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

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 12:10 AM

chukw

Thanks, guys!  I made the doors in styrene to insure a good, solid bond.  Plastic welds to plastic, but CA has weak joins and will pop right apart under shear stress.  The last thing I want to bugger around with is constantly fixing little bitty parts.  On my morning drive I was sudden;t struck by regret of not having make the retration horns in plastic as well, like on the tail surfaces.  There's always next weekend, I guess!

 

Cheers-

chuk

 Chuck

Thanks, I too wondered why the last vacuum  but ,as usual you makes since.

A  second point, your "photo-essay" on vacuum forming has clarified for me, more in those photos , than all the texts  I have read to date.  Bow Down    To know my, as yet, only attempt, while not successful (your second attempt looks VERY similar )  was only that ever famous learning experience.  Big Smile  is a good thing.

Dank sind Sie der König

Steve

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

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 4:33 AM

Chukie-boy!!!

Oh, how you annoy me...Dude, I do some really good work...and you make me look lame...

I think I'm going to have to send the thumb-breakers around to pay you a little "friendly" visit...hmmmmm...

Love your work, Brother...plastic and ink...whatever...is Fritzi seeing anyone at the moment?  Can you get me her number?

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 11:37 AM

Great work as always!Bow Down

When I lived in Van Nuys and used to visit my girlfriend and her folks in Orange County, I used to see the Goodyear blimp quite frequently driving along the 405--either in the air or sitting on its pad by the 405-110 junction.

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

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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, March 14, 2010 9:29 PM

You guys are NUTS!!

I've been working my tail off for the last two weeks and am beat.  I've gotten a wee bit of modeling in, but not enough to do a real post, so Fritzi has kindly volunteered to model her new shorts.  Take strength, oh friends in cold places- spring is coming!   

Cheers!
chuk

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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Monday, March 15, 2010 4:35 AM

you kidding Chuk Spring is already here in Da UP! No snow out front with it being in the 50's daytime and 30's at night.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, March 15, 2010 8:14 AM

Now that's a nice undercarriageBig Smile

Have a nice day

Pawel

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

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  • From: Rothesay, NB Canada
Posted by VanceCrozier on Monday, March 15, 2010 8:43 AM

chukw


http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/Me410/Me410_454.jpg

Yes sir, the Luftwaffe equipment always had great lines...

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, March 21, 2010 9:33 PM

Thanks, guys! 

I've been busy- and distracted- and been screwing up!  Fritzi will give you all the grisly details...












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Posted by Pawel on Monday, March 22, 2010 3:54 AM

Howdy Chuck!

I have an idea for masking the spinners - don't give up on masking tape discs, just cut them larger than the intended white area, them make one radial cut and shape them like a cone over the spinner. You know, so that the mask and the surface to be painted are parallel at the edge. That should take care of the overspray. If you like, I could help you calculate the exact cone, but it's easy, so you can probably tackle it yourself.

One more thing - you might want to pigment the tailwheel's whitewall a bit the brown side, I've seen them age like this on german equipment. This also depends if there's somethin iron nearby - like the wheel or the reinforcement wire in the tire itself. Then the whitewall gets a little rusty really soon.

I know you won't give up, looking forward to see more, greet the girls from me and have a nice day

Pawel

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

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Monday, March 22, 2010 4:24 AM

Chuk!!!

Holy moly - 400 posts and more than 29,000 views?  LOL...mate!!!  Your posts certainly are unique - and very entertaining...Fritzi and her little friends sure are fun...but that pfennig...he's a nasty piece of work...

You do some pretty impressive work, my man...very inspirational.

Thanks for all the work you do to jazz up your posts, Brother.  I love your posts and can't wait till the next one.

Oh - and Emma still thinks you're awesome.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by Clebode on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 5:14 AM

Chuck,

I have a suggestion for the spinner problem.  After you mask with the tape, brush a thin coat of Dullcoat around the edge of the tape.  After the paint has dried, score the edge with a new blade to break the seal.  I have produced very hard demarcation lines with this tecnique.

Hugh

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Posted by Gigatron on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:54 AM

Hey Chuck,

I know you tried a circle template, but have you tried one of those Verlinden scribing templates?  They're paper thin and very flexible.  Should create sharper lines than the plastic template you were using.

Here's a link to one from Megahobby http://www.megahobby.com/scribingtemplate1-48verlinden.aspx .  It's 3 templates, but they come attached, in one unit, kind of like a fret of PE.

Keep up the fantastic work.

-Fred

 

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Posted by Clebode on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 4:40 PM

Another possible solution is Parafilm M.  Flexible and seals tight at the edge.

Hugh

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  • From: South Carolina
Posted by jetmodeler on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 3:13 PM

Nice job on cleaning the spinners.Yes They looked brand new.

 

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Posted by DUSTER on Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:20 PM

Chuck

thank you for making those mistakes, and showing us now to solve the problem

Wink

Steve

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

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, March 28, 2010 9:30 PM

Here's the outcome of the big spinner fiasco- take it away, Hannah!

















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Posted by raptordriver on Sunday, March 28, 2010 10:05 PM

Wow Chuck, I don't know what to say, that is sure awsome.

Andrew

 

 

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Monday, March 29, 2010 3:11 AM

Well done

using the book was genius- simple, effective and best of all..........very coolToast

Steve

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

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 7:34 AM

We are learning A TON from your skills and ingenuity! It's wonderful to see a museum piece in the making.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by chukw on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9:45 AM

Thank, guys!  I can't take credit for the spinner solution- that came first from Anthony L over at ARC, and others had done the trick, too!   I'm just passing along what I'm learning- there's always a way!

 

chuk

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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 6:46 PM

Chuck I just cant say anymore that hasn't already been said about your build and this great thread. Cant tell you how much I have learned from your installments. What I will tell you is that I look forward to each Sunday evening and your next installment. Thank you thank you Sir.

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

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  • From: Algonquin, IL
Posted by model geek on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:09 PM

Chuck,

It's been a long time since I checked out your post. Wow!!! Educational and entertaining. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skills with all of us fellow modelers.

I keep following and probably refer back to this thead often for tips and information when scratch building and adding aftermarket parts.

Thanks again!

Tom  

 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Friday, April 2, 2010 5:12 PM

I like the book idea--as long as one doesn't slice his finger open with the knife blade!Whistling

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

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, April 11, 2010 9:31 PM

Construction moves forward- and masking begins!  We make some things, and hope we're not making things up- right, Hauptmann Hannah?















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Posted by VanceCrozier on Monday, April 12, 2010 7:41 AM

All this heavy-duty work... and Hannah & Fritzi still look great. Wonderful solution for the underwing electronics Chuk, can't wait for the next installment!

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

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Posted by RedCorvette on Monday, April 12, 2010 8:19 AM

Inspirational and entertaining as always!  Keep it coming!

Mark

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, April 12, 2010 11:26 AM

Bow Down............says it all!!

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, April 12, 2010 11:42 AM

Out-standing, Chuck!  Or as we'd say in the good, ol' Fatherland, Ausgezeichnet!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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  • From: Fort Worth, Texas
Posted by FastEagle1 on Monday, April 12, 2010 6:44 PM

Hi Chuk,

This just keeps getting better and better.  Your exhaust dampers, guns and antennae are simply brilliant. 

Many thanks for sharing your work.

Cheers!

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Posted by Jim Barton on Monday, April 19, 2010 3:33 PM

The gun barrels look sharp!

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

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