JOURNEYS OF THE FLYING RASTA .. FIRST GPM 185 ... Ta 152H-1

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  1. flying rasta

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    Thanks GA nope i am using regular photocard stock laminated x2 . as for the appearance.. i think it is due to the glue. would love to see some of your work.

    Cheers.
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    looking fantastic man !
    keep up the good work
  3. flying rasta

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    Thanks uglyguy9,
    will post pics tomorrow of the cockpit parts and assembly. will keep you posted as progress is made.

    cheers.
  4. flying rasta

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    Well i got a wee bit 'o' break to do some modelling .... so the journey continues in the cockpit.

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  5. flying rasta

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    The pics show the instrument panel unpainted then painted. this was done using pencil crayons and some online research about the Ta 152 panels during WW2. The same thing goes for switches on the left of cockpit. figured get this in before folding and gluing.

    Hope you like. Still trying to figure out what to coat the model in to give it that "metal look".

    any ideas?


    Cheers.
  6. flying rasta

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    The instrument panels was mated. I love the recessed look with the "Dials" in the recess.
    Also put in the seat railing and control box at cockpit sides, as well as column (Stick) base.

    again sorry about the shakiness of hand in taking pics.

    The various colours in cockpit and instrument panels comes from internet research on the Ta152H restorations and museum pics.

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  7. flying rasta

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    so it was time to mate the instrument panels to cockpit area as well as the rudder pedals.

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  8. flying rasta

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    And here is the seat .....

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  9. flying rasta

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    then i tried to do a little weathering of seat .... probably overdid it.

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  10. flying rasta

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    then a dry fit of seat in cockpit and installation of throttle stick (white leaver, left hand side)

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  11. flying rasta

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    Sorry about the delay in building progress. I was away on assignment for a reality show series. i will post some pics in the coming weeks. Take care my people and season greetings.
  12. flying rasta

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    Trying to load some pics but having some problems. Here is the upper instrument Panels mated to cockpit as well as gyro-gun sight installed.

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  13. flying rasta

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    another angle.

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  14. flying rasta

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    going to try go the exhaust system and engine front. Please bear with my building skills and finishing. this is my first model.
  15. flying rasta

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    some more pics i had.

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  16. flying rasta

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    started to cut out head rest and exhaust pipes.

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  17. flying rasta

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    Some more angles of pics.

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    competed one set of exhaust pipes and going on to another.
    just wanted to find out again.... anysuggestion what i can coat the model with to produce that sheen polished look. i dont have future floor polish here ok?
  19. flying rasta

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    ha! success !! found a jar of clear coat glossy finish sealant and it works like a charm.

    Well i finally overcame my fear and dived into the panels.

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    I liked how the exhaust manifolds came out and the slow but sure formation of the fuselage front.

    as well as the armor plated headrest.