**** DONE: 1/144 Boeing 314A - Seaplanes / Floatplanes of WWII

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  1. Wildcat

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    #1 Wildcat, Jun 14, 2014
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    User Name: Wildcat
    Name : Andy
    Category : Intermediate
    Kit : Minicraft
    Scale : 1/144
    Accessories : None, OOB with kit decals

    The subject of this GB will be Boeing 314A "Dixie Clipper" NC18605 which was impressed into US Navy service during WWII. Though part of the Navy, the clipper fleet were manned by Pan Am crews and this particular clippers' claim to fame is being the aircraft which was used to fly Roosevelt to the Casablanca conference in January 1943.
     
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    The kit is fairly basic with an total of two steps in the instruction booklet. The biggest challenge for me will be the painting and decaling as my masking will have to be spot on to make the larger camo decals align spot on. All those little windows look like a real drag too :). This is my first aircraft in 1/144 scale, so wish me luck!
     

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    What a cool plane!
     
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    Ohhh cool :D
     
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    Very nice Andy, maybe something along the lines of this instead of the wee clear parts...

    001.JPG

    ...very easy to use.

    Geo
     
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    Thanks guys! I've heard of that stuff Geo, might have to get me a bottle one of these days. Started on the kit last night, have assembled the tail planes and sponsons and painted the donks.
     

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    A nice start...looking good. :thumbright:
     
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    Good one Andy!
     
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    Thanks guys. Got the windows in place and fuselage halves together.
     

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    the clipper is one of airplanes most fascinate me with the sunderland
     
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    That's a quick build and ohhhhhh so many tiny windows.

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    Tell me about it, really looking forward to masking them when it comes time to paint.
     
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    Great selection Andy, a back flash to the romantic days of passenger flight, no cattle herding then, just luxury and leasure.
     
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    Nice choice andy
     
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    There are some builds that just Need to be built in that scale! This is oneofem.
    My P5-m is another that Shoulda been bought in 144th!
     
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    Thanks guys, I get some progress shots up soon. I've just got back from an interstate family funeral.
     
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