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Lockheed S-3B Viking - 1/32, scratch
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12. February at 10:14:25 Share
Show 40 previous comments Bernhard Schrock
!!!Jaw dropping!!!!Da bin ich aber so was von platt!!!Szczęka mi aż do piwnicy spadła!!!Unbelievable craftsmanship!!!Chapeau Ben!!!
12. February at 11:02:44
Nice, clean and crisp detailing. Nicely done.
12. February at 13:20:31
Impressive build there. Great detail in the wing folds.
12. February at 15:18:23
Amazing work, just superb from start to finish, incredible final result , very well done sir !!!
12. February at 15:48:09
really impressive. fully scratch, that is true modelling!!! congratulations on a true awesome job!
12. February at 15:52:19
Well, that is some REAL modeling for you....simply stunning
12. February at 19:35:38
Good god! that is wonderful
12. February at 20:03:29
hard to imagine this amount of work. and result is excellent.
12. February at 20:18:34
simply amazing build... can you elaborate a bit more on how you made this beauty? Sections in styrene, filled with balsa I presume? Did you use this to make a resin copy for finishing?
13. February at 15:49:12
Thank you all for your kind comments, I am glad you like it!
Bart, the spaces between the sections were filled with high density PU foam and sheet. There is no resin copy, the skeleton you see on the first pic is still inside the model. I should have made a copy as the model is pretty heavy, but that's too late now.
@Model_Mania, yes, there is indeed a curtain between the front and rear cockpits. In real life, it was almost always open - I closed it to hide that there are no SENSO and TACCO stations inside my model.
14. February at 07:11:56
Ben, hiding those SENSO and TACCO stations is really a cheap shortcut!
Any scratch built 1/32 scale Viking should at least have that feature...
Simply amazing build!
14. February at 14:52:32
Ben, can you please talk a bit about the process of skinning the fuselage? Was this done with styrene sheet? Section at a time, vacuformed, how glued to PU foam etc? Thanks much.
14. February at 16:47:05
No vacuforming was involved in skinning the fuselage. Once the spaces between the ribs were filled with PU foam or sheet and sanded into shape, the whole surface was covered with liquid resin which was then sanded. This was followed by body filler, more sanding, primer, even more sanding and a lot of scribing.
15. February at 08:02:09
That's an amazing build well done. Maybe an A-3 Skywarrior or a V-22 Osprey could be your next project in 1/32
15. February at 13:43:26
Liquid resin! Teach me, Sensei... again, inspiring build and publication-worthy building skills. Would love to hear more about the liquid resin technique (dipped, brushed, brand etc.) I was trying to not be lazy, but could not find this covered or answered in any of your other albums or gallery articles (if there is something in print, let me/us know).
15. February at 15:18:32
@Glenn - both projects are already in the making - among a few others... The very next one will probably be a CH-53E in 32nd scale.
@Alec - I just brush on a thin coat of resin onto the model, the brand does not really matter. It's a good base to obtain a perfect surface.
19. February at 10:02:57
You're welcome, Alec! Bart, there is a full build report on LSP. There are no photos of the fuselage covered with resin, though.
19. February at 15:29:37
Thank you all very much for your kind comments, I am really glad you like it!
20. March at 15:02:59
looking forward to see this live during the weekend
18. October at 15:23:38
I saw this one at the SMC today: great build and very inspiring to see first hand!
19. October at 16:10:20
I saw it yesterday in Veldhoven, absolutely amazing work. You have great skills Ben!
20. October at 08:27:24
Thank you guys, I'm glad you weren't disappointed when you saw it in the flesh!
23. October at 08:00:34
certainly not dissapointed! a well deserved award. congratulations
23. October at 11:06:59
Oh, did it get an award? Well deserved! Online no results of the contest available yet.
23. October at 11:15:26
Congratulations. What an amazing build. The carrier deck is fabulous. Did you build that as well? if so where is the build thread for it?
24. October at 11:55:50
The Viking go a gold medal in the scratchbuilt category indeed and two special prizes from Gruppo Picchiatello from Italy and Latin Militaire from Chile. The deck was built by my good friend Thomas Matzer; I just had to assemble it, to add my 3D printed padeyes and to paint and weather it. I have some photos which I can post within the next few days.
25. October at 07:42:26
Nice to see something can be done. Also nice model.
I thought this was a wooden model or something, so I didn't see the rest of this until today.
25. October at 08:52:13
Add comment » Alec K
Congrats on the well deserved wins Ben
25. October at 10:10:52
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