PBM Mariner vacform by Rareplanes

PBM Mariner vacform by Rareplanes

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

May 8th, 2018, 9:59 pm #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: February 28th, 2005, 4:18 am

May 8th, 2018, 10:34 pm #2

Very nicely done!


Chris
I'm not a kit builder. I'm a styrene butcher.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:37 am

May 9th, 2018, 1:46 am #3

Exquisite!

Gil
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Joined: June 13th, 2010, 2:35 am

May 10th, 2018, 12:29 am #4

Outstanding modeling work!
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Joined: December 4th, 2011, 8:45 pm

May 10th, 2018, 11:46 am #5

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

May 10th, 2018, 3:28 pm #6

Mark,

You should do more!!

Dan
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 1:54 pm

May 13th, 2018, 3:15 pm #7

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

May 13th, 2018, 5:32 pm #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: June 3rd, 2006, 1:54 pm

May 13th, 2018, 9:54 pm #9

From my skill level, your creating your own canopy and creatively sourcing part was pretty impressive.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

May 13th, 2018, 10:42 pm #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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