1/72 Revell AG Supermarine Walrus Mk. 1
Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:26 AM
Well along with my house remodeling project demands I have been able to crank another offering for this forum build.
This particular aircraft is a Supermarine Walrus which was an amphibian that could also be launched from ships via a catapult. They were built from 1936 to 1944 and about 700 were made. Main duty was as spotter-reconnaissance and air-sea rescue. It was built with a metal hull with wood & fabric wings while the later Mk 2 was built with a wood fuselage due to metal shortages. Considered a rugged aircraft it was also operated from the deck of aircraft carriers. It was designed by Reginald Mitchell who also penned the Spitfire.
Revell of Germany kits this 1/72 model which is actually an older Matchbox mold. It is a great little kit with some nice detail especially considering that it retails for less than $9.00. Two sets of decals are included with painting schemes for the French Navy and this version for the British. Although the fit is really good it does suffer from a problem with the engine pod. In order to get the top and bottom wing close enough so that the struts would reach I had to trim about 1/4" from the top struts on the pod. Although this made the struts fit it causes the engine to foul with the wing requiring a bit of re-work to the engine.
My only regret is not building it in flight.
Now my question is what should I build for my last forum project? An Eduard 1/48 Polikarpov Type 10 fighter or an Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Gulfhawk???
Anyway enjoy the photos. Note that the first pic. is of both the model and my bank balance .
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 05:27 PM
Ole and Sam I now know to refrain from giving you guys a say in what I build next. Apparently you will default to choosing the difficult build!!!
I decided that in the interest of my sanity and trying to get one more build in on this forum before the cut off that I will build the Polikarpov. Just could not do two biplanes back to back
Since the Gulfhawk is a limited edition OOP kit and multi media, I will do it later when I have a little more time to devote to it. That way I can make it into a WIP. Perhaps the Escalers will find it interesting.
Thanks again for voting!!!
Posted 06 April 2007 - 04:22 AM
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