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Me410 A-1: To The Finish! 11/7/10

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Posted by Jim Barton on Monday, August 31, 2009 5:45 PM

Laugh [(-D]

We'll miss you over the next couple of weeks! Working overtime or enjoying the beach? (Or both?)

How much smoke have you been getting from that fire above La Canada? We're starting to get a bit of the smoke even clear over here in Phoenix!

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 12:03 PM

Great story, Chuck!  And I think I'll get a poster made of Hptm. Hannah made up!

The summer's slowly reaching its end, the nights are cool but comfortable, and we're now serving Franziskaner and Spaten Dunkeles in the Sternbräu's Jagagart'n.  Soon it'll be time to start brewing for next year...

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by cmixson on Friday, September 4, 2009 3:24 PM

chukw,

Where do you get this stuff? You know what they say about fertile minds...well they say something about them.....Anyway,,

We will all miss the updates and the modelling too, don't forget about that!

Yep, I was wondering how the fires were affecting you also..Enjoy the break, if it isn't work related..we will be standing by...........

 

 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 3:13 PM
Anything new on the Me410? I'm going through withdrawal here!

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by vetteman42 on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:18 PM
Whistling [:-^]                                                        Boohoo [BH]

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:13 PM
Sigh [sigh]seems like a loooong time, hope everything is going OK Confused [%-)]

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by chukw on Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:03 AM

Thanks, guys!  All is well- I've had family visiting, spent two weeks in Alaska (vitually no internet!) and work has been mega-busy.  I'm working on a small side project, but the 410 has been progressing- even if just in wee bits.  I'll be posting Sunday evening though- so stay tuned!

 

chuk

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Posted by Jim Barton on Thursday, September 24, 2009 1:07 PM
Oooooo!Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup] Where in Alaska did you go? I've always wanted to go there.

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, September 25, 2009 11:44 AM
"Virtually no Internet"-that's almost a pun (any other IT people out there?  Anyone?  Anyone?)

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Posted by Back to the bench on Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:56 AM
Thanks for sharing your MANY talents with us. Your artwork is just as wonderful as your model building. Building at this level of detail is difficult enough, let alone taking time to build jazzy tutorials with artwork and clever commentary. I will probably never reach your level of modeling ability, but I can't help but be inspired and take away new ideas after looking at your posts. Again, thanks for sharing Wow!! [wow]Bow [bow] 

Gil

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, September 27, 2009 9:26 PM

Thanks, my fine Finescale friends!

Well. it's been a whole month!   We've had a family visit, spent two weeks in beautiful Alaska, been busy at work, fixed a leaky toilet and more in the meanwhile.  I even got a bit of work done on the ol' 410- Fritzi and friends will show you exactly what has transpired since our last visit...


















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Posted by vetteman42 on Sunday, September 27, 2009 10:15 PM

Chukw now my Sunday evening is complete again, I was really missing your posts. I have been learning quite a lot from them and have been entertained at the same time. Last night while waiting for some paint to dry on my newly started decompression build I was browsing this page. I should have not been doing that while starting a new build, so I hold you at fault Big Smile [:D] The kit is an old Hawk Testers Laird Solution, NO cockpit detail at all. So I added a floor, seat, IP, and rear bulkhead, waiting for glue to dry and looking at this thread again. Oh no now I am adding the side wall truss on both sides and making some semblance of a throttle quadrent. Well you can guess what happened, althou not up to your skill level by any means its my first try scratching a cockpit. Heres the link if you wish to look as I do not wish to add pictures to your thread.

/forums/11/1156588/ShowPost.aspx#1156588

Thank you Sir for sharing your skills with us and taking all the time to make it so entertaining.

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by subfixer on Monday, September 28, 2009 5:43 AM
Poor Hannah, she must of missed us terribly. Glad you're back chuk, excellent work!

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Posted by DUSTER on Monday, September 28, 2009 10:08 PM

Good to see you and the gang a back to work after you "vacation"

 A small question if I may?   When you "troweld" on the Mr Sufacer, how long would you let it sit before sanding /filing it to shape?   My experience is very limited with this product and to date not been all that exciting - my Japanese is limited to 0 so reading the label has been a lost cause.

Regardless, thank you again for your extra effort showing "the possible" to us.

...mumble ‘course if I had such good looking assistants I bet I could build better too....sighWink [;)]

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by spiralcity on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 1:42 AM
She's coming along nice Chuck...  Make a Toast [#toast]

 

 

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Posted by Luftwoller on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 12:03 PM

Oh hes back is he...With the girls eh? Been out galavanting, while your loyal subjects sit here twiddling thier thumbs waiting for our next installment. How dare you have a life LOL.

Great work as usuall Chuck and your animating skills just get better and better...Hey you should do that as a day job. What a cracking idea.

...Guy

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 1:37 PM
I think I've learned more off of Chuks builds then I have in 30+ years of building.

 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 3:42 PM

Glad to see you're back and everything's going okay, leaky commodes notwithstanding!

Part of owning a house, I guess...like my late Aunt Betty used to say, "If it isn't one thing, it's five others!"

Looking forward to more...

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by Lundergaard on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 5:43 PM

Chuk your work is astounding!  It's been said many times already (rightfully so!) but i wanted to say it too so i will be updated next time you post on this excellent build.  Smile [:)]

cheers

andy

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Posted by Buckeye on Thursday, October 1, 2009 9:10 AM

I love following your builds and they way you present them.

Mike

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Posted by chukw on Thursday, October 1, 2009 10:02 AM

You mugs are just too kind!  Blush [:I]

Hey, Vtteman- your Laird is looking great- a real improvement on this old gem- cheers!

 

Duster, Mr S dries fairly quick- but when you blob it on it's best to wait overnight.  For thin smears you can just wipe over it lightly with a q-tip dampened with nail polish remover to remove the excess.  As I was filling a step I needed to let it harden fully.  As a amatter of fact I used Tamiya Light-Curing putty for the other slat base and that bit of styrene shim at the end of the aieleron cut out in the 14th pic

 Well, Jim- this weekend I'll be breaking in our new carpet steamer and working on this little side project: http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=144191&page=1  Hopefully you won't need to be logged in to see it!  

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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, October 2, 2009 9:15 PM

Chukw

Thanks for the advise re: Mr S,  I‘ll give it another go with more confidence.

 As to the side project, She looks familiar....hummm.....I got it!

 Just like the British Royal family has German ancestry so does Millie Mask!!

Very cool family tree you have going there   Cool [8D]

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by vetteman42 on Friday, October 2, 2009 10:16 PM
Thank you Chukw coming from a builder like you your complement is really special to me. Just wanted you to see what I have been learning from your posts.

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, October 11, 2009 9:53 PM
Sanding, filling- ugh I hate it all as much as my evil twin!






















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Posted by arki30 on Sunday, October 11, 2009 10:25 PM
Bravo! Bow [bow]

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Posted by kielers on Monday, October 12, 2009 7:19 AM

This awesome Chuk.  Watching your step-by-step WIPs is better than watching any DVD or pouring through any modeling manual or how-to book. 

I look forward to each update, your tips are great and the characters are even better. 

Thanks for posting. 

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Posted by swingr1121 on Monday, October 12, 2009 9:22 AM
 kielers wrote:

This awesome Chuk.  Watching your step-by-step WIPs is better than watching any DVD or pouring through any modeling manual or how-to book. 

I look forward to each update, your tips are great and the characters are even better. 

Thanks for posting. 

Isn't that the truth!  Looking great  Chuck!

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Posted by cmixson on Monday, October 12, 2009 10:23 AM

Once again it is amazing the thing I learn from just watching........looking forward to the next post already!!

 

 

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, October 12, 2009 12:01 PM

Cool, tough, wicked and bitchin'!

Is the 3M glue similar to or another variety of white glue, like Elmer's?

Good call on the spacer, too!  I've got a couple of the Monogram 1/48 P-40B under construction, and that kit suffers from a similar step where the nose/air scoop piece meets the front end of the fuselage-the fuselage pieces are pinched in a little.  Sprue to the rescue!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Monday, October 12, 2009 12:25 PM

Once again Chuck - great work and an awsome presentation on how you accomplished it.  Evey time I read one of your installments I want to sit down at the bench and work until my eyes cross.

Great stuff!!!!

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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