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Revell 1/32 HE 162 COMPLETED

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Revell 1/32 HE 162 COMPLETED
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 08, 2017 8:10 AM

Here is a nicely detailed kit. 

The engine impeller and turbine wheel. I played around with alclad burnt iron and pale burnt iron to give some tonla difference to simulate the temprature differences in the BMW's hot section.

 . by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

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Then all closed up, lucky most of the detail can still be seen

 . by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 . by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

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Posted by bvallot on Sunday, October 08, 2017 8:21 AM

Damn Theuns...you're a machine. =] Looking forward to more.

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, October 08, 2017 8:22 AM

Very nice!

I don't recall having seen this one 'built up' too often. Looking forward to your progress.

Cheers

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 08, 2017 8:22 AM

Just using the build moejoe before it runs low again :-(

I still need to sand off the locator pins on the inside of the front inlet and redo the alclad.

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 08, 2017 12:28 PM

Off to a nice start, i used Alclad on my engine and was really pleased with how it looked.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 08, 2017 12:29 PM

gregbale

Very nice!

I don't recall having seen this one 'built up' too often. Looking forward to your progress.

Cheers

 

PJ and myself both built one at the start of the year, really nice kit.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 08, 2017 11:19 PM

I wish I had all the extra resin and PR bits for it but my budget does not allow it :-( 

I will have to spruce it up with what ever I have in the sparesbox.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:59 AM

Hotsection of the turbine "modulated" with different heat stains.

 

 . by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:42 PM

I like the look of that. Took me several attempts to get it how i wanted.

Adding the PE is a nice extra, but just some wire will make some nice extra detail.

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, October 13, 2017 11:21 PM

Great job so far, theuns! Don't forget to use the brick as your background when taking pictures!! Propeller

I built the Tamiya 1/48th version of this about 8 years ago, and it was/is a great build, too. Luckily, Tamiya provides nose weight for it. Does this kit come with it?

Gary

 

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, October 13, 2017 11:51 PM

Hey Gary, that brick is outside when I take pix in daylight LOL

No ballast supplied with this one, I wil have to fill the nose with lead and hope the nose gear strut can take it.

 

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:59 AM

I'm sure it'll support the weight. Probably wouldn't take much to make it sit on the nose wheel. Good Luck with it!

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:32 AM

Very nice start Thuens.  I love the way you modulate the colors on the engine.

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, November 02, 2017 10:04 AM

Engine is done, I added some more fuel lines and electrical looms.

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seat pan was shafed using hairspray tecnique, I used some left over PE buckles and tamiya tape for the seatbelts. The looked to "flat" so I added some shading with water colours.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, November 20, 2017 8:55 AM

Cockpit done, ready to button of the fuse.

 . by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Revell 1/32 HE 162 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Pitty most of the nice nose wheel detail will not be visable :-(

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 20, 2017 9:03 AM

That does look real nice Theuns. I used an Eduardset on mine and wish i had not bothered as the kit pit is just as good if not better than the PE one.

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:48 AM

I completed the fuse filling and sanding, now need to do the wingroot and tail fairings.

For a 1/32 this is really small :-)

The more I look at this model the more I think I should make tooling so I can do EDF of 15 Lbs Turbine RC models of this 162....

 revell 1/32 HE 162 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 revell 1/32 HE 162 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, December 22, 2017 8:34 AM

Basic colors ar on, it will be very hard to make it look less "plastic" without any weathering on it, these things were not in service to really weather :-(

 . by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, December 22, 2017 10:03 AM

Nicely done, beautiful paint scheme.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, December 24, 2017 10:03 AM

Thanx,I got the decals on today, I thought they went on quite well and seated nicely.

Not sure if they were printed by cartograph, I see they were done in Italy.

I didnt want the large areas of carrierfilm on the crosses so I used a scalpel to cut them out just after placing the decal.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, December 25, 2017 3:15 AM

Basic painting is done, satin coat is on, I need to still paint a few small items like guns ect and then start assembling.

 . by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

That blue was a hard one to get right, it is not as blue as 65 but not quite as light as the "light blue" so this was my idea of it.

 . by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 DSCN2210 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, December 25, 2017 4:07 AM

Excellently done!  Beautiful paint scheme.

Your friend Toshi Merry Christmas

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 10:20 PM

Ta Mr. T

I started final assembly, when I built the fuselage I put ballast into the nose to stop it falling backwards. All seemed fine till I wanted to put the engine on, now it is a tail sitter !

I didnt want to overload the nose with lead as the nose oleo will take allot of strain so now I can still slip a little lead in ontop of the engine opening just behind the cockpit bulkhead.

 

Almost done...

 

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, December 29, 2017 8:01 AM

Calling this done, I used enamels, kit decals and alclad semi matt clearcoat over it all,only added seatbelts from tape and PE bits the rest is OOB.

I also just added the missin pitot in the pix ;-)

 Revell 1/32 HE 162 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Revell 1/32 HE 162 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Revell 1/32 HE 162 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Revell 1/32 HE 162 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Revell 1/32 HE 162 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Revell 1/32 HE 162 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

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Posted by murph on Friday, December 29, 2017 10:03 PM

Not to hijack your thread, but as you alluded to in an earlier post, for 32nd scale, it's small.  Here's a real one in comparison to a Hawker Typhoon and an Avro Lancaster at the Aviation Museum here in Ottawa.  It's tiny compared to them!

Great work on your model.  Very nicely done.

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, December 29, 2017 10:10 PM

Cool thanx for the pix, is that an ME 108 in the last pic?

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Posted by murph on Saturday, December 30, 2017 7:59 AM

With pleasure, sir.  It's an Me-109F-4,w/n 10132.

https://ingeniumcanada.org/aviation/collection-research/artifact-messerschmitt-bf-109f-4.php

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, December 30, 2017 11:29 AM

Ah I see now, I thought the fuselage was rounder than it really is hence the confusion with a 108 :-)

 

Theuns

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