I hate spraying white so works well for me!
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    tomprobert reacted to scvrobeson in Short Sunderland MkII   
    So you're planning to move into that fuselage once it's all done, right?  That thing looks more spacious than a couple of apartments I've been in.
     
     
     
     
    Matt
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    tomprobert got a reaction from kkarlsen in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Victor K2 in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Victor K2 in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Evening all,
     
    I've now completed the scribing of the main fuselage panel lines, and given the whole airframe a gentle rub-down with fine sandpaper to make the surface completely uniform.
     
    The detail doesn't show up as well as I'd like in the pictures, but hopefully they'll give you the general idea.
     
    Forward nose section:
     
     
     
    Mid-sections:
     
     
     
     
     
    And the rear fuselage:
     
     
    The mid-upper fairing has been completed and added, the the turret itself test fitted:
     
     
    So... here's the state of play. Fuselage as complete as it needs to be at this stage, so I may have a look at the wings next:
     
     
     
    Until next time,
    Tom
     
     
     
     
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Victor K2 in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Taking a break from the tedium of scribing, I've had a look at the mid-upper that was fitted to the MkII Sunderland. 
     
    You get the basic shape of the fairing which is mounted off-set of the centreline (to starboard) on the upper fuselage, and the turret glazing itself (which still has its protective coating on):
     
     
    The fairing was trimmed to the correct size using the plans I have, and turret itself has also been trimmed and test fitted after its aperture was opened up:
     
     
    Once the remaining scribing is done on the upper fuse, this will be ready to install.
     
    Take care all,
    Tom
     
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Victor K2 in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Thanks, Anthony - I've not been doing a log on the F-4 as I've just been working on it as and when I've felt like it. It's good to have a 'shake and bake' going on behind the scenes when working on long-term vacs such as these. Paints are my trusty Xtracolor enamels...
     
    Appreciated, Craig - thanks. The tape is low-tac builders' tape and will be pushed through and fished out after painting... he says hopefully...
     
    The long process of scribing the panel detail has begun. This is the culmination of two nights' work so far - with at least another long session needed to finish the upper fuselage:
     
     
     
     
     
    Back soon with an update over the weekend, all being well.
     
    All the best,
    Tom
     
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from scvrobeson in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from themongoose in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from patricksparks in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from chukw in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Troy Molitor in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from blackbetty in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Evening all,
     
    I've now completed the scribing of the main fuselage panel lines, and given the whole airframe a gentle rub-down with fine sandpaper to make the surface completely uniform.
     
    The detail doesn't show up as well as I'd like in the pictures, but hopefully they'll give you the general idea.
     
    Forward nose section:
     
     
     
    Mid-sections:
     
     
     
     
     
    And the rear fuselage:
     
     
    The mid-upper fairing has been completed and added, the the turret itself test fitted:
     
     
    So... here's the state of play. Fuselage as complete as it needs to be at this stage, so I may have a look at the wings next:
     
     
     
    Until next time,
    Tom
     
     
     
     
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Starfighter in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Trak-Tor in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Morning all,
     
    I dug the wings out over the weekend in preparation for work to commence - as you can see the Sunderland is one LARGE aeroplane. The wife isn't overly impressed. Never mind.
     
     
     
    Lots of scribing and reinforcing work ahead...
     
    Tom
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Fanes in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Evening all,
     
    I've now completed the scribing of the main fuselage panel lines, and given the whole airframe a gentle rub-down with fine sandpaper to make the surface completely uniform.
     
    The detail doesn't show up as well as I'd like in the pictures, but hopefully they'll give you the general idea.
     
    Forward nose section:
     
     
     
    Mid-sections:
     
     
     
     
     
    And the rear fuselage:
     
     
    The mid-upper fairing has been completed and added, the the turret itself test fitted:
     
     
    So... here's the state of play. Fuselage as complete as it needs to be at this stage, so I may have a look at the wings next:
     
     
     
    Until next time,
    Tom
     
     
     
     
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from MikeMaben in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Evening all,
     
    I've now completed the scribing of the main fuselage panel lines, and given the whole airframe a gentle rub-down with fine sandpaper to make the surface completely uniform.
     
    The detail doesn't show up as well as I'd like in the pictures, but hopefully they'll give you the general idea.
     
    Forward nose section:
     
     
     
    Mid-sections:
     
     
     
     
     
    And the rear fuselage:
     
     
    The mid-upper fairing has been completed and added, the the turret itself test fitted:
     
     
    So... here's the state of play. Fuselage as complete as it needs to be at this stage, so I may have a look at the wings next:
     
     
     
    Until next time,
    Tom
     
     
     
     
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from GMK in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Evening all,
     
    I've now completed the scribing of the main fuselage panel lines, and given the whole airframe a gentle rub-down with fine sandpaper to make the surface completely uniform.
     
    The detail doesn't show up as well as I'd like in the pictures, but hopefully they'll give you the general idea.
     
    Forward nose section:
     
     
     
    Mid-sections:
     
     
     
     
     
    And the rear fuselage:
     
     
    The mid-upper fairing has been completed and added, the the turret itself test fitted:
     
     
    So... here's the state of play. Fuselage as complete as it needs to be at this stage, so I may have a look at the wings next:
     
     
     
    Until next time,
    Tom
     
     
     
     
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Coming from my all-time modelling hero, that’s high praise indeed. Appreciated, Peter!
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