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Full hull or waterline?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:00 pm
by Guildman
Hi all,
just wondering whether it has ever occurred to anyone to have their flying boat and seaplane models in a waterline version, rather than full hull?

Martin

Re: Full hull or waterline?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:56 am
by sunderlandmr5
Hi Martin

In the modelling articles, of Seawings you will find an article by Bryan Ribbans, and his build of a Short Sunderland Mk V.
In his article, Bryan did a waterline model.
http://www.seawings.co.uk/sundmodarticle.htm

Graham Mehaffy in his build, did a waterline also I believe.
http://hyperscale.com/2009/features/sun ... 72gm_1.htm

This gent on Hyperscale did a waterline also
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38199486@N04/4018537879

For my Sunderland build (when I get it finished) will be full hull

Regards

Alan

Re: Full hull or waterline?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:13 pm
by Guildman
Very nice, thanks Alan.

I was wondering if people would prefer the kit to be available in waterline form.

Martin

Re: Full hull or waterline?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:26 pm
by seawings
From my point of view, No.

Most flying boats can be depicted out of the water either on their own gear or beaching gear of some type.

That diorama was an exception for me as it was a commission. All of my models behind glass are on legs!

Re: Full hull or waterline?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:34 pm
by Guildman
Thanks, chaps, since yours are the only replies, I'll make em full hull then!

Cheers,
Martin