Two superbly built 1/72 scale Models by Grant Matthews

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Two superbly built 1/72 scale Models by Grant Matthews

Postby seawings » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:08 pm

Hello All,

Grant Matthews is the new Webmaster for the UK International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) Special Interest Group entitled 'Splash SIG' and the clue is in the title! Yes, it's the special interest group for modeler specialising in building scale model flying boats and seaplanes from kits, scratch and resin.

Grant sent me photos of a couple of his models together with a few notes on each one.

He say's. "The first is the 1/72nd Azur injection molded kit of the Latecoere 298 French torpedo bomber. The water is 'Making Waves' again, the aerials and tethers are Elastane and the chains are some links from a gash bit of plastic jewelry painted up to look like rusted metal".

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"The second is the 1/72nd Karay resin kit of the Shorts-Bristow Crusader. An entrant for the 1927 Schneider contest that crashed due to crossed aileron cables. The base is a small artists canvas painted bluey green and then Deluxe Materials 'Making Waves' added for the water effect. The figures are from a US ground crew set, cut of at the waist and pinned through the canvas. The rigging is Elastane thread".

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Best Regards,

Bryan Ribbans
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