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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 Monday, September 6, 2010 8:34 PM

Thanks, Kameraden!

Gene, you've got it perfectly. Nothing complicated!

A brief but pithy update- I tried an old balsa trick with styrene- and it worked!









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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 5:39 AM

These frames are reallny nice and clean, Chuck! Good luck with your projects and have a nice day

Pawel

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

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 5:01 PM

Been a while since I've been on finescale.com, so finally had a chance to stop by this thread. The canopy definitely has my head spinning! That's quite intricate work.Yes

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

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, September 26, 2010 8:46 PM

Thanks, guys!

It's the first modeling day I've had in weeks, and boy, did I feel out of practice.  Lost parts, terrifying steps- I guess I made it through- check it out! 










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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, September 26, 2010 10:52 PM

Yaay, Chuk's back.  Hope Pfennig is not too cruel....

John

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Posted by DUSTER on Monday, September 27, 2010 3:12 PM

Congratulations Chuck

You "done it Again" .

 I, like many of us I'm sure, are learning a lot about the amount of detail able to be created;  if you have the desire and skill and ability and unimaginable amounts of patience  and,  and,  and, ---to quote Emily Litella http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3FnpaWQJO0  (who you may have heard of - from you grandparents Wink )

 

p.s.  Really impressive work. Thanks for sharing Yes

Steve

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

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Posted by Jim Barton on Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:07 PM

jeaton01

Yaay, Chuk's back.  Hope Pfennig is not too cruel....

 

That's for sure.  Bad enough losing two gunsights without Pfenning finding out about the canopy!

So what happened with the original sight; did it disagree with the carpet monster's stomach and he barfed it back up?Big Smile

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

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Posted by chukw on Friday, October 1, 2010 10:07 AM

Thanks, guys!  Oh, those missing gunsights!  The first was from the Aires set, the second was a Quickboost- luckily they come 6 to a apck!  I think they'll eventually come to light- I had several drawers open on both sides at the time.  Maybe they're in with my paint bottles?   Time alone will tell.

As for the furnace tape- it's coming off.  The riveter pushed the tape into the seams, ruing the effect- I'll try Bare Metal Foil, and do the rivets before peeling it off the backing.   I've also been turned on the the existence of black Milliput- that may be perfect for fairing it all in.  I don't want strips of silver showing inside that cockpit!  

Oh, never mind!   ;D

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Posted by Jim Barton on Friday, October 1, 2010 11:42 AM

Wouldn't peeling the Bare-Metal Foil off the backing after making the rivets mess up the rivets?

This might be worth looking into: A long time ago, I saw a tip in FSM about using black-colored Elmer's GluColors for attaching canopies. I saw the tip in a supplement to FineScale Modeler  called "Workbench Tips: 101 Ideas." Of course, your canopy is already installed, and you might not be able to "rivet" the glue (Elmer's might not even make the stuff anymore), but might be worth a try.

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

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, October 3, 2010 8:34 PM

Turns out I didn't need to mess with the BMF.

I got a great suggestion and it has saved the day- not only did the black Milliput fill the gaps, they're unnoticeable from the inside as well.  Cheers to Tony Bell and Terrance burns for the leg up! 





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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, October 3, 2010 10:46 PM

Another great installment, Chuck, but I want to know  how you made the Milliput black.  I need some that is interior green right now.  Fess Up!

John

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Posted by nomad68 on Sunday, October 3, 2010 11:06 PM

Chuck  I have totaly enjoyed watching and learning from you. I think this is a great Idea and those German girls really know how to work with the milliput.Big Smile

Damon

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Posted by kenjitak on Monday, October 4, 2010 6:22 PM

I have to say, in spite of your great work, Chuck, I am milliputty in the hands of those German sweeties!

Ken

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Posted by DUSTER on Monday, October 4, 2010 7:53 PM

                                                                              

 No doubt about it.

Steve

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

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 3:30 PM

Looks nice! Here's hoping Pfennig's a happier man now!

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

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, October 17, 2010 8:55 PM

I wouldn't bet on it, Jim.  Pfennig turned me in, the little jerk!  Under the Kommandant's withering glare I chose the lesser of two evils and revisited the canopy seams- read on, if you've got the guts!   












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Posted by Mikeym_us on Sunday, October 17, 2010 9:43 PM

Kommandant Klink: SHULTZ!!!!

I think your next project should be a 2fer a Mikoyan Guerovich Mig-15 and a North American F-86 Saber seeing as this year is the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War.  Lets see how you can handle non prop subjects.  Stick out tongue

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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Posted by the Baron on Monday, October 18, 2010 11:49 AM

Great installment, Chuck!  I am learning a lot from this build, just like your Helldiver build.

But I must say, the Kommandant bears a striking resemblance to Captain Avatar from "Star Blazers", Big Smile

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, October 24, 2010 8:22 PM

Mikey- jets?  As long as they're not silver...

Fire the Wave Motion Gun, Baron!  ;D


Final assembly is under way! I'm having fun bringing down the parts count on the bench, and up on the model!  It feels really good to start crossing off items in earnest.









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Posted by Lundergaard on Monday, October 25, 2010 9:57 AM

chuk this is just a real beauty.

i have a dumb question.  in the past when i have had to touch up paint for either a part i missed, etc, the results have always been really horrible.  either the touch up stands out like a sore thumb or the paint just acts in bad ways.  do you have any tips/techniques for having to do these kinds of touch ups?  I know you did them quite a bit on this build so just wondering how you get around paint matching, texture, weathering, etc.

cheers and thanks for any input you may have.

andy

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 3:20 PM

Just remember: Every part glued into place is one more part you don't have to worry about.

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

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, October 29, 2010 11:45 AM

"Parts Count"...hee, hee, I'm always glad when I don't end up like Tim Allen:  "When I was done, I had a bag of real, important-lookin' s***  left over..."

The flame dampers look great, Cap'n!  Did you punch those discs out especially for this, or are you like me?  When I punch out holes, say, for an instrument panel, I collect the discs in a little jar, for just such an occasion.  I even have a little stash of 54mm monocles for my Prussian officers Big Smile

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Hercmech on Friday, October 29, 2010 1:06 PM

Seeing builds like this makes me feel not worthy to even be commenting on this board.Bow Down


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Posted by chukw on Friday, October 29, 2010 3:48 PM

That's not a dumb question at all, Andy- I airbrush the fix if I can, and brush-paint it if I can't.  Bonus points for making it look lile a field repair or scuffmark!  ;)

Baron, I did 'em specifically- I save my extras, too- but I just like punching plastic! 

My thanks to you all!  I've been out a couple of days with the flu and gotten some stuff done- the list is getting shorter abd shorter.  The blind linding antenna, upper radiator flap guides, damper lugs and exhausts have been modified, and several little bits are ready for paint.  The last fiddly thing is going to be the main gear doors- two struts per door linked to a central ram.  Sheesh!  This weekend will be busy!

Cheers-

chuk

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 29, 2010 3:56 PM

Some very nice work going on here...looks like you overcame some potentially serious mis-steps that would have caused many-a-modeler to shelve the project...

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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, October 29, 2010 9:51 PM

Trick or Treat

        Smells yer feet

             Yer  Me   sure's neat

                        

Happy Halloween

Steve

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

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, November 7, 2010 9:59 PM

Well, She's all put together- hurrah!     I'll post some glamor shots soon, but wanted you to see it.  At this point I'd just like to say thanks- for your readership, your support, your helpful criticism- and most of all, for your comradery throughout this adventure.  Cheers, my friends- cheers!
chuk

















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Posted by Wingman_kz on Monday, November 8, 2010 1:04 AM

Congratulations Chuk! Another beauty. In just under 20 months. Can't wait to see the glamour shots.

Tony

            

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, November 8, 2010 3:30 AM

Yeah Chuk - a real beauty! Congratulations and have a nice day!

PaweĊ‚

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

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Posted by RedCorvette on Monday, November 8, 2010 6:35 AM

Chuk,  congratulations on another terrific project.  I hate to see it end!

I love your building style and attention to detail.   You're a real inspiration.

So the big question is....what's next?

Mark

 

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