Hi Guys 'n Gals, For a long while now I have been sitting on the sidelines reading the postings with the occassional comment here and there. And like the rest of you I have a pile of to do models that would take several lifetimes to make. I have a passion for rarely modelled british aircraft, see my wishlist if its still there, and whilst not a designer I have been inspired by fellow Brits Barry with his flying boats and Plastic Bonsai with his Balckburn Buccaneer to have a go and start a thread on my attempt to build a commercial model. The JSC model of the Sunderland at 1:72 scale is quite basic with no interior detail but good enough for my first attempt to publically humiliate myself by showing my poor build skills. The kit comprises of 8 sheets of A4 card plus two sheets of instructions in either Polish or Czech. The first thing noticable about this kit is the very light colours with which it is printed. So the first thing I did was to scan the model and darken the colours in Paintshop by the Gamma control. To check the depth of colour was better than the original I printed the sheets on A5 paper (80gsm) and I thought to myself why not build the model at this scale, approx 1:100 using the test prints. It would certainly take up less room than the original which would be preserved.