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Joe Caputo
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1/72 Airfix Short Sunderland

August 2, 2013 · in Aviation · · 3 · 3.4K

This was another old kit that I decided to "experiment" on. Since I already had a 2nd kit to build "stock", I thought I'd back date this to an earlier Mark. This required moving the top turret and changing the hull. I can't remember any other major changes...

I also wanted to weather it, as most I had seen pictures of, looked beat up. I started with an undercoat of aluminum, then brush painted the camo with thinned out acrylics, allowing the "bare metal" to show through. It was a lot of fun to play with, but it's size made it a handful. Impressive on the shelf for the same reason.

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  1. Nicw one Joe, its a mk 1 version by the looks of it. I have goy the Italeri kit to build at some stage. I built the Airfix kit years ago and you are right, the size of ot alone makes it an impressive model.

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    said on August 3, 2013

    Nice job on the ol airfix classic! I've got one of these in the stash, and it is a whopper even for 1/72! Very low on detail especially in the cavernous fuselage.

  3. Excellent work Joe. Making something that nice from such an old kit really calls for some modelling skills. Well done!

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