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Me410 A-1: To The Finish! 11/7/10

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  • From: Bournemouth UK
Posted by Luftwoller on Monday, March 30, 2009 5:19 AM

Fantastic stuff Chuck. Theres always something with your posts that i look at and think 'What a great idea' With this post it was the clear acetate as a guide for rivetting.

I recently read a great article on a guy who completely rescribed an Airfix sunderland. He ran tamiya extra thin into the rescribed lines to smooth them out. Looked like perfection when finished. Might make your life easier if it works for you.

...Guy 

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by vetteman42 on Monday, March 30, 2009 9:56 PM

OH I gotta keep an eye on this build !!!!!!!!!!! Great work!! Me thinks I might learn sumpthin here. Gummy Bears anyone ??

 

 

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 10:18 AM

Thanks, my friends!

That's a good tip,Lufty- I'll have toput that into practice.

Well, I've managed to barter for a CMK engine set- more fun for the future!   Top of wings and fuselage are fully riveted, and I'm in bachelor mode as the wife heads off to visit her mom.  Modeling weekend ahead!   

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Posted by squeakie on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:26 AM
 Luftwoller wrote:

Ill try again, i dont know what Photobucket was up to then? Heres mine, 

...Guy

well I just discovered that guy has another hidden talent! He's really good with Adobe Photoshop. That was pretty good putting the real plane right next to the paint bottle<G>!! Beautifull build Guy!

p.s. I really did think it was a real plane when I first looked at the pic

gary

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Posted by Luftwoller on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:31 AM

Cheers for that Squeakie, Its a great subject for Chuck to build but mine was a huge dissapointment for me. My paint was just....Wrong. Contamination or something. The pit came out sweetly its just the horrid paint job. Hopefully Chucks wonders will give me the urge to strip and repaint. Never done that before. Bit daunting.

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by squeakie on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:33 AM

 Mansteins revenge wrote:
 philo426 wrote:
The Pro-modeler ME-410 is a great kit!   
Where can you still find that kit???

they're on Ebay all the time. I bought one for $15 on there, but most of the time they're around $20. The wheel well set is new to me, but did buy the interior set to toss in the box.

gary

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, April 5, 2009 8:56 PM
Thanks, guys!   
I went to the optometrist this week- and discovered that my prescription was way off!  New contact lenses and I can see again!    I was getting kinda worried there, but all is well- and the build is on!



















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Posted by hkshooter on Sunday, April 5, 2009 9:14 PM

Hey chuk, last five pics not working. 

Edit: Nevermind, seem to  be working fine now.

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  • From: League City, Texas
Posted by sfcmac on Sunday, April 5, 2009 11:52 PM

Simply Wonderbah!  Love her new attire! Glad you got your eyes checked out and fixed!  Now you can see to really add some details you missed!  Like 1/48 scale fruit flys stuck in the radiators! Geeze  Chuk! ?!?!  Your work is extemely fine enough to give me a complex if I had room for another!

 I was going to ask in your previous post what did you used for the PE Templates to scribe those inspection points in the tail?  I missed that one somehow? Were they an add on like the landing lights on the KI -45?

 As far as your art work! Top notch! That poor pfenning is nekid though give him some lider-hosen!  He'll catch cold! Bow [bow]

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Posted by arki30 on Monday, April 6, 2009 12:16 AM
 sfcmac wrote:

...Like 1/48 scale fruit flys stuck in the radiators!

If I'd been drinking something I would have snorted it out my nose.  Laugh [(-D]

Good stuff, Chuk!  Thumbs Up [tup]

Building Now:

1/48 Academy Bf-109G6 - 100%

1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A - 5%

Upcoming:

1/48 Revell F-14D

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Posted by subfixer on Monday, April 6, 2009 12:38 AM

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Monday, April 6, 2009 8:08 AM

That tail strut is very nice, have tried something like that in 1/32 but never in 1/48th.  Think that I'd go blind!!  Looking forward to next weeks episode!

 

Matt

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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Posted by Luftwoller on Monday, April 6, 2009 11:42 AM

Mmmmm Fritzi, Hubba Hubba. Fantastic attention to detail Chuck. The artworks great too.

Im going to try to post a good period pic with my replys to your posts. That way you might get a good pic youve not seen of the 410.

Messerschmitt Me-410 [me410-1]

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by Jim Barton on Monday, April 6, 2009 1:38 PM

I spent a lot of time last weekend consolidating four...count 'em, four spares boxes down to two, and I did see some little metal gears, I think. Maybe I'll have to try to make a version of chukw's riveting tool! I do have a soldering gun but have never used it, I don't think. Perhaps I can figure out something that won't require the soldering gun.

As always, looking forward to more!

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by cmixson on Monday, April 6, 2009 3:19 PM
Bow [bow] Bitta, Bitta, vas ist los? I must vatch dis built und zee how it is done, ya! You are number ein in mine buuk. Once again you-da-man.

Currently on bench: Minicraft/Hasegawa 1/72  A6A Intruder

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  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by deeve on Monday, April 6, 2009 5:42 PM

 chukw wrote:

 

I can't help but laugh every time I see this character.He reminds me of the Professional Bowler Jason Couch.

http://www.bowlingdigital.com/bowling/files/images/2006JasonCouch_small.jpg

 Google pictures of him if that link doesnt work. The resemblance is uncanny :)

 Oh, and Chuk, awesome work. I will be watching this start to finish, wishing I had your skills.

 

 

Deeve

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Posted by chukw on Friday, April 10, 2009 10:16 AM

Hey, thanks, guys!  I've always read that these Aires sets are fiddly- and they are!  Not only that, but the resin is pretty stinky, too- I keep the vents going and the vacuum cleaner at hand.  It's a matter of scrape, sand, etc....

sfcmac: I used a Verlinden template for thos little roundhatches- got 'em from Squadron years ago.  I'll be making my own PE radiator bugs soon- NOT!

Lufty, keep them pics comin'!  Many thanks, bud!

Go for it, Jim!  I'm sure you can patch something together- it's all in fun.

Deeve, I'm not up on my pro bowlers, but that's uncanny!  I was thinking that the Captain is the kind of tired and war-weary  piloiy who's seen too much, but is still ready to take on Indiana Jones in a fist-fight.  ;D

For the rest of youse mugs- thanks again- and see you soon!

 

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, April 12, 2009 8:42 PM
I think I've finally gotten this build over the initial hump. Fitting the main resin components is crucial, and it didn't help that one was more than a bit warped. Fritzi, show 'em how we did it!
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Posted by sf_plane_nut on Sunday, April 12, 2009 11:37 PM
amazing as always chuck...i have some resin that has the same problem and will be using this in the near future...keep it up...
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Posted by Luftwoller on Monday, April 13, 2009 4:05 AM

Very usefull and informative. Ive, in the past, just glued the warped pieces in!! One side at a time and hoped for the best. Ill deffo give that idea a go next time.

Me 410A-1/U4 equipped with a 50-mm cannon

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, April 13, 2009 7:00 AM
Wow! Incredible work. I take my hat off to your detailing and repair skills. Bow [bow]Bow [bow]Bow [bow]
Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by razordws on Monday, April 13, 2009 9:56 PM
Never knew you could do that with resin.  Thanks for the inspriation and the tech tips Chuck.   Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]

Dave

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1:05 AM

the simplicity of the method for fixing the warped peices is what gets me.  Amazing work.

Thanks for sharing.Approve [^]

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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Posted by squeakie on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1:12 AM

the one thing I get outta these threads is just learning a new technics almost everytime I read them.

keep posting for my sake

gary

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:04 PM
Nice big stove in that kitchen, too! I think I could enjoy cooking in chukw's kitchen!

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:35 PM

Just because I found your Reichspfennig interesting, Chuck.. I have my Dad's WW2 GI Zippo, well.. part of it.. All that's left of the original lighter is the bottom case, as the guts and the top have been replaced.. But the bottom case has a five-Reichsmark coin soldered on each side..

Just thought I'd share..

 

 

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Posted by chukw on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:08 PM

Thanks, Guys! 

Von Hammer- that lighter is DOPE!!!

 Glad you all liked the post- but no one found the Easter Egg?   No one?  Bueller? 

 

Evil [}:)]

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Posted by Division 6 on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:41 PM
Little chuck from the previous build???
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Posted by chukw on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:32 PM
Nope.  Try again!   Propeller [8-]
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Posted by sfcmac on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:46 PM

 Your not saying Fritzi is stuffing her shirt surely?  ( Oh Come on I said it but you all know you were thinking it too!) Tongue [:P]

 I dunno Chuk I don't see it does it have anything to do with the dark mysterious fellow hiding by the cold water on the stove?

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