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

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  • From: Bournemouth UK
Posted by Luftwoller on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 5:13 AM

Chuck you are the maestro for sure. That Light curing putty, looks different for sure. Ive seen it advertised but never taken the bait. Going to get some next time.

Heres an inspirational pic for you,

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 6:59 PM
Glad to see you're back in full swing, Chuck.

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

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, October 25, 2009 9:32 PM

You guys are the bee's knees- cheers!

 

Here we go again- take it away, Fritzi!















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Posted by subfixer on Monday, October 26, 2009 12:36 AM

Superb work and presentation chuk.

I have an observation, though; the grab handle on the aft starboard gunner's station needs a little cleaning up.

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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Posted by Sian on Monday, October 26, 2009 4:42 AM
 subfixer wrote:

Superb work and presentation chuk.

I have an observation, though; the grab handle on the aft starboard gunner's station needs a little cleaning up.

Oh no hurry and fix it before Pfenning finds out!

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Posted by chukw on Monday, October 26, 2009 10:06 AM

Cleaned up?  No, I'll have to junk the whole thing and start over.   ;)  I've been meaning to just replace it- man, that one resin bit will be the death of me! 

 

Thanks-

chuk

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  • From: Central Texas
Posted by cmixson on Monday, October 26, 2009 11:09 AM

Bow [bow]Chukw, you've made my day. As always all looks great. I'm making notes so when I grow up I can be like you..........heh, heh...

 

sign me,

Waiting with baited breath.........

Currently on bench: Minicraft/Hasegawa 1/72  A6A Intruder

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9310736@N02/

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Posted by MIflyer on Monday, October 26, 2009 12:32 PM

Great work on a difficult piece, Chuk. Approve [^]

By the way, I'm with you on the PE seatbelts - I far prefer the unpainted ones. So much easier to deal with.

Kevin

Kevin Johnson    Ypsilanti, Michigan USA

On the bench: 1/72 Fujimi Ki-36 J-BAAR

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 2:03 PM

Gee, Pfennig's getting pretty testy, isn't he? Maybe some hasenpfeffer and sauerkraut will put him in a better mood.Dinner [dinner]Big Smile [:D]

I've been at a point lately on my model where I'm having to do a lot of shimming, so I know how that goes.

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

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  • From: Gold Coast, Australia
Posted by Postal on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 3:41 PM
Chuk, your builds simply blow me away!
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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:21 PM

Bow [bow] I have learned another great tip.  Thanks again for the inspiring build and thanks for sharing.

Matt

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

 

 

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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, November 8, 2009 8:58 PM

Thanks, my friends- glad you're hanging on for this interminable build!  ;D

 So much going on- so little modeling time!  Why are automobile tail lights so hard to change, and styrene so easy to over-sand?   In one case, the hands are too big- and in the other, WAY too big!  Ditch-digging would make a greta hobby, don't you think?  ;)
















 

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Posted by subfixer on Monday, November 9, 2009 12:11 AM

I sometimes wish that you would publish a how-to video for some of your steps. The double post of the True sander from Northwest could probably do with a deletion of one of the posts.

Great job chuk, thank you for posting it.

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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Posted by chukw on Monday, November 9, 2009 10:13 AM
Fixed that doublke image, Subby- thanks!   That stupid part took waaay too long to fix. Black Eye [B)] I was hoping to get the tailplanes- and wings- glued on as well.  Between that and a failed tail light on the wife's wagon, well.... Banged Head [banghead]Wink [;)]
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Posted by Luftwoller on Monday, November 9, 2009 1:43 PM

I knew my life was feeling empty for some reason..and there it was, your post. Just what the Dr Ordered. Great stuff Chuck, you rock.

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by cmixson on Monday, November 9, 2009 3:04 PM

Another great post....yes, those pesky everyday jobs around the house. They kinda keep us away from the important things. Know how it goes..

 

If it had not been for babysitting the grandkids, grocery shopping with the wife, etc.....I could have gotten more done at the workbench....welllllll somethings take priority ya know.

 

Take care and will be looking for the next post..

 

 

Currently on bench: Minicraft/Hasegawa 1/72  A6A Intruder

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9310736@N02/

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, November 15, 2009 8:44 PM
I was a bit tight on time this weekend- I'd sent the girls home on leave.  Pfennig steps up to the plate to bring you this update as only he can- enjoy!











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Posted by Luftwoller on Monday, November 16, 2009 4:55 AM

Wow, Chuckeroo. The wethering is looking fantastic. I love the splash effect of the drips and drops. Nice save also on the flawed resin piece. You are a true artist.

One thing though. I looked into getting the wheel wells for my one a while back, but from what i could deduce the gear doors were shut on the ground? You could say the hydraulics failed.

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by chukw on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 9:59 AM

Thanks, Guy.  The well fix was so simple- yet it eluded me for sooo long!  The wheel well doors did cycle on landing to avois rocks and such being clanged up into the works- but if you can show all that juicy interior detail, don't you think I will?  ;D  Let's just say it's under a pre-flight inspection- I'm sure that happened on a regular basis.  Thanks for another greta pic, to!

 

Cheers!

chuk

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Posted by sfcmac on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:53 AM

 I like Greta pics too!

 Ha Chukw made me chuckle!

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Posted by Evil Herc on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 11:00 AM

Chuk- another great installment!!!! I thank you so much for doing these step by step builds. I have learned so much from these builds.

Kannichiwa & Arigato-Jason 

Jason- (USMC Colonel/USMC SQ CO FAA/USN/FAW GB) Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem. Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 6:35 PM

Chukw; Another brilliant installment;  the finishing techniques, the great repair strategy, the clever use of "found" paint containers**. 

All and all a great help to my understanding of what really good model building looks like.  Many thanks   

** now of course I have go out and get prescription contacts so's kin get those cool disposable contact containers- but what the heck, its all about following in the footsteps of the master Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

Steve

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

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 4:17 PM

With all the shimming you've had to do lately, let's have some "Music to fill seams by."

Okay, everybody sing:

"Shim-shiminey, shim-shiminey, shim-shim-sheree..."Headphones [{(-_-)}]

Oh well, as my mother always says, "This too shall pass."

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

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, November 22, 2009 9:07 PM

There must be somethomg in the water here- you guys are nuts!  Must why why I loves yas so!   ;D

 Well, it's been a crazy weekend, but I did manage to get a little done.   Here's the mixed bag of achievements, as presented by my helpers- go, Fritzi!











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Posted by mark983 on Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:28 PM

Back at my workbench again after a couple months off and just got caught up in all your work again.  Beautiful work as usual.  Can't wait for more.

Mark

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  • From: Central Texas
Posted by cmixson on Monday, November 23, 2009 1:11 PM
Oh, yeah,,,I bet he loves his job....great update as usual...keep it up,,,

Currently on bench: Minicraft/Hasegawa 1/72  A6A Intruder

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9310736@N02/

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3:48 PM
Chukw's updates are always the highlight of my visits to finescale.com.

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

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Posted by vetteman42 on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 4:00 PM

Chukw I cant tell you how much I look forward to your installments, please do keep up the fantastic work.

 

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

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Posted by Luftwoller on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 4:41 PM

Great installment Chuck. Love your subtle attention to detail.

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, November 27, 2009 1:37 PM

chukw

Good stuff,  thanks.

 now a question: because I'm not familiar with resin-yet-, is it sorta normal for defects (ie breaks/missing corners) to be found? or just "the luck of the draw" with a peticular package?

Steve

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

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