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Monogram 1/48 Arrow Do-335

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  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: Ancaster, Ontario
Monogram 1/48 Arrow Do-335
Posted by maxfax on Thursday, December 06, 2018 8:59 AM

Hello everyone,

I made this kit when I was a kid, and bought if for about $10 at a model show, and I still remember building after close to 40 years have gone by...Anyways, this time around I did a better job of it! Lots of gaps in the wingroot, lots of filler. I also reconstructed the sanded off raised panel lines. I forgot to put in the nose weight, so I made a mini dio in order to glue down the nose wheel.

Thanks,

Rob

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 06, 2018 9:41 AM

Very clean with sharp colors! Nice!

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 06, 2018 9:52 AM

Very nicely done.

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, December 06, 2018 4:15 PM

Really nice, maxfax. I have the same kit in my stash. It came boxed with a razorback Thunderbolt. I'd like to know how you did the paint. Are the markings decals or painted? They look painted.

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  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: Ancaster, Ontario
Posted by maxfax on Thursday, December 06, 2018 6:36 PM

Thanks, Frank

They are decals. I use solvaset to settle the m down for that painted on look.  I used aftermarket decals as the original were about 40 years old and fell apart. I also wanted to specifically make this aircraft due to the natural metal cowling.

Rob

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, December 07, 2018 8:03 AM

What Stik said.

Nice Arrow! I imagine it is fun to rebuild a childhood kit. I've been wanting to do that one day.

Yes

-Greg

  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: Ancaster, Ontario
Posted by maxfax on Friday, December 07, 2018 8:31 AM

Greg

What Stik said.

Nice Arrow! I imagine it is fun to rebuild a childhood kit. I've been wanting to do that one day.

Yes

 

 

It was more enjoyable than my other builds- I still remember building it and some issues I had with it at the time. This is the second model I rebuilt. I can only remember two others for sure that I built when I was a kid- the BaaBaa black sheep Corsair and Zero. Maybe someday I'll pick up the kits on EBAy.

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    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Friday, December 07, 2018 11:46 PM

Never had that kit in my youth. I have it now and, appropriately, I'm living my second childhood in my retirement Big Smile.

Lovely work. I'll have to reference this thread when I get around to mine .. if I ever do. 

Mike

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 08, 2018 2:09 AM

I built that kit as a kid and thought it was such a cool plane.  You did a really nice job. 

Thanks,

John

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    March, 2003
Posted by rangerj on Saturday, December 08, 2018 5:34 PM

Ditto.  Very nice job on the two seater. I solved the wing to fuselage gap by putting sprue pieces insde the fuselage to push it out to meet the upper wing halves. Ditto on the nose weight. It takes a LOT to get this bird to sit on the nose wheel. 

Factoid: The U.S. has a captured DO335 that sat in storage for mant years. The U.S. sent it over to Dornier to be referbished and found out that the ejection seat and explosive bolts that hold on the lower virtical tail piece were still live. The aircraft was referbished by Donier and was on display in Germany for a few years and is now back in the U.S. That's right it had an ejection seat, and from what I have read it was the fastest propeller driven aircraft used in WWII. 

Aagain, super job.

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    November, 2018
  • From: Saskatchewan
Posted by sickdude on Saturday, December 08, 2018 7:26 PM

Very nice job! Paint job's great. I love the idea of turing the mistake into something that improves the whole subject. Idea

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  • From: Ancaster, Ontario
Posted by maxfax on Sunday, December 09, 2018 1:39 PM

Damn, never thought of spreading the fuselage. I filled the wing root gap with stretched dory and lots of putty and sanding. I’ll have to try that sometime. I’d like to get another one if these and build the single seater

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 09, 2018 1:47 PM

rangerj

Ditto.  Very nice job on the two seater. I solved the wing to fuselage gap by putting sprue pieces insde the fuselage to push it out to meet the upper wing halves. Ditto on the nose weight. It takes a LOT to get this bird to sit on the nose wheel. 

Factoid: The U.S. has a captured DO335 that sat in storage for mant years. The U.S. sent it over to Dornier to be referbished and found out that the ejection seat and explosive bolts that hold on the lower virtical tail piece were still live. The aircraft was referbished by Donier and was on display in Germany for a few years and is now back in the U.S. That's right it had an ejection seat, and from what I have read it was the fastest propeller driven aircraft used in WWII. 

Aagain, super job.

 

The Germans had 2 aircarft that entered full service that were fitted with ejection seats, the He 219 and He 162. I had heard that story about the 335, that must have been a shock.

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