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and i'll mostly be doing a ju 52 , and even a he 111 if i can squeeze it in . :eat: all in glorious 1/72 . - blimp .

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here we are walrus , these are my intended victims :devil:003.jpg the italeri ju 52 and the roden he 111b . - i've got the first aid kit ready too :P

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That poor Heinkel deserves to be built lovingly - it's obviously waited patiently in the loft whilst al the pretty kits have been built. It's box has become a bit dog-eared, it's decals are probably yellow, but at last it's knight in shining armour has come to waken it from it's 20 year sleep....(probably mixing my fairy tales a bit here...) :angel:

Looking forward to these Blimp..:coolio:

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:P it's not a problem , i won't be using the kit markings . ( i keep them tucked away in a seperate folder indoors ) i havn't decided on the '52's scheme yet but the Heinkel will be something different ! . . . . . watch this space ;)

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- i couldn't resist a quick peep in the boxes today . sometime in the distant past i put some aeroclub P&W hornet engines aside , (many scw aircraft used them or licensed copies ) lo , and behold ! there are three in the junkers box already . a good omen . heartened , i proceded to disinter the poor heinkel . . . whats this ? some resin wheels , two sets (?) and a pair of eduard bomb racks . . . then i noticed something amiss , just a minor detail you understand , the destructions were missing . oh no , oh deary me , - that can only mean one thing another safari into the , er , ' SHED ' :fraidnot: . . . cover me , i may be some time , i'm going in !

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sorry about the lost instructions Blimp

surely there must be someone on BM with a set to scan and send

if we don't hear from you by the 31st we'll send out a search party

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- this could be bad , i had a 'clear up' (. . . or else !) and i am only just finding my gubbins again . my filing system is a bit upset . it could be anywhere ! :redx: - i do remember a build that was posted on another site which'll help . i have some decent refs /plans , and it's a good excuse to ferret about a bit .

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might be worth putting out a request for someone to scan a set an email them to you Blimp

there is a slim chance that someone i know may have this kit-will put feelers out

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- this could be bad , i had a 'clear up' (. . . or else !) and i am only just finding my gubbins again . my filing system is a bit upset . it could be anywhere ! :redx: - i do remember a build that was posted on another site which'll help . i have some decent refs /plans , and it's a good excuse to ferret about a bit .

IPMS has an instruction bank - might be worth conatcting them?

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I have the He 111E version in my loft, so in emergency case I can send you scans. I guess except the engines the airframe was pretty much the same.

Send me PM if needed.

Cheers

Libor

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thanks folks , i might do that :worthy: i'll let you know at the weekend - cheers . blimp .

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:yahoo: a big thank you to libor ! :worthy::clap2::thumbsup: - the heinkel is now back in the build ! i have no excuses now . i'm off work today , so it's ashopping i'll go , time to stock up on RLM no's !

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Okely dokely then , on with the build - a look at the ju 52 .

nice but not enough ribbing on the lower fuselage , so i'll have to think of something to fix that . no interior either , save a basic cockpit . but that can be fixed . the windows were painted over on the bombers anyway :evil_laugh:



i have the replacement aeroclub engines , they are almost a pop in fit ! maybe just some packing out at the firewall , add induction pipes , new exhaust , ignition wires . . . sorted , then ,there is the dustbin <_< .

[/left] i've searched high and low for infomation , but there isn't much to be found yet , except -
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and a sketch from a post war article on the '52 .

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plans are a bit of a gamble , as are ' profiles' , time to get the ol protractors out and see if i can make some . . . . absolutely nothing on it's equipment fit however , so a bit of heavy ' shading ' will go on here ! :devil:

- it's tomorrow now , time for my beauty sleep . yeah , yeah , i know i NEED IT ! . :P post some piccies later .

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Steven Segal is older than he looks then, and lying about his heritage :hmmm:

JU-52-28.jpg

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:rofl: - i was thinking of putting a toilet roll holder in it , the gunner would need it ! .

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here it is , the italeri junkers 52 , lufthansa version .

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a typical italeri offering , crisp mouldings with minimal flash . it's the older lufwaffe version with new civil decals with passenger seating or benches . the upper gunners position needs opening up , it's already marked inside the roof so that is easy , it also has optional glazing and cargo doors , if wanted . hopefully it will turn into one of these :thumbsup2:

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a great little kit , right , where did i put my big hammer ? :devil:
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update - as i've been run off my feet the last couple of weeks i didn't get started until sunday . the '52 would be a decent kit oob but being me i couldn't leave it be :P oh no . the interior is too bare , it bugs me . - so out with the wine bottle top foil and a dead biro . i used the outside corrugations to make ' negatives ' and superglued them to the inside faces of the fuselage . next i spent the afternoon drilling squillions of tiny holes in some brass strip to make the main bulkhead frames . ( oh , my eyes ! ) - i tried to get some photo's but my cheepo camera isn't up to the task , some cadging required before i go too far :devil: maybe i won't paint those windows after all . . . . but i might take a breather , and play with the cockpit for a bit . :wacko:

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good/bad news ! :) my dear friend and builder of grey things has kindly 'offered' to take some piccies with his super dooper camera . ( lick , lick , yipee .) sadly he's got an upset tummy , so no photo's yet . ( rats ) - good thing really , gives me time to do some more . . . . . . . . DRILLING ! :wacko:

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Blimp - those dustbin pics are great - have one in a book - but not the others - it's the main area of info I'm lacking for my 1:32 bird...

Iain

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yeah , i'm in the same boat mate . i can get away with it in 1/72 as so little can be seen . everywhere i've looked just returns the same old stuff .

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hello everybody , getting quiet around these parts . everyones busy on their masterpieces . eh ? .

right then , i'd better get something done before you lot finish !

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. . . :lol: - having driven myself insane with drilling the fuselage formers , i took a moments respite and relaxed with a bit of corrugating . . .

oh dear , not as easy as i thought . large sections are a no no , the thin foil warps , so smaller sections were spliced at the former posistions where they will be hidden .

the various uprights and longerons were done with SQUARE sprue , from the old revell hp victor , gently heated and pulled , it kept it's square section ! miracles will never cease . :analintruder:

i am much chuffed .

now comes the 'ship in a bottle' bit .getting all of the pieces in , without overdoing the glue and keeping it all 'true' .

when i have enough to show you something , i'll let my mate out of his box and he can take those piccies .

be lucky . - blimp .

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