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Offline raafif

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oily sinker
« on: March 21, 2015, 12:19:09 PM »
finally decided to actually build this sinky ..... photos of the basic assembly in a few days :D

Offline finsrin

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Re: oily sinker
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2015, 01:12:10 PM »
A challenge - more power to ya !

Offline raafif

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Re: oily sinker
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2015, 08:31:38 AM »
I've had this Revell 1/144th Beluga kit in my stash for several years but put it off because the decals had yellowed - the submarine idea struck me when I was turning the box & saw the art upside-down.

I started assembly with the fuselage halves - as with any large fuselage (or submarine hull) look at putting tabs inside to strengthen the long joins - failure to do so will result in often cracking them open when handling - especially on a pear-shaped airplane such as this !  After a year of considering this build, I decided to not go with a working whale-tail or the wing-mounted azo-pods for propulsion as I had a submarine kit for another project that provided the horizontal tail-planes & a double propellor -- (that project will use most of the spare parts from the Beluga).
So after sealing up the fuselage, I mounted a drop-tank as a sonar-pod on, what is now, the lower fin & fitted an extra fin on the top.  I cut down the wings, glued some sprue in the open ends & puttied/sanded to shape as sponsons and that is the main build & under-coating done.

Still need to drill holes & fit several detail items & do the final painting (needs more yellow & some red trim) & add some decals, if I can fnd something suitable ....

Offline kerick

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Re: oily sinker
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2015, 08:58:20 AM »
Submarines into airships, aircraft into submarines! I love this.

Offline Tophe

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Re: oily sinker
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2015, 11:05:56 AM »
Great project! One of the most interesting I have ever seen here in my ("psychiatric") asylum... ;)