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6 hours ago, GusMac said:

That looks ridiculous. Are you soldering them? There doesn't seem to be much of an attachment point for glueing them.

Well spotted!! I’m using Zap a Gap, but indeed, the attatchment points are very small. A great test for my PE skills..

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Hi Gus, i use fine solder wire to apply the glue. When it builds up too mich at the end, i cut it off.

 

here’s the finishes nose turret. Only needs the doors, but i’ll install them at the end. I’m posing the nose turret in a 90 degree angle so the doors will point outside the fuselage.

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Started work on the props and spinners. Please note that the proper spinners and rotol prop for the mkX version are not included in this kit. This means broadening the props with Evergreen strips. I added putty and mr Surfacer and am smoothing them out now. The spinners i fashioned from 32nd scale Luftwaffe bombs. 

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After a long search I found a 1944 aerial RAF recon photo of Wilnis. Bought it for 50€ and is worh every pixel. 6000x6000 pixels in size.

Taken a little over a year after the crash.

this photo will be printed onto wood and form the base. The crash site (now marked in red) will be marked by a silver pin.

 

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On 24-5-2018 at 8:33 AM, Wingco57 said:

We still use these photographs to locate aircraft wrecks on land.

 

I can imagine. The detail is amazing. Just ordered a 40x60cm print of this photo on aluminium. I will have this aluminium plate mounted on a thick wooden base.

The location of the crash will be marked by a silver pin. The model will be placed on top. Along with the cowling engine flap :)

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