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After some additional plumbing had been added MrSurfacer 1500 black primer was used to give the engine parts a base for the paint.

I’ve decided to leave this central part in primer as the satin finish is just what I want.

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Xtreme Metal AK479 aluminium was used for the silver parts…

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…the exhaust and “bullet” were over sprayed with AK484 burnt metal…

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The various parts were then assembled and Xtreme Metal AK486 pale burnt metal was used to add some distress to the exhaust…

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…the final pice of plumbing was added

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Next I’ll be adding some detail paint and weathering to the engine.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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Crikey John, this is moving along at pace!  Lors of bits done and that engine looks fantastic! 👌 

 

Keith 😁 

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18 hours ago, 81-er said:

I really like that, John :)

 

James

 

18 hours ago, Keeff said:

Crikey John, this is moving along at pace!  Lors of bits done and that engine looks fantastic! 👌 

 

Keith 😁 

 

1 hour ago, modelling minion said:

Lovely work on the engine John.

 

thanks chaps

 

I thought the resin engine was going to take far longer than it has and I'm so impressed with the level of detail

 

rgds

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Most of the plumbing was brush paint with vallejo 70.950 black.

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Tamiya black panel liner was used to enhance the exquisite resin detail.

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On the link to a Jumo walk-around that @SafetyDad  provided…

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I noticed that the letter ’N’ was painted on a couple of places, so I thought I’d have a bash…

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MrWeathering greyish brown and multi black was used to dirty up the bottom of the engine.

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Next I’ll be nailing the wings to the airframe.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

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The weathering has just made it look even better, John :)

 

2 hours ago, modelling minion said:

and should certainly last longer.

Quite significantly longer, I'd imagine...

 

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The wing halves were glued together…

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…before attaching the wings to the fuselage I masked the cockpit, I had thought I could use the canopy however I’d have to cut off the joining lugs and would have made posing the canopy open far more difficult than necessary, I used Tamiya tape and liquid mask…

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…the wings were fixed in place…

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…I managed to drip some extra thin on the lower part of the wing, hopefully I’ll be able to deal with this before paint.

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Next I’ll adding the “kit” engine.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

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They look to have gone on nicely, John. I've dropped extra thin on places it shouldn't be before, annoying, but as long as you resist the temptation to wipe it off quickly it's usually only minor & localised damage to fix

 

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1 hour ago, 81-er said:

They look to have gone on nicely, John. I've dropped extra thin on places it shouldn't be before, annoying, but as long as you resist the temptation to wipe it off quickly it's usually only minor & localised damage to fix

 

James

thanks James

 

your right, the "secret" is to leave it alone but its soooo hard to resist wiping it! thankfully I managed to leave it alone 

 

rgds

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So while I was gathering the engine parts I realised that I’d not added a couple of parts to the wing/landing gear bay! I managed to pry off the wing and attach the missing pieces…

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…and then reattached the wing, I needed to hold it in place with some tape this time.

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I always planned to use only one of the Aries resin engines so I need to add one of the kit versions.

The various “inner” parts of the engine was given a coat of MrSurfacer 1500 black primer followed by some LP-11…

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…the exhaust was treated the same as the resin version with Xtreme Metal AK486 pale burnt metal and AK484 burnt metal…

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…and the engine pieces assembled and attached to the wing.

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I may use the supplied intake cover, so I’ve used hairspray to chip MRP-250 Richthofen’s red …

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Next I’ll be checking the seams, re-scribing and preparing for paint.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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That was a lucky save with the gear bay parts, John. The other engine is looking good, and I love the name of that red

 

James

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15 hours ago, modelling minion said:

Nice work, and well done for getting the wing separated and then back together without any damage.

 

35 minutes ago, 81-er said:

That was a lucky save with the gear bay parts, John. The other engine is looking good, and I love the name of that red

 

James

thanks chaps

 

I think I've used up all of my "luck" for this build, from now on I'm really going to have to pay attention and check everything two or three times before action 👍

 

rgds

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For ease of painting the tail mottles, I’m not going to add the horizontal stabilisers until later, however the rudder was fitted.

 

The landing gear bay and intake and exhaust were masked and the seams were given a blast of MrSurfacer 1500 black primer…

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…there were a couple of places that needed some attention…

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…so these areas were filled with some black flexi CA

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Next I’ll be re-scribing the “missing” panel lines and access panels.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

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On 08/03/2024 at 00:53, shortCummins said:

blast of MrSurfacer 1500 black primer…

There’s no hiding from Mr Surfacer! 🤣 But this is looking fantastic, John, I’m looking forward to seeing paint go on. 👍

 

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After the blemishes had been repaired…

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…the entire airframe was then given a coat of MrSurfacer 1500 black primer…

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…and the missing panel lines were re-scribed, the centre spine to the rear of the fuselage was reinstated and rivets added where they’d been removed…

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…there were a couple of inspection/access hatches that also needed to be re-added…

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Next I’ll be making a start on the RLM76.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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Scribetastic, John! 

I'm down in Leicester for the weekend. So yesterday I wished you a good morning as I drove past the A46 Cotgrave turn off! 😁

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3 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Scribetastic, John! 

I'm down in Leicester for the weekend. So yesterday I wished you a good morning as I drove past the A46 Cotgrave turn off! 😁

thanks Pete

 

you're welcome to call in for a cup of tea or coffee anytime 

 

3 hours ago, modelling minion said:

Very neat work John, she looks great.

 

2 hours ago, 81-er said:

You've done a great job on the fixes, John

 

James

thanks chaps

 

I've never really enjoyed re-scribing however once I found this tool at Telford a few years ago...

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along with the tape, it's made scribing much easier providing I make multiple "light" strokes, basically not applying any pressure just letting the weight of the tool do the work.

 

rgds

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I’m basing the camo’ scheme on Montex's description…

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…RLM74 grey-green, RLM75 grey-violet & RLM76 light blue.

 

Most of the other Me272 builds I’ve seen have brown-violet rather than grey-violet for the upper camo’ however I prefer the RLM74/RLM75 grey-green/grey-violet combination as suggested by Montex.

 

Before starting on the RLM76 I’ve painted areas and panels where wear and chipping might be applied, these were given a coat of LP-11.

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The “unpainted” engine cover panel was then misted over, through a template, with Xtreme Metal AK480 dark aluminium…

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…the idea is to give the unpainted panel a “not quite brand new” look?

 

 

Next I’ll be painting the underside colour RLM76 pale blue.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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