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Old 08-20-2019, 03:25 PM
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Default Re: 1/48 Supermarine S6B

The Brits made some lovely racers. This, I think, is the best one of the lot, and she's a winner!

Some updates today, as I am hoping to have this done before the next BG on Britmodeller, and also have it for the next model show in a month.

The interior was painted up and the gauges, with a bit of a struggle, were applied.



The control stick, which didn't come with the kit seeing how it has a seated pilot, is just a length of wire painted gray and silver with a tiny black on top.



Then onto the seat. The color cutout I have shows a dark red and I just happen to have and old 'custom' mix on the shelf. After a few brush applications, that was finished.



After that, it needed seat belts. A little look through my Misc PE stash gave up an Eduard USN set. They were a dark green though, and I needed tan so I loaded up the airbrush and hit them.




They had already been bent to shape, so after scraping the paint off the buckled, they were added on with CA, which finished the seat.



Nearly completed 'pit...




...except for the throttle assembly! Can't forget that!
The kit did not come with one, and I couldn't find one from an aold build, so I looked for something similar. Ended up finding a good candidate on a 1/72 VF weapon set sprue.



After a little trimming it was glued into place. Of course, I forgot to take pics so just imagine it painted dark green with a silver shaft and a red knob on top. Also a little more forward. After a test fit, I realized that it had to go forward, otherwise it would be underneath the pilot's elbow. So that was moved.

And with the 'pit all done, I moved onto closing the fuselage! Woo!



I foresee a lot of sanding in the future, as the seams are not exact all the way forward, but that won't be a big problem.

More updates to come.

Model on!
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