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

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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.

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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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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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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 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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  • From: Rothesay, NB Canada
Posted by VanceCrozier on Monday, March 1, 2010 10:15 AM

I can't say I'm a big fan of re-doing or re-gluing anything either! 'til next time,

Vance

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 Monday, March 1, 2010 10:03 AM

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

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  • From: Rothesay, NB Canada
Posted by VanceCrozier on Monday, March 1, 2010 9:53 AM

Maybe he's planning on mass-marketing the vac-formed tail wheel doors to pay the bills... he must be skipping work to keep this project going! Big Smile

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

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Posted by Gigatron on Monday, March 1, 2010 9:47 AM

Incredible work, Chuck.

Every time I start to feel good about my work, I come here and realize that maybe, I shouldn't be feeling to good about it.

 

VanceCrozier

Looking good Chuck, a question though about the tailwheel doors. After setting up the masters with the aluminum, why did you not just use these metal pieces? Did Pfennig demand plastic? Just curious,

Vance

I was going to ask the same question.  Styrene will adhere to aluminum with some CA (try Guerilla glue brand - incredible stuff)

-Fred

 

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  • From: Rothesay, NB Canada
Posted by VanceCrozier on Monday, March 1, 2010 7:10 AM

Looking good Chuck, a question though about the tailwheel doors. After setting up the masters with the aluminum, why did you not just use these metal pieces? Did Pfennig demand plastic? Just curious,

Vance

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

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, March 1, 2010 5:54 AM

Chuk I think the General would be proud.

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, February 28, 2010 10:04 PM

Aieee!  it's the General!   Oh, this can't be good...



















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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, February 27, 2010 5:53 PM

Ahhhhhh!!!  Finally able to get my pfenning fix.  Thanks Chuk

 

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Posted by Buckeye on Friday, February 26, 2010 2:30 PM

That's just amazing work! Bow Down

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Posted by fermis on Friday, February 26, 2010 10:54 AM

chukw

Thanks, my friends!   Sometimes little found items are the way to go- I'm pretty notorious for picking up weird, shiny things from the sidewalk.  I have boxes of junk bits, little drawers filled with disassembled lighters (full of cool parts)- even razors have interestingly-shaped components.   It's a mania, what can I say?

Stay tuned for more- and cheers!

chuk

Yes sir, no such thing as a non-modeling related item!!!

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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Friday, February 26, 2010 10:11 AM

Thanks, my friends!   Sometimes little found items are the way to go- I'm pretty notorious for picking up weird, shiny things from the sidewalk.  I have boxes of junk bits, little drawers filled with disassembled lighters (full of cool parts)- even razors have interestingly-shaped components.   It's a mania, what can I say?

Stay tuned for more- and cheers!

chuk

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, February 22, 2010 11:48 AM

chukw

...I give you sturm, drang and a pair of highly-modified parts...

Ah, I see, you meant the landing gear.  I thought you meant Hanna and Fritzi Wink

Seriously...that's some fantastic scratching, Chuck!  Those legs are going great under a coat of paint (and that's not a reference to the girls, either Big Smile

Well done!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Monday, February 22, 2010 7:56 AM

Pfennig needs to switch to decaf...

Beee-utiful work Chuck, is there a certificate to be had for all those that complete your class!? As a side note, I've discovered that my old answering machine was a nice source of wire & various bits & pieces. My wife couldn't figure out why I was pulling the guts out though!

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

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  • From: Fort Worth, Texas
Posted by FastEagle1 on Sunday, February 21, 2010 9:29 PM

Ah, yes....

The spare watch parts...genius!  That's repurposing I can relate to.  

Bravo!  A master-build, indeed.

Beer

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, February 21, 2010 9:13 PM

Thanks, guys!  I've busy working long hours and weekends on some big and exciting projects at work, so the the poor Hornisse has
been gathering dust.  I've finally gotten a bit of time at the bench, and I give you sturm, drang and a pair of highly-modified parts.  Cheers, mates!



















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Posted by vetteman42 on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 10:44 PM

Jim Barton

 DUSTER:

 Good GRIEF Work Chuck Bow Down

Sorry the kit OEM canopy is such a mess. 

Don't suppose you'll just whip up a soldered brass frame and scale rivets, then cut individual clear panels to be mounted in the frame to correct the situation---------Nah -----are youIndifferent????

 

 

He might do just that! And scale locks and latches to lock the canopy in place for flight.Smile

I'd be definitely curious as to how he solves the canopy issue.

Wow do I cense a mind blowing episode of Chukw and His Me410 in the near future ?

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

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Posted by cmixson on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 12:50 PM

Will wonders never cease? Keep up the good work and don't let Fritzi get too far away. I will be waiting for my next fix.............

 

 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 12:28 PM

DUSTER

 Good GRIEF Work Chuck Bow Down

Sorry the kit OEM canopy is such a mess. 

Don't suppose you'll just whip up a soldered brass frame and scale rivets, then cut individual clear panels to be mounted in the frame to correct the situation---------Nah -----are youIndifferent????

 

He might do just that! And scale locks and latches to lock the canopy in place for flight.Smile

I'd be definitely curious as to how he solves the canopy issue.

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

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Posted by PaintsWithBrush on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 1:13 PM

fermis

 Every post of yours is better than finding the lastest issue of FSM in the mailbox!!!! Always looking forward to the next inspiring episode!!!

Yeah, what he said.

Regards, PWB.

A 100% rider on a 70% bike will always defeat a 70% rider on a 100% bike. (Kenny Roberts)

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 2:04 AM

 Good GRIEF Work Chuck Bow Down

Sorry the kit OEM canopy is such a mess. 

Don't suppose you'll just whip up a soldered brass frame and scale rivets, then cut individual clear panels to be mounted in the frame to correct the situation---------Nah -----are youIndifferent????

Steve

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

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Posted by fermis on Monday, February 1, 2010 10:39 AM

 Every post of yours is better than finding the lastest issue of FSM in the mailbox!!!! Always looking forward to the next inspiring episode!!!

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Posted by Spike190 on Monday, February 1, 2010 10:39 AM

Great stuff Chuk, always a joy to see your updates. The green eyed beauty is very easy on the eye Stick out tongue

Cheers...

Mike  Toast

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, February 1, 2010 6:01 AM

More, more, must have ........................more.

 

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Monday, February 1, 2010 12:30 AM

LOL...as usual, another rivetting installment of the Adventures of Fritzi.

I love you like a brother, but you are one insane dude...imagine gladly wishing this much pain and madness on oneself!

You one crazy white man!!! 

Keep up the good work, Brother!  Can't wait to see the next installment.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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  • From: South Central Wisconsin
Posted by Daywalker on Sunday, January 31, 2010 11:32 PM

great stuff as always Chuk, especially that red haired beauty at the end! Stick out tongue

I quite interested in seeing what you have in mind for the canopy.  Until then!

Frank 

 

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