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M.Brindos

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Hello, my fellow modellers!

While I've been waiting for paint to dry on my Stuka I was quietly working on this little number in the background. Although the box says it 1/72 its closer to 1/76. Its smaller than the Albatros by a couple of millimeters in all dimensions. I wasn't originally planning on rigging this thing because of its size, but I talked myself into it this morning and I've been working on finishing it up for half the day.

I never meant to challenge myself in this fashion, but that's exactly what I ended up doing. Especially since I've used stretched sprue for the wires. None of it is perfect, but its a pretty fair looker from more than 8 inches away lol.

These following macro shots are a total buzkill. There are far more flaws than I'd like to admit, but macro shots do that. lol

I have more respect now, than ever, for anyone who has to string these things. 1/48 must be difficult enough, but then there are those lunatics that feel the need to wire up something in this size. Those guys must have some issues lol.

I even managed to make up a windscreen, which can be seen in some of the pictures, but ended up out of focus in most of these pictures.

 

I'm still confused as to why the instructions would have me add the Finnish markings to the fuselage, but I think the decision to add the white band is something I'm not regretting lol. I've already had to tell a few family members those are not Swastikas [facepalm].

History, is just lost on most people.

Anyways, that was a nice build. Some filler was used and some misalignments were present, but nothing out of the ordinary for an Academy kit. I found the wings easier to align then my Revell Albatros, and with less trouble. I added the outer wing spars to the upper wing and the main spars to the fuselage during painting and attached the wings just last night. The tail was the most problematic part of the entire build and you can't tell how much rebuilding I did to get it lined up. The blue on the decals for the roundels and the tail was way too dark and I had to paint those over by hand. I think I did pretty good with the hairy sticks this time.  [wink]

Anyways, its smaller than the Albatros, but it looks pretty good sitting next to it. Time to finish off the Albatros soon.

Thanks for looking! Have a great night!  [smile]

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totally delightful and inspiring! sincerely, it does not look like a braille scale. the rigging is great and the prop--well, its real wood, right? very nice work!
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lol! Thanks, my friend. It is as I said it is. No wood was involved lol.
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Very nice work Mike. Definitely looks bigger than 1/72 scale :-)
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nice little gem
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Fabian, Thomas, thank you.  [smile]

For those who doubt the scale of this tiny crate I have a couple more pictures for you. lol




Its smaller than the Albatros. No joke. Now imagine trying to rig this thing. LMAO!
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Hehehe that's some serious micro surgery going on there mate lol. They both look really nice and the stretched sprue rigging is epic, it must be the thickness of a hair

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M.Brindos

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About twice the thickness of hair I believe lol. Thank you, Pete! [smile]

I've been watching a lot of you guys, and your build especially, and I had to build one for myself. The rigging is basic, but it and the windscreen bring this build up a notch in my book. Otherwise there's not much to it.

I've got a few kits in a small stash now. 1/144 Academy B-1A, 1/48 Revell Spitfire Mk. II, 1/48 Revell P-51D Mustang, and the 1/48 Lindberg Me-262 in the two-fer box. I just need something Russian and I can join up with a certain GB. That'll be a first lol.
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Love the subtle treatment of weathering, detailing. Shows what can be done in the "collectors" scale. As a kid I built all of the revell WWI aircraft, plus the airfix...didn't know enough to find faults. Great to see you don't need 1/32 to grab a great feel and look
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Thank you, Johnny. I think it turned out okay too. I've not built any Airfix kits, but I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the new ones.
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lovely job Mike [thumb]
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Thanks, Paul!  [biggrin]
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Looks great Mike!!

The rigging really adds that extra! Bet you're happy that you challenged yourself. The prop also looks amazing and so does the rest of the model!

Great work [thumb][thumb]

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