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An Me509- to fight cancer!
Posted by chukw on Sunday, November 4, 2012 9:00 PM

I've entered a group build to benefit cancer research.  You can read about here,My link and there's still time to sign up- or simply donate a buck or two.  



Well, here I go- better late than never!   Since I'm in a time bind, I can't guarantee that the girls show up on a regular basis- I'm busy buildin', man!  ;)













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Posted by fermis on Sunday, November 4, 2012 9:30 PM

Will be nice to see you knock one out in that time frame!ToastToast

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Posted by Blueline on Sunday, November 4, 2012 10:46 PM

If I may ask, do you draw the cartoon girls yourself?  If not, where do they come from?

Thanks, Jim

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Posted by Ninetalis on Monday, November 5, 2012 1:56 AM

Blueline

If I may ask, do you draw the cartoon girls yourself?  If not, where do they come from?


He does it himself, if we may believe him, which I gladly believe.

Chuck,
Looks like another interesting subject,
I have this one myself waiting in the stash.
Definitely gonna pick up a thing or two here! (as always)
Seems like you already took off with a nice start!

Got any particular paint sheme in mind since none were ever build?

With regards, Ninetalis.
 

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Posted by Borg R3-MC0 on Monday, November 5, 2012 4:34 AM

Look like another great model. And I like the aircraft to...

All kidding aside, I think I see a difference in this cartoon girl when compared to the ones in you Ju-388 tread. There is some more depth in the skintones etc. Or is it just my imagination?

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Posted by Moon Puppy on Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:09 PM

Yep, seen Chuck's evolving artwork since he started with a stick figure doing a Double Dog Dare on his old Helldiver build. Thanks for the send up again Chuck, you rock Dude!

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Posted by Heavens Eagle on Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:38 PM

I have followed a number of previous build threads that Chuck has published.  I believe he does artwork for a living.  Seems like I read that some of it was for computer games or some such.  His ladies do add some nice flavor to his builds.  Beats the heck out of the usual "here are 4 pics of what I did" posts.  I have learned a fair amount from following Chuck's builds and this one will be another nice one As I have this kit myself.

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Posted by Heavens Eagle on Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:56 PM

OH!  Hey Chuck! Since you are on such a tight build schedule, maybe you should try this:

Build and take a lot of photos during the build.  Then when done make up the posts as you have time and enjoy both the build then enjoy putting the posts together as you have time.  This is what I finally decided I had to do.  Putting together the posts were doing serious interruptions on my build progress.

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Sunday, November 11, 2012 5:18 PM

Giggity. Keen to see this one. Always love watching your builds Chuck.

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Posted by spiralcity on Sunday, November 11, 2012 11:42 PM

Hi Chuck,

I'm watching this one over at AeroScale. Looks like a nice project.

 

 

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:44 PM

Excelent start and the engine grind looks impressive--cough  cough-- from here.

Although, like Moon Puppy said it's not so much the build as the cause (fund to fight Cancer), I know I'll be able to pick up a thing or two from this build.

Steve

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:30 AM

Just renewing my subscription to "The ChukW Build Diaries"... Looking like some nice pieces to start working with. I can't yet decide if I like the look of the Me-509 yet though.

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

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 11:25 AM

I saw the mention of the ME509 build on the other thread, and had to go searching.  I saw a review of the kit and thought to myself 'that's an ugly bird!'  But then remembered that Chuk mentioned he might display (actually acquire, build and install) the engine and figured that since Chuk's doing this, it'll be quite the silk purse afterall.  :-)

I'm already enjoying this!

Gene Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, November 19, 2012 11:53 AM

Great start, Chuck!  Your shot of your device makes me want to ask, though--do you build any Ma.K, too, and if so, do you have a build blog or gallery some place?

Nice to see the girls coming along, too Wink

Best regards,

Brad

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:42 PM

With Pfennig cracking the whip and calling the shots, there's no question Chuck will be done by December 29. Big Smile

Otherwise, remember those old Barry Manilow and Air Supply albums I mentioned in the Me-109 thread? "As the Turntable Spins..."Big Smile

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, November 25, 2012 9:27 PM

Thanks! 

The first pic says it all.  :D





















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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Sunday, November 25, 2012 9:40 PM

Hey Chuck, when you were using your dremel as a lathe, how did you stop the plastic melting. Ive tried in the past and the friction just makes it too hot.

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Posted by DUSTER on Monday, November 26, 2012 1:51 AM

Scorpiomikey

Hey Chuck, when you were using your dremel as a lathe, how did you stop the plastic melting. Ive tried in the past and the friction just makes it too hot.

I know Chuck has a proper answer, but for me ( ) when doing this, I make sure not to press too hard or long in any one spot. Just lightly touch the file/sanding stick/blade, at the slowest speed your motor will turn, letting each pass remove a small amount.

 The old "tortoise philosophy" - slow and steady works for me.

your results may vary

Steve

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Posted by 40.mm on Monday, November 26, 2012 4:54 PM

Superb work as always -Astounding detail !!

                                                                          The Original

                                                                    Mike Oscar Juliet Oscar

                                                                           Outcast !    

                                                         End Transmission-Semper Fi !

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:47 AM

DUSTER

Scorpiomikey

Hey Chuck, when you were using your dremel as a lathe, how did you stop the plastic melting. Ive tried in the past and the friction just makes it too hot.

I know Chuck has a proper answer, but for me ( ) when doing this, I make sure not to press too hard or long in any one spot. Just lightly touch the file/sanding stick/blade, at the slowest speed your motor will turn, letting each pass remove a small amount.

 The old "tortoise philosophy" - slow and steady works for me.

your results may vary

 
I'll second that, Steve.  I have an older and simpler Dremel, single-speed, and I learned to use a light touch when shaping plastic--whether sprue, like Chuck did, to make oxygen bottles, or to clean up tires, etc.

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:06 PM

Cheers guys, Ill keep that in mind. Slow and steady wins the race.

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how i soar"

Recite the litanies, fire up the Gellar field, a poo storm is coming Hmm 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, December 16, 2012 9:26 PM

Cheers, guys- and thanks!  The Baron got it right, ScorpioMikey!  Itake slow and let the plastic cool periodically.  I stopped because it did soften and bend as I got the end nice and skinny, so I stopped.

Here's the latest scooby- from our gal Fritzi.

























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Posted by TREYZX10R on Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:50 PM

Wow outstanding stuff Chuk,that mill is looking righteous!

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Posted by 40.mm on Monday, December 17, 2012 3:54 PM

Yup what he said !

                                                                  The Original

                                                             Mike Oscar Juliet Oscar

                                                                    Outcast !

                                                   End Transmission-Semper Fi !

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:35 AM

chukw

"...A cast brass model railroad bit fills some empty space on the starboard side..."

I love it, Chuck!  Creative Gizmology! Bow Down  Excellent update, and lots of details to digest.

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Posted by chukw on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:59 AM

Thanks, guys!    Baron, I've been carrying that part around in my stash o' bits for what, 35 years now?  I knew I'd use it for something!  ;)  More to come- I've got a nice, long Christmas break at home coming up in just a few days- cheers!!

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:22 AM

chukw

Thanks, guys!    Baron, I've been carrying that part around in my stash o' bits for what, 35 years now?  I knew I'd use it for something!  ;)  More to come- I've got a nice, long Christmas break at home coming up in just a few days- cheers!!

 
Heh-heh, Chuck, that proves our old motto:  "NEVER throw anything out!"
 
Enjoy your holiday!

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Posted by Buckeye on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:23 AM

Your work never ceases to amaze me!!

Mike

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Posted by Hartmann352 on Friday, December 28, 2012 1:03 PM

Bow Down

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

 

 

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Posted by chukw on Saturday, December 29, 2012 11:29 AM

Thanks, guys- MUCH more to come, and soon!

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