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AEMGB - Sunderland III

April 22 2012 at 6:08 PM

  (Login fredcoulson)
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Well I started the Sunderland on the weekend, and a large amount of sanding to reduce the effect of the rivets, which are quite finely done.

Most of the work has been on the flight deck of the kit, which I have decided to scratch built. This is the progress to date. Currently working on the seats for the pilot and co-pilot

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I have a distortion issue I will have to overcome, before its installed

Also worked on one of the engines and here it is on the left with the original kit on the right.

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It took a while to remove the old moulded in engine and do some reshaping of the collector ring. The replacement Pegasus is from Engines & Things, whilst the prop and its boss is from the spares and originated from an MPM Wellington.

I was originally going to use the kit decals, but they are not 100%, and they are not accurate for the kit in the box. To do DD867, I would have to add the ASV Yaggi aerials and not install the top turret.

I am looking at a French Aeronavale Sunderland III, Dakar 1943 which would be DSG/SG/Sky but I am not sure if it had French or British Roundels on top of the wing. Certainly the fuselage was French Aeronavale.

More brain work ahead

Thanks for looking

Fred

 
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