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Bill Gilman (Navy Bird)
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9 | 31. August 2015, 02:31
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Spanjaard
a work of art and a modelling curse (for advance modellers) all in one. amazing.
18. December 2016, 14:43
Bill Gilman
Thanks, Spanjaard! Those folding wings were a bit of a curse. :)
18. December 2016, 15:15
Roberto Rocat
A real beauty.
18. December 2016, 15:54
Lex Jassies
I really feasted on the construction photo serie. And I'm gonna buy some Lego ;)
19. December 2016, 07:59
Georges henrion
very good job, i love them
18. October, 08:56
Neuling
Very cool!
18. October, 10:15
Potchip
Wicked wingfold! I happen to have built the HMS Glory bird and did the same thing to the wheel bay door inside :)
18. October, 10:29
Bill Gilman
Thanks mates!
20. October, 19:05

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6 | 31. August, 20:23
Bill Gilman
Hi mates,

It seems I never learn my lesson - here I go with another CMR resin kit. This time it's the Martin AM Mauler, one of the more obscure beasts from the immediate post-war period. And she was a beast! She still holds the record for the heaviest armament load ever carried by a single piston engine aircraft, over 4,800 kg. We don't need no stinkin' Skyraiders! Well, maybe we do as the Martin AM, which originally had a nickname of "Able Mable" soon became "Awful Monster" due to its deck handling characteristics. Still, I find it an intriguing subject with its monster P&W R-4360 engine.

The Mauler was part of a design competition which consisted of the Curtiss XBTC, Douglas XBT2D Skyraider, Kaiser-Fleetwings BTK and the Martin XBTM. Ultimately only the Douglas and Martin aircraft were produced in any quantity, but Douglas was the winner by far with over 3,100 Skyraiders produced. Only 151 Maulers were built, and most spent their service life with USN reserve squadrons.

This kit was an "overrun" (although I'm not sure how you do that with resin kits) and had no decal sheet. I'll poke around in my spares box to get the markings for a reserve aircraft from Naval Air Station Grosse Isle in 1950. She'll have an International Orange fuselage band, white spinner, and Insignia Yellow armament - three aerial torpedoes and twelve practice bombs. That should break up the monotone of Glossy Sea Blue.

When it was time to put the paint down, I found the only Sea Blue I had was Tamiya, and it is dead flat and very prone to scuffing when handling. I had to be super careful prior to gloss coating. Anyway, that's where I am now and I hope to have some more updates soon.

Cheers,
Bill
31. August, 21:05
Alec K
Looking excellent as always Bill
4. September, 00:38
Ben M
I see that you enjoy a challenge.
4. September, 00:43
Łukasz Gliński
Me 3. ;) What a topic!
4. September, 11:22
Augie
Wow Bill, fantastic work
10. October, 20:52
Bill Gilman
Thanks Augie!
10. October, 21:16
Bill Gilman
I've uploaded several more photos of my recent build of the CMR Martin Mauler resin kit. It's not one of CMR's best, but there aren't a lot of 1:72 Maulers to choose from. In any event, I think it makes a nice addition to my collection of 1950s era USN subjects. Cheers, Bill
12. October, 13:16

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August 31, 2020

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1:72 Martin AM-1 Mauler (CMR CMR72-108)
 
30. August, 22:47
Bernhard Schrock
Watching and looking forward seeing the result.
31. August, 15:16
Bill Gilman
Thanks Bernhard. A photo album should be up sometime today.
31. August, 15:17

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30. August, 19:01
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13 | 3. April, 22:45
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Bill Gilman
Thanks Mike! I kept this one nice and clean because it looked so sweet - I didn't want to mess it up with weathering. The real plane must have been nice and clean at least one time in its life (right out of the paint shop)! Besides, the panel lines seem to show up just about right for a 1:72 scale model even without any wash. Cheers, Bill
29. August, 23:59
Tom M
nice plane
30. August, 04:34
Es-haq Khosravi
Great job! You are really great in dealing with resin!
30. August, 05:53
Treehugger
I guess because of how this is a resin kit, you have to rely on just superglue (cyanoacrylate), but how comfortable are you using superglue if maybe the superglue goes hard too fast? Do you have any special workflow for working with superglue with such an all resin kit?
30. August, 08:19
Bernd Korte
Always nice to see so perfectly executed renditions of rare subjects!
30. August, 08:32
Bernhard Schrock
Bill: great to see YOU again and one more of you masterpieces. Great build and excellent pictures.
30. August, 09:50
Bill Gilman
Thanks mates! I'm glad you like the old bird. I love resin kits (well, most of them) especially when you can get unusual subjects.

@Treehugger - I typically use a medium viscosity superglue that gives you some time to position the parts before it sets up. When gluing the fuselage halves together, I do NOT run a bead of superglue all around the fuselage and try to glue the halves together all at once. I start with a small area, and using a scalpel blade I apply a small amount of superglue. Keep the fuselage halves aligned while it sets up. Then, continue to work your way around the rest of the way again gluing just a small bit at a time. The scalpel blade is thin enough to get the glue into the seam even when you're almost all the way around. I hope that makes sense. For fiddly bits of photoetch, I use Gator's Grip Thin Blend.

@Bernhard - I haven't been around as much as I would have liked recently, sorry about that. More silly health problems. Right now I'm waiting on the results of yet another biopsy. Hopefully things will look good and I can get back to reducing my stash! :)
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1:72 Blackburn Firebrand TF Mk.V/5 (CMR CMR72-234)1:72 Fairey Firefly (Master AM-72-078)
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703 NAS EK747-T | Service Trials - HMS Daedalus July 1947 | Extra Dark Sea grey, Dark Slate grey, Sky
 
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2. November 2011, 02:19
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Bill Gilman
Thanks. As I remember, the resin cockpit was a bit longer than the kit cockpit, and I had to remove the area for the front instrument panel coaming from the kit's fuselage. The resin pit also had to be sanded a lot as it was also too wide for the Revell fuselage. I also sanded down the kit's fuselage sidewalls. I then had to do some tricks with the resin sidewalls. There are some photos and an explanation in the build thread that I posted above. Cheers, Bill
7. January, 04:31
Saeed Jamali
thanks a million dear Bill
7. January, 05:00
Neal
Oh my. That is Phantastic. I've been eyeing these Phinal Phantoms, but I'm holding out for the 301SQ kit. If there ever is one.
7. January, 05:02
Igor Chanak
That's great!
7. January, 15:20
Oleg Smilyk
Looking very nice,japans anniversary bird are great!
7. January, 16:21
David Deavall
Very nice indeed
1. February, 16:47
Bill Gilman
Thanks mates! This aircraft has one of the best anniversary schemes ever! I'll have to do a few more JASDF birds so she has company.
1. February, 20:54
Treehugger
I don't normally like flashy paints schemes, but this one looks very nice I think. A good mix of white red and blue.
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Bill Gilman
Hi mates. The Javelin T.3 is finished, and I've uploaded many more photos. I think the old gal cleaned up pretty good. What do you guys and gals think? Cheers, Bill
8. January, 21:27
Matthew A
Lovely job looks like a new tool Airfix
8. January, 21:32
Stefan Schacht
well done
8. January, 22:35
Benoit Mathier
That's a masters job. Airfix can have a look at it how it should be done now ;)
9. January, 07:35
Oleg Bogolei
Very impressive!
9. January, 08:05
Łukasz Gliński
Awesome finish! Looking forawrd to seeing your FAW.9
9. January, 09:46
Neuling
Very clean work!
9. January, 19:00
Bill Gilman
Thanks mates! The FAW.9 will follow shortly (I need to take a break from all that scribing!). My next project will be the CMR 1:72 Blackburn Firebrand TF.5. Cheers, Bill
9. January, 19:37

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1:72 F-4F Phantom II (Revell 04615)1:72 F-4F/RF-4E F.O.D. (Eduard 72446)2+
 
18. October 2011, 03:09
Bill Gilman
Hi Michael,

My build thread is at:

britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=77880

The conversion is not difficult. You need to add two blisters at the top of the vertical tail, change the wing tips to non-slatted but with the RWR sensors, and add slotted horizontal stabilizers. Plus a bunch of antennae.

Cheers,
Bill
19. October 2011, 01:18
Roderick Agius
very nice kit bill :)
21. September 2013, 06:58
Saeed Jamali
very welll job ... well done .... how u fit aires cockpit set in the kit , its biger than original kit cockpit , for me it doesnt fit :( , how do u do that man
4. January, 22:40
Bill Gilman
Thanks. I sanded it down until it fit and made some other modifications. There are photos and an explanation in the build thread posted above.
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