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Horten HO-229 - 1/32 by Zoukei Mura


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Hello,

 

this is my new projet.... the HORTEN HO-229 in 1/32 scale by Zoukei Mura. 

 

I am planning to present it in the wonderful looking version with wood and metal surface.

 

The seatbelts coming from HGW, the wheels are the resin ones from Zoukei Mura, also the metal gears.

 

 

 

I started with the framework for the interior which consists of several thin frame parts which were all connected with each other. 

So dry fitting is absolutly important to avoid later problems in the fitting.

 

After that I painted the finished frame work in green/grey color and brush painted the details of it. The metal parts were silver/gold painted and polished.

 

As next step I started with the engine nozzle and put together the first parts of it. Unfortunatley most of these parts are no more visible later. 

Maybe I will find a possibility to keep one engine open so that the turbine blades of at least one nozzle will remain visible.

 

 

 

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Next step - painting of the nozzle parts in silver before putting the nozzles together (and trying to keep one open and the inside visible).

 

 

 

Cheers

Michael

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Some new updates for the Horten HO-229. The framework is mostly mounted and painted. 

The interior of the nozzles is painted, and mounted, partly pollished and ready for painting at the exterieur, before further parts will be mounted to it.

 

 

The painted framework:

 

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The painted parts of the nozzles:

 

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The nozzles mounted and testfitted in the framework:

 

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Next steps - outside of the nozzles painting (Silver, black, grey/green), then further details adding at the nozzles.

 

Best regards,

 

Michael

 

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The engines were airbrush painted in silver / black / green from the outside. 

Also all small stuff is painted in its colors, before all parts were mounted to the engines.

 

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Next steps: Weathering of the engines, installing of the engines in the framework, weathering of the framework.

 

Cheers

Michael

 

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  • 2 weeks later...
The finished nozzles were installed in the frame work, the upper part added and all washed with black and brown oil colors. 

Next - the cockpit frame work is installed and drybrushed with dark grey and silver, after being painted in black.

The dashboard is a clear plastic part, the decal is cut out and glued on the back and painted in black. The displays were masked with maskol before the painting.

 

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Next step - the landing gear... painting, mounting, installing, weathering. White metal parts and resin-wheels.

 

Cheers

Michael

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The landing gear is mounted (white metal, resin tires) and painted.... then weathered with oil color.

The covers of the frame were painted in green/grey from inside. Don't wonder about the beige, I firstly painted the inside in beige by mistake, then added a lyer of green/grey over it.

Won't be visible later once the outside is painted....

 

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Cheers

Michael

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  • 2 weeks later...
Some further steps.... the wings were covered, all the interior frames are unvisible now... 

 

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I have decided to give it a camouflage color in light/dark grey.... no wooden surface. Grey with a red banner on one wing... and a used look, no brand new look.

 

Cheers. Michael

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Some further steps.... I have decided to give the Horten a nice camouflage color instead of the wooden surface. The dark tones are perfect for this fighter I think.

 

I used the lifecolor colours of the "Luftwaffe-Set 2" for it, the underside has a light blue. Next steps are a bit of clear coat for the decals, then the silver at the back will be painted, and the plane will recieve a red stripe on the back I think.

 

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Hope that you like it! :) 

 

Cheers. Michael

 

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The next steps were painting of the red stripe at the back on top- and downside, as well as the aluminium colored parts behind the nozzles which were darkened with some black pigments (smoke).

After a layer of clear coat the decals were applied. All decals were included in the kit despite the Hakenkreuz which I have censored on the pictures (... Germany ...). This decal is from an other kit which I had on stock. 

 

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Next step - a layer of clear coat, to save the painting and decals before the weathering.... 

Cheers. Michael

 
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