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SarynE

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Puh.... I made it..... [smile]

 

This was a long and strange journey building this kit which is all in all exhausting but it is worth the pain. Allow me a few words before I show you the pictures..... or just scroll down [wink].

 

This kit was my first aircraft kit since I was 9 I think. Between this I only modeled wargaming stuff and since World of Tanks....... Tanks [biggrin], so it was like changing from a nice walk to a Mt. Everest climbing.

But is a very interesting kit and the only one of its kind in 32..... ok there is a second kit from Fly wich is the basic bomber version. But this kit is definitely neither for beginner nor a relaxed weekend build. The use of reference photos is strongly recommended since the kit has parts in the wrong places, not containing (LIKE BOMBS [mad]) or parts who are there for no reason. The plastic parts fit nicely till it is coming to the resin parts which are a little bit difficult to handle especially in the cockpit. Oh yeah I think I have mentioned it already – There are no weapon options with this kit – except a small flaregun in the cockpit. The Instructions reads are like a schoolbook... more questions than answers. For example you need to guess where some PE parts need to be placed because there is only an approximate arrow in the direction.

The canopies are ok but needs to be sanded and polished or you will see some kind of bubbles on them.... sadly I was running out of polishing compounds, which are still ordered like the bombs....

 

As said I ordered some bombs and other diorama items which are, because our delivery service is on strike, still in transit. But I found a pack of pilots so one of them is glad to present the Arado and it looks maybe a little bit like a machine in action since it has no bombs.

 

Last but not least the kit is worth the 90€-100€ but it is a challenge to get a nice Ar 234 out of it and I learned a few things:

 

  1. The big bottle of glosscoat from Vallejo is only for brushing and not for airbrush... so it left a crispy coat on the Ar so I needed to sand and prime it again.

  2. Turpentine tastes like streetlamp from very down below.

  3. Streaking Grime can be very tempting

     

So enough of words now I present the Ar 234 B-2 140/373 [thumb]

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Some of you will maybe notice it. The 140/373 is not part of the marking options that came with the kit. I made my own camo and markings with the containing decals.

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Here is a part of scratch build, the instructions said that rope should fit with some PE parts... well the reference photos said this [tongue]. An other thing are the details on the booster which I needed to drill out by hand after the sanding... one by one. 

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No bombs, no mat and no dio. But I am so glad to have him at least [cool].      

Ok that is all. I am so proud to be in this GB (which is my first forum show of my modeling hobby)  with you guys. Here are my.... sources? and I hope you like my Ar 234

May all colors be with you

Saryn [wave]    

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TedUSA

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Saryn,

I am blown away by your "comeback" build and finish!! Its GREAT!! Whether or not you have bombs, the plane IS A BOMBER--totally qualified for the GB of course. The finish, decals, and weathering are top notch. We are always our own worst critics but you gotta take a bow on this GB project. Can't wait to see what you turn out next!

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Saryn, well done in getting across the finish line with a lovely, well painted model. I like the attention to the detail that you can do on this scale.

Impressive.

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Kintoo

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really nice work on the scratchbuild and adding the number decals. I'm a bit of a history snob and love it when people take the time to research and really do the details correctly. 

Bravo [smile]

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Gratz on making the finish line. I have an Arado in my stash as well, I do like this plane. The way it turned out, well, another great contender I would say. Love the paint job. Really well done!

Wim.

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A most excellent build !! [smile]
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Very impressive build (and plane). The cockpit looks great behind the glass, very well done! Congrats and good luck :-)
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I'm really starting to live that plane, u did a cracking job. Well done
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Welcome to the site Saryn and great job with your build!
Very impressive return to the hobby mate. Congrats. [smile]

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Bombs or not this is a lovely bit of work.

Fantastic attention to detail and a stunning finish mate !

Pete
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