Short Stirling Sanger 1:48 scale Kit - Build

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Re: Short Stirling Sanger 1:48 scale Kit - Build

Post by Dave_Richardson » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:17 pm

Sorry, forgot to say that around 300 mk1 Series 1 were built. I believe the retractable under belly turret was discarded as it had a tendency to lower itself on take off due to the vibrations!
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Re: Short Stirling Sanger 1:48 scale Kit - Build

Post by GuyMassey » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:56 pm

Having seen your prowess with balsa wood, I would make a new solid faring out of white Milliput or similar, it could then be drilled, carved and sanded to its final shape...
Good luck! :D
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Re: Short Stirling Sanger 1:48 scale Kit - Build

Post by K4KittyCrew » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:51 am

Dave_Richardson wrote:Sorry, forgot to say that around 300 mk1 Series 1 were built. I believe the retractable under belly turret was discarded as it had a tendency to lower itself on take off due to the vibrations!


Comments like this from Dave, is why such forums are great value. I work on the theory that even though I have spent nearly seven years reading/ learning about Bomber Command, you will always continue to learn about new things. Dave's comments about the belly turret are of great interest.

PS - The 'build' is know as a whole ( all attached ) photos to follow over the weekend.

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Re: Short Stirling Sanger 1:48 scale Kit - Build

Post by K4KittyCrew » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:04 am

hi Folks,

Well, first off, thanks Guy for the vote of confidence on the the thought of making a new faring for the mid upper, but .......... the plastic turret just doesn't cut it as well, so I'm thinking of leaving it off for now, thanks anyway mate.

OK, the build has been tough from the start, new thinking and an open mind was required and things were coming together, let's say ......... not too badly, but this last week has been really tough. Things have not been working out too well at all.

I was going to leave the wings off till after spray painting but my gut feeling this week was, better get them on ........... don't know how well they will hold / sit in place. Well, lucky I did fit them. I seriously do not know how this model kit can hold together without a spleen, as I have done.i have rebated them into the side fuselage / timber spleen ...... and the wings STILL want to float / sag, up and down!

Anyway, I've drilled 4mm holes into the top and bottom sides of the fuselage ( right near the wings) ......... pumped it full of silicone .......... and now, I have a solid fixing. Really tough stuff.

So now you may be thinking I'm losing it and had enough ????????? .......... Never, I will not give up, so I will just grin and bear it and work thru it. ( the liquor cabinet has copped a hiding of late! )

Listed below are just SOME of the issues over the past week. As a great man once said ....... " Press on regardless "
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John
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Re: Short Stirling Sanger 1:48 scale Kit - Build

Post by GuyMassey » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:04 pm

This really is bad publicity for Sanger, I do hope that you will point them at the forum so that they can see for themselves the problems that you have had. Your determination is a credit to you and I hope that you will be pleased with the completed item. Unfortunately Sanger's offering is the only one available if you want to build a 48th scale example, just like Airfix have the monopoly of 72nd scale. Come on Revell WAKE UP!!!
I look forward to seeing this big bird painted, and your solution to the tail wheels.
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Re: Short Stirling Sanger 1:48 scale Kit - Build

Post by PAFG » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:28 pm

Well done John, it's become a real test of character - press on regardless ol' boy :D On the plus side, it's looking pretty good and it's a big beastie - gotta be good!

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Re: Short Stirling Sanger 1:48 scale Kit - Build

Post by Stirling Project » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:24 pm

I think Trumpeter is the way forward to go alongside their Wellington. :ugeek:

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Re: Short Stirling Sanger 1:48 scale Kit - Build

Post by K4KittyCrew » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:48 am

Well, I'm slowly getting there. I've just sprayed the Stirling with 'flat black' ............ it looks grey in the photos but that is not a true reflection of the actual colour. I'm very happy with the 'black' finish.
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Re: Short Stirling Sanger 1:48 scale Kit - Build

Post by K4KittyCrew » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:19 am

Hi Folks,

Could anyone recommend colours for ............

* Exhaust pipes - black, grey ???
* Front of cowling's - silver, copper ???
* Undercarriage frame - black, dark grey, sliver ???

Thanks in advance,
John
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Re: Short Stirling Sanger 1:48 scale Kit - Build

Post by Dave_Richardson » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:14 am

Hi John

What a great job. I have to admire your modelling skills and patience! The kit certainly seems a challenging one!

I don't know if this photo will help with the colours? The front of the engine cowling seems to have taken on 2 colours and the undecarraige seems to be black with steel bits and chips (note my excllent grasp of the technical details!)

Dave

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