1/48 He 51B-2 Float Plane - Seaplanes / Floatplanes of WWII

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    #1 N4521U, May 5, 2014
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    Username: N4521U
    First name: Bill
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    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Special Hobby
    Extras: Bloody none. Have to Makem if I wantem!
    ****I am getting barrels!

    It'll have to be kinda outa-the-box except for some scratch built interior stuff. Not much made in the way of Extras. Sorta like Pauls build. Maybe I could just repost His pictures eh??????? I will wire the bugger up. Learned the hard way on my F2b WWI build how to do the buckles. When I get to them I'll show how I will approech This ones threads.
     

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    Now just to show how the kit is different than, or alike!
    I saw there was a new Improved He 51 kit, from C.A. So I thought I could use the New detailed Interior from it in the B model, or just put the floats from the S.H. on the C.A............ Well, low and behold, they are from the same bloody molds. The sprues are EXactly alike. Just the floats added to the S.H. kit..... Now how dissapointing is That I ask...... Proof below.
     

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    Ohhh nice :D can't wait to see this one :D

    Scratch build it ! :D
     
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    What a cool choice, nice job Bill!
     
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    Nice one Bill. Looking forward to the build.

    Geo
     
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    Pretty little plane Bill and I'm sure you'll do ti justice.
     
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    Good choice there Bill, look forward to your rigging!
     
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    Bits! only bits of it!
     
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    Cool Bill I have a 1/72 Hase kit (old one) in Japanese markings I kinda considered as a maybe....Nice lines!
     
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    Good one Bill.
    The kit manufactures should have to put the source of the molds on the box top if it isn't them, such as “Ex-Matchbox” or what not. How many different boxings of the AMT P-40s are there out there. Hobbycraft, AmTech. Probbly even more.
     
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    Great choice.
     
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    1/72nd, too small for my bit mits.
    I wish this one had the dolly!

    Been picking at it. Floats together, have to scribe seams that are misaligned.
    The wings are kinda crap, dies are out of line.
    May look at the second kit and sacrafice it for wings if they are good.
    Would like to find c-pit pictures for some better detail.

    Glenn, how nice would it be if we knew!
     
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    Good choice, Bill. But.... why doe it need a dolly ? (Reminds me of a song)... I'll be watchin' you !

    Charles
     
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    I know you will Charles, good to see you are up and around.
    Sitting on it's floats, would be nice to have it on a dolly is all.

    Putting longerons on the inside of the Skin of the cockpit.

    Anyone know if there was a Floor under the seat? Or open to the fabric and Al skin of the underside of the cockpit?
    But then the pilots legs would get tangled in the tubing of the frame eh.
     
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    Really nice work, that yours Wojtek?
     
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    Great pics Wojtku!

    Bill, one of my favourite floatplanes, really looking forward to your work here.
     
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