**** DONE: 1/48 Walrus - Seaplanes / Floatplanes of WWII

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  1. javlin

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    #1 javlin, May 10, 2014
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    User Name : Javlin
    Name : Kevin
    Category : Intermediate
    Kit : 1/48 Smer Walrus
    Scale : 1/48
    Accessories : OOB with rigging

    Participation looks abit lite this go round so thought I drop something in the hat fellas.I purchased the Smer 1/48 version of the Walrus which looks to be okay in the moulds and I was pleasantly surprised that the hull/fuselage was engraved to some nice effects.The interior is sparse for the most part which is just fine for I am going for eye appeal that a case provides.I should get started shortly in the next week and it should be a quick build with the rigging slowing things down just alittle.
     
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    #2 Wurger, May 10, 2014
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  3. javlin

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    THX Kev. :thumbright:
     
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    Nice choice Kevin. I've always wondered what the Smer kit of the Walrus is like, and quite fancy doing a 'rescue' diorama at some time, so I'll be watching this one.
     
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    great choice Kevin, looking forward to this one.:popcorn:
     
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    Should turn out great!
     
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    Thanks for the support might need it :) I was cutting off the spruces the other night sanding and test fitting when the termite swarm started happening and had to close up shop.So I went inside got on the puter and started doing some research on the girl and started seeing what might be some nice add ons that will be easy to fabricate.I also saw lots of rigging :blob2: which I will have to make many eyebolts.

    Terry:I am thinking this may be an old rebox with the amount of flash I got denoting old moulds a possibility.
     
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    Got this one myself....

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    Will be following this and your rigging...
     
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    Not to hijack your thread Kevin, but.....I came across this, never heard of Merit!

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    Saw this kit and liked the plane but I don't collect British aircraft. Very nice choice
     
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    Yes, the Smer kit is quite old, probably the Merit moulds, dating from the early 1960's.
     
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    Anyway looking good.
     
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    Good one Kevin!
     
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    Yep Jan that is the moulds Merit.I think with some work it will make a suitable representation by adding rigging,eyebolts for lifting,cables and a few other external doo-dads.;)
     
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    doo-dads.....I like doo-dads...:D
     
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    Nice choice Kevin, though it contains the 3 things that scare the Bejayzus outta me: rigging, extra wings and Smer. Will be following.

    Geo
     
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    Good one Kevin. I've had this kit in my stash for some time and was tempted to pull it out for this GB but with summer coming I would never finish it in time with all that rigging. I guess I'll go with a float PT-20 if anything. Will be following your build closely.
     
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