Saro S. 45 Princess
August 25, 2016 in Aviation
I completed this model about a month ago so I hope it applies as my contribution to the “Water Wings” group build.
This is a Cloudbreak Models, 1/200 resin kit of the Sanders Roe S.45 Princess. It is a finely moulded model with good detail for it’s size. It can be made with the floats extended with the beaching gear or with the floats retracted in the flying mode. The fuselage comes in two sections and this is the only connection that requires some sanding to blend the pieces together. The props and the beaching gear are white metal and the tires are rubber. Clear plastic pieces are supplied for a stand which is needed not only for the flying version but for the beaching gear version. The beaching gear is very delicate and will not support the model. There are two sets of decals provided for the all silver version or the white top version. There are also some extra decals for some of the tedious spots in case a mistake is made. I have always thought the Princess was a beautiful aircraft but it came out at a time the jet age was coming and overshadowed it. This is an expensive kit but I built it for a customer and he provided it. It was a fun kit to build.
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