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What a fantastic kit this is.

Any issues were of my own making and that was only a slight misalignment of the Cannon Cartridge Ejector Chute which caused a little fit issue with the wings.

Everything else was a great fit.

 

Primed with Tamiya Neutral Grey.

Painted with ColourCoats RLM66, RLM 76, RLM 81, RLM 82, RLM 02, FAA/RAF Yellow, RAF Dark Green

Tamiya Lacquer Red, Semi-gloss Black, Rubber Black, Linoleum Deck Brown, Dark Iron, 

Alclad Copper, Aluminium.

 

Finished with a light Flory Dark Dirt wash and Windsor & Newton Satin Varnish

 

WIP Here.

 

 

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Thanks for looking,

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

 

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The color scheme caught me completely off guard. Nothing wrong with it. I just wasn't aware the real plane was ever painted like that. A very nice build and thanks for the positive comments about the kit.

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11 minutes ago, Stew Dapple said:

Lovely job Alistair, she's a little (I'm guessing very little in size :D) beauty B) 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

Thanks very much Stew,

She's about the same size and width as the 1/72 Vega.

Not very big at all.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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4 minutes ago, SAT69 said:

The color scheme caught me completely off guard. Nothing wrong with it. I just wasn't aware the real plane was ever painted like that. A very nice build and thanks for the positive comments about the kit.

This was one of the ones captured by the British at the end of the war.

It was taken back for testing but only as a glider so there were no :boom:'s

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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It's always the same isn't it? You exhaust your entire stock of superlatives during the build itself praising the superb craftsmanship, the exquisite attention to detail and the painstaking finishing and by the time you're confronted with the final article, all you can come up  with is "yeah, that looks alright".

 

So, erm, Yeah, that looks alright.

 

Craig 🙂

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5 minutes ago, Dandie Dinmont said:

It's always the same isn't it? You exhaust your entire stock of superlatives during the build itself praising the superb craftsmanship, the exquisite attention to detail and the painstaking finishing and by the time you're confronted with the final article, all you can come up  with is "yeah, that looks alright".

 

So, erm, Yeah, that looks alright.

 

Craig 🙂

 

Thanks Craig,

The photos show up some flaws that I'm not particularly pleased with but it looks OK in the cabinet.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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9 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

Thanks so much.

Although I will admit that I had to go and google Kraftei.

Not a phrase I've heard before.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Kraftei was a nickname of the aircraft given by the pilots.

The speed and the climb rate was something new to the flightcrews of Erprobungskommando 16 and later JG 400.

Despite the high accident rate and the next to zero military effect of this aircraft pilots were often not really keen to convert back to slow propeller driven aircrafts and "creeping" along with around 600 kp/h.

Test pilot Mano Ziegler wrote a book about the aircraft and its pilots. Its a good read but i am not sure if its available in english.

Cheers

Bernd

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15 minutes ago, BerndM said:

Kraftei was a nickname of the aircraft given by the pilots.

The speed and the climb rate was something new to the flightcrews of Erprobungskommando 16 and later JG 400.

Despite the high accident rate and the next to zero military effect of this aircraft pilots were often not really keen to convert back to slow propeller driven aircrafts and "creeping" along with around 600 kp/h.

Test pilot Mano Ziegler wrote a book about the aircraft and its pilots. Its a good read but i am not sure if its available in english.

Cheers

Bernd

Thanks for the info.

I think Rocket Fighter is available so I'm off to see if I can source one.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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5 hours ago, Dr. Quack said:

A beauty - and I'm very taken with the scheme. Another proud addition to the display cabinet. Are you running out of room yet??

Q

Many Thanks Q,

I may have to take a trip to Straiton in the near future, yes. :whistle:

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Nice work, Alistair, and certainly a stand-out colour scheme... well done.

 

Regards,

 

Paul

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10 hours ago, Flight Line Media said:

Wow! Impressive work!

Thanks that's very kind of you.

 

5 hours ago, Tokyo Raider said:

Great to see this new kit built.  You did a splendid job and really inspiration and great scheme...

Thanks so much for your kind comment.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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