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

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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, November 29, 2009 8:45 PM
Thanks, guys!  Duster, it's really just the luck factor.  I've bought a set or two that are perfect, and some just had some difficulties like these.  Resin parts are basically hand made, and by the nature of the extreme detail, thin moldings and brittle resin- it's just gonna happen.  The doors in question are beautiful- but paper thin. 

I had a great Thanksgiving holiday with family, and drew the base sketch for this sitting at the kitchen table, chillin'.  More modeling for next time- enjoy!

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Posted by viper_mp on Sunday, November 29, 2009 9:49 PM
Now that is cool!!! Any chance it can be bigger? I think it'd look good on the workshop wall with all the other military pics.

Rob Folden

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  • From: back seat of your car with duct tape streched out
Posted by soulcrusher on Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:30 PM

Chuck your talents never cease to amaze me. Ii whish I had a fraction of the artistic abilities you posses. Watching you build the 410 is like watching weekly instalments of your favorite show. Thanks for taking the time to entertaint us all.

                                                                                                  SoulcrusherPirate [oX)]

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, November 30, 2009 5:46 AM
 soulcrusher wrote:

Chuck your talents never cease to amaze me. Ii whish I had a fraction of the artistic abilities you posses. Watching you build the 410 is like watching weekly instalments of your favorite show. Thanks for taking the time to entertaint us all.

                                                                                                  SoulcrusherPirate [oX)]

 

I'll second that opinion.

 

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Posted by Luftwoller on Monday, November 30, 2009 10:22 AM

 viper_mp wrote:
Now that is cool!!! Any chance it can be bigger? I think it'd look good on the workshop wall with all the other military pics.

Or as my desktop piccy Whistling [:-^]

Oh man, Fritzy drives a Kettenkrad. Im in love!!!

...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by sfcmac on Monday, November 30, 2009 5:11 PM

 Well Chuk! Youv'e gone an done it!  After following your builds I decided to use you for an inspiration and try to go all out on one of my own!  Started on the MPM Hi-Tech 1/48 Greif and got all this resin and PE extra stuff for it on top of what comes in the kit. As I work on this multi-media nightmare I can't help but  think of your excellent and entertaining threads. So I guess this is a bravo to you Chuk!  Just don't let me get my hands on ya! Angry [:(!]Laugh [(-D]

 I wonder what I will be doing next? Taking art classes and drawing my own characters?  Jeeze!  Probably not though. Hannah and Fritzi are hard acts to follow. Tongue [:P] Could use a Brunette though? LOL! Whistling [:-^]Bow [bow]

 Back to the bench again and asking myself....WWCD? What would Chuk do? 

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Posted by cmixson on Monday, November 30, 2009 10:32 PM

Sign - Ditto [#ditto]I have to agree,,,,like totally man! Cool [8D]Dude, that stuff really rocks!Yeah!! [yeah]

 

Keep it comin' Chuk. I just imagine my own little helpers,,but they just don't match your sweet imagination.........Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg].

 

 

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Posted by Daywalker on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 7:47 AM

 chukw wrote:

Mmmmm... Lovely!  Great photo Chuk, I would also like to see it larger! Tongue [:P]

Frank 

 

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Posted by sfcmac on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 8:00 AM
 Daywalker wrote:

 

Mmmmm... Lovely!  Great photo Chuk, I would also like to see it larger! Tongue [:P]

 " That's what she said too! " Whistling [:-^] OOOO that was bad!  Evil [}:)]Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, December 13, 2009 9:00 PM

Okay, so life and work have been keeping from the bench- but not entirely. Here's a brief update, and if you'd like a larger version of the Fritzi and her kettenkrad go here: http://chukw.com/Fritzikrad.html Cheers- chuk

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12:01 PM

Love the way the engine came out, Chuck!  I finally learned a similar lesson (flat black is too black in small scale) and I've been using Tamiya's NATO Black as the base coat.  Not only does it look better in scale, but I can see the details better than with a base of flat black.  I may even do that with my gloss toy soldiers, to make it easier to see the cast details.

As always, much fun to watch, and it's encouraging me in my own builds!

Prost Fritzi!

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by chukw on Thursday, December 24, 2009 6:38 PM

Thanks, Baron!

Just a quick pic for the holidays- I hope yours are the very best ever!

Cheers, friends!
chuk

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Posted by chukw on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 7:20 PM

Well, I've been cranking away for days, so here comes a flood- of tragedy- and triumph!  Sometimes I think that none of the parts to this thing actually fit together, even though I know it a great kit.   Once you start chopping, it all goes out the window as one tiny flaw can lead to another.   Perseverance saves the day, and Fritzi shows you how.  As a special present o you, there's a large size version of today's header at chukw.com
























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Posted by New Hampshire on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 7:46 PM

Dang Chuk, persitence pays, huh!?  Glad you finally got those wings set perfectly....I would have chuked (yuk yuk) it in the garbage after the second attempt. Big Smile

Brian

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Posted by chukw on Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:33 AM

Oh, I've never heard that one before, Brian!  Thanks, buddy- I swear I'll get this one done before next New Years- got a bit more filling and sanding done already. 

Cheers!

chuk

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, December 31, 2009 4:13 PM
I feel sheepish to ask, Chuck, but, in my best Kwai-Chang-Cane-as-young-acolyte voice, "Master, did these fit problems not appear in the test fitting?"

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Ernie_SK on Thursday, December 31, 2009 4:58 PM

Wishing you all the very best in the new year, Chuk...and

looking forward to more of your amazing work on the 410!

 

  Seeing double is a good thing...when it comes to wings.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, January 1, 2010 7:43 AM

Another great installment chuk.  You are a man with absolute patience and persistence my friend.

 

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Posted by cmixson on Saturday, January 2, 2010 12:37 PM

Another great installment, Chuk!! Hope all went well for you and yours for the holiday. Will be happy to see any new updates in the new year..

 

 

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Saturday, January 2, 2010 5:59 PM

Chuckie-Boy!!!

As usual, another stellar performance thus far...you make us all look like wimps...knock it off!!!  Or I'll have to send the thumb-breakers round to your house for a "chat"!!!

Boy...that Pfenning is a harsh little task-master!  Someone should give the little bugger a chill-pill...but Fritzi is cute.

You certainly have made your threads into something special...and I personally (along with a couple of hundred others, I'm sure) hang out impatiently for every new installment, and enjoy then immensely.

Thank you for your generosity in creating all of your artwork and humor for us, the unwashed masses...

Cheers, Brother!

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, January 10, 2010 9:37 PM

Thanks for sticking with me, guys- much appreciated!  Life's been keeping me quite busy, and last week"s upper respiratory infection didn't help, cough, cough!   Here's what humble progress I've been able to rack up in the last two weeks- roll 'em, Fritzi!











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Posted by Daywalker on Sunday, January 10, 2010 9:58 PM

Another brilliant installment Chuk!  I have tried the stretched sprue filler technique, but enjoyed only moderate success re-scribing over it. 

Frank 

 

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, January 11, 2010 11:49 AM

I like the acetone-and-Squadron-white trick, I use that, too, homemade Mr Surfacer! Wink

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by New Hampshire on Monday, January 11, 2010 7:31 PM

I tell you Chuk, I think your the best modeler on this site!  Not only do you have mad skills, but you make your WIP's a form of entertainment all it's own!  Can't wait for the next installment!

Brian

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Posted by tigerman on Monday, January 11, 2010 10:41 PM

Very fine skills there. Blows away anything I could do. Love the dash of humor mixed in with the tips.

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 Eric 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:11 AM

Been a while since I've logged onto finescale.com. Spent the holidays in southern California (I was even going to try to see if that Helldiver was still at the Military Shop as I was in Long Beach the day after Christmas, but was there well before the store's opening time and I ended up doing lunch in Montrose, instead, on my way to Sylmar).  Good to see that your large photo-enriched posts are finally more cooperative.

Sorry you had so much trouble getting the wings on. That's always a major step forward, though--now the Me-410 really looks like an airplane.

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

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:59 AM

That is indeed a beautiful build Chuck. I've got one of these kits at the bottom of my stash - I picked it up ages ago and was a little hesitant to start it after hearing some mixed reviews concerning fit issues. I've been following along keeping track of your progress so I know what I'll be getting myself into when I get into it this year. Keep up the great work!

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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, January 15, 2010 4:59 PM

Chuckw

Many thanks for the information, classy "assistants", and humor your write up's provide Toast

 & just to let you know,  I wanna be a modeler jus' like you when I grow up  --'probly in the year 2525 at my current progress-SIGH-  Wink

Steve

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

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, January 17, 2010 9:13 PM

Thanks, everybody!  

It's been one of those weekends- drained, cleaned and refilled hot tub (yes, I know- life is tough!), fixed drain in lawn, fertilized gardens and lawn, maintained fresh- and saltwater fish tanks- realized hot water heater had up 'n'died.   <_<  Got a visit form the the Gas Man and a plumber- more to come on that front!  Meanwhile, no hot water, but at least we can flush.  :)  Today, got ready for impending storms: cleared blocked body drains, soldered rear do-fogger lead, cleaned interior and Rain-X'ed the windows in my MR2 Spyder, etc.  Been on my feet all weekend, except for the brief benchtime this afternoon that I document here:  Fritzi? 








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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 18, 2010 9:19 AM

Whoa thats cool  errr hot  Cool

 

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