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Flying Submarine part I
« on: May 23, 2020, 12:31:09 pm »
Seeing the new Unicraft kit of the Convair Flying Sub I remembered that I had the Russian pre war one in my stash somewhere. I ordered the Convair one and am building the LPL Flying Sub in the meantime.

Here are some build pictures of the LPL one. This kit is from 2009 and has the typical Unicraft brittle resin.
Curious to see if the new kit is of a better standard.


Box Art


The parts.


Main parts fitted together


And first application of lots of putty.....


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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 12:32:34 pm »
What do the aero props do when it submerges?  :-\
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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 01:48:33 pm »
What do the aero props do when it submerges?  :-\

Produce drag.  :wacko:
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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 09:08:51 pm »
Great project :wub:
Making it actually is great, the Real World did not dare to do so... :unsure: ;D
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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2020, 06:56:08 am »
I remember seeing that box art and thinking, oh yes, and then woke up and remembered it was Unicraft  ;D I'm looking forward to this because I know you will make a silk purse out of a sow's ear  :thumbsup:


Here are some build pictures of the LPL one. This kit is from 2009 and has the typical Unicraft brittle resin.
Curious to see if the new kit is of a better standard.


That will be interesting Tom
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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 12:35:18 pm »

I had a try at that one some years ago, because it has floats, and because it is simply an amazing topic.

This kit is a bit amazing too, actually ...

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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 01:28:32 pm »

I remember seeing that box art and thinking, oh yes, and then woke up and remembered it was Unicraft  ;D I'm looking forward to this because I know you will make a silk purse out of a sow's ear  :thumbsup:


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"It fit's where it touches...... if at all"!!

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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2020, 01:50:34 pm »
That thing looks like it was carved from silly putty! Good luck, I'm sure it will come out fine.
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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2020, 08:56:01 pm »
Good lord, Tom.  Did Igor carve the masters from a bar of soap or something?  It remind me of his old Burnt Offerings.
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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2020, 05:58:44 am »
Good lord, Tom.  Did Igor carve the masters from a bar of soap or something? 

I've been told on a couple of occasions that the masters I quite nice and that it's simply the quality of the resin he uses that causes most of the problems ? It could just be hearsay, but....?
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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2020, 12:33:02 pm »
Build completed, lots of putty and sanding and now a first layer of paint.
Still got some sanding to do I see  :rolleyes:



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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2020, 12:48:29 pm »

I remember this kit is tough stuff
but so incredibly original

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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2020, 07:09:40 pm »
Congratulations! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Very good result! :wub:
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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2020, 11:22:35 pm »
It's certainly got a "cartoon'ish feel" about it. I think it's the rounded/curved lines ? I know what I mean  ;D

I think that's one of the first times I've seen a Unicraft kit in overall silver. I'm very impressed  :bow:
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Re: Flying Submarine part I
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2020, 11:19:01 am »
And sanded down again.....



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