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PostPosted: Fri 11 Aug 2017 00:20 am 
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Haven't seen a build review of this rather appetising kit, so here goes:
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Decals for two aircraft. Options for underwing small bombs or drop tanks, and for two larger bombs carried internally. Bomb bay can be opened by cutting the single door part in half. Parts neatly moulded; flash free. No stencils.
Cockpit tub constructed. No crew included; seatbelts from Tamiya tape:
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All straightforward so far, and clearly scope for further detiling, should one so wish.

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Aug 2017 10:59 am 
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I have this in my stash, I'll follow this with interest.

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Aug 2017 06:14 am 
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Is it the Italeri moulding? I know that Tamiya marketed kits from this manufacturer. Nice model as I recall. The 210/410 looked the business even though not up to the job!


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug 2017 23:36 pm 
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Italeri AFAIK.
The basics go together well, apart from a small gap at the front of the wing roots:
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The cockpit parts are cleanly moulded, with nicely defined panels. The only awkward aspect, is the separation of the two halves. The moulding is the port side and roof, with the second part being the starboard side only. The front windscreen is a separate piece also. Not easy to get them all to line up, and I'm not convinced that I'm going to be satisfied with the finished result:
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Sep 2017 23:55 pm 
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Moved onto the painting process, before fitting the detail parts:
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PostPosted: Sun 10 Sep 2017 10:35 am 
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The bomb bay doors come moulded as one part.
Out with the razor saw it is!
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Sep 2017 10:48 am 
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Good going

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Sep 2017 23:18 pm 
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Antane comes moulded as part of one of the fuselage sides. Seems more robust that attaching a separate part.
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Undercarriage constructed. Alas the tyres aren't weighted:
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Bomb bay constructed open. Persuading the bombs to sit anything like square wasn't easy. However, the open doors mean that it's possible to leave the two nose glazing pieces out, until after the painting process:
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Drop tanks detail shot. Some trouble has been taken over reproducing the mountings:
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Sep 2017 08:31 am 
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Nice work. :)
About weighted tyres - I found a lot of pics of Luftwaffe aircraft left at Danish airfields in 1945. Could only find a few which seemed to show weighted tyres. It was during May of 1945 so maintenance wouldn't have been much of an issue and of course fully loaded they may have looked different but those pics made for me not having an issue with tyres - weighted or not. ;)

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep 2017 00:18 am 
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Thank you.
Awaiting weathering:
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep 2017 10:40 am 
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Superb work on the mottling TD it's looking great :thumb:

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Sep 2017 00:15 am 
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Thank you!
Can't resist posting a photo of the freshly finished model. More to follow in decent light tomorrow:
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Verdict - if you build 1/72 Luftwaffe, get this kit bought. If it's in your stash get it built. It's what a model should be - something that you can't see in reality, and it builds up very nicely. My only criticism, is that the artwork shows an aircraft with cannon in the nose. Reading up, these were a pack that could be fitted in the bomb bay as required. Would have been nice for the relevant parts to have been included as an option in the kit.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Sep 2017 02:32 am 
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Spectacular finish. The greenhouse came out great! Nice job on the masking. I have to pick this kit up.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Sep 2017 14:07 pm 
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Great job :thumb:

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Sep 2017 22:43 pm 
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Thank you
Here's a selection of the finished model:
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