Author Topic: 1/48 Sea Beau  (Read 4472 times)

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #60 on: December 21, 2018, 10:54:23 PM »
Yup! RAN FAA Able Seaman ATA (Air Technical Aircraft = Engines & Airframes) VS-851 playing with Grumman S2E/G Trackers. :))
Cool!

When I was in university in the late 70s/early 80s back in Newfoundland we used to get regular flyovers by two twin-radial aircraft. The Ex-RCN Trackers operating on fisheries patrol and Canso waterbombers.

And even within a building, you could tell the difference between the two. The Canso was very "blappy" in the exhaust noise while the Trackers had a better radial growl. That and the fact that the Canso noise seemed to hang forever in the air as the aircraft took about an hour and a half to cross the visible sky at low altitude. I sear I could see a Canso come into view as I stepped into class, attend the full lecture, finish the problem set and leave the room to still see it just passing the other horizon. I'm sure I could walk faster...

Paul

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #61 on: September 24, 2019, 06:37:01 PM »
Back onto this build. I hope to have it finished in time for the SA Scale Model Expo. :smiley:

Working on the outer wing elements of the wing-fold system. :o
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #62 on: September 24, 2019, 07:48:22 PM »
You know that SA expo is only two weeks away  ;)

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #63 on: September 24, 2019, 08:34:40 PM »
Yes, I do, Brian, which is why I have leave from the 3rd, so I can get into some serious modelling time before the big weekend. ;)


SWMBO will, obviously, try to disrupt that as much as possible but I intend resisting vehemently. ::)
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #64 on: September 24, 2019, 09:54:06 PM »
SWMBO will, obviously, try to disrupt that as much as possible but I intend resisting vehemently. ::)
Where should we send the flowers and when is the funeral...

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #65 on: September 25, 2019, 06:45:27 PM »
For the back-seater's .50-cal, should I go with the lots-of-little-circles perforated cooling shroud or the fewer-slots-along-the-barrel perforated cooling shroud? ???
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #66 on: September 25, 2019, 09:36:25 PM »
For the back-seater's .50-cal, should I go with the lots-of-little-circles perforated cooling shroud or the fewer-slots-along-the-barrel perforated cooling shroud? ???
Metal, resin, or plastic?  At 1:48th scale, the details are going to be a challenge.  Sharp details to be had with the metal aftermarket replacement barrels but do they even offer the other "slotted" version of the Browning barrel?  I do not recall seeing anything recently so I am curious to know.  Also considering actual ability to see the difference is lost on some people due to lack of knowledge or visual impairment [Bi-Focals SUCK]. 
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #67 on: September 26, 2019, 07:05:34 AM »
Hi, Jeff!

I have GasPatch 1/48 Flexible Mount .50-cal's & they come with both barrel types, it's just a matter of deciding which to use. :smiley: ;)
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #68 on: September 26, 2019, 12:49:03 PM »
Well, color me absent minded.  Completely forgot about the GasPatch product line. 
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #69 on: September 26, 2019, 02:27:54 PM »
I'm leaning towards the lots-of-little-circlular-holes version because that's the only version I've seen in photo's but the fewer-long-slots version is my favourite & is what is referenced in the photo images in the US Army manual.

Decisions! Decisions! :-\
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #70 on: September 28, 2019, 05:06:36 PM »
Wing fold as is (I noticed a few things that need fixing when taking these photos);

Port side:


Starboard side:


Cheers! :icon_beer:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #71 on: September 28, 2019, 06:43:47 PM »
Looks good to me
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #72 on: September 28, 2019, 08:12:12 PM »
Terrific details! Coming along nicely!

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #73 on: September 28, 2019, 08:48:56 PM »
Ta, lads! :smiley:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #74 on: September 28, 2019, 09:57:59 PM »
Nothing improves a model more than building it on the sports page !  ;D

Love the detail going into this one

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