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SimonD

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G'day fellas, I decided to reveal the Stuka naked due to circumstances at home. Moving soon and I don't have time to build up a 1:32 dio only to then figure out how I move it the 450km's without it smashing into little pieces.
I do have a plan though, more on that later. [smile]
This kit is very good. I only had a few minor issues, other than my own stuff, but to blame that on the kit would be an injustice. It went together very well and looks pretty good built up. Well I think so anyway.

The things I enjoy the least on the end result are the things that attracted me in the first place with this model. The blowmobiles, or skids. I love the Stuka but really wished it had retractable landing gear as it looks a little "bulky" in flight. The skids do streamline the shape a little, but Trumpeter supplied skids, maybe without too much research, they look a little underdone detail wise. And in the end look like a bit of an after thought. I could've spent more time on them to make them look a little better, but with no reference photos and a limited imagination (at present), I decided to go with what I had.

Anyway, it's been fun being involved with the first GB of the year. I hope I'm all settled in to my new digs by the time GB 2015 Mk.II comes around.
A big thanks to everyone that viewed and commented on my build thread. You guys have been a driving force within me in the last nine or so months through a very difficult time. I appreciate greatly, your inputs. And good luck with your builds. [smile]

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Vroooom time!














A few shots of the interior and engine from the build stage.
















Thanks again Bobby for facilitating this forum. It's a wonderful escape from the real world.
Time for me to re-enter the Matrix, for a bit. [wink]

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Tamiya 1:32 F-4J Phantom "Marines"
Tamiya 1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe

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Simon, congrats on this fantastic build! A absolutely love the winter camo, it makes your Stuka very special. As a sad before it takes quite some courage to paint over a perfect splinter camo :-). I see what you mean about the skids but I do like them. The combination with the camo works great. Very, very interesting build!
I really enjoy following your WIP and I wish you good luck in the Matrix. Say hello to the lady in red from me ;-)

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SimonD

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Haha thanks Fabian! I will indeed.
And thanks for your kind words. Always appreciated. [smile]

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Simon well done mate. A really good build. Like Fabian I do like that winter cammo. Stukas were never a pretty plane considering the G forces they must have gone through. It's been a pleasure watching you build this monster of a plane.
Congratulations on a great build....and hope to see many more.

Good luck with your move....and you seem to be wearing the same jumper that I wear....coola boola!
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SimonD

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Hehe thanks Nigel, my jumper is my house fave, nice and warm now it's chilling down here a bit.

And again thanks for the encouraging words, there will indeed be plenty more builds once I get out of where I am.
Dead keen to hit the "big smoke" again after a couple of years out back. Although I fear the stash is going to grow to ridiculous levels! lol
I just love snooping around the hobby shops down there grabbing a bargain or two. I do miss that up here.

Good luck with your builds Nigel. It's going to be a "close run thing" (as someone once said) I'm betting. [smile]

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It turned out amazing Simon, well done
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SimonD

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Thanks Eion. Much appreciated. [smile]
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Love it Simon that a real beaut mate the winter cammo look amazing all you hard work has been well worth it mate thats set the bar very high.
Best wishes 
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SimonD

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Thanks Gary, much appreciated, although I don't quite agree. There are others using my bar to stand on while they set theirs up! [rofl][rofl][rofl]
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Excellent work Simon. The camo came out perfectly for such a tough pattern. Your detailing of this kit was superb also. I'm not a huge fan of the Stuka because of the fixed landing gear but it is an interesting build. The design of the aircraft always seemed like they were just stuck there. The pics with your hand in them really put the impressive size of that bird in scale. Very nice work!

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Thanks very much Ron. It's funny I actually love the shape of the Stuka minus the landing gear. The inverted Gull wings are a fantastic shape with those seperate control surfaces and sleek fuselage with the big Jumo up front. Makes me wonder how fast it could've been without the "air brake" landing gear. [smile] The "prop" (have a look at the build thread update) looks great in primer without the landing gear.
Thanks again for your kind comments. [smile]

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Tamiya 1:32 F-4J Phantom "Marines"
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OMG I missed this reveal. Well maybe not since I'm here now lol. I love it, love it, love it! I like the landing gear lol. You've done wonderfully on this kit Simon. Not one single thing can I find wrong with it and that canopy glass is gorgeous! Those figures look great in there! This build right here is something you would never have thought you could do when you first joined up here mate. Look at what you can do! Awesome. [smile]
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What a beast! Looking really really good.

Wim.

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Amazing job Simon. A very dramatic camo pattern done excellently.
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Love this one! Amazing work with the camo and love to see the skis on it no matter how detailed. Looks like a huge bird too! Props on a great build!
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