Author Topic: SARO Torbay  (Read 591 times)

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SARO Torbay
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:08:16 PM »
Hopefully this will be ok for this Gb, it is a refubishment of an old resin SRA1 kit I have dredged out.

This is a real world prototype that began development for the Pacific campaign, so what if that went on until '46 ?




I reckon something like this will work for this GB Theme

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 01:35:12 AM »
SARO Whale Shark or SARO Catfish?  :)
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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 01:59:22 AM »
Good!
Is this scratch-built or a commercial kit? (that I did not know) and which scale ?

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 02:58:34 AM »
Good!
Is this scratch-built or a commercial kit? (that I did not know) and which scale ?

Yes, we want to know.
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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 04:40:09 AM »
1/72 Resin Kit, from some French Manufacturer (Jean-Pierre DUJIN ??), probably a good 15+ years old now.

I have gone with Torbay as SARO used a lot of place names for some of their aircraft and it was designed to operate from bays and inlets



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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 05:22:03 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 01:03:21 AM »
Good subject matter  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I started one years ago but it got packed for the house move I did and it's still buried in the boxes somewhere. The one I have is a Planet Models one, resin too.

It doesn't have to be RN though, the RAF operated flying boats too ---

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 04:20:06 AM »
This is one of my wants in plastic, I love the lines of this aircraft, looking forward to see this finished and what you do with it

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 01:15:56 AM »
Some more inspiration...or sorts:

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 03:55:30 AM »
I would say its too far along for the GB but I think you still have A LOT of work ahead of you so i'll allow it  ;D

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 05:49:57 AM »
I would say its too far along for the GB but I think you still have A LOT of work ahead of you so i'll allow it  ;D

Some kits fight the whole way!

Thanks, the basic construction was 11 parts, two fuselage halves, two wings and two tail planes, two float assemblies and a cockpit tub.
Like most resin kits, the "fun part" is getting it to fit and for the finish to be bubble free and acceptable.
Fit was ok.. bubble free and acceptable..well lets say, work is ongoing.

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2018, 06:22:53 PM »
the end is nigh.. best I finish this up !

tidied it up a bit, really did botch it the first time around.
Went for a more traditional 46ish type scheme of FAA Grey over Sky.






Took to the Wings and Tracks comp here and it sank without trace ;)

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2018, 06:42:35 PM »
Absolutely stunning !

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2018, 09:49:37 PM »
Wow did that finish up a stunner!

The perfect model for this GB and your work on the water is outstanding!

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2018, 02:53:53 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2018, 07:31:12 AM »
That's a "Double Damn"

Outstanding result

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2018, 07:38:38 AM »
The Torbay is fantastic, but I canít even fathom the depths of your water-modeling skill!

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2018, 08:56:55 AM »
The water is beyond words.   The only sadness is the SARO was such an ungainly aircraft. 

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2018, 04:10:00 PM »
SR.A/1 model is spot on, fine build. :smiley:
Scratch building water like that purrrfection. :-*

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Re: SARO Torbay
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2018, 04:53:05 PM »
Nice one, Brian! 8)

Took to the Wings and Tracks comp here and it sank without trace ;)

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