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arni
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:08 pm

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Starting something different for me,a Sunderland as an ecranoplan..
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No going back now!
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One problem,my a/c spares are non existant,
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Vinny
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:24 pm

Oh cool! Nice choice of subject Nigel. I look forward to seeing what you do with this aircraft.

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arni
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:12 pm

Vinny wrote:Oh cool! Nice choice of subject Nigel. I look forward to seeing what you do with this aircraft.

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Thanks Vinny,it is something I have been pondering on for a while. [smilie=rofl.gif]

Got the wings boxed in and the engines on.
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The portholes are in too.
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arni
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:12 pm

Got the wing end boxed in and a winglet? from the original wing tip addeda bit of filler which will be sanded as when....
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arni
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Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:26 pm

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Got both wings done,one winglet to do.
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Office fitted..
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Tail and rudder assembled.
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As I am going to do her as a transport/freighter she is butotned up,going to spray over the portholes.
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Just a mockup...
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arni
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:44 pm

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Some floats etc.
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Decided to get the wheels on as I was sick of it flopping around like a mackerel...
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Some decals that I might use...
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Engine test!
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arni
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Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:15 pm

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Got the rudder on.
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Followed by the tails.
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As she is going to be a post war transport,the tail gun has been sealed off.
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Changed the winglets - for a reason...
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The reason,additional lift..
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Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:02 pm

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Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:43 pm

Got a tickle of paint on her.
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arni
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Tue May 01, 2018 3:46 pm

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Got the canopy on,a nice fit considering the kit is from 1960!
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