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Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by korvette, Nov 28, 2006.
the closed cockpit - needs some time for clean work.
Parts: 9 / 65
...after assembling and recolouring...
lookin great! Thanks again for sharing. This seems to have a relly nice level of detail without getting too bogged down in a myriad of details.
...right in position...
Parts: 10 / 75
to compare with...
...and inside the cockpit.
Parts: 8 / 83
...also to compare...
...cockpit nearly finished...
Parts: 4 / 87
Oh boy !
just 4 parts, but a hell of hard work in shaping and fixing the parts the right way. Nearly 2 hours of cautious building process. The markings are a crucial point. This step is a showstopper for the whole model - if you fail here, throw away the result.
I am getting the impression that you have built these models already?
Not yet finished...
I´m building the models, taking pictures from every step. After collecting 40-50 pictures, I start to work out the images for the forum and start to post them. Right now I have 53 pictures of the Fw 190 and I´m working on the tailfin and rudders - comming the following days.
So my posts are 3-4 days behind the actual built.
No I mean are these second builds? As in you have already built this 190 before and the model you are building is a second one?
Reason why I ask is that the fitments are bang on. I noticed that many builds of this type have alignment hiccups and so far you have not hit any. Like you said above you have a point where it's boom or bust part way through the build.
no, it´s all pure and first built of this model ever for me. I do like the origin models - I even don´t make copys or scans. I appreciate the print, the feeling, the colours, the smell of a good origin cardmodel. And if I fail, doesn´t matter. The prices are not so high, that I couldn´t start a second try.
For example the Macci Folgore. I failed in the wings structure and dumped the thing. But I will do it again, because it´s a good model and I did the failure. The Ascender from Orlik was a horror and I will never try her again, because the tail section doesn´t fit even with a lot of tricks and work.
The main point for a lot of aircraft models are the first two hull segments, because they are the reference for the further building process. As for example the Fw 190.
And another thing: TIME ! You need time to build this hull segments step by step. I do not glue these parts at once - sometimes I start at the bottom line and do need up to 15 steps (shape, glue, fit, dry) until I´m satisfied with the result. Prior to the build, I look for reference points in the construction. The Balkenkreuz and the red 13 for example.
Well, thats all.