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Ju 388- Planet Models 1/48 Resin

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Ju 388- Planet Models 1/48 Resin
Posted by chukw on Sunday, January 2, 2011 8:26 PM

Back when I was having troubles with my Me410 canopy, I went hat in hand to beg to buy a vac canopy from the only folks who made them, MPM Models.   I didn't want to buy the whole interior set, just the precious canopy.   I somewhat desperately offered to make my next build one of their kits.  Not only did they give me a couple of canopies, they graciously offered me any kit in their catalog.  Wow!  The choice was not easy- they make a ton of cool stuff- but the Planet Models Ju 388 had long been tempting me- it was fate!  A Bomber Command group build at Modelers Alliance is a happy coincidence- and means I've got one year to make the best of it!

Well, MPM- a promise made is a promise kept- here's my take on your marvelous kit- with Fritzi, Hannah and friends along for the ride!










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Posted by sanderson_91 on Sunday, January 2, 2011 8:38 PM

Chukw,

What an ambitious project!  I've followed your Helldiver and Me-410 builds and am really looking forward to this one!  Is your Kubelwagon diorama going to the back burner or will you work on both? 

Steve

 

 

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Posted by hkshooter on Sunday, January 2, 2011 9:08 PM

Been waiting for this one, chukw. And yeah, what about the dio?

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Posted by raptordriver on Sunday, January 2, 2011 10:12 PM

Yeah Whoo hoo! I am up for round three. Though I do miss little chuk and abe.

Andrew

 

 

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Posted by Wingman_kz on Monday, January 3, 2011 3:25 AM

What a great way to start the new year!

Tony

            

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Monday, January 3, 2011 7:51 AM

So THIS is what you've been up to, you cheeky monkey!

I've always watched your threads with awe and a great deal of enthusiasm.

Can't wait to see this one move along!  Fritzi and Hannah are a bit of alright...but Pfennig is a bit nasty.

Good luck, mate!

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by Hartmann352 on Monday, January 3, 2011 12:17 PM

                                  :m0152:    

HEEEEE'S BAAACK!!

Been ever-so-patiently waiting.

Toast, Dave

 

 

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Posted by spiralcity on Monday, January 3, 2011 1:08 PM

Excellent, this should be another fun thread.

 

 

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Posted by Hercmech on Monday, January 3, 2011 1:26 PM

I love watching your builds. Always learn something and always get a smile when I read them.


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Posted by the Baron on Monday, January 3, 2011 3:58 PM

Happy New Year, Chuck!  It's good to see the next project getting started, and good recovery on the mismatched molding.  I'm curious--have you heard anything from Planet Models about that little error?  I can imagine that there are some folks out there who'd have fits if they found that kind of mistake in a kit like this.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by 40.mm on Monday, January 3, 2011 4:02 PM

goodie goodie another class, yepper ill be a watching

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, January 21, 2011 12:14 PM

Hi, Chuck, hope everything is OK!  We haven't heard from you in a while.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, January 30, 2011 9:37 PM

Thanks, fellas!   I've been kinda busy as of late- but have been slipping in a bit of work here and there.  I'll been sneaking at my Kubel build as well- it's all a matter if time.

I've been forming a strategy for this build- and have launched into it.  Take a look!













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Posted by the Baron on Monday, January 31, 2011 11:51 AM

Hi, Chuck, glad to see you back with this installment!  Great work and a good lesson in preparing resin pieces like these.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Hercmech on Monday, January 31, 2011 12:19 PM

Chuck,

Thanks for the lesson in dealing with resin. I am too much of a chicken to take on a project like that, but since your doing it I dont have to.


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Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 3:05 PM

Can't wait to see how this one comes out.  Love to follow your projects.

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 3:00 PM

I'd been so wrapped up in your diorama build that I didn't realize you had started yet another plane! My experience with resin is limited, so it will be interesting to see what happens here!

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

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Posted by chukw on Monday, March 7, 2011 9:22 PM

Life has been busy- and unpredictable lately! here's an update, at long last.

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Posted by brain44 on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:30 AM

Chuk, that is a really cool office!  Love the computer setup and all the great artwork!  The Ju 388 is looking great too!  One question.....no framed and signed picture of Fritzi? Toast

 

Brian  Yes

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them." John Bernard Books (The Shootist)
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Posted by Hercmech on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:36 AM

Chuck,

She is coming along and I am very envious of your office space and your tablet. Can't wait to see what else you do with the 388


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Posted by VanceCrozier on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 10:11 AM

chukw


http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/Ju388/388_004.jpg

~giggle~ "Pfennig under glass"
Wow - look at all that crazy resin! looking forward to tagging along on this one,

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

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, March 14, 2011 4:40 AM

Howdy!

I finally found this one, and I'll be watching. Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by chukw on Monday, March 14, 2011 10:05 AM

Thanks, fellas!   I worked on my wekk dio this weekend- see it over in the Dioramas forum:  /forums/t/133231.aspx?PageIndex=3

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:06 PM

I would have posted this last week if not for a monsoon rain that caused a short in an outside receptacle that could have burned down the house!   As it is, all is well with just a few scorch marks- whew!  I was two-thirds done with the intro cartoon, too- lost that when the circuit breaker tripped.  Oh, well, Hauptmann Hannah's back to introduce this much-delayed update- read on!









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Posted by Buckeye on Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:15 PM

Ja! Yes

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, April 10, 2011 8:34 PM

Thanks, Buckeye!

I just couldn't switch back to my other build, so here's a bonus update- enjoy!
















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Posted by Spike190 on Monday, April 11, 2011 3:43 AM

Looking good Chuckw, nice and inspiring. Always enjoy your updates.

Cheers...

Mike  Toast

 

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Posted by bsyamato on Monday, April 11, 2011 5:20 AM

Your way to use differents material are superb! Bow Down great way to save money and obtain best results.

Look at you to improve my skill.

Even great ability for drawing, or these are not your work? Huh?

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Posted by Hercmech on Monday, April 11, 2011 10:38 AM

Looking great!


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Posted by Buckeye on Monday, April 11, 2011 11:27 AM

Always look forward to your updates.  Your work is awesome.Bow Down

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