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Thanks STN for the FW190 A6 , I will rectify  . Your future Horten Ho  229 really !  will look very nice ! 

Horten Ho 229 at 1/48 

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The result of two days of orgies with masking tapes of various types and sizes.

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Crazy beautiful

 

I would love to find a Horton in my scale but the only thing I've found in 1:32 is a very, VERY expensive Japanese kit.

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5 hours ago, pfrances said:

Crazy beautiful

 

I would love to find a Horton in my scale but the only thing I've found in 1:32 is a very, VERY expensive Japanese kit.

I found the Zoki mura 1/32nd Horton online for £70.....guess i was lucky, but OMG its worth every penny.

Hoping its my next build.

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Some models I completed years ago.  All 1/72 scale from Hasegawa, Airfix, and Aoshima. I have some more kits waiting for me to get back into the hobby, when time and space permits.

 

 

 

 

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Almost done.

But it wouldn't be me if something did not happen. During applying / removing the wash I let the Horten fall to the ground.... twice... resulting in breaking the right wing off and the right engine coming off inside. Fixed the mess the best I could but it is still visible. Yep... I am the king of retards 😓

 

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15 minutes ago, STN said:

Almost done.

But it wouldn't be me if something did not happen. During applying / removing the wash I let the Horten fall to the ground.... twice... resulting in breaking the right wing off and the right engine coming off inside. Fixed the mess the best I could but it is still visible. Yep... I am the king of retards 😓

 

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You're not alone. In the final stages of weathering my 109-G10, after months of careful work, I dropped it. Like you, twice. Busted the gear and all the thin delicate antennas off the bottom......twice.

 

The Horton looks fantastic.

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Ok, I officially pronounce this build finished.

 

Horten 229

1:72 Revell/Dragon

scheme is... hmm.. let´s say "what if"

 

 

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Yeah one of the bizarre features of the plane. Never understood what is behind the design of the giant wheel. Does it have something to do with the weight distribution/centre of gravity?

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22 hours ago, pfrances said:

Awesome! I've always loved the giant balloon tire up front.

 

I was just thinking how beautiful and graceful it looked and then that front tyre came into view and it was ehhhhh... no.  

One only to be seen in the sky...

 

STN, maybe to get the right incidence on the ground? Lack of elevator control to rotate maybe. Totally guessing here :)

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...enough lollygagging. Time to move on :)
 


 

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Wiki.

The aircraft utilized retractable tricycle landing gear, with the nose gear on the first two prototypes sourced from a He 177's tailwheel system, with the third prototype using an He 177A main gear wheelrim and tire on its custom-designed nose gear strut work and wheel fork.

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An attemp of pre-shading. The kit has VERY delicate panel lines and bolts. I hope I don't clog them with paint.

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Looks tricky.   It must have almost as much in common with car kits as it does with aircraft modelling.  

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Actually, the kit is very precise considered the fact, it is all resin. The few problems and need to use filler are solely due to my clumsiness this time.

I am definitely getting one or two more from this manufacturer. Gotta save some money though, they are a bit pricy.

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Done. I can only recommend this kit and the company. Very precise kit, easy to build. I managed to screw up a few things as usually, but this is solely due to my clumsiness.

I wanted to build the World Speed Record version, but noticed too late (after painting) that the world record version does not have the radiator below the cockpit. So instead I found a picture of some unspecified version that sort of matches.

 

Macchi MC 72 M.M. 179

1933 (?)

 

1:72 SBS model

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Forgot to add the photo of the original :)

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It is original detail. I was amazed at the fine details. Will be definitely getting a few more kits from this company in near future. 

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My brother surprised me with these two kits under the tree this Christmas. Needless to say, I'm super excited to build them. They may just just the queue of four other kits waiting to be completed.

 

Mmmm ..... Porko Rosso 

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On 12/5/2019 at 6:00 PM, STN said:

...enough lollygagging. Time to move on :)
 


 

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Love that paint rack. Have a link to it?

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Hi,

 

https://www.migjimenez.com/en/accessories/523-tamiyamr-color-ammo-storage-system.html

 

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Been enjoying some Flying Circus lately, so I put a bit more time into my on again/off again scratchbuild of the Pfalz D.IIIa.  Adding some inlets and outlets, plus the circular inspection panels and locations for the cabane struts.

 

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Very nice and soooo clean!

Meanwhile, I continue reducing my boxes stash.

 

 

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On 1/1/2020 at 11:40 AM, voncrapenhauser said:

2 Seat Okah?

 

Yep, it is the two-seat trainer.

 

 

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Hmm, not quite happy with the green, but oh well, what the heck...

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 IL-2 cockpit progress made over the holidays. 1:32 Hobbyboss kit.

 

I had never seen a dashboard like this before as it is made of clear plastic. I'm told it's not uncommon but was new to me. Instructions said to stick the decal on the outside front cafe as usual but I opted to hand paint the front and apply the decal "backwards" on the back side. That gave me rather nice looking gauge lenses.

 

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The rest is stil just painted with based colours. waiting on some more clear coat so I can apply washes.

 

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Done. Not as clean as I would like to, but anyway...

 

Yokosuka MXY7- model 43 K1 KAI

Japan

1945

 

1:72 Brengun

 

 

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And now... for something completely different...

 

 

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Made a simple jig to hold the Pfalz fuselage with the thrust-line aligned with the upper edge of the sheet.  An identical rectangle was superimposed over my digital drawings so I could plot the position of any detail and easily transfer it to the model. It also allows the shapes to be confirmed and tweaked as necessary.  Pretty happy with the shape now.

 

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Also masked up the wings the same way as the Sparrowhawk a few pages back. 

 

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A coat of primer...

 

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Then unmask and polish the ribs back to blend them in.

 

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Then do it again.  Ugh!  :dry:

 

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Lots of subtle cleanup to do, but nearly there with the main assemblies.

 

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What's the plan you got as the work bench, looks like a nice idea. I assume it's an albatross plan?

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Hi Tyberan.  Those are Pfalz’s factory drawings for the D.IIIa.  They were very useful when doing the wings as the cross sections have all the dimensions on them.  

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Finally finished the figure.

 

From original artwork, to 1/4 scale action figure conversion.

With Major sculpting headaches.

1st time sculpting in this huge scale.

Sword and belt buckle detail is etched brass parts.

 

Nice practice for next big figure.

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