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Interesting note on the WNW Dolphin

December 6 2017 at 5:28 PM
Rich Hicks  (Login Pete352)
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Over on the WWI Aircraft forum, one of the regulars is very excited, because the machine on the box is the one flown by his great uncle.

If you're interested, you can check in at the Forum, under "What's New"


For anyone interested in WWI modeling, it's a great source of information, and a great community of skilled modelers. Best place for WWI model aircraft on the net, ever since The Aerodrome dropped their modeling boards. And Des, who runs the site, is a great scratchbuilder!

Makes the hobby that much better, when there's a personal connection to history. I've always wanted to complete a project to honor my late father, but haven't quite been ready to tackle much more than the research and planning up to now. One day, it will happen.


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Roy Stevens
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Well that is pretty cool (and lucky?)

December 6 2017, 5:40 PM 

I hope WNW does his Uncle proud! What's the project for your Da? I've gathered together the Coastal Craft 1/72 resin 71'6" British Power Boats kit, extra decals and some of the paints I'll need to do MTB 459 of the 29th MTB Flotilla operating off the beaches on D-Day; I just need some further paints and the courage to tackle what is a personally very important subject. My dad was a torpedoman and operated the port twin-Vickers as well.

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Cuthbert Twilly
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Reading about his build has made me feel

December 6 2017, 5:54 PM 

good about myself and my builds. He does seem
to be breaking off parts during the construction,
like me. Super build by the way..

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Rich Hicks
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Re: Well that is pretty cool (and lucky?)

December 6 2017, 7:51 PM 

My Dad was in a US Navy Patrol Squadron in the 1950's, and a crewman on a P5M-1 Marlin flying boat. I have had info on markings details for a long time, and 2 old Hasegawa SP-5B (P5M-2) kits, needing to convert one of them. Good drawings of the -1 are very hard to find. I need to fabricate a rather large vertical tail, new horizontal tail, and modify the bow chin line. I know the markings, but will either have to mask them, or have decals made. I have a pretty good idea of what I need to do for the conversion - just not yet the confidence in my ability to pull it off.


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Roy Stevens
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Didn't someone once do a vacuform P5M-1 Marlin?

December 6 2017, 9:47 PM 

Somewhere back in the dusty vault traps of what's left of my mind I seem to remember seeing this once. Contrails Vacs? Anyway, just a thought that might or might not be useful for this project Rich. Always liked the Marlin myself.

My dad stayed in the RCN after the war and specialized in Photography. He did a great deal of training in the late 40s and into the 50s with the USN in Pensacola. He took some great air-to-air shots of Marlins that my oldest brother now has. I wonder if our dads ever met?! happy.gif


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This one is special for me...

December 7 2017, 1:40 PM 

as well! Picture of my Dad flying Cole Palen's reproduction Dolphin at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in the late 1980's/early 1990's. He really enjoyed flying it and it sure was a treat to see!


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