PBM Mariner vacform by Rareplanes

Joined: 9:41 AM - Feb 27, 2005

9:59 PM - May 08, 2018 #1

My first and only vacform to date. I had to scratch-build a canopy master and plunge-mould my own, plus I used Red Roo engines, props and beaching gear. The Minicraft kit's front and rear turrets were kindly donated by Ed Russell as left-overs from his PBM-3 conversion.

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Cheers,
Mark
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Joined: 4:18 AM - Feb 28, 2005

10:34 PM - May 08, 2018 #2

Very nicely done!


Chris
I'm not a kit builder. I'm a styrene butcher.
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Joined: 12:37 AM - Feb 27, 2005

1:46 AM - May 09, 2018 #3

Exquisite!

Gil
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Joined: 2:35 AM - Jun 13, 2010

12:29 AM - May 10, 2018 #4

Outstanding modeling work!
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Joined: 8:45 PM - Dec 04, 2011

11:46 AM - May 10, 2018 #5

Great model, Mark! I like it a lot.
Regards,
Daniele
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Joined: 6:23 AM - May 19, 2013

3:28 PM - May 10, 2018 #6

Mark,

You should do more!!

Dan
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Joined: 1:54 PM - Jun 03, 2006

3:15 PM - May 13, 2018 #7

Pretty impressive and maybe a little heroic on the build.  The "just right" weathering is the topper.
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Joined: 9:41 AM - Feb 27, 2005

5:32 PM - May 13, 2018 #8

graphicmeisterb wrote: Pretty impressive and maybe a little heroic on the build.  The "just right" weathering is the topper.
Thanks, although I don't quite understand the "a little heroic" comment.
Cheers,
Mark
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Joined: 1:54 PM - Jun 03, 2006

9:54 PM - May 13, 2018 #9

From my skill level, your creating your own canopy and creatively sourcing part was pretty impressive.
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Joined: 9:41 AM - Feb 27, 2005

10:42 PM - May 13, 2018 #10

Thanks for explaining, I now understand. It was more a case of slightly tedious step by step than real skill: P1100648.JPG P1100652.JPG P1100655.JPG P1100788.JPG P1100791.JPG P1100836-horz.jpg
Cheers,
Mark
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