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Mig88

Blohm & Voss Bv 141B - 1:72 Airfix

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Hello everyone! Back from holidays...

 

Here is my Airfix 1:72 Blohm & Voss Bv 141B-02 which represents V10 (10th prototype), NC+RA, with the Erprobungstelle (Test Centre) at Rechlin, Germany, in 1941.

I built this kit in 2001 and in fact it was my second go at this kit, the first being built in the early 1980s.

I added detail to the cockpit using references of the Fw 189 as a guide since this area was similar. The main scheme and matt varnish was applied with airbrush. The RLM70 is not correct in tone as I only found out later what it should really be.

I forgot to remove dust from the kit before taking the photos!

 

As usual, thanks for looking and all comments are welcome

Miguel

 

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Basic Airfix standard of the time.  Riveted, a bit clumsy, largely vacant interiors with thick walls.  If these things bother you...

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Beautiful!  Perfect modelling and photography. . My father told me he rubbed his eyes several times when he saw this bird in the sky first time in ww2

 

cheers 

andy 

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Outstanding work!

 

Martian 👽

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Thank you very much to all

4 hours ago, Adam Poultney said:

Forgot that Airfix did this kit. Remember if it's any good?

Graham Boak's reply basically sums it up. I seem to remember the fit of the clear parts wasn't good either. Yet, as far as I know, it's still the only option in 1:72nd scale.

 

1 hour ago, jhutchi said:

I mean, who designs something like that!! 

And this was the neater design!!! There were several design projects with the cockpit pod in more unusual positions, for example on the wingtip!! The whole idea was to give the crew a better and more unrestricted view since this was intended mostly to be a reconnaissance plane.

 

Miguel

 

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This is the Airfix kit?!?!? WOW!!!! Did you replace the glass with vacuform? If not, then how did you get the frames looking so sharp? 

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22 hours ago, jhutchi said:

I mean, who designs something like that!! 

Really!  You just look at it and say, "Why?"  Did some bright spark say, "Let's design a plane with all the problems built in from the start."?  Nice job on the kit, though, Mig88, looks great... Ungainly but great!

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22 hours ago, jhutchi said:

I mean, who designs something like that!! 

Richard Vogt is his name 😉

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Beautiful build and finish Miguel, I don't think you'll find this kit built better!

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Great job on that old kit, one I always meant to get but never did.

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Excellent job, congratulations.  I have one in the stash and it scares me every time I open the box.

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Thank you very much to all for your wonderful comments.

 

On 02/09/2019 at 06:33, SoftScience said:

This is the Airfix kit?!?!? WOW!!!! Did you replace the glass with vacuform? If not, then how did you get the frames looking so sharp? 

No, I used the original clear parts. This is one of few kits I actually troubled myself to masking the frames!

 

Miguel

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Nice to see!

 

Well done indeed

 

I did one in overall RLM02 a few years ago

 

It's a simple kit but it's such a unique aircraft it always looks interesting.....top job!

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Very nice build. This has to be one of the most unusual aircraft from WW2. 

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Interesting and almost unique aircraft. Nice build. I have one in my stash unopened and still in its polythene wrap. 

 

A saw one built though. 

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Awesome!! You did a fantastic job on such a fascinating aircraft.

 

I built this same kit when I was in high school, and while I still have it, I am too embarrassed to post it! ;) 

 

Great work!

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