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Richard Bungay
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1/72 RCAF Short Sunderland “U-Boat Killer”

November 23, 2022 · in Aviation · 9 · 1.2K

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Photograpy: Nikon D300; Focus Stacking using Helicon Focus; Editing using LightRoom

Kit: Special Hobby 1/72 Short Sunderland III (SH72304)

Accessories: MH Models Masks (X72032)

Paint: Tamiya Racing White TS-7 decanted (sides); AK Interactive Real Colors RC221, FS16473 (bottom); AK Interactive Real Colors RC295 (top)

I’m not going to lie - this is a very challenging kit. It is a limited run kit from a small manufacturer so being a challenge comes as no surprise and not a negative in my mind. The challenge was fun and I think any modeller with some experience could complete this kit as long as they take their time and test fit at every turn. In fact, I think this would be a good project for anyone wanting to build there skill set because there is certainly a lot of trimming, filling and rescribing required.

The kit provides very nice surface details and interior details. Scratch builders have a lot to work with as well given the cavernous interior of this aircraft.

Highly recommended.


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9 responses

  1. This excellent result is a victory over a most challenging kit, Richard! Splendid looks!

  2. You clearly won this challenge, Richard @rbungay
    Excellent result on this large kit, even in 1/72.

  3. A triumph of tenacity and talent over plastic.

    I have this kit in the stash. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Great looking plane, equally great looking model, that’s a lovely colour scheme.

  5. Looks fantastic - will done!

  6. Some folks are assemblers and then some folks lean towards being an artisan. Richard, some outstanding work. My only niggle is that there are few photo's . When you've got it, you flaunt it and to fully appreciate your gifts and talents and properly do the ooohs and ahhhs and to fully appreciate this Jewel and give credit where credit is do more photos please.

  7. Nice work. Flying boats are cool.

  8. Nice work, Richard. I’d like to add a Sunderland to the collection but can’t decide between this kit, Italeri, or even the old Airfix kit which I’ve seen built to high standards.

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