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Here is my Aerotech Supermarine S4, all limited run Resin kit with White metal and photo etched accessories. It has been finished using Mr Surfacer white 1000 and Alclad.
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Craig Abrahamson said on September 1, 2015
Uh...you wanna try that one more time, Eric.? I got no pics. 🙁
Aha...Now I see (said the blind man). Very nice build indeed, sir. Is that dolly all hand made or provided in the kit?
Eric Galliers said on September 2, 2015
Hi Craig, the dolly is provided in the kit.
Wes Pennest said on September 2, 2015
Gorgeous. Stunning. Superlative work. You've really captured that sleek, predatory aesthetic that Supermarine seemed to have for some of its planes.
Morne Meyer said on September 2, 2015
This is breathtakingly beautiful! Well done!
Rob Pollock said on September 2, 2015
Beautiful model, Eric.
Editor said on September 2, 2015
I honestly think that these Schneider Trophy aeroplanes were one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built, and I would love to see more of them come in kit form (not only the Supermarines but the Glosters, the Macchis etc).
Yours is the prime example of what a great models these would make. Apparently the S.4 was a real dog to fly (up to the point of breaking up on trials), but boy she was a looker.
Nikola Pentić said on September 2, 2015
Milan D. said on September 2, 2015
Superb model, awesome skills! Love the weathering, polishing and photography as well!
George Williams said on September 2, 2015
Just beautiful, Eric, the metallic finish is wonderful.
Jack Mugan said on September 2, 2015
A real beauty Eric. How difficult was the build?
Hi Jack, the build needs a reasonable amount of care to ensure alignment of the major parts as the resin castings are a bit rough. The surface of each part also needs a lot of smoothing due to the texture that is apparent on each piece.
It was also my first try at doing a gloss white finish which does require a bit of lateral thinking to get right.
Having said that, it was an enjoyable build that makes a great addition to the display cabinet.
Mike Maynard said on September 2, 2015
Simple yet elegant.
Terry Schuler said on September 2, 2015
Eric, Really nice, I've seen a few of these built over the years, but never one this nice. Everything about this looks nice. Well done.
Gábor Szabó said on September 2, 2015
Wow! Wow again! It is exactly what I like! Great build!
Greg Kittinger said on September 2, 2015
Beautiful job! I love the instrument details, and the treatment of the metal areas, particularly the spinner. That is the most realistically polished spinner i believe I have ever seen! Just stunning result - congratulations!
Hi Greg, thanks! The spinner is actually polished metal, being left in its white metal state but highly buffed and then sealed in clear.
Stephen W Towle said on September 2, 2015
Some strong work of a Supermarine classic. The paint job brings out the best in the resin. Definitely a candidate for model of the month.
Tom Cleaver said on September 2, 2015
Great model and supe3rb craftsmanship. I know those Aerotech kits are nowhere close to "easy," which makes the achievement even more impressive.
Rapid27 said on September 2, 2015
Superb, wonderful realisation. Congratulation for your work.
P.k said on September 3, 2015
Phil Steele said on September 3, 2015
Really sharp looking build !
Tony Prince said on September 3, 2015
It's all been said Eric. I can only endorse every comment! She's just beautiful!
Mike Grant said on September 9, 2015
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