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Kyofu What if - Finished!

sharkman

Master at Arms
Just had an idea and rolled with it....

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phantom II

Master at Arms
Kyofu What if

Hard to tell which I like best between this one and the Pete......Both very interesting

Cheers, Christian B)
 

sharkman

Master at Arms
Kyofu What if

Sorry guys, had to make up a quick file.

Had some left over Cuban decals from a Czech Model Goose and thought, "Cuba should have had more floaters". I was looking for an easy build and something that looked sort of "Russian" at the same time. This kit seemed to fit both criteria so I threw it together for fun.

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I think I will paint it in aluminum

This gave me another idea for something in the future too.
 

Iron Mike

Master At Arms And Resident Curmudgeon
Staff member
Kyofu What if

Looking good, makes me want a Cuba Libre. :drinks
 

sharkman

Master at Arms
Kyofu What if

Thanks guys!

Hard to tell which I like best between this one and the Pete......Both very interesting

Cheers, Christian B)

Had you ever seen the Aichi F1A1?? It was Aichi's entry in competition to the Pete!

Never noticed this one before :skipper but the Pete is just a cool bird :coolio

Cheers, Christian B)

Christian, this is the best image I could find of the Aichi F1A1. Looks a little similar to the Pete, I agree with you though, the Pete looks way cool!

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Not much more on this, working on filling and sanding at the moment, but i did add a bit to the beaching trolley

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sharkman

Master at Arms
Kyofu What if

Felt an urge to work on this one again!

added some detail to the main float to change the appearance a little (sorry for the blurry pic)

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I punched some circles in furnace tape and then poked some rivet holes in them with a pint to make access hatches.

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To paint the floats I cheated instead of masking, I just used a doubled up piece of paper towel, ripped part in half and wrapped it around the wings to protect it from overspray and then shot the black head on to the bottom of the float. Worked like a charm and much less work!

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Masked the anti glare panel on the nose

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Painted a water line on the main float as well.

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started to add the stickers!

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Bob, are you able to move this thread to my page?? :mpup
 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
Kyofu What if

Will do!

Looks great! (y)

Hey, been reading a lot of stories about sharks lately, guess they are restless because you're not out there doing your shark rodeo! :rotf
 

sharkman

Master at Arms
Kyofu What if

Will do!

Looks great! (y)

Hey, been reading a lot of stories about sharks lately, guess they are restless because you're not out there doing your shark rodeo! :rotf

They've been in the news a fair bit! I plan to get out in a couple weeks! I was hoping to be at sea at this time to tag makos but I've had a tough time getting out with fishermen. I'll be doing tagging and tournaments for most of August and then i'll try and get out to sea again for September!
 
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