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Bernd Korte (centuryfan)

Avro Shackleton MR.2 Airfix 1:72


10 | 3. August 2019, 08:19
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Stephan Ryll
Oh that's looking good Bernd 👍 very nice details
3. August 2019, 08:38
Stefan Schacht
Hallo Bernd, nice start, count me in. Cheers Stefan
3. August 2019, 12:46
Christian Bruer
Das wird was großes 👍
3. August 2019, 13:31
Bernd Korte
Thanks guys! Yes, after many small planes it was time for something bigger. Up to now construction was very smooth. However, I didn't pay too much attention to the interior as only the front cockpit will be somewhat visible once the fuselage halves are closed. That's also the reason why I didn't buy the Eduard PE set for the interior.
3. August 2019, 15:16
Gordon Sørensen
Great looking interior, Bernd. Hope the articles were worth the read.
3. August 2019, 18:33
Bernd Korte
Yes, they are very helpful! Thanks again for sending them over!
4. August 2019, 07:07
Oleg Smilyk
Looks very good!Nice start, Watching!
1. December 2019, 12:03
Bernhard Pethe
Gefällt mir gut, was Du da machst 👍
29. December 2019, 18:54
Sergej I
Gonna learn from this one, great stuff Bernd!
29. December 2019, 19:54
Christian Bruer
Count me in 🙂
30. December 2019, 18:46
Holger Kranich
Bernd, you ´ol rivet counter! (just kidding)
That looks niiice!
31. December 2019, 08:54
Bernd Korte
Big step today - the wings have been attached to the fuselage.
8. February 2020, 18:46
Thomas Bischoff
Nice work - I will join the show
8. February 2020, 19:04
Bernd Korte
Like many of you I'm now more or less "confined to my premises". So here's some progress 🙂
21. March 2020, 07:58
Do you recommend using that big flat tweezer you are using for applying decals? As seen in photo 1.
21. March 2020, 09:36
Bernd Korte
I'm using that flat tweezer to put the decal (with the back paper still on) onto the model. Once its on the model I slide the decal off the back paper in place where it belongs.
21. March 2020, 10:38
Łukasz Gliński
Missed this one so far, but it looks great
29. March 2020, 13:39
David Funke
Nice! I´m in!
31. March 2020, 19:48
12. April 2020, 14:53
John Thomas
Nice work
12. April 2020, 14:59
Gordon Sørensen
Looking very nice, Bernd! I don't think Shackletons or any maritime aircraft were ever very clean.
12. April 2020, 15:24
Very nice work 👍
12. April 2020, 16:35
Roland Sachsenhofer
Just saw this project- quite well done, what a precisely executed build so far! I will follow with interest.
12. April 2020, 16:39
Christian Bruer
Very nice progress Bernd🙂
12. April 2020, 19:37
Daniel Klink
What a stunner Bernd... just wow!
19. April 2020, 10:15
Bernd Korte
Thanks guys! I'm finally finished! The hardest part was taking the photos as this model is almost too big for my photo cube and it's a white model against a white backdrop. But after adding some more lights to my photo set up it turned out the way I wanted 🙂
19. April 2020, 10:16
Thomas Bischoff
Well done 👍 👍 👍
19. April 2020, 10:24
Łukasz Gliński
Awesome 🙂
19. April 2020, 10:48
Gordon:- Maritime aircraft tend to be washed down after every flight, the salt water environment they fly in does really nasty things to metal.
19. April 2020, 11:06
What a beauty! Well done Bernd 👍
19. April 2020, 11:09
Daniel Klink
@augie...correct as one can see with the WWII AIrcraft in the Pacific
19. April 2020, 11:15
Slavo Hazucha
Excellent clean and realistic build - from propeller positioning to the last detail... 👍 ...and top pictures 👍
19. April 2020, 11:53
Bernd Korte
Thanks for all your nice comments! Well, I'm not sure if every small window and air vent is correct for an early type Mk.2 - frankly I doubt it when I look at some photos. But the propeller positioning was indeed something I spent some minutes' thought on. It was "chaotic and interesting" vs. "straight in line". The latter can be found in many photos where it almost looks like the ground crew has positioned the propellers as shown here on the model - in order for the aircraft not to look too "untidy".
19. April 2020, 13:02
19. April 2020, 14:06
Oliver Zwiener
Klasse Ding - wird mit Sicherheit ein absoluter Hingucker auf der nächsten EME in Lingen 😉
19. April 2020, 14:10
Bernd Korte
I added a few more photos, including one of the bomb bay.
19. April 2020, 17:20
Juergen Klinglhuber
Sehr Cool. Wie schon Oliver sagte,...ein echter Hingucker. 👍
19. April 2020, 17:37
Roland Sachsenhofer
Great build and impressive outcome- a real beauty!
19. April 2020, 18:19
I agree with Roland.
19. April 2020, 18:33
David Funke
Very nice, Bernd! Is it a good kit, like the Airfix Buccaneer or the Lightning?
19. April 2020, 19:23
Bernd Korte
Thanks! @David Funke: It's a nice kit. I don't have the Buccaneer or the Lightning so I cannot compare those kits. The fit of the main landing gear wheel wells to the wings was a bit tricky. Apart from that it went together really well.
20. April 2020, 08:03
Bernhard Pethe
Sehr schön, Bernd. 👍 Freut mich, das Du so richtig wieder Lust zum Basteln hast.
20. April 2020, 16:40
Nathan Dempsey
Beautiful work 🙂
20. April 2020, 22:50
Bernd Korte
Thanks for your kind words! @Bernhard Pethe: Die Lust hatte ich die ganzen Jahre. Nur leider lange Zeit keine Modellbauutensilien in Hamburg. Aber das hat sich ja nun zum Glück geändert 🙂
21. April 2020, 08:10
Great job i have 3 of these in my stash and a sanster Blown plastic kit two, my old man was a chief tech on them in the 70's 8 squadron Based in Lossiemouth in the north easy of Scotland (hence the Avitar)
23. May 2020, 16:25
Bernd Korte
Thanks Simontie! I read about RAF Kinloss in "Shackleton Boys Vol. 1" Is that were you father was stationed?
24. May 2020, 07:43
Yes Kinloss and then just up the coast at Lossiemouth, Kinloss is an army camp now but Lossiemouth Is still an RAF camp, we still live in the area its a very beautiful Place,
24. May 2020, 08:40
Bernhard Schrock
Großartig. Insbesondere weil die Maschine so viele weiße Flächen hat und weiß so undankbar ist. Dank den Nieten (war wohl viel zu tun...) und den Abgasfahnen sieht das Ergebnis sehr realistisch aus. Mal sehen wann ich die Mühle mal live sehen kann.
7. June 2020, 20:08
Bernd Korte
Danke Bernhard! Die Nieterei war wirklich recht langwierig. Beim nächsten Mal würde ich wohl eher den Revellbausatz nehmen, der bereits eine Nietennachbildung hat.
9. June 2020, 14:25
David Funke
ich finde Niete lohnen sich immer, egal ob graviert oder erhaben. Benutzt du das Nietrad von Rai-Ro? Ich habe mit vor Jahren mal das günstige Teil von Trumpeter (jetzt auch bei Revell) gekauft. Der Kunststoff hat an der Lagerstelle aber während meiner Lightning gut Federn gelassen....
9. June 2020, 15:10
Bernd Korte
Hallo David! Ich hatte auch erst das Trumpeter Tool. Die Kunststoffachse war nach kurzer Zeit aber quasi durch, so dass man das Ding nur noch wegschmeißen konnte. Danach habe ich mir ein Tool von RB Productions gekauft, mit dem ich sehr zufrieden bin. Siehe Bild 17.
9. June 2020, 15:26
David Funke
Das gleiche Problem habe ich auch. Ich werde mir mal das von RB ansehen. Vielen Dank!
9. June 2020, 18:43
Daniel Klink
Made in China gekauft mind. doppelt gekauft...🙂
Sieht absolut top aus und die Fotos sind ein Knaller....
Die Shackleton sieht live bestimmt noch viel eindrucksvoller aus👍
9. June 2020, 20:11
Gordon Sørensen
Just saw that a picture of your build was included in the August issue of Airfix Model World!
11. September 2020, 00:42
Bernd Korte
Yes, I was lucky enough that they printed my photo that I had sent in 🙂
11. September 2020, 05:13
Nathan Dempsey
Congratulations and again a beautiful build.
11. September 2020, 20:03


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GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
42 Sqn. WG554/A/A
1953 - RAF St. Eval
Medium Sea grey, White

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