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Posted by Bish on Monday, April 10, 2017 2:08 AM

Thats good news, now just have to wait for the kit ones to re-appear. Looking forward to seeing yours done.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, April 09, 2017 5:06 PM

Yes Bish finally got them in yesterday so they will go on very soon.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 09, 2017 3:50 PM

M. Brindos

I'll say you're getting the hang of it alright. Those are simply fantastic. I have to admit, I like seeing those engines together best. 

Top notch stuff, Bish!

 

Sorry Mike, seem to have missed your post.

Thanks. I do like those engines. the company has a third, a Packard merlin, which modelcrazy built last year. Just a pity they have not done any more.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 09, 2017 3:45 PM

Thanks PJ. I can well believe that. Only entering service in mid April, so probably only had 3 weeks before it was all over. It only had about a 30 min flight time and given fuel issues and everything else, its surprising they got in the air at all.

Have your decals arrived yet.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, April 09, 2017 3:29 PM

Great job Bish. They all look fantastic. Glad you kept the weathering to a minimal. I was reading that most of these Salamanders only got as little as 16 hours of actual combat use.

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 09, 2017 1:19 PM

Thank Mike.

The problem for the Germans was not production, it increased as the war went on. It was a lack of pilots and fuel. Thats why they built aircraft like the 162 intended to be flown by Hitler Youth who's only training was in a simulator. A lot of Bf 109's, more of which were built than any other aircraft in history, never left the ground.

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Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, April 09, 2017 12:00 PM

Great job on all!

I wonder about the German aircraft industry during WWII a lot. With more time (Allied bombers making it nearly impossible toward the end of '44 and in '45 for German aircraft production to continue on a meaningful level) they might have developed such air superiority that they could have made some headway slowing down Allied bombing. At least they might have postponed the end of the war which, in my opinion, would have been the worst possible outcome.

Such innovative thinking and design though!

Mike

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:40 AM

I'll say you're getting the hang of it alright. Those are simply fantastic. I have to admit, I like seeing those engines together best. 

Top notch stuff, Bish!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 09, 2017 10:49 AM

Cheers templar. Not sure about outstanding, but afer all these years, i am geting the hang of it Big Smile

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Posted by templar1099 on Sunday, April 09, 2017 7:40 AM

Once again, just outstanding work. Is it really that easy? 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 07, 2017 4:05 PM

Time to wrap this up. The final stage was adding canopy engine undercarrage and a few finaltouches and then get them on there bases. For the Dragon kit a very simple dio. The engine intake is shown in several colours and i went for the red option as i rather like that.

As with red 1, the intake on yellow 11 i have seen in a couple of colours and i wnet for the NMF option.

And finnaly the engine. Again, went for the red cowling. The part underneath is supposed to mate up with the back of the intake. Buts its a touch to long, maybe i took to much of one of the engine sections, and it doesn't curve up. I tried to force it but no go and i didn't wnat to break anything so decided to leave as is.

And all 3 together.

And i decided to get a pic of the two German engine together. I have been hoping they wouldproduce some new ones, a Jumo 211 would be my choice, but so far nothing new. But i live in hope.

Glad to have these done, somthing a bit differant. But now to a bit of normality.

Thnaks for following along. All comments welcome as always.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 5:42 AM

Bish

Cheers buddy. Better prepare yourself, i should have a couple more of these large ones on the bench this year. I can hear a big Stuka with big cannon calling my name.

 

STUKA!!!!  I can't wait to see that one!  Love them Stukas!

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 5:40 AM

Cheers buddy. Better prepare yourself, i should have a couple more of these large ones on the bench this year. I can hear a big Stuka with big cannon calling my name.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 5:32 AM

You!......Doing a 1/32?!......Wha?!...:0

Just kidding (you know I have to dog you about that)...they look awesome Bish.  Great work mate!

Bobby

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 5:31 AM

tempestjohnny
Looks great Bish. The nice thing about a subject like yours is who is around now to say if it was brown or green. If you like it that's all that matters
 

Thats whats i figure. All the pics are B&W and its the right RLM code and i do like that brown.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 5:20 AM
Looks great Bish. The nice thing about a subject like yours is who is around now to say if it was brown or green. If you like it that's all that matters

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 4:58 AM

Thanks templar, and tell me about it. I wasgoing to get back to my 4 Rudelkits after this, but have decided to swicth around and get some sanity by just doing one for the RAF GB. Rudel has waited 20 years, another month won't hurt.

I agree, its so differant to what was German standard scheme. But then there are some other aircraft such as 109's which just have 2 colours sprayed all over, even leaving out the blue underneath. It must be a case of getting them done as fast as possable.

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Posted by templar1099 on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 4:53 AM

Taking a break from a build to build three,you're killin' me. That engine is primo. The reasoning for the color scheme would be nice to pin down.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 4:16 AM

Yep, thats my thinking. And given how tehse werebuilt, that may well explain therather simple scheme, no mottling or splinter pattern. Just paint it up and get it out the door.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:54 PM

Bish

Thanks PJ.

I think the whole colour thing with these is a bit tricky. There was only one offical scheme. 82 on right wing and horizontal tail and 81 on the rest. But there are 2 problems. Not everyone followed the rule, and which version of 81 was it. Even though i have gone brown, i have a feeling it may have been the green one. The Eagle cal decals users the offical scheme and implies the brown version, but most colour plates seem to show green.

I think it really is a case of take your pic. If you have pics of the aircraft your doing, the only 2 things you can be sure of is the demarcation line and which colour for the vdertical surfaces. Here there was some leeway.

 

Thanks Bish. I really see the two color version odd and maybe replacement parts? Who knows since at that stage of the war anything went. Just look at some of the 190s and 109s with nmf and multiple colored lowers. 

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 3:36 PM

Thanks PJ.

I think the whole colour thing with these is a bit tricky. There was only one offical scheme. 82 on right wing and horizontal tail and 81 on the rest. But there are 2 problems. Not everyone followed the rule, and which version of 81 was it. Even though i have gone brown, i have a feeling it may have been the green one. The Eagle cal decals users the offical scheme and implies the brown version, but most colour plates seem to show green.

I think it really is a case of take your pic. If you have pics of the aircraft your doing, the only 2 things you can be sure of is the demarcation line and which colour for the vdertical surfaces. Here there was some leeway.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 3:03 PM

Great looking models Bish. The engine looks fantastic. 

I finally gave up and ordered  some decals for mine but I have seen the one I'm doing both in one color or the 2 tone green.  Do you have a good source to verify the schemes used on the 162?

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 2:25 PM

Quick update as i come to the end of this build. Can't believe its taken me two weeks to get to this, been draging my feet a bit.

So, after painting and a gloss coat, i added the decals then a litle flory wash. Keeping these clean given their very short service life. For the Dragon kit i just used the kit decals.

Revell kit had a mix of kit and Eagle Cal decals.

And got the engine all wired up.

Almost there. Really want to get this wrapped up now, so hopefully just a couple more days.

Thanks for looking, all comments welcome.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:28 AM

Cheers guys.

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Posted by Bossman on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:44 AM

Youve been a busy man Bish.

Interiors and engines look great !

Chris

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:37 AM

As always, exceptional work!

Toshi

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:56 AM

Cheers MM.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 20, 2017 5:52 PM

That Dragon kit looks great!!

MM

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 20, 2017 2:58 PM

Geting some where with this now. Painting has begun. The Dragon kit went together well with just a bit of filler on the wings and tail cone which i had expected.

And after a coat of primer, got the RLM 76 put on the underside.

because i need to mask for the top colours i left it for a couple of days. Was able to get the RLM 81 on tonight so thats now drying before doing the 82.

But i was able to get a bit further on the Revell kit.

Wings and tail went on really well.

And then after letting it dry for a day i applied the top colours freehand. On both kits i used Xtracolour RLM 76 but colorcoats 81 and 82 as they do the 81 in the brown version rather than green. But this means i'll have to apply a gloss coat before the decals.

I did a bit of tidying up along the edges tonight, so will gloss coat tomorrow.

In the mean time i have been working on the engines. The 2 kit engines have had a primer coat and the aluminium parts painted as well as the rear.

And the HPH is now all painted up. I still have 2 small parts to add plus the intake colwing which i will do at the end. The engine is painted in useing several Alclad colours in some cases mixed.

I can now focus on thge wiring for this while everything else is drying.

And finally, made a start on the dio base for the 72nd kit.

I got the concrete painted tonight so i can get to the celluclay over the next couple of days.

Thanks for looking, more soon.

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