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Can I handle a HpH Me 410?


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  1. 1. Should I?

    • You can do this blindfolded...buy the beast and you'll do great
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    • It won't be easy, but with some effort...why not?
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    • Maybe try something smaller/cheaper first...to practise.
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    • Better not...this beauty deserves a more experienced builder
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    • Piss off! leave this to the big boys. shoo...shoo...go sit in the corner where you belong
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I have something to celebrate and I want to burn some money...but I don't want to spend it on something I can't handle.

 

The HpH 410 is something I would love to build, but...

 

I have very little experience with resin kits, actually...zero experience.

I already find myself very brave when I use an aftermarket resin thingy...and I hate ca glue with a passion :unsure:

 

Is it foolish when I give this a try?

 

Help!

 

Rob

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Thanks!

 

Like you...I enjoy the painting part most....when things go according to plan I like the rest also, but not as much.

 

It's not like I'm a fan of the former "evil empire", but I like the planes they build and the sheer endless amount of colour schemes and decal options.

Noblesse oblige...they made great looking planes and had a certain touch to make them look even better with paint and markings.

 

And so I like the 410. :rolleyes:

 

Not seen a WIP of it yet (or I missed it completely), when it's doable for me...I like to go for it...unless it has (too) many demons to slay.

Perhaps someone who already owns the kit can shed some light on this.

 

I can build 109s like forever, but something in between or on the side will be nice also. I don't need to finish it in a month...I have patience.

 

The WnW kits....I drool over them, but rigging scares me more than resin :lol:

 

Thanks again...some words of wisdom.

 

Rob

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Some brillant ideas here.

 

Looks like you guys don't want me to try the 410 :lol:

 

The 335 sounds like a plan...the Horten is an intriguing plane for sure, but most of what you do will be gone forever when you close it up...that's not my thing.

A Gotha and AEG...both planes I love and I will get one or both for sure....for Christmas or so.

 

I'll run the gauntlet and get myself a 410...and a good resin saw.

 

Peer pressure is on B)

 

Rob

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btw...it's not like I don't have anything big in the stash...more like I want to treat myself with something out of the ordinary.

 

Pretty big stuff I have: a Dragon 110D-3, Revell 111H-6 and an Uhu.

 

That HpH 1/18 G-6 engine looks like a must have also :rolleyes:

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Cleaning the parts alone will probably take me a year...I won't rush it and I promise not to glue anything together before I know what I'm doing. :unsure:

I'll do it on the side next to more down to earth builds. When I need more skills to tackle something...I'll learn the skill before I need it.

Will try my utmost best to avoid blunders. Not sure this kit will be around forever and I'll regret it when I miss the boat.

 

Expect silly questions though :lol:

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Rob,

 

The Me 410 is one of my favorites but I haven't pulled the trigger on the HPH kit.  Resin doesn't intimidate me, the price does!  Unless you're in a real hurry you have to think that Revell, HKM, Fly or Trumpeter will do an injection molded 410 in the not too distant future.  I've got enough to build that I can wait and see what happens,

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For something a little out of the ordinary as you are wanting and you already have the donor kit (or can get a He111 P) why not try the HpH Half He 111.? Here is the link:

http://www.hphmodels.cz/index.php/en/shop-2/produkty-hph-models/doplnky-a-chemie/heinkel-he-111p-in-scale-1-32-detail

 

It is truly a beautiful and unique kit. Some food for thought?

 

Regards,

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I give myself a two weeks cool down period, so whatever I do, it won't be a "must burn money now!" thing.

 

Might still buy the bloody thing after Easter, but to stop the craving...the 1/18 G-6 engine. Nobody will object to that I presume.

 

Thanks for the input guys.

 

Rob

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Consider using 2-part epoxy glue instead of CA. It gives you more time to position the parts and gives a less brittle bond. Be sure to get a glue that dries HARD, though, there are those that stay a bit flexible. You won't like it when cleaning up the joints....

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Wondered the same thing myself for a while  ;) ...

Followed an amazing 1/48 build with interest  - check out Me410 Promodeller plus kitchen sink on aeroscale.kitmaker.net - truly inspiring.

Left me wanting to add a 410 in 1/32 to my collection so I ordered one. Mine arrived with a cracked canopy which they quickly replaced with no fuss. No need for me to post more pictures here since there's a great review on this site already. I'm a little worried about the glass nose and it's framing (?) - I think that and the canopy framing & joins (particularly the nose-window) will be the most critical factor with this kit. Wings/fuselage don't look like they'll pose a major problem.

I recently built the big (mostly resin) Arado ships' catapult (posted a pic somewhere in the my cave/stash/introduction forums) & the resin is brittle, thin and unforgiving (IMHO) so measure and cut carefully, slowly & precisely.

I also like the effect of Mr Surfacer 1500 on resin. I spray it direct from the rattle-can for an even balance of solvents, then lightly buff it out using soft, flexible nail-pads from a salon-supply store.

There are very few pics of the 1/32 410 (either in progress of completed) on the net. If things go well maybe I'll post a few pics as I make progress. Several other projects on the bench first though.

Good luck

Doug

 

 

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I grabbed the 410 a while back ... I have the Walrus in the stash already (as well as the Catapult mentioned above) ...

 

Resin kits can be a pain, I'm told ... I have the GMF Hs.129B-3 in the stash and I'm told there'll be a fair bit of fiddling'n'filling to get it to go together - obviously one to do once I have some resin experience ... but as far as building goes - HpH are the closest to a reasonable IM kit that you'll get (or so I'm told) in terms of assembly and they are certainly well detailed - with enough being supplied in the box so that no AM is really necessary. If you do what should be done with every model kit (IMO) - measure 3 or more times before cutting and dry fit a few times before 'sealing' - I don't foresee too many dramas. 

 

As an aside ... I'm told MDC are shutting down the retail side of their business - shame, that :( - but for Bob's sanity I guess it's a decent option as opportunities open up ... If you want a 1/32 Hawker typhoon or a more accurate Arado 234 (than the new Fly IM one) then now would be the time ...

 

Mirek and the team at HpH usually select subjects that have a minimal chance of being made in the 1/32 IM world - the only exception being the Arado 196 (Revell) which, let's face it, no-one saw coming! ... and even then, HpH got some AM correction gear onto the market for that one anyway! ... I don't think you'll see a 1/32 Me.410 IM on the market for quite some years (if at all) so HpH will be 'it' I'd say. Having said that ... HpH don't tend to 'limit' their runs - which means they'll always have some stock around ... no need to panic about missing out!

 

Cheers

 

Rog :)

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