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

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, May 18, 2009 11:52 AM

 chukw wrote:
..."Eye protection?  You better believe it!"...

You're darn' tootin', she's gonna poke somebody's eye out with those things!  Big Smile [:D]

You had me going for a minute, Chuck, with your new exotic Dremel cutting bit.  I was thinking, "Now, what is he going to use that for?".  Till I read further and saw that it was an accident, D'OH!  Shock [:O]

Seriously, though, this is as informative and riveting (no pun intended!  Well, OK, we'll use the pun) as the Helldiver build.  Learning a lot, and more about patience, and thinking a little more beyond the instructions, than just specific techniques!

A question, though--for your detail brushes, what are the sizes?  Like 0/0, etc, thanks!

Regards

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Monday, May 18, 2009 5:21 PM

To do German metalwork, you gotta have German metal: Scorpions for instance or maybe Accept. In a pinch, 1970s-era UFO (with German guitarist Michael Schenker) will do.Smile [:)]

Next time I go to Hobby Depot in Tempe, I'll have to see if they have those little pin-downs. And where can you get a Coleman Cold Solder pen?

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

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 2:46 AM

Chuckie!!

Bloody nice work, mate!!

Got a tip for you, mate - put two of those carborundum cut-off discs on the mandrel at once and cinch it up - the cut is a little wider, but you'll break far fewer of the discs...trust me - it works!  The discs will last longer.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by cmixson on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 9:57 AM

Thumbs Up [tup]Wunderbar.....The detail is great and that goes for the model as well...Yes I would also like to know how you get that detail on the instruments. I guess the one's that I do in 1/72 just do not have that detail, but when I do work in 1/48 it would be nice to get that detail.

 Keep on modelling and posting......

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

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Posted by Spike190 on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 5:19 PM
Chuck,
I love reading your posts, your work is fantastic and a real inspiration, always gives me a smile to.

Cheers...

Mike  Toast

 

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Posted by chukw on Monday, May 25, 2009 9:14 PM
Thanks, Gents!   I'll have to post and run, but really appreciate the tips- and support!  Well, it's been a busy- but relaxing weekend.  Among other things, a flock of birds crapped all over my car, so I had to wash it!  I feel like that Squadron Guy sometimes...

I've posted this image earlier, but a sense of duty- and profound gratitude- leads me to begin today's update with a tribute to America's heroes- before our dastardly little villains take over.  








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Posted by psstoff995 on Monday, May 25, 2009 10:19 PM

Well it might be a quick update but I notice you did give us two full shots of pure artwork, so while the 3D world may have been a little slow, looks like you got a lot of 2D practice in there as well!! Always a fan of the artwork and photo combination you've got going on here. As an ex comp.graphic student with a low end WACOM tablet and an older Photoshop CS, I can appreciate all the added time to a simple WIP all this is, definitely rewards those that follow.

Can I momentarily derail your thread and ask, do you use many layers? Or does an old pro like you do it all at once? I usually paint from the back to the front, but illustrate on the computer from the front to the back, making the outlines, then filling in using a layer bellow etc. Just curious, I'm pretty self taught and I'm sure there's plenty of ways to do things, especially when it's one's job. Feel free to PM me, don't want to distract and take too much traffic away from your great build!!

(even if you are just a little bit crazy for wedging in details that a judge would have to use some form of a Dr. Seuss mirror array to detect Tongue [:P])

In the end I guess you have to model for you, and at least you're leaving a great photographic record of your secret details and hidden gadgets that take up the voids- I agree with some past posts that you should publish all the WIP photos/cartoons in a big old compellation book to display with your models/take on the road to contest judges to guarantee victories! (Do they put you in your own category? Or up against real 1:1 planes or something?)

-Chris

US Army Infantryman

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Posted by vetteman42 on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:18 AM

Chukw This is the second build of yours I have followed, and I wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into them, I have been very entertained and look forward to your weekly installments. Because I have been following your builds and learning from them my detailing skills have improved by leaps and bounds, I actually built one I was pleased with and have another on the bench.

Maybe as was said you should consider putting your builds in book form, I for one would stand in line for one.

 

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

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:09 AM

LOL... Chuckie, Randy's got a pretty good point - I'd buy a book of your shtuff, and I'm sure a hundred others would, too...and another bloke (Chris) made another valid point - you throw a whole bunch of extra work into your threads...not just the plastic stuff, but Lil' Chuk and Fritzi as well (is it wrong of me to find a cartoon disturbingly alluring?)...maybe I should seek treatment.  But Fritzi's hot...

And Chris, you're right - there's a whole bunch of work that goes into the stuff Chuck does in 2D...I've been fortunate enough to see some of his original 2D artwork first hand...and lemme tell you, it's amazing stuff.  To think he does all this to make his threads more enjoyable says a bit about the guy...either he's a raving egomaniac (which I doubt), or he cares..which I think he does.

Without doubt, his threads are the most enjoyable I've seen on this site - his models are fantastic, but mix in all the extra work he does, and it's the reason I hit the aircraft section first time, every time, just to see if there's another installment.

Chuckie-boy, thanks a bunch for sharing so much with us.

By the way, I hope you don't mind...I saved the "Lest We Forget" artwork to my hard drive...I'm going to print it out and laminate it and hang it up at work...most everything we make at my work  is defence aviation based, so the sentiment will fly there.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by 666Irish on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:09 AM

 First off, once again, wonderful work, and another example of why We follow these builds. You are absolutely amazing. Not just in your builds themselves, but in your presentation, and in the very obvious time, effort, and love you put into what you are doing.

I was wondering if I might have permission to print this out so that I might frame it and hang it on the wall of my war room/modeling room?

 

 chukw wrote:



 

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

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Posted by psstoff995 on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:30 AM
 leemitcheltree wrote:

Without doubt, his threads are the most enjoyable I've seen on this site - his models are fantastic, but mix in all the extra work he does, and it's the reason I hit the aircraft section first time, every time, just to see if there's another installment.

Sign - Ditto [#ditto]

Bow [bow]

-Chris

US Army Infantryman

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Posted by Luftwoller on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:33 AM

Chuck once again you have produced another great installment. Even the small ones are enjoyable.

I love your artwork, and if you had a book of the stuff, id buy one for sure.

This weeks pic is a favourite of mine. It shows a 410 doing a pass on a B-24 from the 388th BG. I think they can count thier lucky stars that the 410 missed with that cannon!!!

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by Darkwing1 on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:59 PM

Man, you are truly inspirational. Thanks for sharing. 

Jim

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, May 31, 2009 9:09 PM

Thanks, everybody!  I'll answer all questions in due time- but go right ahead, Irish!

 It was my sweet little wife's birthday yesterday- we had a nice dinner out and walked the dogs at the beach.  I got to model some, too- she's very supportive of my weird hobbies.  She even brought me a nice, cold one while I was writing up this post- cheers!















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Posted by Luftwoller on Monday, June 1, 2009 3:19 AM

Another stunning instalment Chuckster. Out of interest, what do you use to polish the scratches out of the engine nacelle. It looks very smooooooth.

 When i built mine i looked at the wheel well inserts. I was put off by the fact that theres no pics of them open. You will get away with it perfectly as your opening up the engine. The doors were hydraulically actuated and if the plane was stood for a length of time, i.e engine work, they would drop down. They do look gorgeous.

This weeks pic might give you some inspiration for access equiptment and wheel chocks,

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by kielers on Monday, June 1, 2009 8:22 AM

Chuk,

Here you go again, another awesome build string.  I have to say, I look forward to your updates for two reasons now, first, to witness another great build and pickup some tips and techniques, and second, to see more of your great characters, they're awesome. 

I want to also ask what you use for your photos?  I can't seem to get good, clear close shots like yours.  I use the macro setting but my camera might be a little lacking. 

Thanks for posting.

Steve

"To stand upon ramparts and die for our principles is heroic, but to sally forth to battle and win for our principles is something more than heroic." -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt. "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." -- Winston Churchill

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Posted by New Hampshire on Monday, June 1, 2009 6:50 PM

Chuk has gone BIG TIME!  I see he now has sponsors and is subtely inserting them into his work!  Good to see Trader Joe's supporting Chuk's endevours! Big Smile [:D] I can see the commercials now

Chuk: "The other Day Lil' Chuk and Pfennig were having a disagreement about which brand mozarella cheese is best, and Lil' Chuk agrees only Trader Joe's all natural brand Ovoline Mozarella made with whole milk will do.....mmmm mmmmm just taste that freshness!"

Brian

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Posted by soulcrusher on Monday, June 1, 2009 7:53 PM

I love Trader Joe's! Seriously though that is some nice work there Chuk. Everytime I read another one of your updates it makes me want to learn how to use Photoshop so bad.

                                                                                         SoulcrusherPirate [oX)]

 

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Posted by scorpr2 on Monday, June 1, 2009 8:14 PM
MORE!!!MORE!!!MORE!!!  She's looking great!!!  And the Me-410 aint bad either!!
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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 1:35 PM
 New Hampshire wrote:

Chuk has gone BIG TIME!  I see he now has sponsors and is subtely inserting them into his work!  Good to see Trader Joe's supporting Chuk's endevours! Big Smile [:D] I can see the commercials now

Chuk: "The other Day Lil' Chuk and Pfennig were having a disagreement about which brand mozarella cheese is best, and Lil' Chuk agrees only Trader Joe's all natural brand Ovoline Mozarella made with whole milk will do.....mmmm mmmmm just taste that freshness!"

Brian

 

Gee, chukw didn't even leave any cheese for us?!Confused [%-)]Laugh [(-D]

Seriously, gluing the fuselage together is always a big step forward! That's the moment when a model plane starts to look like a plane and not just a pile of parts.

I'd be a bit concerned about the Q-tip leaving fibers behind, though (although they're great for cleaning the earsBig Smile [:D]). But my ex-roommate in California gave me a large box of cheapo cotton swabs (not the true Q-tips name brand) that aren't that great for cleaning the ear but are perfect for the workbench. They don't leave as many fibers as the real Q-tips and even the rather flimsy plastic stick comes in handy when you cut off one end of the swab.

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

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Posted by DrewH on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 1:39 PM
Looking fantastic Chuck Thumbs Up [tup] I like how you worked in the gear bays - nicely done.
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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Thursday, June 4, 2009 8:08 AM

Great techniques on how to get the rsin inserts in without much fuss.  Thanks for th update.  You are at the stage that I love in building, when the kit first starts to look like an airplane!

Matt

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

 

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, June 7, 2009 8:59 PM

Many thanks, guys!

Guy, you know me by now!  If you can open it up and add a bunch crap you know I'll do it!  Let's just say the wells are open for inspection.  Great pic- keep 'em comin!

Thanks, Kielers- I use a CanonPower Shot SD1800 IS with macro, digital zoom- and the key element- steadicam function. I take these shots under my Ott Lite single handed, no tripod. 

NH, they gave me one of those loud shirts, too!

Soulcrusher, P-Shop just takes practice- but a good IT dept doesn't hurt either...  ;D

Scorpr2- glad you noticed the plane!

Jim, I'll look for those brand X swabs- these things do leave a lot of fuzz.  I don't use 'em for cleaning up wash anymore, but at this stage they're still okay, I guess.  Thanks!

More to come, Drew- stay tuned!

Thanks, Matt- I feel like I've gotten over the hump. 

Not too much time at the bench this week- lots going on!  I'll let Fritzi get you caught up on our progress- I'm off and running!









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Posted by Lucien Harpress on Sunday, June 7, 2009 9:27 PM

The perfect end to the day- a chukw update. 

Very nice, sir.  Very nice indeed.  

The best part, I think, is that most of the things you do aren't really that complicated.  It just involves an amazingly anal attention to detail, no matter where it is.  I've seen scratches that you've spent and entire update filling (okay, a bit of an exagguration) that I would've probably just hidden under a coat of primer.  Bravo, sir (if it hasn't been said before).

That which does not kill you makes you stranger...
-The Joker
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Posted by Division 6 on Monday, June 8, 2009 5:40 AM

Progress is going well.

I'm about to work on the flight surfaces of one of my aircraft so the timing couldn't be better.

 

Eric... 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, June 8, 2009 10:06 AM

chukw

I have seen some detailed work in the past but this takes it to a higher level!! Your work is simply outstanding ..........................Make a Toast [#toast] 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Luftwoller on Monday, June 8, 2009 10:28 AM

Great stuff as usuall Chuck. This weeks piccy is tail related, seeing as thats what your attacking this week,

I see it looks like Fritzi has a wound badge on her tunic? Show us her scars, would ya? Evil [}:)]

...Guy

 

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, June 8, 2009 9:35 PM

Breathtaking work Chuk!  BTW, could you PM me Fritzi's phone number?  I, um, have a question for her. Evil [}:)] LOL...

Seriously, I look forward to your update every week. Bow [bow]

Frank 

 

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 4:07 PM
 Luftwoller wrote:
...I see it looks like Fritzi has a wound badge on her tunic? Show us her scars, would ya? Evil [}:)]

...Guy

 I bet it was for a broken heart...

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, June 14, 2009 8:35 PM
Hi, Guys- thanks once again for the friendly reception!  Sorry to say, there no update today.  Duty calls!  I had to work this weekend, storyboarding another blockbuster feature for blur studio, my "real" job.  Fritzi, Pfennig and the rest have the week off,  but in the meantime, here's some of our featurettes for your enjoyment.  I did the storyboards for all these spots and a lot of the concept design as well. 


Wolfenstein
http://dekku.nofatclips.com/2009/05/wolfenstein-cinematic-intro.html
Terminator Salvation- the game
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-intro-terminator-salvation/47272
Star Wars- The Old Republic
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-star-wars/49937
Dragon Age: Origins
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-dragon-age/49796
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Game Intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EocXtLAAAc



Cheers!
chuk
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