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Final RFI photos Dornier Do17 Z-7 Kauz I


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19 hours ago, DocRob said:

Great result, love the modulation and the careful enhanced panel lines, you nailed it.

Cheers Rob

 

14 hours ago, 1to1scale said:

Love it! I like the way you have some life to the black paint! 

 

12 hours ago, harv said:

Wow, so very well done  !! The color is perfect....harv

 

8 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

Gaz, congrats on a stunning build, the black really does sing.........

Thank you all!  I really appreciate the great compliments!  You've made my day!

 

Gaz

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2 hours ago, Landlubber Mike said:

Nicely done!  I love the look of the Dorniers - I've been thinking about adding a 217 to the stash but love they way you built this one!

Thank you, Mike!  If you get one of the 217’s, check out Gaspatch Models for radar aerials.  ...if you’re not keen to make your own.

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6 minutes ago, Landlubber Mike said:

Thanks for the tip!  I didn't realize Gaspatch made them.  I have some Master Barrels Neptun radar sets for a couple of Me262 kits in the stash.  The Gaspatch ones look really nice though, wow.

The Gaspatch dipoles are the correct set for the Dornier.  I don't think any if them received the FuG 220 or later sets.  Just 202 and 212 which use the same aerial.

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14 hours ago, GazzaS said:

The Gaspatch dipoles are the correct set for the Dornier.  I don't think any if them received the FuG 220 or later sets.  Just 202 and 212 which use the same aerial.

Do you happen to know if any of the Do 217 variants had the full glass nose and radar aerials?  I'd like to build one with the full glass nose, and also find those aerials really cool, but thus far haven't seen any with both.  Seems like the ones that carried the aerials had the closed lower nose.

 

*Edit*  Sorry, forgot you had built the 17, not the 217.  Getting all the variants confused.  I'm also looking at the Heinkel He 111 - so many cool options out there.

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3 hours ago, Landlubber Mike said:

Do you happen to know if any of the Do 217 variants had the full glass nose and radar aerials?  I'd like to build one with the full glass nose, and also find those aerials really cool, but thus far haven't seen any with both.  Seems like the ones that carried the aerials had the closed lower nose.

 

*Edit*  Sorry, forgot you had built the 17, not the 217.  Getting all the variants confused.  I'm also looking at the Heinkel He 111 - so many cool options out there.

Oh...  I've built the 217.  The is an N2/R22

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The only 1/48 variants I know of in styrene are the Revell E (long OOP), and two night fighter variants by ICM.  If there was a ship hunting variant of the E, it might have had some dipoles in places.  But I haven't thoroughly researched the bomber variants.   ICM recently released the J nightfighter.

 

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Both kits feature plastic aerials, but they are overly chunky.

 

If you want a glass nose with aerials, I'm pretty sure you'll have to build a JU-88 or 188.  They have some pretty hefty aerial arrangements, though.  Do you solder?

 

Gaz

 

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Thanks Gaz, and my apologies for taking up space on your log with all these questions.  I have a soldering gun but I haven't used it yet.

What did you think about the ICM kit?  I see you can get Revell/Pro Modeler kits which have lots of aftermarket (and allow you to convert the kit to different variants), but older tooling.  ICM is newer obviously and they seem to be rolling out a ton of variants.

Sorry to keep asking questions, but approximately how long/wide is the 217 in 1/48 scale?  I'm considering maybe dropping down to 1/72 as I already have some bigger kits in that scale (a couple of Pro Modeler Ju-52s and Eduard BF110s).

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No need to apologize, Mike.  A forum is for communicating.

I like the ICM kit.  Goes together nicely and the detail is acceptable for scale.  The plastic gun barrels are a little weak, so I replace them with brass.  The wingspan of the 217 is 16 inches.  The 217 is all new molds.  Clear parts are very nice.  If I could pick out any fault in the 217 is that the fuselage seams need reinforcement as the body is pretty flexible.  I used evergreen sheet to beef up the fuselage seams.

Some day I'm hoping ICM releases either the 217K or M bombers. 

 

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Thanks for that!  I read a log earlier where someone was building both the Revell and ICM versions of the 217 (or could have been the He 111, I forget).  I think he said the details on the ICM were a bit soft on the interior as if they expected folks to add an Eduard PE kit to it, but otherwise he seemed to like the ICM kit.

I'll think more on it.  Have enough to keep me busy for a while.   

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