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How crappy is this Avenger kit?

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, October 4, 2019 8:15 PM

I'm happy to see you have a go at this, Phil. I'm one of the weirdos that like building the older kits.

If you ever find the Lindberg Stuka Me262 double kit, grab it. The Stuka builds up wonderfully. The 262 needs work, but is building up well regardless. I've got a lot more putty before that one is done lol.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, October 4, 2019 9:05 PM

Have the double kit.  Not kidding about the 262.  Haven't tried the Stuka yet.

Also doing a surrender Betty...just have to repaint the canopy frames.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 4, 2019 9:08 PM

Have to look for the double kit

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 4, 2019 9:11 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 1:49 PM

The joystick is movable And the hole connects to the control surfaces I guess.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 1:49 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 1:51 PM

Instrument panel

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 1:51 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, October 7, 2019 10:28 AM

Very unconventional construction.I will have to mask and paint the turret before joining the fuselage halves.should be tricky!  

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, October 7, 2019 10:28 AM

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, October 7, 2019 11:36 AM

philo426

Nope not motorized .I would like to get a motorized kit. 

I got a boxing of Lindberg's Stearman kit, that included what I like to call the "U-Bild-It Motor".  It includes a metal axle, and the plastic leaves, I guess they're called, to stack up and build the rotor.  If I remember correctly, you have to supply the copper wire to wrap the rotor.  It's pretty cool, actually, and if I had gotten that when I was a kid, I would have really thought it was cool.  "Look at this-I built the motor!"

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, October 7, 2019 12:55 PM

Cool I think I have an Plane with the build a motor (Stiletto I believe).Anyhow I taped off the turret abd sprayed the interior green.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, October 7, 2019 12:56 PM

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 7, 2019 1:03 PM

Every time I see the title of this thread it just cracks me up.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, October 7, 2019 1:11 PM

True crappy but interesting crappy.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, October 7, 2019 1:12 PM

The box art model is kind of bad too!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:20 AM

Mocked up to test the fit ...might be  ok but I have to protect the turret when I do body work and painting.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:21 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:57 PM

I reinforced the landing gear with a copper tube .They do retract which they have to to allow the fuselage halves to be joined.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:57 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:06 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:09 PM

I had to bevel the edges of the landing gear doors with a file but they fit surprisingly well.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:10 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:14 AM

The installation of the lower wing would not allow the fuselage halves to pass through .I had to keep trimming until they did but I removed too much plastic resulting in a large gap at the wing roots.Stryrene fillets and putty will be necessary.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:14 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:16 AM

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:28 AM

Holy crap, Phil. Keep punching away at it!

Every time I whip one of these old kits into proper shape I feel a great sense of acomishment.

The newer kits are fantastic. Easy to assemble and chocked full of details that would take me months to replicate on my own. But they're still 95% assembly. I've been building them just to paint because it's easy to get to that stage.

For example my Dauntless wasn't meant to be anything but fairly quick build just to hang it from my ceiling, but I see too much potential for adding details and I'm enjoying the absolute crap out of the process.

If I find this Avenger kit I'll be bringing it home with me. I can see by your build that I would enjoy the challenge.  

You're making it look like a lot of fun!

Following with rapt enthusiasm my friend.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:13 AM

Thanks it is so unusual that is fascinating how the kit designer really thought out of the box when designing this Model.Tooling limitations of the time might be the source if much of the fit difficulty.It is on me about the wing root gap ...should have checked the fit more frequently.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:00 AM

Let the body work begin!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:01 AM

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