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
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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