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Modelarz 1/33 FW-189

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Modelarz 1/33 FW-189
Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:57 PM

Challenging build!  

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:42 AM

Hey ,Gotta say this. Do you have another? If you do, it will be scads better to you. Why? because you have already then dealt with ALL the problem spots. I do ships mostly,But, I am liking (Paper/Card ) more every day!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:47 AM

No more!but I will finish this !

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:33 PM

Inner wing structure assembled.  

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:10 PM

Hello!

Another Polish company called Fly Model also made the Fw-189 in 1:33 - but with cabin interior!

Philo - here's a photo I found on the 'net, maybe it would be an inspiration for you:

May I ask how do you buy your Maly Modelarz kits?

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:51 PM

Great model!so found it on EBay a couple years ago!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:43 AM

Hi Pawel:

     I have found quite a few on both E-Bay and Amazon as well. If Philo 426, wants more I would Suggest, Fenten's Modelbaubogen in Germany! That's where I got my latest groups. Oh, and one other. I bought the M.V. Mellum and her detail set, from a Company on the "Bay", I think it was called Ballzano's Hobbies. Great service and Honest too!

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:46 AM

I want a big PBY Catalina is my next paper model!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, December 4, 2020 11:03 AM

Philo426:

    I believe you will find those at either Wilemshaven, H.M.V. or Schreiber. I think maybe even Modelarz may have one. Pawel would probably be able to help here, Pawel?

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, December 4, 2020 3:57 PM

Well, my suggestion would be to buy the Polish models directly in Poland - I can give you a few links if you like.

A 1:33 Catalina was once designed by Fly Model and I believe you can even find vac-formed "glass" for that model - especially important in case of those big bubble windows on the tail.

Unfortunately a quick search showed it appears to be out of stock for now... But you can take a look at this page:

http://www.kartonowki.pl/modele-galeria/model/2760,pby-5a-catalina

Good luck with your paper builds and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, December 4, 2020 6:50 PM

Thanks!

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:23 PM

Ok it may not look like much,but the front if the left front cowling consists of multiple parts that have to be traced and cut out of 1/16  "basswood!    

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:59 PM

Progress continues. 

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:30 PM

A bit more progress..   

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, December 11, 2020 10:19 AM

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 11, 2020 10:20 AM

Coming along nicely.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, December 11, 2020 10:54 AM

Thanks!

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, December 11, 2020 10:31 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:37 AM

22 inch wing span. 

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, December 13, 2020 7:24 PM

I decided to use 1/48 HE11 main landing gear and a scratch built tail wheel.Much roughness must be addressed.  

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, December 14, 2020 10:37 AM

Ay!

   This is youses foist model flying tingy in da paper Right? Well, don't diss youself like dat. Dis is a challenge you stepped up to. You are doing well. I will admit. It took me three planes before I got it super right. Learned something about a media I had never given a second look to.

   "Paper? What ,are you crazy?" Did an older model "E" Boat ( The Unarmored Wheelhouse) for my first one. In 1/250 it was scary. But,,you know what? After building it carefully I was hooked!

 And to tell the truth. Using the paper model as plans for a plastic duplicate? This can fight you. Unless it's flat panels and or something simple don't! I do plastic ships all the time scratch. I use the paper for GENERAL plans. 

     For the fiddley details on paper I still will use borrowed( From the parts box) Plastic goodies. Why? I can build a Cargo winch or Anchor windlass  in paper.BUT, I find working with the glue and the smallness of the pieces is now beginning to be difficult for me. Sorry Forum members, This modeler is looking at Parkinson's. Positive diagnoses last week.

     I will cheat and continue to build till I cannot hold a Hobby knife of any kind anymore.That's what I am going to do! Betchya I invent a whole lot of bench helper tools too!

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, December 14, 2020 11:23 AM

Yes this was a tough one but it is turning out pretty well somewhat better than the Hampden because I cut out bass woid formers and wing panels to keep the parts straight.  

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, December 14, 2020 11:25 PM

Getting the props together.   

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:12 AM

Okay! Philo, What's Next?

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:25 AM

Well I am thinking perhaps the vac form Coronado flying boat!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:33 AM

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:12 PM

Ho-Boy;

   You are a glutten for punishment aren't you?

    Do you have any experience in these?

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:30 PM

Yes made a chrome KC 97,Handley Page HP-42'and a 747 so.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:45 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:52 PM

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