Roland Sachsenhofer First pictures of my new project. Eduards boxing comprises some very useful resin- and a few etched parts. However, very recommendable is Eduards combined interior-and exterior packages which you can see on the first picture. I found the resin pilot-seats as not being usable, but those etched one look very well. One seat is build up from..... nine parts, which nearly all have to be bent! The result is not perfect of course.... but I am quite proud!
Roland Sachsenhofer Gordon, the etched details for the wheel parts have been .....intricating. But well worth the effort! Pictures will follow.
5. March 2018, 11:48
Björn Svedberg An interesting plane. I love sea planes, so I'll be following this.
Really nice photo etch detail Roland! And at 72nd scale .
5. March 2018, 12:21
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you for your kind words Björn!
The new sequence of pictures show the "raw material" of this kit for the wheel bays. Sword did place some ejection pins on prominent places.... but, as you can see, my Proxxon could manage that. The etched parts for the wheel well consists of 8 parts per side - and provides a major advancement over the original kit layout of that area.
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you guys for your interest! Martin, please take a seat- resin or etched parts, you still have both options...
6. March 2018, 10:29
Roland Sachsenhofer Because of the very short run nature of this kit I am especially happy with all those etched parts.
For this interior I used Alclads "Zinc Chromatic" for the first time.... and I have to say, its quite easy to work with and the result looks as it is intended to look....
The last picture shows how little "interior" is left when the fuselage has been closed. So all the pictures of the passenger seat and their surrounding space is "in memoriam": they wan´t be seen again
8. March 2018, 17:38
Martin Oostrom I kinda like to spend some extra attention to cockpits, even though it's for memories only.
Roland Sachsenhofer Would you like to see some ....ridiculous?
Look at the fit of the canopy! In the first moment I thought I had erroneously taken the the Bv222´s transparent part- but I had the intended canopy in my fingers!
Sword really believes that this should be the used... oh well!
Overall, the kit proves its "short run charm" in every part
11. March 2018, 20:11
David Thor Looks like alot of work. Wünsche dir Geduld, gute Nerven und Ausdauer.
11. March 2018, 20:35
Gordon Sørensen Intesting canopy, looks like its for a completely different aircraft. Short-run at its finest! Maybe plunge-mold a new one with longer sides?
12. March 2018, 03:14
Roland Sachsenhofer Thanks David and Gordon! I consider to arrange new side walls with a sheet of styrene....
12. March 2018, 12:23
Roland Sachsenhofer Hello mates! All the filling and sanding is done- at last! That was quite a challenging work -and I had to re-shape the lines of the rearward cockpit windows, but I am happy I succeeded in getting a closed up fuselage in the end.
The resin-engines with etched ignition wires look fine for me.... "Very short run" that all, what a scary kit!
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you Stephan!
Preshading followed by the gloss-white underside has been applied. This will be followed by H-56 "Intermediate Blue" on the upper sides.
31. March 2018, 08:24
Roland Sachsenhofer A few pictures of the glossy painted JRS-1 with all their decals on. A rather crude kit, at least! It´s a real pleasure to use all the benefits of Eduards resin and etched parts to make my best out of the basic kit.
14. April 2018, 06:26
Roland Sachsenhofer Nearly done! Only the last "finishing touches" and some antenna wires are missing....
18. April 2018, 17:20
Stefan Fraundorfer "The Boat" looks nice Roland. Eine Frage: Die Decals der amerikanischen Hoheitsabzeichen überdecken an den Seiten die Fenster, kann das stimmen? Oder sind die Fenster durch eine Platte oder ähnliches abgedeckt?
18. April 2018, 17:30
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you Stefan!
Bei meinen Vorbereitungen habe ich Bilder der JRS-1 mit der frühen Hoheitszeichen-Variante gefunden, welche die Fenster klar überdeckt haben; ich nehme an, die wurden einfach überlackiert.
Eduard schlägt dies auch ür diese Variante aus dem Jahr 1943 vor.
Wenn es in der Community aber andere Erkenntnisse dazu gibt, bin ich nicht böse, davon zu erfahren!
18. April 2018, 19:28
Christian Bruer That looks like you had a lot of filing and sanding till to get that nice result. Very nice work Roland
Roland Sachsenhofer Your comment is so pleasing- you can be certain about my red ears!
Roll out will be on this weekend- I am eager to see this cute amphibian finally done!
20. April 2018, 19:52
Roland Sachsenhofer I am quite happy I could finally finish that challenging model. Thanks a lot for all your encouragement and all your comments!
Eduards etched detail set parts look very cool on this tiny amphibian, it´s my urgent recommendation to get all the etched parts available because the original plastic parts are too heavy built for most of the handrails and fittings so characteristic for this plane.
The bracing wires have been made from "RB Prosuctions" aero- wire.
Thanks for your interest, mates!
21. April 2018, 19:10
Erik Leijdens Once again a fantastic result Roland. A really nice flying boat!
21. April 2018, 19:49
Björn Svedberg A really nice plane Roland!
And a little motorcycle in one of the pictures, nice , but what was that?
Roland Sachsenhofer Erik, Björn, Alec, thank you for all your kind remarks!
The motorcycle is not only a "running gag" for me, being photographed with all 1:72 scale models, but also a scale giving object. Building this model I often imagined what it would have meant for me, a rather tall and anyway well- fed guy, to squeeze into this definitely non- spacoius fuselage....
22. April 2018, 09:20
Thomas Bischoff fantastic result, I like it very much!
It looks as if the decals are on thick side?
22. April 2018, 09:24
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you Thomas! Maybe on the thick side, yes.... but they are on the "sticky" side for sure: where the decals had got contact with the models surface, they tended to stick. bombproof, to say so.
But in the end and with a wrinkle or a crack to flatten here and there they got on their intended places.
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you all mates for your comments! Peter, a Pan Am Baby Clipper would be a nice project- good luck in finding one! Ran, RB offered aero-wires for RFC/RAF biplanes in scale 1:32. I once bought several of these etched parts.
30. June 2018, 08:10
bughunter A huge amount of projects, one result better then the other