Water Wings Group Build. A modest 1/144 H6K4 ’Mavis’.

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  • Ryan Boerema said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    Kit, not the gashopon.

  • Greg Kittinger said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Hi Ryan – looks like you’re new to iModeler! Welcome to the community, and I look forward to the Mavis.

  • Jaime Carreon said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Welcome Ryan, looking forward to seeing the finished model. Remember, the most important part of this is having some fun!

  • Ryan Boerema said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Thanks, Gentlemen. The plane, even though 1/144, is larger than I thought, which may be problematic, as I usually end up working in a 6″ by 3″ area.

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  • IT Lahtinen said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Everything is in place, nice. Luckily there are 1/700 models available for both of us when the space starts to shrink. 😉

  • Greg Kittinger said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Remember the 4th law of thermodynamics (modeler’s version):

    Space expands to fit the area required!

  • Ryan Boerema said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Started into my busy schedule of making mistakes.
    I pre-fit the fuselage–which goes together quite nicely–but still managed to squeehaw the cockpit floor. Since I mix Testors glue with super glue–for quick drying and sandability–it was a quick and awful mess after relocating it that demanded sanding.
    The parasol wing however, was more of a problem because it had raised gates, so lots of dedicated and ad hoc clamps holding it together–including a pair of hemostats. When I picked it up later, the hemostats twisted and tore off some plastic. Haven’t figured out yet how to fix it.
    Anyway, this is what progress looks like.

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  • Ryan Boerema said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    Masked off white wing stripes and sprayed with rattle can silver for later chipping then painted with two tones of green.

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  • Ryan Boerema said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    Had my usual luck with masking, exacerbated by my genetic inability to paint a straight line–particularly if it’s white or yellow. Did the best I could then did a bit of weathering.

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  • Greg Kittinger said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    Comin’ along! Love the Tony I saw overlooking the work…

  • Ryan Boerema said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    Thanks Mr. Kittinger. I’m looking forward to your Alf. Here’s my toy-size interpretation of that odd aircraft:

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  • Greg Kittinger said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    Adds new meaning to the idea of “water wings…”

  • Ryan Boerema said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    I like “water wings” better than “flying fish”.
    Closing in on finishing this H6K5 (not 4), having attached the main wing to the fuselage. Notice two things: first, I have still to snap off the pontoons, though there’s still time, and, second, I strategically made sure this image didn’t show the unde-rwing connection points for the supporting struts. This latter because I did such an excellent job that I did not wish to incite frustration and envy.

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  • Greg Kittinger said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    looking good!

  • Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    Ryan, that fish triplane is really bizarre! I love it!
    Also nice to see Pactra authentics, again. I still also have the odd bottle. I miss Pactra. Testors made them go away, so they could be king of the dungheap.
    A word- decals- easier than trying to paint stripes, though that is prototypical.
    Looks really good, and it won’t take up the room my Hasegawa does.

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