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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #105 on: September 28, 2019, 02:33:52 am »
Nice detail.
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #106 on: September 28, 2019, 05:47:56 am »
Ta, lads! :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #107 on: September 29, 2019, 06:11:41 am »
For those following the debate, I've gone with personal preference & chosen the few-long-slots version of the .50-cal cooling shroud. ;)
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #108 on: September 29, 2019, 08:43:18 am »
I've just had one of those nasty little overlooked issues one sometimes finds jump up & bite my arse ... the .50cal is TOO BIG! :o

I'm putting together a .30cal but the ammunition in the aircraft is obviously too large.

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #109 on: September 30, 2019, 07:14:15 am »
That's a pain mate. Is the ammo' really that much bigger or are you simply noticing it far more then any other viewer will because you know about the problem ?
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #110 on: September 30, 2019, 09:35:12 am »
Unfortunately, Chris, .50cal ammo is about twice as long as .30cal ammo &, as the back-seater's hatch is going to be open it will be visible. :-\

Of course, my next big issue is that I don't have any 1/48 .30cal ammo. :rolleyes:

Ah, well, I'll figure something out. :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #111 on: October 01, 2019, 06:29:55 am »
Unfortunately, Chris, .50cal ammo is about twice as long as .30cal ammo &, as the back-seater's hatch is going to be open it will be visible. :-\

Of course, my next big issue is that I don't have any 1/48 .30cal ammo. :rolleyes:

Ah, well, I'll figure something out. :thumbsup:

Ah right  :-\

But as the song goes "always look on the bright side of life" , mainly because it's usually far better than the alternative  :rolleyes:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #112 on: October 07, 2019, 06:04:24 am »
Light blue & DSG added to the build today. :thumbsup:

She's moving forward but I'm not sure if it's fast enough to have her ready by Saturday, for the Expo. :-\
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #113 on: October 07, 2019, 09:01:56 am »
Well, there ya go, 3rd camo colour on &, surprisingly, it looks good! :thumbsup:

Not perfect, mind, there are flaws to be fixed, but much, much better than I expected. :mellow:

I'll take a bit of time out to take a couple/few photo's tomorrow later today, after I've had a sleep. ;)
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #114 on: October 07, 2019, 05:41:47 pm »
As promised, photo's!













A half decent look will expose the flaws but I'll be working on them today (&, hopefully, not ruining the work already done) before I gloss coat ready for the transfers which are "in the mail" & which should arrive tomorrow.

I'll, also, be working on the wheel bays, undercarriage, prop's, torpedo, etc, etc.


Thanks for being part of this! :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #115 on: October 08, 2019, 06:15:37 am »
She's looking good. The bits that "navalise" her are especially  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #116 on: October 08, 2019, 08:50:05 am »
Thanks, Chris! :thumbsup:


She's starting to come together properly, now. She's even up on her legs, if not her feet (which are getting some modifications done to them tomorrow later today). ;D
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #117 on: October 08, 2019, 11:38:56 am »
Marvellous stuff,  looking forward to seeing this  when it's  done
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #118 on: October 08, 2019, 04:06:27 pm »
Thanks, other Chris! :thumbsup:


Whole buncha transfers (decals) arrived today! ;D

Unfortunately, gloss coating didn't happen as planned yesterday, so I'll have to get right onto that! ;)
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #119 on: October 09, 2019, 08:37:42 am »
That looks great , can't wait to see her with the decals on