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1/72 FineMolds ME-410 WIP

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  • Member since
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  • From: hamburg michigan
1/72 FineMolds ME-410 WIP
Posted by fermis on Sunday, December 31, 2017 3:30 PM

 

No a/m purchased for this kit, but I did have some belts in the spares box. Everything is brush painted.

 

 

 

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 31, 2017 3:33 PM

Nice, i have 3 of these FM kits, including that one, and another on the way, so i look forward to seeing how its bulds up. There is some very nice looking detail in there, doesn't look like it needs any extra.

The only AM i could find for these kits was some Montex masks for the canopy's. Are you doing the bomber or the fighter option.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 4:33 PM

Bish

Nice, i have 3 of these FM kits, including that one, and another on the way, so i look forward to seeing how its bulds up. There is some very nice looking detail in there, doesn't look like it needs any extra.

The only AM i could find for these kits was some Montex masks for the canopy's. Are you doing the bomber or the fighter option.

 

Going with the night fighter, black belly and sides, version. 

Only bad thing about it...it's missing the exhaust/shrouds. They're shown in the instructions, but they are not in the kit. There's also a belly piece for another (recon) version(?) that are in the instructions, but not in the kit. Not a big deal, as the exhausts will be easy enough to scratch up, and will probably look better if I make em, anyway!

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 4:59 PM

Oh wow, what an incredibly detailed cockpit!  Makes me wish I hadn’t sold mine last year. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst

On deck: 1/35 Tamiya Stug III

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 1:52 AM

fermis

 

 
Bish

Nice, i have 3 of these FM kits, including that one, and another on the way, so i look forward to seeing how its bulds up. There is some very nice looking detail in there, doesn't look like it needs any extra.

The only AM i could find for these kits was some Montex masks for the canopy's. Are you doing the bomber or the fighter option.

 

 

 

Going with the night fighter, black belly and sides, version. 

Only bad thing about it...it's missing the exhaust/shrouds. They're shown in the instructions, but they are not in the kit. There's also a belly piece for another (recon) version(?) that are in the instructions, but not in the kit. Not a big deal, as the exhausts will be easy enough to scratch up, and will probably look better if I make em, anyway!

 

Thanks for the heads up. I plan oin doing the one i have as the night version and the other for the one on the box. I'll be keen to see how you do those shrouds.

That opther part could be for the A-1/A-3 kit, the A-3 being a recon version. I have noticed that the instructions cover different kits.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 6:47 PM
Aren't these great kits. Built one 20 years,ago. Still on the shelf. Have 4 in the stash and just ordered another one. One day I'm going to break down and get one of the 109 kits

 

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    September, 2016
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 10:25 PM

Very nice interior & instrument painting work.

The Me-410 remains one of my favorite Luftwaffe subjects, might had built the 1/72nd Lindberg "toy" not long after it came out c.1966 but did build the weigh scales better FROG offering also released in 1966 some twenty years later, two at the same time in fact. Don't know if I'll ever build another Me-410, if so should go with the best 1/72nd kit available well as of the Me-210.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:18 AM

Without question, an exceptional start!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

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  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, January 04, 2018 1:10 PM

Thanks all!Toast

I am thoroughly enjoying this kit! I had no idea what to expect, having never done anything from FineMolds. I am pleasently surprised!

 

Got 'er closed up.

Did a rivet job on 'er too!

I used some aluminum tubing to scratch the framework. There is no detail for this area provided.

 

 

 

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    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 1:55 PM

Looking very good so far. Hadn't actually heard of this manufacturer before, but it does look like a nice kit.

Chris

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 04, 2018 2:03 PM

Brilliant work, really nice bit of scratch work. What are you useing for referances?

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, January 04, 2018 2:12 PM

Thanks!

Bish

What are you useing for referances?

 

 

Whisper ChukW!

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, January 04, 2018 3:24 PM

Really?

Hows that work?

Are his WIPs still intact?

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    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:12 PM

GMorrison

Really?

Hows that work?

Are his WIPs still intact?

Yes!

I was looking for a rivet diagram, and re-found his 410 wip (on ARC). The last 410 I did (1/48), was at the same time as he was doing his. I didn't go to anywhere near the extent as he did. There's some good material in there!

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    December, 2006
  • From: N. Georgia
Posted by Jester75 on Monday, January 08, 2018 12:25 PM

Totally missed this thing. Excellent start!

Eric

 

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    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, January 12, 2018 2:36 PM

Paint has been thrown!

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 12, 2018 2:55 PM

Thats looking very nice, got me itching to crack on with mine.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, January 19, 2018 8:49 AM

Bish

Thats looking very nice, got me itching to crack on with mine.

 

You should...this is a very enjoyable kit. The only fit issue I've run into is with the bay doors...the front end isn't quite wide enough...just a little putty and sanding took care of it easy enough though.

 

 

Decals are done.

Nice and simple! I usually HATE decals, but when their only a small handful, and they do well...I like em...a little!

 

 

One issue...the instructions showed the "E" being white...which would make sense against the black sides...but the decal sheet only had a black "E". I replaced it with a white E from the spares box. A bit of digging, after the fact showed that the E should indeed be black. I had to remove the white E, repaint, regloss and put on the correct black E.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 19, 2018 1:22 PM

Looking really nice. I had spotted that with the decals, thanks, you have saved me looking it up.

I take it your reffering to the bomb bay doors. I will be having mine open so hopefully won't be a problem, though i'll have to remember it when i come to do the A-1.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, January 19, 2018 5:36 PM

Yes, it was the doors piece (molded as one piece, need to be cut to open). The nose piece fit well with the fuselage sides.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:53 AM

Thanks fermis.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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