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