1/48 OS2U Kingfisher, Aussie bird.

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  1. meatloaf109

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    I have reciently aquired this kit and as I have gone the limit in the #15 Carrier Aircraft build, I am posting it here. I am doing something different from the usual USN, an Australian RAAF 107 squadron plane. The Aussies got 18 Kingfishers that were originally to go to the Dutch, and opperated them in an anti-submarine role. They made countless patrols off the east coast of Australia, making only one definite attack on what was thought to be a German (!) U-boat, the U-862, on Dec.29 1944.
    I have a fine resin engine and am expecting the decals any day now.

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    I have the same kit waiting for building. Looking forward to what you can do with your Paul.
     
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    I think you'll like that kit Paul. I've done the wheel and float versions.

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    Should be a good one Paul. That kit as state of the art when first released, and, from what I've seen, still hold up well today. BTW, being an Aussie bird, are you going to pack the sponson and floats with beer bottles ?!!
     
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    Molsens? perhaps...
     
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    Molson's is Canadian Paul. Maybe Fosters.
     
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    #7 meatloaf109, Oct 10, 2012
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    Dang! Oops...I'm not good with foreign exotic beer.
     
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    Fosters ain't beer - it's p*** !
     
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    That either...
     
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    And the fun begins, there are several inaccuracies on this one. The bulkhead forward doesn't exist on the real plane, so that goes, the radio gear is too close to the rear gun ring and there is a ton of cool stuff, (life raft, more radio gear, floor boards, fire extinguisher...etc.), that I get to add.

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    A-men brother!
     
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    Looks like there's a lot of potential for scratch-built detail there Paul. You should have some fun with this one!
     
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    Started cutting and carving out the gun ring, there is a definite difference in where the kit has things as opposed to the real aircraft. I am using Navsource pictures as my guide, also there is a resin aftermarket set that has some good color picts on line that show some detail that is hard to see with the old B/W photos.

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    Looking good. :)
     
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    It does?
    I like the camo job, the part distapeers right into the background Paul...... hehehe
     
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    Kinda reminds ya of a German WW1 camo scheme, don't it?
     
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    What part? Oh, yeah, I can just see it! great cammo job - and the kit part's not bad either!
     
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