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Gaz

I’m taking this all in and what an education. It’s just so hard to justify spending $150 on AM for a $50 kit but if it’s the best way to achieve the accuracy you are looking for, then it’s the right move.

I follow a few large scale ship sites and the work is spellbinding. It’s not unusual to spend $150 - $1000 on upgrade PE and resin sets, especially in 1/200 scaleI. I’ve been closely following the HSM Hood build in 1/200 scale on the Model Shed vlog and the work ... beyond first class. The Pontos Upgrade set ($1000 I think) takes the build to a museum level. Keep’em comin
Peter

 

 

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On 7/2/2021 at 6:18 AM, Kaireckstadt said:

 

But the prop seems to lack the ovoid holes for the propeller blades in the spinner? 
 

Not ovid enough??

 

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16 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Gaz

I’m taking this all in and what an education. It’s just so hard to justify spending $150 on AM for a $50 kit but if it’s the best way to achieve the accuracy you are looking for, then it’s the right move.

I follow a few large scale ship sites and the work is spellbinding. It’s not unusual to spend $150 - $1000 on upgrade PE and resin sets, especially in 1/200 scaleI. I’ve been closely following the HSM Hood build in 1/200 scale on the Model Shed vlog and the work ... beyond first class. The Pontos Upgrade set ($1000 I think) takes the build to a museum level. Keep’em comin
Peter

 

 

Thank you, Peter!  Yeah, those ship sets will knock your socks off.  I have a detail set for the Hobby Boss SMS Seydlitz....   I paid a staggering 250 for that puppy!

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10 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

Thank you, Peter!  Yeah, those ship sets will knock your socks off.  I have a detail set for the Hobby Boss SMS Seydlitz....   I paid a staggering 250 for that puppy!

LOL guys!

I know exactly what you guys are talking about. I have the 1/200th Trumpeter Titanic and there’s an incredible detail set out of Korea that’s over $300. I paid $400 for the kit itself!

…….and yes, your cockpit looks great. Cockpits are actually one of my favourite areas of a model. On any real aircraft I love looking in to the cockpit. 

Cheers,          
Wolf

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29 minutes ago, Wolf Buddee said:

LOL guys!

I know exactly what you guys are talking about. I have the 1/200th Trumpeter Titanic and there’s an incredible detail set out of Korea that’s over $300. I paid $400 for the kit itself!

…….and yes, your cockpit looks great. Cockpits are actually one of my favourite areas of a model. On any real aircraft I love looking in to the cockpit. 

Cheers,          
Wolf

Thank you, Wolf!  I'm not a big fan of building cockpits.  Though I find it much more rewarding when it has more painted parts or good decals.

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Is that a rocket in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

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Our intrepid pilot and an underwing weapon.  I think I'll finally invest in a drill press so that I can put the metal braces into the tube more securely than a simple glue joint. 

Seem like you can't buy Germans that haven't won the Iron Cross.  All three pilots in the ICM set have it. 

You're saying:  "Wait, I thought his plane had MG 151 tubs under the wings??"

Well...   that's what I thought.  But this picture just came up last week causing me to spend yet more on this build.   (it also caused me to make his propeller spinner a single color:  black)

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So...  I'll have to make adjustments.  The rocket set is by PM Profimodeller and is actually a four tube set for larger aircraft like 110, 210, or 410.

 

Just getting busier and busier.

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Gaz

How right you are - the more you learn, the more there is to correct and do. It seems an never ending endeavor but you have it so nicely under control. Even the figures need work to be historically correct for your build; talk about accuracy.

Amazing work

Keep ‘em comin

Peter

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The deeper you search the more you find to add or correct. That’s the modeling-virus Gary. Seems we are all infected by it.

Never saw the Wurfgranaten-Set with real metal parts. I only have a set for the Jagdgruppe 50 109s from AIMS. It even includes a template for correct assembly of the Ofenrohre to the wings.

With the pilot it’s the same like with your  Panzerkommandant: nobody will notice ! 
The figure seems to have crisp detail and looks really nice with the Schirmmütze!

 

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50 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

Gaz

How right you are - the more you learn, the more there is to correct and do. It seems an never ending endeavor but you have it so nicely under control. Even the figures need work to be historically correct for your build; talk about accuracy.

Amazing work

Keep ‘em comin

Peter

 

39 minutes ago, Kaireckstadt said:

The deeper you search the more you find to add or correct. That’s the modeling-virus Gary. Seems we are all infected by it.

Never saw the Wurfgranaten-Set with real metal parts. I only have a set for the Jagdgruppe 50 109s from AIMS. It even includes a template for correct assembly of the Ofenrohre to the wings.

Is this the set you have?  Image from the net.

With the pilot it’s the same like with your  Panzerkommandant: nobody will notice ! 
The figure seems to have crisp detail and looks really nice with the Schirmmütze!

 

Thank you Gents!

Kai, I was quite happy to find the Wurfgranate 42 set at a local supplier.  I had been furiously trying to decide how I would build my own.  The directions for these Ofenrohre aren't specific to the 109.  So I'm lacking in that aspect.  Is this the set you have?

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I might have to fudge it a bit...  I haven't studied the Revell wing yet.  But it shouldn't be impossible.

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25 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

 

Thank you Gents!

Kai, I was quite happy to find the Wurfgranate 42 set at a local supplier.  I had been furiously trying to decide how I would build my own.  The directions for these Ofenrohre aren't specific to the 109.  So I'm lacking in that aspect.  Is this the set you have?

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I might have to fudge it a bit...  I haven't studied the Revell wing yet.  But it shouldn't be impossible.

This is exactly the set I mean. Bought mine in Telford in 2019.

Even without the template it should be no problem for you to attach them to the wing. Do you need a drawing of the template? Maybe I can give you the measurements of the reference points for the attachment.

 

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19 minutes ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Do you need a drawing of the template? Maybe I can give you the measurements of the reference points for the attachment.

 

Yes, please!  Maybe it would be easier to take a picture?  I would appreciate that very much, Kai.  The more certain I am, the better the result will be.

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3 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Yes, please!  Maybe it would be easier to take a picture?  I would appreciate that very much, Kai.  The more certain I am, the better the result will be.

Gary

here are the fotos of the template and the instructions with some drawings and measures.

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Please inform me if you need further information. 
 

Cheers

Kai

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18 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Forgot the pics of the rest of the kit:

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Have never seen a picture of the real plane with such a bubble on the canopy.

Do you have one? 

Thank you for the help!  If I can ask one more favor...   could you give me an idea how thick the support tubes/rods are?  And if they have an ovid cross section, or are perfectly round...  I would be very grateful.

 

Regarding the blister on the canopy...  I have only a few pictures of Graf's aircraft which I borrowed from FalkeEins website.jg50Graf1.jpg.b7fc455425a059d735ec600bcc39774d.jpg

The above photo shows something over the windshield looking like a blister on the glass.  I believe that it is a detail from the building behind the aircraft.

In this second photo, I see nothing that indicates the blister.

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Honestly...    There are a handful of reasons as I pilot that I wouldn't want something distorting my vision upwards.  And I can't think of one reason for the blister to be there.   I think it's just wishful thinking on the part of the designer of the AM.

 

Anyway...   here is a link to the FalkeEins page.

http://falkeeins.blogspot.com/2016/08/jgr-50-september-1943-maj-hermann-graf.html

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Here is some nice artwork from a flightsim skin designer:

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This guy has lots of great looking Luftwaffe artwork.  I'll add a link for those who feel like having a look.

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28034-rafigers-little-il2-sturmovik-pages-back-from-the-death-update-12th-march-2021/page/3/

 

Didn't you look??   Really...  it's definitely worth your time.

 

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2 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Thank you, Rob!  I've taken screen shots and added it to my data banks.

De nada, it's a PDF-file, you can save it to your disk if you want, no need for screenshots.

Cheers Rob

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15 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Thank you for the help!  If I can ask one more favor...   could you give me an idea how thick the support tubes/rods are?  And if they have an ovid cross section, or are perfectly round...  I would be very grateful.

 

Regarding the blister on the canopy...  I have only a few pictures of Graf's aircraft which I borrowed from FalkeEins website.jg50Graf1.jpg.b7fc455425a059d735ec600bcc39774d.jpg

The above photo shows something over the windshield looking like a blister on the glass.  I believe that it is a detail from the building behind the aircraft.

In this second photo, I see nothing that indicates the blister.

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Honestly...    There are a handful of reasons as I pilot that I wouldn't want something distorting my vision upwards.  And I can't think of one reason for the blister to be there.   I think it's just wishful thinking on the part of the designer of the AM.

 

Anyway...   here is a link to the FalkeEins page.

http://falkeeins.blogspot.com/2016/08/jgr-50-september-1943-maj-hermann-graf.html

Edit:

Here is some nice artwork from a flightsim skin designer:

it

This guy has lots of great looking Luftwaffe artwork.  I'll add a link for those who feel like having a look.

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28034-rafigers-little-il2-sturmovik-pages-back-from-the-death-update-12th-march-2021/page/3/

 

Didn't you look??   Really...  it's definitely worth your time.

 

Thank you for the links. They are great and now I believe that Grafs plane had no blister on top of the canopy.

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Unfortunately I haven‘t found information regarding the thickness of the struts. They seem to be as thick as a thumb and have a round profile.

Hope this helps…

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7 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Thank you for the links. They are great and now I believe that Grafs plane had no blister on top of the canopy.

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Unfortunately I haven‘t found information regarding the thickness of the struts. They seem to be as thick as a thumb and have a round profile.

Hope this helps…

Thank you for the tip, Kai.  I probably already have that pic on file...  but I have so many, who can remember them all.  I took the calipers to my thumb and came up with 25MM.  Divided by 32 gives you a .78MM dimension.  This is funny...  I have .9MM tube and .7MM tube.   It is always the way.  If I decide not to buy tube...   but I probably will...   I would go with the thinner tube.

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Not much time for modelling this weekend.  Though I am happy to have the stash room sorted.

I removed all of the pouring blocks and trimmed the resin parts.P1013959.thumb.JPG.96369ba3f7a49e961b6beec5705e4d31.JPG

Then I decided it might be prudent to dry fit all of the parts, excluding the heat shields and exhaust stubs.  Hopefully you can make out the parts despite the bits of blue tape.

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The fit seems ok so far.

Finally I glued the spar to the cockpit tub. 

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Happy modelling!

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