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#1 Radders

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:21 AM

Ordered this from Hobbyterra last week, and I'm grinning ear-to-ear at the moment. My Combat Models vacform has now officially been boxed and stored away, I may get it back out, but I may just cut it up and reuse the plastic. It's no where near the quality of this, and if I had the two built up, I'd want them looking the same... and that's going to be tough.

So here it is, in all it's fibreglass glory. Nice boxart too.... I will post more shots of the sprues as the build progresses.

 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:22 PM

cool!

I love flying boats


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I dont suffer from AMS, I revell in it..get it...Revell


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:31 PM

Too cool for school! I look forward to this build
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:51 PM

Ooh a FLYING BOAT .... Oh Yeah !!!

Radleigh nice choice ... look forward to it...

And yes the Boxart is pretty good too.

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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:01 AM

Nice! looking forward to following the build.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:48 PM

I've seen them in operation plenty of times through the years.   There's no words on earth to describe the grace of these old boats. True aeronautical history.

 

I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:49 PM

How is it coming along Radleigh?
;)
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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


#8 Radders

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:43 AM

It's slow with the run up to Telford, but it will be at Telford loosly put together and on show on my Water Bombers SIG table... so please come and look...

 

Then once the shows done, it's head down time... lots to be getting on with ;)



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:43 AM

No progress as such, but I did cut down my 1 meter length of 4mm steel rod and placed it through the holes once they were drilled out.... it's bloody big!!

 

That's a Heller CL-215 to show the size difference. Can't wait to get stuck in with the Mars!

 

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:47 AM

That's really cool!

We SO need a CL-215 in 32nd
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:08 PM

We do Brian, I absolutely love them. I have a 1/33rd scale Card Model that I want to do what Peter Castle did with the 1/24th Tigercat and make the main card parts with plastic and then cover it how Tom Probert does his planking. It's not small though!


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 01:18 PM

Seeing as it's sort of related, bit more progress on my CL-215.... All packed away now till after the Telford weekend... then it's Mars time.

 

 

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 01:22 PM

^ thats sharp


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 01:40 PM

Seeing as it's sort of related, bit more progress on my CL-215.... All packed away now till after the Telford weekend... then it's Mars time.

 

 

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^ thats sharp

 

 

Indeed it is.    Ive always loved the CL-125, and really like the  415 with the turbo-props and wing tip stabilizers. 



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 11:48 PM

Thanks guys for the comments! Work has been slow building, my business has picked up ten-fold so my own time has been filled up with being a new dad or sleep!

But with Telford on my mind, it's time to get stuff done for my Water Bomber SIG.

The Mars is on hold, it needs more time than I can commit to it... so I would rather spend that time on three to get these done.

Heller DC-6 to be done with the rare Leading Edge Conair sheet.
 
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Hasegawa P-3 to be finished as a Aero Union P-3 but not in the bright red/white scheme.

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and the CL-215 as seen above, cowlings being modified, scribed etc... should be due for markings soon.

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