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Horton hears a HO (229)

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Horton hears a HO (229)
Posted by fermis on Friday, February 17, 2017 11:33 AM

 

There is a LOT to this kit...probably too much.

Starting with the engines...nothing beyond the first fan will be seen. 27 pieces each...all of 3 of them will ever be seen.

 

 

Totall of 66 parts, each.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, February 17, 2017 11:43 AM
Still looks really sharp though

 

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, February 17, 2017 11:47 AM

Zoukei Mura makes some of the most amazing kits.  The Jumo engines looks awesome.

Toshi

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, February 17, 2017 12:52 PM

Looking great!

MM

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Dragon Ho 229

On deck: Hobby Boss 1/48 Bv-141/B

In the hole: 1/48 Eduard Yak-3

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Posted by patrick206 on Friday, February 17, 2017 4:10 PM

Wonder if it would be possible to display one of the engines with the case half uncovered or removable, to show the compressor/turbine section wheels with blades? Agree, those are some impressive details, shame to not allow visible access to the engine interior of one.

Patrick

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 17, 2017 4:57 PM

So much detail to be covered up... it almost begs for a cutaway build!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, February 17, 2017 5:37 PM

Thanks guys!Toast

 

stikpusher

So much detail to be covered up... it almost begs for a cutaway build!

 

It will be...to some degree. One wing and engine exposed.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, February 17, 2017 7:33 PM

tempestjohnny
Still looks really sharp though
 

.....exactly what I was thinking....

Enjoyed the thread title, btw.

-Greg

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Posted by handiabled on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:39 AM

Looks great Fermis! I'm just starting the very same kit... Lots of pieces to this bird eh?

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Posted by fermis on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:50 PM

Thanks guys!

 

handiabled

Looks great Fermis! I'm just starting the very same kit... Lots of pieces to this bird eh?

 

Yes...not a lot of fun had, lots of hours spent on nothing more than cleaning up the mold lines on these parts. Then, place a part and test fit the next few parts to make sure things will line up down the road. The top frame piece(hat goes on after the engines) has 40 some-odd contact points with the lower frame and engines. Ya think lining up a top wing of a biplane is PITA with 4 contact points...Indifferent

 

Finally got some more work done. Phase 2 is finished up. The left wing will have the structure exposed, and everything that is wood, will be painted as "wood"...going with a half-n-half sorta thing.

 

 

 

 

"Phase 3" will be the pit.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 11:03 PM

Holy cow, Fermis!!

This is virtuoso level work!!!!

Simply astounding! O.O

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, March 09, 2017 12:41 AM

Might be easier to build up the Saturn launch tower!

John

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:38 AM

WowToast

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 09, 2017 7:38 AM

Wow, looks amazing so far!!! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:50 PM

You are doing a great job on this very detailed kit.  Watching with interest as I have this in my stash as well.  I plan on using the Uschi wood grain decals for the finish, they released a set specifically for this kit.

Keep up the great work.

<Matt

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

 

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Posted by Bossman on Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:13 PM

Crazy Nice !

Chris

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:42 AM

Whoa! How cool is that?! OK, You win.  Huh?

Max

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Posted by fermis on Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:20 AM

Thanks guys!

 

blkhwkmatt

You are doing a great job on this very detailed kit.  Watching with interest as I have this in my stash as well.  I plan on using the Uschi wood grain decals for the finish, they released a set specifically for this kit.

Keep up the great work.

<Matt

 

I have those decals for this as well!

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:45 AM

 

"Phase 3"...probably the smallest "phase"...is done...

 

 

 

 

 

Here's something stupid.

They go through all the trouble to give you all this great detail....and there's separate engine covers for only the dumb end of the engine, and leave the smart end covered up...the end that has the most detail. Looks like I'll be doing some cutting and modification here. 

 

cnq
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Posted by cnq on Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:50 AM

Excellent work so far. 

I'm watching your build as I have the 1/48 kit in my stash and I plan to build it this year.

 

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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Sunday, March 19, 2017 1:19 PM

fermis
They go through all the trouble to give you all this great detail....and there's separate engine covers for only the dumb end of the engine, and leave the smart end covered up...the end that has the most detail. Looks like I'll be doing some cutting and modification here. 

Beautiful work Fermis !

That front cover is kindof a big part - but have you thought of doing that funky plunge forming thing that you do ?

Chris

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:01 PM

Looks neat, Jeremy.  I'm syre you'll find an elegant way to show off the smart end. 

By the way, every time I see that box art I resent that bat wing trying to hurt the Lancaster!  I'm a little protective of Lancasters just lately.

John

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