short sunderland

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  1. woljags

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    could someone help me please,i need a detailed layout of the sunderlands interior for a project kit i'd like to build,i've found some info on the internet but not the detailing i'd like to try to reproduce in 1/72nd,

    cheers bob
     
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    I had collected this stuff over the last few years intending to do the Airfix model myself. Hope it's of use Bob
     

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    :thumbright: A nice stuff here.
     
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    Yep, good work Glenn.
     
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    thanks Glenn
     
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    Great pics Glenn!

    I have more in that vein, get those sorted for you tonight Bob.
     
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    Thanks to our Evan i will be able to add this as my last entry to the fav aircraft of all time G.B ,if anyone can help with anymore detailed pics etc,i would be very greatful,

    all the best

    bob
     
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    Evan saves the day,all the parts missing from my sunderland kit have just arrived thanks to Evan so i can now start my last G.B entry once i've finished the rigging on the shark
     
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    i don't think i'm going to get the sunderland started and built in time for this GB as the detailing kits are out of stock for another couple of weeks,they said they will ring me when they are back in,i might just finish what i have already entered and see what time i have left before adding anything else,never mind
     
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    Shame, but no problem Bob, dosen't have to make the GB - any time is good!
     
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    not that i've got much time at the moment to do anything but work but the detailing parts for this build are now in and on there way to me,hopefully i can make a start soon after the wedding season finishes,thanks again chaps for all the info
     
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    Sounds good Bob. Just noticed that Italeri seem to have a 1/72nd scale Sunderland in the offing - no news or details, I just spotted the bottom section of a a picture from their advertising when looking at another of their kits.
     
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    nice one Terry,i'm going to use an old airfix kit i've had for years for this project
     
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    Neat pictures T Bolt/Glenn, although that cutaway os a Short Solent; note the passenger seats on the rear upper deck!

    Good luck with your modelling projects, guys and while we are on the subject, I hope these are of some use to you all.

    These images are of the Sundy undergoing restoration in Auckland NZ:

    Taken in 1993:

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    2006:

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    2011 and in company with a younger sibling:

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    "Save our Sunderland":

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    Nose section:

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    Flight deck; much of which was under cover since at the time I took these the cockpit was exposed to the elements since the canopy had no perspex in it:

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    Pilot's weapon selection panel:

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    Radio operator's position:

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    Lower deck; radar operator's room:

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    Weapons bay under the wing:

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    Rear fuselage looking aft:

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    Rear fuselage looking forward:

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    Close up of r/h gun emplacement:

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    What's remarkable is that the Sundy served with the RNZAF until 1965.

    Out of interest's sake, flight deck of the Solent:

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    Rear upper deck looking forward:

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    Lower forward dining area:

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    Lower aft sleeping area:

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    The last Short Solent IV.

    1993:

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    2012:

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    If you are interested I can post some more of the Solent, although it's a little irrelevant on this forum.
     
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    Great pics, and be good to see the Sunderland fully restored - I presume to static display condition only?
     
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    anything you can get on the sunderland would be great as i'm going to attempt a fully scaled model including the interior as a project to improve my build skills,i wanted to do this for a g.b but the parts didn't arrive in time
     
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    Mate, you got a great start in the info so far! Go for it.
     
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    the detailing sets for the sunderland arrived this morning along with a list of others that they do for all scales plus a list of rare and resin kits they have in stock,my bank accounts going to take a hammering
     
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    I didn;t understand the gun postion shown there. Where would the gun go, in a little hole below the portal? Was this a late-war gun position? I think the earlier Sunderlands without dorsal turret had the two waist guns-- ok, beam guns-- up on top of the fuselage, didn't they? So what mark of Sunderland is this one in NZ, and how was it armed? Also, what was the service history of this one?
     
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