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

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  • From: A Computer in Adrian, (SE) Michigan.
Posted by Lucien Harpress on Monday, April 27, 2009 4:25 PM
 subfixer wrote:

 scorpr2 wrote:
WOW!!!  She's lookin great.

And your work on the 410 ain't looking bad either!

ZING!

(Seriously, though, I'm impressed, as always.  I'm watching this one from the start, and I'm already learning a few things.  Of course, working in 1/72 does make a few things different.  Case in point- the levers.  You detailed yours.  On my TB-3, I had to throw them out- too tiny.  Ah, well.  To each his own.  Thumbs up all the way!)

That which does not kill you makes you stranger...
-The Joker
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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:43 PM

Oh my, the knobs on those levers are so TINY! If I tried making something like that, even with the magnifiers I put on my head sometimes, the next thing I'd have to do is make an appointment for the optometrist.Big Smile [:D]

I love the wiring, though. Once again, chukw's the master!Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]

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

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:18 PM

chuckw,

I was wondering what type of reference you used to get the rivet line details.  I have a Ta-152 in my to get built pile and am looking for something that shows all the rivets.

Matt

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

 

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, May 3, 2009 9:35 PM

As usual, you gang of nutbags embarass me with all the nice-nice... THANKS!  :D

Not much modeling time this weekend- but lots of pics, starting with our 100th in this series.  Take it away, Fritzi!
















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Posted by sf_plane_nut on Sunday, May 3, 2009 10:50 PM
amazing as always...the pencil stuff looks great...have to try that...cant wait till next week...
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Posted by Luftwoller on Monday, May 4, 2009 4:32 AM

Stunning as usuall Chuck. The oil drybrushing really looks great and that blown up for our screens. Ill bet in the flesh it looks even better. When your finished, post it to the UK so i can have a proper look, theres a good man LOL. Heres this weeks Picture,

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by the Baron on Monday, May 4, 2009 1:28 PM
Ach, so!  Ach, soooooooo!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by cmixson on Monday, May 4, 2009 3:26 PM
Very good,,,,I really like the drybrush detail. I will have to try that on my next one.......keep up the updates.......great job....

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

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Posted by sfcmac on Monday, May 4, 2009 4:55 PM

Bow [bow] Those Aires sets really to grab the eye with the amazing details.  I think your photography is amazing as well. I have a devil of a time getting good pics close up.  I think mostly because I work in the middle of the night and my lighting has  an attitude as bad a pfenning and his quest for world domination!

 As always your scratchbuilding skills and problem solving attacks motivate me to try harder!  Thanks for sharing! Make a Toast [#toast]

PS I  have decided the shadowy figure with the hidden face is really a cute raven haired character in disquise! Laugh [(-D]

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Posted by New Hampshire on Monday, May 4, 2009 5:11 PM

Dang Chuk, looking awesome!  So let me get this straight, when you say drybrushing with "oils" you mean the artist oils we normally use for washes and stuff?  If so, I had never thought about doing that, and can't believe I had not until reading just now!!!!

Brian

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Posted by subfixer on Monday, May 4, 2009 6:15 PM

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

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Posted by Jim Barton on Monday, May 4, 2009 7:10 PM
Another Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup] from me!

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

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Posted by jay12472 on Monday, May 4, 2009 7:14 PM

Amazing work on the pit can't wait to see that radio painted

Jason

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, May 10, 2009 9:56 PM
My sincere thanks to you, my friends!

Running late?  Me?  Of course!   That's why I have assistants- take it away, Fritzi!
















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Posted by scorpr2 on Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:28 PM
WOW!!!  Your work always amazes me!Bow [bow]
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Posted by Luftwoller on Monday, May 11, 2009 5:03 AM

Specular highlights? Or was it low lights? Its obvious that you have a serious artists forsight with your modelling and im always stunned by your attention to detail. Every model i do, i try to add something ive learnt from other 'Greats'. Ive pilfered loads from you Chuck. Bow [bow]

Your picture for the day. Gives a fair look at the cockpit from a perspective ive not seen before.

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Monday, May 11, 2009 7:43 AM

Looking sweet there Chuck, I wouldn't have been brave enough to drill away the mis-aligned parts!  Great tips!

 

Matt

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

 

 

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Posted by 666Irish on Monday, May 11, 2009 8:42 AM
Love the beer stein in the last shot.

She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, May 11, 2009 11:38 AM
Well, if I had to find any fault at all, it's that you spelled, "Liebchen" wrong, "Leibchen" would be "little body"...

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by mucker on Monday, May 11, 2009 11:45 AM
Chuck, now that's just sick!..as in "Good", Awesome" and "Inspiring"! Your patience and work with tiny details is amazing. I look forward to all of your updates.

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Posted by Jim Barton on Monday, May 11, 2009 1:23 PM

A fifth key to painting detail: a steady hand.

Wow! That really is astounding!

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

sav
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Posted by sav on Monday, May 11, 2009 7:54 PM
That is truly amazing. I also really like how you're obviously enjoying building each part rather than rushing it through to completion. Awesome and inspiring work for sure!

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Posted by chukw on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 10:05 AM

Thanks, everybody!  I'll have to honest and say that I was sick as a dog while painting all those details- it was paint- lie down- check web  -paint a bit more, lie down- repeat.  I had nothing else to do!  Somehow it made it easy to focus on the tiny stuff- so did the new contact leses I got a month or so ago. 

Guy- thanks for the great pic and the base flattery.  Yeah, Low Lights- the first item in a "real" artist's arsenal of paintery.   An English major I ain't!

Matt, once you're staring at something that messed up, cutting it out suddenly becomes a LOT easier! ;D

Baron- do I sprek Doich?  Nine!  A monh in Ze Kuhler!   Ironically, she does have a little body, ya gotta admit...

Jim Barton- that's something I muddle along without somehow... ;)

scorpr2, 666irish, mucker and sav:  Thanks, fellas- I'm glad you can still put up with my glacial progress.  

 

Cheers, everybody!

chuk

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Posted by squeakie on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 11:38 AM
 chukw wrote:

Thanks, everybody!  I'll have to honest and say that I was sick as a dog while painting all those details- it was paint- lie down- check web  -paint a bit more, lie down- repeat.  I had nothing else to do!  Somehow it made it easy to focus on the tiny stuff- so did the new contact leses I got a month or so ago. 

Guy- thanks for the great pic and the base flattery.  Yeah, Low Lights- the first item in a "real" artist's arsenal of paintery.   An English major I ain't!

Matt, once you're staring at something that messed up, cutting it out suddenly becomes a LOT easier! ;D

Baron- do I sprek Doich?  Nine!  A monh in Ze Kuhler!   Ironically, she does have a little body, ya gotta admit...

Jim Barton- that's something I muddle along without somehow... ;)

scorpr2, 666irish, mucker and sav:  Thanks, fellas- I'm glad you can still put up with my glacial progress.  

 

Cheers, everybody!

chuk

I've been meaning to ask you a question for about a week now, and just keep forgetting to. That flat faced pair of pliers you were using to bend photo etch in the picture; where did you find them? And maybe what brand they were?

gary

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Posted by psstoff995 on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 12:46 PM

I scrolled all the way through your amazing Helldiver, came in way late about a week ago... but mein Gott! Not only are the great illustrations getting more detailed as you go, but the step by step is so in-depth and the little tips and tricks are all over the place!! It’s like even I could do it!!

But I have to say, so far my favorite piece of detail would be the Nazi stein lol. It’s a good thing you’re not finished yet, wouldn’t want her drinking and flying...

-Chris

US Army Infantryman

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 1:27 PM
 chukw wrote:

Thanks, everybody!  I'll have to honest and say that I was sick as a dog while painting all those details- it was paint- lie down- check web  -paint a bit more, lie down- repeat.  I had nothing else to do!  Somehow it made it easy to focus on the tiny stuff- so did the new contact leses I got a month or so ago. 

Guy- thanks for the great pic and the base flattery.  Yeah, Low Lights- the first item in a "real" artist's arsenal of paintery.   An English major I ain't!

Matt, once you're staring at something that messed up, cutting it out suddenly becomes a LOT easier! ;D

Baron- do I sprek Doich?  Nine!  A monh in Ze Kuhler!   Ironically, she does have a little body, ya gotta admit...

Jim Barton- that's something I muddle along without somehow... ;)

scorpr2, 666irish, mucker and sav:  Thanks, fellas- I'm glad you can still put up with my glacial progress.  

 

Cheers, everybody!

chuk

Thanks for being a good sport, Chuck!  Though maybe it was appropriate of me to be a Forum Nazi, given the build subject.

And you're right-any red-blooded son of the Fatherland would want to fight for your Madels!  "Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue, deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang...."

Prost!

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, May 17, 2009 9:23 PM

Thanks, Squeakie!  I inherited those pliers from from sainted Father-in-Law, aand all that's stamped on them is USA.  Word!

psstof995:  Many thanks!  I love the way those crazy knotzis slapped that swasitka on everything- everything!   I'll bet it was even printed on Zee Toilet tissue!  ;D

Baron, you can try to educate me you like- Danke, mein freund!

I've had a busy but enjoyable weekend- even got in a little modeling time!  Take a look:
















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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Sunday, May 17, 2009 10:43 PM

Chuck,

The details that you pack into your builds is above and beyond amazing!! Each post gets better and better.  I also love the way that you point out all the little tricks that you have picked up.  Thanks for the information!!

Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]

Matt

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

 

 

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Posted by Luftwoller on Monday, May 18, 2009 5:54 AM

Just gets better and better. I wonder why it is that whenever we see Fritzy (Grrrr, minx) we are always looking down at her? And shes in that 'T' shirt?

I so need one of those etch mates, but they cost the earth here in the UK. This weeks pic,

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by psstoff995 on Monday, May 18, 2009 10:09 AM
That bombing view window is pretty nice! I also love those petals, that’s some NICE detail.

-Chris

US Army Infantryman

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