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Hi,
well I'm stuck to Focke Wulf prototypes. This time I try to build The V18 with the exhaustdriven turbosupercharger.
To make things a little easier this time I use the complete Newtool Dora kit from Revell.
The original V18 U1/2 at last (after an accident) ended as one of the prototypes for the TA 152H. You see a very convertible plane. In a Model art publication I found these pics:

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First I cut off the enlogating part of the large Dora tail and cemented it to the fuselge. The turbocharger adapter on the right side had to go too.(The V18 got a Daimler engine).

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The Dora cowl cover over the machine guns was replaced by the old A6/8 part. With a little modification it fitted satisfactorily. Much easier than converting the Dora part.

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two bumps on the new cowling and anew one onthe right side for the inlet manifold of the DB 603.

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The completed cockpit and a Jumo 213 engine changed to DB 603 standards.

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cockpit and engine are in place.

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The oilcooler is finished. Only some fine sanding will be needed. The coolingflaps of the cooler are from a beer can. We have a nice hobby!
The next step will be the wings because the supercharger and its piping can only be fitted when the wings are in place.

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I ran out of quarterscale P47 cowls so I had to look for ozher spareparts to build the oilcooler. There was an old Ju 88 from
Lindberg, no one wants to build even when forced by a gun! But the tail part delivered the desired basic structure for the cooler.

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With a coat of primer.

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The lower wing is fitted with some updating of the wingroots. The heat shields for the exaust tubes are fitted to the sides.

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The front of the Supercharger-cooler is cemented in place already and I try now to build a supercharger hausing from an old Airfix "Black Widow" some sheet and plumper piping.

The frontpart of the charger is from the Dorakit (the plug in for the tail).

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Hi,
I tried to adopt the "Black Widow" cockpit of the 1:72nd scale Airfix for my Torbocharger housing. Not much is left of it after loads of putty and heavy sanding:

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The need for some more putty and fine sanding is obvious.

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I had a real fight with the exhausts. Wife daughter and dog took cover and my Beer suplies ran out. In earnest I had missed to look for solutions in advance. At last I got them done as best I can and hope this was the last great barrier in building the V-18. By the side the V-18 U2 had an accident late in 1944 and was reconstructed as one of the TA 152 H prototypes with wooden tail.

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I looked for an appropirate piece of plastic tube and formed it by inserting a copper flex.

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Wonderful old style conversion work! I look forward to seeing it under a coat of paint.

Martin

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I found an old P51-B spinner (old Revell kit) and reworked it to look like the FW-spinner. The cowl flaps are made of alu-sheet from a food pack of from the Wok.

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a coat of primer will show any need for further sanding and rescribing-

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That's the final shape of the spinner. The props were made from three Spitfire blades and one from a 109 (old Revell and Hasegawa stuff).
I cemented plastic card on the backside of each prop and cut out the correct outline. the rest is 2K putty and alot of sanding. The prop bosses are made of aluminium tubing.

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More sanding is needed on the props!

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Now the camouflage came in mostly RLM 02.

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The large bare metal part beneath the cockpit is questionably. Will remedy this later.

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The V18 was a relatively long living prototype which went from the U1 to the U2 version. Don't know the difference between the two. Finally after an accident it got full camouflage and ended up being one of the TA-152 H prototypes. So you can color it at will.

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This is totally wicked!!!! Wow! Keep it coming Michael.

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That is incredible! Love the work you've put into this. Top shelf stuff!

And the timing is great, as I just got my 1/48 RV Resin Kanguruh in the mail just a few days ago! :hobbyhorse:

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I applied metal foil around the front fuselage for a better look. At last The undercarriage was installed.

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This is the end of the story.

I took some pics of the finished model in front of a blue paper screen an combined them with some shots of the Berlin-Gatow airfield. Thiese are the results.

Hope you enjoyed the the topic.

 

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