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**Completed** PM 1/72 Ta 183 Huckebein


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This will be my chosen victim for this years Blitzen-Build ūü¶Ć, sorry couldn't ¬†resist the temptation to include a ūüéĄ Reference.

 

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Currently deciding on how to paint it, being a Luft46, anything goes !

 

This will be built stealthily in between serving drinks to the outlaws and trying not to get caught by Mrs Jockney....... What could possibly go wrong !

 

Good luck everyone 

 

cheers Pat

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I have just realised without meaning to do it that in the last few Blitzbuild GBs ive ended up building Luft 46 projects. 

 

 

 

Don't you love it when a plan comes together, even if it is by accident  !

 

Cheers Pat 

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Right, so this is the stealth build set up in the spare bedroom

 

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This is me just about to start

 

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And this is when I got called to sort the kids out, build time so far 6 minutes !

 

I think it's going to have to be done on night shift at this rate

 

cheers Pat

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So at last whilst everyone is watching recorded Christmas specials on the telly, I'll sneak up to the Ta183.

 

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Start session 

 

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Bit of interior painting done in H240 and H243 and canopy dipped in Klear.

 

Mrs Jockney has noticed my absence, her glass is empty ! So session ends at 20:30.

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Having got Mrs Jockney and the outlaws completely pickled, they head off to bed and I return to the Ta183.

 

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Session Start

 

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Sprue stubs are blooming enormous, almost need an angle grinder !

 

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So to avoid this one being a tailsitter, it's out with the roofing lead, last seen in large quantities in the Renzan build !

 

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Lead in position, making sure it doesn't foul the cockpit

 

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Lead and cockpit fitted along with some white-tac as additional insurance 

 

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Session ends with both fuselage halves bullied together and clamped to hopefully allow the glue to get a firm hold. I think filler will be the order of the day tomorrow.

 

Cheers Pat

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On 24/12/2019 at 18:16, JOCKNEY said:

I have just realised without meaning to do it that in the last few Blitzbuild GBs ive ended up building Luft 46 projects. 

 

 

 

Don't you love it when a plan comes together, even if it is by accident  !

 

Cheers Pat 

Hmmm interesting builds

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A cheeky late afternoon session became available when everyone else was completely stuffed with leftovers and asleep in various chairs around the house !

 

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Session Start

 

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As you can see the tail fit is a shocker, 1 side is actually smaller than the other, both in terms of length and width !

 

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Next up filler, and plenty of it.

 

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A wet cotton bud, soon gets it looking better.

 

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Front undercarriage doors on and paint interior in RLM02 H240

 

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Front wheel fitted more filler on the tail, needs time to set due to the thickness, session ends.

 

More later, Cheers Pat

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Today's sneaky session 

 

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Session Starts

 

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Underside painted, masking and first colour applied, and whilst I was at it, I thought why not a red nosecone.

 

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Next session will see, second colour and my first attempt at mottling.....

 

Good luck everyone 

 

cheers Pat

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Session start, phone not displaying time so improvise required

 

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Adding second colour and then mottling

 

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Next, fit canopy, clear coat, add decals from spares collection 

 

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Well I'm calling it done, I'm not chancing another coat of Klear over the decals until they have dried properly.

 

Final session started

 

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It actually started about 15 minutes before the photo as I just started having thought I'd taken one !

 

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Decals are an eclectic mix from the spares box

 

I hope you like it, 

 

cheers Pat

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Great BlitzBuild Pat, and loving the brush mottle paint. 

10 hours ago, Enzo Matrix said:

Dammit!   Now I wanna build one!  :bounce:  :frantic:

Me too, now if only there was some sort of Luft GB. 

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Well that looks mighty fine Pat

The PM models do seem to build up quite nicely don't they.  I chose a slightly different scheme for my Huckebein so chickened out of the mottling although a couple of others have 'benefited' from my attempts!

 

Still looking forward to some Flying Boat / Float plane progress though!!

 

Once again a great build and HNY

Regards

Andrew

 

 

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Thanks Andrew

And yes you are quite right to remind me of my shocking failure to make progress on my Flying Boats, but as it's a New Year, I promise to make turn over a New Leaf in 2020 !

 Cheers Pat

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