Any good seaplane weathering tutorials out there?

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Any good seaplane weathering tutorials out there?

Joined: March 31st, 2008, 12:09 am

July 3rd, 2012, 2:09 am #1

Getting ready to paint my flying boat, specifically looking for a good way to recreate the waterline.
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July 3rd, 2012, 3:04 am #2

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Joined: October 9th, 2009, 6:59 am

July 3rd, 2012, 5:25 am #3

Getting ready to paint my flying boat, specifically looking for a good way to recreate the waterline.
Hi Mark

It really depends on where your Sunderland
is serving.

The UK/Atlantic based Sunderlands will differ
in their weathering as opposed to those in the
tropics.

waterlines can differ also, really depends on
use, (how fastidious the squadron Flt Sgt was)
type of water environs.

I have seen the book in the previous reply, and
while the modeller weathers his model given what he
has gleaned from books, it does not really
accurately reflect true weathering.

I have seen a number of nice Sunderland models
but they lack some things, such as bird droppings
on the wings (yes you would see a Sea Gulls droppings
in 1/48)
Oil throw from the Pegasus Engines, Boat/tender strike.
etc

Send me an E-mail if you like, have some info I can
give you on weathering a Sunderland

Regards

Alan
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Joined: August 24th, 2004, 8:51 pm

July 3rd, 2012, 11:03 am #4

What type of bird and where found would be illuminating.

Joe

Average Modeler and Builder of legacy kits Beyond the Pale. Proud builder of 3' "shelf" models for over half a century; 4' for Spits.
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Joined: October 9th, 2009, 6:59 am

July 3rd, 2012, 1:24 pm #5

Grew up on a Sunderland base here in
New Zealand, Sea Gulls generally would
rest on the wings when the aircraft are
moored.

I have seen photos of bird droppings on
wings, the deposits would not be of any
monumental size but would be there, until
the aircraft was beached and cleaned.

Big Black Backed Gulls can leave a decent
amount of droppings.
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July 3rd, 2012, 1:32 pm #6

Getting ready to paint my flying boat, specifically looking for a good way to recreate the waterline.
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July 3rd, 2012, 1:59 pm #7

Hi Mark

It really depends on where your Sunderland
is serving.

The UK/Atlantic based Sunderlands will differ
in their weathering as opposed to those in the
tropics.

waterlines can differ also, really depends on
use, (how fastidious the squadron Flt Sgt was)
type of water environs.

I have seen the book in the previous reply, and
while the modeller weathers his model given what he
has gleaned from books, it does not really
accurately reflect true weathering.

I have seen a number of nice Sunderland models
but they lack some things, such as bird droppings
on the wings (yes you would see a Sea Gulls droppings
in 1/48)
Oil throw from the Pegasus Engines, Boat/tender strike.
etc

Send me an E-mail if you like, have some info I can
give you on weathering a Sunderland

Regards

Alan
When you got to Calshot, you hung your best uniform cap on a hook in your boat, and let the sea and spray turn it an nice shade of green.
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Joined: August 24th, 2004, 8:51 pm

July 3rd, 2012, 2:28 pm #8

Grew up on a Sunderland base here in
New Zealand, Sea Gulls generally would
rest on the wings when the aircraft are
moored.

I have seen photos of bird droppings on
wings, the deposits would not be of any
monumental size but would be there, until
the aircraft was beached and cleaned.

Big Black Backed Gulls can leave a decent
amount of droppings.
THAT would be my choice.

Joe

Average Modeler and Builder of legacy kits Beyond the Pale. Proud builder of 3' "shelf" models for over half a century; 4' for Spits.
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July 3rd, 2012, 4:07 pm #9

Grew up on a Sunderland base here in
New Zealand, Sea Gulls generally would
rest on the wings when the aircraft are
moored.

I have seen photos of bird droppings on
wings, the deposits would not be of any
monumental size but would be there, until
the aircraft was beached and cleaned.

Big Black Backed Gulls can leave a decent
amount of droppings.
I live in Portland, Oregon, and don't need no steeeekin' photos. I came out of the store and when I saw my car. I thought someone had tossed a can of white paint on my car. Crummy seagulls.........
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