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

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, June 27, 2010 9:05 PM

Oh, the punnishment I'm taking for this! I'm still working on my Me410, but this service project has a deadline zooming up, so here's more egg-citement!










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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, June 28, 2010 11:35 AM

Very cool side project, Chuck!  It has a Maschinen Krieger look to it, Hannah and Fritzi would fit right in, in smartly tailored SDR uniforms.

Thanks for the response on your sealer coat!  I use mineral spirits, and I've been thinking that I should perhaps dilute them a bit.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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    October 2009
  • From: Houston, Texas
Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, June 28, 2010 11:41 PM

Awsome build!! The artwork and the Me410 are incredible!!! I'm picking up so much from just this post. Can't wait to see more.

Building- (All 1/48) F-14A Tomcat, F-16C Blk 30, He 129

 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Thursday, July 1, 2010 10:13 PM

I'd better hide my deviled eggs away from that thing! That is fun!Yes A nice break from Pfennig.

Glad you had a nice trip back east.

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

  • Member since
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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Monday, July 5, 2010 9:03 PM

Wow- I'm out of the klink at last!  Thanks, Hannah- let's get things going again...






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  • From: Germantown, Wisc.
Posted by Hartmann352 on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 12:53 PM

Ahh, here we go.

Canopy seems to be giving you a run for your money. Chuck, You sir, have the patience of a saint! I would have sent something at the wall by now.

I really like the artistic touch, seeing Fritzis reflection in that last shot.

Toast, Dave

"Yesterday is history, Tomorrow a mystery, but Today is a gift. That is why it is called the "present".

 

 

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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, July 11, 2010 9:45 PM

Thanks, guys!

People have asked me one many occasions about the mysterious dot filter technique, whispered about in seedy backroom bars and the isolated huts of ominous mystics.   All is revealed below- with plenty of pics that, under careful study, will show this useful tool in its natural habitat- Fritzi?   


















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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Sunday, July 11, 2010 11:18 PM

No, thank you Chuck Toast You have a way of making the complex look so simple and easy. I will be trying dot filtering very very soon and referring back to this lesson ummmm I mean thread. No, I mean page, awww well, you know what I mean.  I dont like the monochrome finishes I have been coming up with lately.

I feel mush better now that I have had my Sunday night Fritzi Embarrassed errrr Me110 fix Big Smile

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

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Monday, July 12, 2010 2:48 AM

Well, all right!          Yes

Now I can dig out my old oils and put 'em to use- GREAT.

Good to see the cockpit cover coming along also

Thanks again for the lesson in modeling

 

Zo, things are goink wery vell it seems, as Pfeinng has been quiet lately or haf vou been plying him mit schnapps- hummmm??Very inter-resting

 

Steve

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

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  • From: Sarasota, FL
Posted by RedCorvette on Monday, July 12, 2010 12:50 PM

Informative and entertaining as always.  Great work.  Keep it coming!  Smile

Mark

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Monday, July 26, 2010 10:02 AM

I guess Pfennig threw Chuk in the Cooler and threw away the key? 

 

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Monday, July 26, 2010 10:50 AM

Thanks, guys!  Glad you like the dot-dealie- it's really effective.  As for Pfennig, he's still lurking in the shadows.  I've got some more egg stuff to show, and I'm back from ComicCon- progress will be made on that verdammt canopy! 

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  • From: Philadelphia PA
Posted by smeagol the vile on Monday, July 26, 2010 11:02 AM

Sometimes I hate you so much chuck.  As I read your last post im sitting watching comic con coverage on G3, any chance you got caught on camera?

what projects were you working on that you were at comic con before?

and I cant wait to see more of your egg, it seriously looks like a Ma.k design and its looking great.

 

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, July 26, 2010 11:42 AM

Looks great, Chuck!  I've used filters on some recent projects, and I like how simple the technique is.  I've used it to replicate fading, too.

Can't wait to see what you do with the canopy next!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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  • From: Central IL
Posted by SLW 45 on Monday, July 26, 2010 9:24 PM

This work is so good words just dont do it justice

YesYes way up and heres one on meBeer

                 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:01 AM

chukw

Thanks, guys!  Glad you like the dot-dealie- it's really effective.  As for Pfennig, he's still lurking in the shadows.  I've got some more egg stuff to show, and I'm back from ComicCon- progress will be made on that verdammt canopy! 

 

I figured you were going to ComicCon; it's been in the news even here in Arizona and each time I heard it mentioned, I would say,  " I know where chukw is!"Big Smile

I took my own trip to southern California earlier in the month, so I've been away from my computer. I was up in Sylmar, then spent a few days in south Orange County, then back up in the Valley.

I'll have to try that dot-filtering myself one of these days. It looks quite simple.

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

  • Member since
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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, August 15, 2010 9:33 PM

So, I've been doing lots and lots- and even a little modeling!   I think I've pushed this build over the hump- and for a screen saver of Hannah and Fritzi see my blog:  here
















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  • From: Virginia
Posted by Wingman_kz on Monday, August 16, 2010 12:48 AM

Now that's cool. You've outdone yourself with this Chuk. Worth waiting for.

Tony

            

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, August 16, 2010 3:31 AM

Yeah, a very nice 3D structure. And such luxurious materials you use... BTW, nice blog. Good luck with your project and have a nice day

Pawel

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, August 16, 2010 11:57 AM

Wow, Chuck, I'm just amazed!  Great, great work!  I like your vacuforming rig, I've been looking for the old Mattel set or something similar, but after seeing yours, I think I'll have to borrow that design for my own.

The canopy and the roll cage are just outstanding.  The mag really needs to put this in an issue, when you've finished.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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  • From: Crawfordsville, Indiana
Posted by Wabashwheels on Monday, August 16, 2010 12:17 PM

I agree, this is magazine stuff.  It is an incredibly well laid out tutorial.  This build could be published in the whole or even by specific sections.  They are great teaching tools.  Thank you Chuck.  Rick.

 

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Monday, August 16, 2010 12:42 PM

 So Chuck after reading your latest             I was responding when I had a computer glitch/crash/melt down 

                                                                                                so I fixed it

Now to you latest GREAT WORK!  I tried to vacuum form a  1/72 canopy once but was successful---just.  Didn't like the stove top burner or oven heating of the plastic both seemed too hazardous or over kill

-After the fact I did wonder about useing my heat gun,now thanks to you, I know I was right and that's  a more controllable way to go.

Also realy like the frame work it's all  going to a grand thing soon

Steve

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

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  • From: Rothesay, NB Canada
Posted by VanceCrozier on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 9:38 AM

Anybody know how many man-hours it took to assemble the real-deal Me410? Chuck - any idea how many hours YOU'VE got in on this one now?!?! Beautiful work, really enjoying watching this one,

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

  • Member since
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  • From: Winnipeg, Canada
Posted by SU-37_Berkut on Friday, August 20, 2010 6:00 PM

Can not wait for the finished birdie, lots to inspire one here! almost having withdrawl..

   

 

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  • From: From Vernal UT OH YEA!!
Posted by raptordriver on Friday, August 20, 2010 10:18 PM

Chuk is #1!

Andrew

 

 

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  • From: Lakewood, CO
Posted by kenjitak on Saturday, August 21, 2010 2:12 PM

Great work, I really like the summer outfits!

 

Ken

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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, August 29, 2010 9:02 PM

Thanks, gang!

Over the hump and picking up speed.  It's nice to be adding parts to this bale of hay!   We'll get by as long as Hannah can keep the General at bay, right, Hannah? 










  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:58 PM

Very, very nice job on the canopy!

and the detailing of the cockpit is very...WOW!!

 

 

Steve

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

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Monday, August 30, 2010 12:01 PM

I'm not sure I follow the process for painting the canopy, but let me see:

You used the thin tape to outline where the paint was supposed to go, then fitted the Ed. masks around that?  Afterward, you pulled the thin tape up so you had the lines on the canopy to paint? 

And did you do that inside and outside, or just on the outside?  Awesome work!  Lots of stuff to take to current and future projects, although all this means that I'll NEVER finish the current projects!!!

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

cb1
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  • From: D/FW Texas
Posted by cb1 on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:23 AM

excellent!

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