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1/48 RCAF SAR DHC-3 Otter


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SO, this is the second kit that I will be building for this GB. Like the other, it will be a week or two before I get to it. I will be using the old Hobbycraft kit and I am hoping the decals will still be good.

Stay tuned!!

Sean

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Sean,

Interesting subject, I have one of these kits in the stash as well (in 1/48). It is the Vietnam version however so I would have to come up with some decals... The CanMilAir ones are the only available ones I know of (but no SAR) however they come at a premium price and I do have the basic decals to do up a RCAF variant like THIS.

Did anyone make the RCAF SAR variant decals in 1/48?

David

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I have decals from Hobby craft themselves that look rather nice. They are form the pre AB roundel last three era. Going to use them for my build but it might wait for the ski/floats GB. Have more helos to build for THIS GB then I thought.

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A few pics I uploaded the other day. They show the interior painted and weathered.

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I have since gotten the fuselage glued and puttied and the floats puttied and everything sanded. Gonna glue the windscreen in today ( not looking forward to it BTW based off the previous posts). I still need to make a set of beaching gear, which I may work on today just to get it out of the way.

Sean

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Got some work done on this. All the windows are masked, and I got the fuselage and the floats primed. Ill be finishing off the wings and getting them installed soon. Oh..and I know the float beaching gear is most likely NO WHERE NEAR ACCURATE, but I couldn't find any good references, so I put that all together using spare gear legs and wheels from my closet.

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Painting soon!!

Sean

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Some progress. After a Vacation and being super busy at work, I got back to it and got some paint down. So far it is just the white and Day-glo areas, but I am hoping to get the aluminium painted soon.

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Sean

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I'm struggling to compleat one model, but you're working on two! Ohh my god. :doh:/>

GWG

I tend to build in batches of similar aircraft. Buncha Spitfires, buncha P-51s..It works in thus case since they both have more or less the same colour scheme.

I have most of the decals done and should have some updated photos in a few days.

Sean

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I tend to build in batches of similar aircraft. Buncha Spitfires, buncha P-51s..It works in thus case since they both have more or less the same colour scheme.

I have most of the decals done and should have some updated photos in a few days.

Sean

B)/>

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