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Erwin

Arado 196 on catapult.

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Hi all,

My project in this GB is the new FANTASTIC 1/32 nd Arado 196 placed on the resin kit from HpH...

arado.jpg

katapult.jpg

It might well be that I won't be able to finish the Arado AND catapult during this GB as I intend to make this my show-piece for the expo I'm organizing next year in August.Plus the fact that the catapult is not an easy job.

So I will mainly focus on the Arado during the GB. And maybe be able to finish the catapult too.

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Hope that you enjoy this Erwin, I am collecting one of those from our first show next year (saves on the postage and hopefully the weather will be better!) and I'm really looking forward to it.

Tony :clif:

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Hope that you enjoy this Erwin, I am collecting one of those from our first show next year (saves on the postage and hopefully the weather will be better!) and I'm really looking forward to it.

Tony :clif:

I pointed out some thing about this kit over on MM...

http://s3.zetaboards.com/readersforum/topic/7441662/1/#new

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Will be following this like glue Erwin - brilliant project! :)

Iain

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Saw on in my LHS today, for 20 quid its a bargain! Get 'em now if you want one I reckon, even I'm tempted!

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Wow, I new about the 1/48 kit but didn't know about a 1/32!

I can't wait to see this. Have any ship in mind for it to be representative of?

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Wow, I new about the 1/48 kit but didn't know about a 1/32!

I can't wait to see this. Have any ship in mind for it to be representative of?

The kit has decals for the Bismarck.

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The kit has decals for the Bismarck.

I heard it was Tirpitz. Is this wrong?

Tony :clif:

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I have one to build fantastic kit, will follow this thread VERY closely as havn't built in larger scales for years (loads in loft to build) & may start this one next year. The Decals are definitly Tirpitz summer 1943

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I heard it was Tirpitz. Is this wrong?

Tony :clif:

My mistake.

The markings are for the Tirpitz and Crete

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Revell did make a mistake !!

The loops needed to be launced from a ship's catapult aren't provided in the kit.

This picture is from the catapult instructions to show what I mean...

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I assume Revell based their molds on a shore-based plane and didn't bodder to look if their were differances between a shore and ship based plane.

Revell shouldn't add Tirpitz markings(or any other ship markings) if the parts aren't there to build it ! Without those loops it can't be launced from the catapult. Simple fact .

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It's a ruse to get you to buy the HPH 196 Erwin! ;)

Good spot - shouldn't be too difficult to scratch-build?

Iain

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Some progress made,but not enought to show pictures.Mainly parts clean-up.

As this is not realy a diorama because there are no figurines,I decided to make a "display" with one wing straight and one folded.

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Looking very nice so far Erwin. Can't wait for my catapult and Arado to arrive.

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Hi Erwin,

I'm looking forward to watching your build, the Arado is a smashing kit and I can see a few appearing at the shows this year including my own. :D

All the best with the build

Steve

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This is going to be impressive. :popcorn:

Deacon

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First progress on the Arado.

All parts needed have been cleaned.Wings and floats build.Most of the cockpit done.Now comes the painting of the cockpit.

ar-1.jpg

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Started on the slide...

rail.jpg

The kit's parts are so bad fitting that I will scratchbuild the whole upperstructure.

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Hi Erwin,

Looking good, whats the length of the rail please, just so I can get some idea of size compared to the Arado.

Thanks

Steve

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Hi Erwin,

Looking good, whats the length of the rail please, just so I can get some idea of size compared to the Arado.

Thanks

Steve

44 cm.

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