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Sikorski Sea Planes Part One
Pan Am Sikorski S-41

by Bernhard Schrock


1/144 scale Sikorski S-41


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Here is the beginning of the second part of my seaplane double double-feature!

There are two Sikorsky from the golden age of aviation in the colours of Pan American.

The first of these two models, the Sikorski S-41, is constructed from the 1/144 scale vacform kit from Aircraft Models.



This scale was the biggest challenge that I met in my modelling career so far.

The kit is a good basis, but you need a lot of own initiative. For example you need to construct all the struts from the drawing that comes with the kit. Luckily, all the engine nacelles and propellers are of white metal. Lots of work / fun I had when I had to rig the wings with double wires. Here, I had to develop a special technique: I threaded the wires through the wings before glueing the wing halves together.

In the final phase of construction, I fixed the first end of each wire on an inaccessible part e.g. the fuselage and struts. Then I threaded the remaining ends through the slits of the ailerons, tightened and glued them.



Each window has singly been fit into the fuselage opening. In some windows, I put curtains. Unfortunately, I confused the PanAm logos, so that the wings face in the wrong direction!



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Bernhard Schrock
Page Created 29 November, 2005
Last Updated 29 November, 2005

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