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Supermrine Wallrus 1:72

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Here's what I doing those days.

I'll put just few pics ( offcourse there's a lot more :blink: ), but more pics as I going further work with this work

I apologise on a bad pics, this is some sh..t camera, I'll never stop crying for my Cannon ( RIP)

I take Revell's (ex matchbox) Wallrus, and first cut all fuselage ribs:

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in the meantime, I constructed basic left wing float :

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after adding a ribs and spars, I have this :

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eggine neccelle half - outher ribs, oil tank and cooler must be done yet)

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Bristol Pegasus - I used Vector resin engine as a base :

(left matchbox, right Vector)

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b.jpg

fuel intakes :

c.jpg

exhausts :

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i.jpg

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finished engine :

j.jpg

k.jpg

l.jpg

horizontal stabilizator :

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elevator

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right -kit, leftt - scratch

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checking dimensions

34-1.jpg

finished :

35.jpg

one quick dry fit :

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starting with wings

main spars and leading edge ribs

m4.jpg

main ribs

kk.jpg

after lot of research, I found that matchbox is quite accurate kit, but only one mistake- wrong wheel bay position ( note- the all plans in most of books are incorect, each in other details :-(, so I use manual and drowe my own)

so, that's improovement on right wing

ss12.jpg

and this is finished left lover wing ( offcourse, a lot of sanding is needed)

ss4.jpg

sr2.jpg

both lover wings

st1.jpg

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left upper wing with reservoir :

su5.jpg

su9.jpg

and finally, all four vings ready to sand and detailing

su12.jpg

su15.jpg

and some details

anchor rope drum , compas stowage box and bomb release panel

sv2.jpg

and signal pistol in hold box

sv1.jpg

today I've finished radioman's and navigator's seats, tables, hidraulic for brakes and so on ( not painted yet), but I wasn't take shots

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No men in long white coats at the front door yet? Gosh, what a work! Being a 1/72 modeller my self I know how small all those pieces are. This certainly requires a lot of patience and involves frustration and 'wrong vocabulary' on miss cuts and - fits now and then. Keep those progress pics coming.

Cheers, Peter

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I have explanation for everything.

What Slider forgot to mention is that we have huge 5 lipa coins here in Croatia. They are so huge you can use them as regular size pizza plate. that explains all those details on instrument panel.

As for the match, he obviously used a photoshop.

Regarding the statement that this is 72, it is clearly a lie.

;)

Keep up the good work :)

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I am simply amazed by what you can do with scratch building and detail in 1/72 scale. My eyes would be ruined for life if I even attempted what you do. Tell us, where and how did you learn to do this kind of work? This is on a par with another insanely talented master modeler named Pierre Greutot. I am gob-stopped.

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I am simply amazed by what you can do with scratch building and detail in 1/72 scale. My eyes would be ruined for life if I even attempted what you do. Tell us, where and how did you learn to do this kind of work? This is on a par with another insanely talented master modeler named Pierre Greutot. I am gob-stopped.

+1 on that! Can you please give us a little education on how you go from plastic part to immaculately-structured and aligned skeletal structures? They're EXTREMELY impressive work, I'd really like to know how you work out what you're going to do, how you construct the parts and (not least) how you align and secure them in relation to each other...

Patrick

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Well, ther's no secret - I use extra pointed twizzors, no 11 surgical blade and a needle

with needle i hold the part stirene on place, and cut carefully with no 11.

OK, I lie, I have some spiders doing all the work :-))))))

I made some radio controlled airplanes from balsa,radio controled sailing boat, and this experience come handy here

about aligning- you can see example above- for bigger and complicated parts( wings) I draw plan, and doing assembly on this

for wallrus wings, I've draw the plan on sheet stirene, and scribed it ( this way lines dont dissapiar under my greasy fingers :-)

aligment of small parts- freehand

or, if it's complicated, I use plans that I draw

and, the precise sliding ruler is esential

about eyes - as I going older, now I must take my glasses OFF, and it's ok :-)

I'm glad You like it

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Holy.

Freaking.

Crap.

:worship:

Cheers,

Andre

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Holy guacamole ! Your job is fantastic :thumbsup:

How long did it take you to build all that ?

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I work on this few months, but not regulary, I've done several models beside this

abouth a one month alltogether

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I work on this few months, but not regulary, I've done several models beside this

abouth a one month alltogether

You are fast ! That would have taken me 10 years to do that :)

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next update :

copilot's folded seat- parts

sz7.jpg

finishing seats - one open ( cushins aside) and one folded, for other model

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navigator's seat

sz4.jpg

radio operator's seat with floor corrugated panel and chart case

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brakes oil reservoar and pump

sz5.jpg

every boat must have an anchor, so the flying boat too - folded anchor, 8 parts

sz2.jpg

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Are you kidding me? A 16-piece seat in 1/72?

I quit this hobby!

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ok, 17 pieces, but pilot's seat have more...but, radiman's have only 4, and navigator's 5... :-)))

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