1/48 Finnish Brewster dio "Unofficial GB"

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  1. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

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    #1 N4521U, Jul 1, 2011
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    Okay.
    I guess I am the first posted entry to this "GB". I'll work on it till the Aces GB gets underway.

    I guess I love a challenge. My intention is to make it a diorama "in the water" just as in the photo. I've gotten control surfaces in order to hack them up to make a skeleton of them and a cockpit kit to goop up with moss and other thingies.

    I've scraped the cockpit walls and am forming the stiffeners to mount the cockpit pieces on. I flattened the rocker arm case on the undersides to attach push rod tubes. I'll paint the whole thing silver then us a salt resist to get the paint to look sluffed off from being in the water, my "plan" anyway.

    So plenty of scratch build and mods. Lots of dirt and mud! 1a the box.jpg 1g accessories.jpg 1h cockpit.jpg 1i cocpit walls.jpg 1j engine.jpg 1k engine.jpg 1l first fit.jpg
     

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    Very cool and very ambitious! This should be neat to watch unfold. Good luck.
     
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    Now this will be impressive!
     
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    Very nice start. What do you plan on using for 'water'?
     
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    #5 N4521U, Jul 2, 2011
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    Plan?

    More research I think!

    And more have to start building and posting!!!!!!!
    c'monnnnnnnn
     
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    Look forward to this one Bill!
     
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    Very cool idea!
     
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    Looking forward to seeing this one progress Bill.
     
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    This should be very interesting. I'll be watching this thread carefully and hopefully learning some new techniques! Good luck with this one!
     
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    Cool stuff Bill, should be great!

    My 'entry' is still an Me/ Fw GB entry...Fw 190D-9 Braunen 4... (alot more planned for later)
     
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    What is the "topic" of this Unofficial GB?
     
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    I just tried to add "After the battle" and it wouldn't let me........

    Gak, I'm not sure how much you will learn, but I do hope you see something you can use.
    hawkeye2an, I just did a google and it came up with some stuff, Woodland's "realistic water" and will look into that first. So it's a starting point.

    Any one ever use
    realistic water" by Woodlands??
     
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    I'm using EnviroTex. See my 100th Anniversary thread under Start to Finish builds.

    Andy
     
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    I use Pour-on high gloss finish for water.
     
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    Have had a look, and it looks like what I am gonna want. Thing is I am going to try and make something about 10mm, 1/2", deep. It's got to be pretty muddy at the bottom and a little brownish clear at the top. Layers would be the best way I am guessing. I'm a bit excited about giving this a go!

    Now thing is, is it available on this Island called Australia?
     
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    I bought my last batch from Amazon.com even with shipping it was $5 cheaper than buying it local. Not sure how much shipping would be to you, but might give it a try.
     
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    Yep, there it is on Amazon. Will look at getting 16oz. size, some for testing.
     
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    Sure pushing the boat out on this one Bill, gonna be a spash!!!!!!!!!!
     
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