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Spured on with enthusiasm supplied by GREG DESTEC's superb desert camouflaged He 111  

and then totaly being hooked by yet another Gregs entry in this G/B  

I have decided to do this aircraft useing the Classic Airframes kit { so i cant be accused of being a 100% plagiarist :) as Greg is useing the ICM kit .

 

50406944223_e0fc2126b8_z.jpgP1030499 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

I got this kit off ebay years ago . this seems like a now or never time to build it .

 

It comes with a good size bag of resin  . I think first job will be to wash this off  .

Just occured to me that i hace never built a Classic Airframes kit . I,m guessing it will be a similar experience to a Special hobby kit which i love .

 

50407802767_fdb26d8935_z.jpgP1030501 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

The box has practicaly disintrgrated so sprues have been choped up and now secure in storage box

50406944148_dcc097702d_z.jpgP1030502 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

Greg (NZ) gave me the lead on the peddinghaus decals . These are not cheap so after pressing the buy button there is no turning back .

50407649626_188558b429_c.jpgP1030503 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50407836037_182262d882_c.jpgP1030504 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

I have a little more work to finish my He 111 / Skua entry in the He111 STGB but will now make a slow start to satisfy my impatients.

 

Here goes ...........................................................

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Alistair 

I might not get to my until the end of the GB period.  I have decided to do my one as a BOB build so I can complete my BOB collection. 

I do have a kit set aside for my desert/Med build.  Anyway this way you get the audience to yourself.🙂 I will be watching with great interest.

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On 02/10/2020 at 12:54, SoftScience said:

I love seeing CA models being built. They take a certain level of ingenuity and determination, which I feel I don't always have. I find these projects inspiring. I'll be following along closely.

Thanks SoftScience . They are a good level of kit to practice many skills like squeezing putty tubes and cleaning off flash and seams . Cleaning off the parts is probably around 25% of the time to complete the kit .

On 02/10/2020 at 12:54, SoftScience said:

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On 03/10/2020 at 01:41, Greg Law said:

Alistair 

I might not get to my until the end of the GB period.  I have decided to do my one as a BOB build so I can complete my BOB collection. 

I do have a kit set aside for my desert/Med build.  Anyway this way you get the audience to yourself.🙂 I will be watching with great interest.

thats a shame Greg , however iv found your build in the B of B  g/b and will be following it closely .  Clsssic Airframes and ICM handle the airframe in comlpletly different ways .

On 02/10/2020 at 18:16, Ozzy said:

Welcome to the build Alistair, looks a nice box of goodies.

Thanks Ozzy . Agree nothing like a bag of resin parts .

 

The cockpit has been completed minus seat belts and IP  . As the instructions say on every page " BE sure to dryfit and checkadjustment of parts during assembly . This is easier said than done with the small delecate parts of the pit .

 

I have used Super glue where strength is needed and i could be sure of the position so no adjustment would be needed  but forparts that may need careful positioning i have used 2 part appoxy to give me some time .

 

50424006726_4d8e4e8348_c.jpgP1030505 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

Most of the cockpit parts ready for assembly after wasghing in soapy water . Cleaning up of these parts took best part of half a day .

 

50424006661_cf01d657e4_z.jpgP1030506 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

Instructions are not bad and not too cluterd with disapearing arrows  .

 

50424006561_74f1986f13_c.jpgP1030507 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

the resin provides some nice deep detail and the radio equipment appears to have been well reserched .

 

50423310668_7b1f838b02_c.jpgP1030508 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

I have some belts left over from my Special hobby he 115  so will use these .

 

Next job to prime and then get the RLM 02 out for a spin.

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On 07/10/2020 at 02:01, Greg Law said:

Alistair 

If you want a build comparison keep an eye on my BOB build. 

Yours is looking good so far. 

Greg ,you have raced ahead of me in your build . The time consuming part of the C/A construction is all the cleaning off . On many parts its difficult to see where the kit stops and the flash begines .

 

 

After a coat of halfords grey primer the RLM has been aplied .

 

50505158588_8d7f5f43ec_c.jpgP1030527 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

I have left out the resin parts to the bomb bay as they slightly spread the width of the fuselage . I can now do a decent dry fit of all major parts and see how the best fit can be achieved .

 

50505158533_6b6a8fbe28_c.jpgP1030528 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50505903996_32de8f27cf.jpgP1030529 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

Lots of fidly painting of the cockpit to do now ,

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More progress on the Do 17z

The assembly has been fairly easy but has taken much trimming ,sanding and cutting to get the gaps that need filling in an area where few panel lines get damaged .  The good thing about this kit is  the thick plastic which alowes a good strong glue bond and sanding to blend in ridges etc .

 

The main join junction to sort out

50578225603_9f745c7995_c.jpgP1030534 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

Top wing fuselage joint filled with plastic card and super glue/talk mix

50578955641_3481dbe1d1_b.jpgP1030532 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

I hope to get wheel bays finished today

50578225848_b66ceff695_c.jpgP1030531 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50578225673_61afcd929f_b.jpgP1030533 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

Cockpit and instrument panel completed .

 

Hope to get cockpit parts attached tomorrow .

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Looking good Alistair.   I was just wondering how you were getting on with this yesterday.  I'm waiting for my new airbrush to arrive before mine gets a lick of paint. Hopefully this week. Mail between Australia and here is real slow at the moment. 

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I have had plenty of time this week to move on with the major parts .

 

50600720557_a82aa9fa85_z.jpgP1030539 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50600720482_96b535ee69_z.jpgP1030540 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

There have not been many places where a little filler has been needed but with the parts together im pleased with how everything lines up without any twists and bends .

 

Just a few more parts to clean off ,and of course iv left the most difficult parts to last

 

50600603636_1bf9d4e869.jpgP1030542 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

Its going to take some care to avoid a Snap !

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Masking off all the glazing with tamiya tape took the best part of two days ,after which attaching part c5 and 58 took an age of dry fitting ,followd by much sanding and scraping to get a reasonable fit to the fuselage . This was probably the most tricky part of the build sofar . these parts have been permenantly attached useing both Tamiya exra thin cement and some super glue .

the nose , main cockpit glazing and bottom glazing have been temporaly attached with Kristal Clear so they can be removed later for placement of guns .

Engines whent on with little problems so now almost ready for the main paintwork .

 

50633378522_a00c35e6ff_z.jpgP1030552 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50633378377_c3b4bd2d96_b.jpgP1030553 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

have just gone over glazed areas with some tamiya 02 .

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Looking good Alistair. I've been missing from the modelling bench for a few weeks. I think I had a BOB overload. I finally got back to the Dornier today and have sprayed the RLM65.  I will be a bit slow though because I'm looking for a flat at the moment and I'm overload with work projects.

So keep up the good work. I have moved my Do 17z project to WIP today.

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On 11/22/2020 at 2:39 PM, Mottlemaster said:

Masking off all the glazing with tamiya tape took the best part of two days

 

The question is, is it theraputic or just a chore?  I can never decide!

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5 hours ago, Greg Law said:

Looking good Alistair. I've been missing from the modelling bench for a few weeks. I think I had a BOB overload. I finally got back to the Dornier today and have sprayed the RLM65.  I will be a bit slow though because I'm looking for a flat at the moment and I'm overload with work projects.

So keep up the good work. I have moved my Do 17z project to WIP today.

Good luck with your flat hunting Greg. Anything involving property in the UK moves at glacial speed apart from the time your solicitor sends the invoice.

I have invested somany hours in cleaning off seams on the Classic Airframes kit that I could have built a small log cabin.

Looks like we are about the same stage of construction as I will be getting out the rlm65 this weekend.

48 minutes ago, CliffB said:

 

The question is, is it theraputic or just a chore?  I can never decide!

Sometimes Cliff the only thing that keeps me going on a large masking job is knowing that when I'm finished I can look at the finished work and smile with the fact I've just saved £ 4.99 on pre  made masks so 4.99 divided by 10 allows me to tell My wife that my hobby is making us money

Seriously all stages of construction are theraputic, just some are more theraputic than others.

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More movement towards completion .

 

50687264756_c047b827b4_c.jpgP1030559 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

This has been one of the most difficult undercarriages that i have come across .  Now securely in place with a coat of 02 on . Will spend some more time on it when iv done the RLM 76 .

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Looking good Alistair. 

I got a flat. Two bedrooms with a good size lounge,  a place in the kitchen area for my modelling table and a laundry in a concrete bunker where I can spray paint.

Should be good. I move in next week. I just finished taking my glass cabinet apart ready to be wrapped in bubble wrap.

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On 08/12/2020 at 04:28, Greg Law said:

Looking good Alistair. 

I got a flat. Two bedrooms with a good size lounge,  a place in the kitchen area for my modelling table and a laundry in a concrete bunker where I can spray paint.

Should be good. I move in next week. I just finished taking my glass cabinet apart ready to be wrapped in bubble wrap.

Hope your move whent well Greg .Hopr roads in your part of NZ are nice and smooth . No model collection wouls survive more than a couple of miles on our local Devon roads , Some of the pot holes will soon be visitor attractions .

 

Got some RLM 79 on today before realising it should probably be RLM 78 so will do another spray tomorrow .

 

Picture is with the 79

50733389912_2404143196_z.jpgP1030562 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

its looking doubtful if i will get this one finished intime but there is a very slim chance .probably better than a fishing deal :)

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Very nice Alistair.  I've been missing in action lately because of my big move. I'm finally almost done. My problem is I don't have the internet on yet. The last tenant appears to have taken the fiber connection box. I expect it won't be till after Christmas before I get it on.

The move went well and all my built models are safe. Only a bomb fell off the He 111 and an aerial and a propeller off a Bf 109. Five minutes work to fix.

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On 20/12/2020 at 16:03, Sea said:

Very nice Alistair.  I've been missing in action lately because of my big move. I'm finally almost done. My problem is I don't have the internet on yet. The last tenant appears to have taken the fiber connection box. I expect it won't be till after Christmas before I get it on.

The move went well and all my built models are safe. Only a bomb fell off the He 111 and an aerial and a propeller off a Bf 109. Five minutes work to fix.

 

10 hours ago, Greg Law said:

Well they have got me back on the internet again. Now I can annoy you guys again,  I’ve discovered an issue with the move. I can't find my FW 200 Condor's props. Hopefully they will turn up.

Now Sea and Greg , i'm a little confused . Are the last two posts from two kiwis who have just moved ? Perhapse there is a strange southern hemisphere regulation that means that when you move you have to change your name . Infact i like the idea of that , a bit like a snake shedding its skin .

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I'm going to call this one finished .

I would only recomend this kit to people who like a challenge and dont have the newer ICM kit in their stash ( but do have this kit )  .

I'm pleased to have completed it in time as i did get rather distracted by starting two Me 163's in the Interceptor G/B .

Looking back i can see that i did spread myself to thin on 3 projects at the same time . This didnt alowe me enough time to interact to any degree with this G/B 😞

 

Im pleased with how its come out .

 

50761943491_e7e246f86e_c.jpgP1030564 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50762056067_57f0bfd6d9_c.jpgP1030565 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50761943326_02323bc2c8_c.jpgP1030566 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50761215933_25519736ba_c.jpgP1030567 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50761943096_73ebf6c0b1_c.jpgP1030568 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50762055707_3169827ff6_b.jpgP1030569 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

50762055627_49974b248c_c.jpgP1030570 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50762055537_167ddf3ed0_c.jpgP1030571 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50761942746_08b8cc58a0_c.jpgP1030572 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50762055402_f55d783c91_c.jpgP1030573 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

50761215268_858a18d612_b.jpgP1030574 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

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