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Brundledonk

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Like you say, the Stuka was easy pickings for a fighter pilot, but there is no doubting it's capability as a dive bomber, hearing the scream from the siren as it dived must have really made your blood run cold

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Great kit to enter the GB with. The cockpit looks well detailed, and the figures (as Pete said) are a mass of detail, these will be the figures that need a lot of attention, as we spoke about before, but you have the ability to do it.

Best of luck with your build.

I've been holding back, before I announce my 2nd model, until I see everyone elses. As per usual I will probably go for the weird and wonderful. [wink]
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Cheers Nigel, yes we are waiting for you to make you your mind, nothing mystical about it, you just dolly around, get on with it. [wink] lol

I'm canning the ground crew, for now. I have a plan for in-flight display. Just looking at setting up the feasibility study committee first, then ... oh look a shiny thing. [crazy]



To be honest, after spending 4 hours cleaning up, very nice but very untidy, pilots today that I may not now need, I'm looking forward to just gluing a couple of pieces together. lol

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Bombs away! As soon as this arrives I'll be into it! Have started on the bombs but nothing to show really yet. Hurry up Mr Posty! [biggrin]


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Once again another big plug for http://www.bnamodelworld.com/ ordered Monday lunchtime, from Melbourne in Whyalla Wednesday morning. Can't get better than that. [smile]
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I little bit started as I await the imminent arrival of my PE.
Lots of little bombs (clusters of them in fact), not a great result putting them together so a clean up will be required on all 20 of them by the looks, thanks Trumpeter. Some of the landing gear is together and some larger bombs. I don't want to get too far into engine or cockpit construction yet as I have no idea where I need to chop out stuff etc.
I think this would go together fairly quickly OOB, but the PE is going to stretch it out a bit for sure. So far, it's been quite ok, fit wise, other than the little bombs. And they'll only need a light sand.

A couple of pics.

The 20 bombs, I'll go google the technical term for the clusters, it may be "clusters" yet. lol
Yes it looks like they are SC50(kg) bombs set in a BDC10 Cluster container. These are designed to keep the bombs falling in a tight group, although I think they do separate at some point.




Thanks for looking.

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Ok it is here (The goodies). [biggrin]
I'll show now what else is to go into this build, nothing too complicated there I don't think (no flaps! [smile]). But hopefully will make a nice difference to the finish at the end.


Exterior set, the kit set is the one above. Eduard's is much nicer.


Seatbelts look pretty cool.


Masks, a necessity (for me) on a WWII Bomber build.


Three frets of interior PE.


The resin with the hollow exhausts.




The paints, plus I got RLM04 yellow, I just forgot to put it in the photo. lol


Ok, I'm off to do some work. [smile]

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All looks very nice indeed mate ! There is no comparison between the Eduard etch and the Trumpeter one, it's nice that Trumpeter put a bit in the box, but it's like trying to bend armour plating from my experiences with it lol, the Eduard gear has so much more finesse.
Quality looking resin too, is it Aires ?
Great set of German colours too, that should cover you for practically all luftwaffe subjects you might want to build

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All the resin is Quickboost Pete, and all looks very nice and clean. I'm rapt with the paints. I want to do Bf-109's, 110's, you're 88's etc. So yeah, pretty much set now (until I run out of something. lol.
I'll go take a pic of the Jet set, I'm curious what's in it myself. lol

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Ok end of day 1 of the build. Got a bit done, but doesn't look like much. lol
I wanted to have the primer on the engine parts tonight but I've been invited for pizza and beer and well ... you know ..

I will be priming all these parts in Alclad's black primer. Then they'll get the metals. The firewall will also be primed in Alclad, then I'm going to play around with chipping on that, as well as the various engine braces. Should look ok. Not going to scratchbuild anything (at this stage) it's got plenty of nice detail now.

Just a few progress pics.


The engine parts. Extensive. Kudos to Trumpeter (first build with them btw.) for a very minimal amount of seam line work. The number of injection tabs though ... 


This part had 8 tabs to clean up. In their defense two of them were ejection tabs so there are no ejector pin marks on these pieces, but I have noticed they tend to double up on injection points where other makes would only have one. etc, etc. This engine brace is very pretty though I have to say. lol


First piece of PE installed, this replaced a big chunky brace going over the middle. I assume this is more accurate then?


A pic of the firewall before painting, it's just missing the fuel pump (I think) which is finished in black. This will be one of the RLM colours. lol


Parts have all had a wash and can dry overnight ready for priming in the morning. Beer O'clock here. Back later.


Thanks for looking, comments always welcome. [smile]


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The journey begins mate ! That does look like a fair few attachment points on those parts but they do look like the are very fine, it must be a technical reason that means they have to add so many. Very clean glue work attaching the etch too, I can't see a stray bit of glue anywhere.
Plenty of detail in the engine by the looks of things and all the parts are very crisply moulded, the fit should be pretty good too

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Oh yeah thanks Pete and there's a very good reason for that, and it's a bit of a funny story. lol My gluing is terrible, my biggest hurdle I reckon, anyway, I saw these fine gluing tips on my retail site so I threw them in the basket. Didn't think anything more of them. Well that basket got delivered yesterday and I picked up the packet and I thought ....why did I get these? These look shite!
But when this particular piece of PE came up I thought ok, I'll give you a go.
Have a look at the pic. Those tips are hollow right to the end. lol When I first saw them I thought "so where do I cut these off to get to the hollow part." lol
I put a tip on my thin CA glue bottle and it ran all the way down that little tube and came out as a microscopic, well almost, droplet at the end. I filled those glue joints so it looks like that part is welded on, a fillet, I think that's what they call it. So a quick review on the Delta Precision Hobby Tools ultra fine gluing tips! They are awesome and I will never be without them. [smile]

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And yeah you're absolutely right, it's like they almost over-engineer the sprues so that every part gets its allocated chuck of plastic. They use a lot of "off the piece" ejector pin connections which gives you and extra tab, but one less ejector pin mark. And I'll take that any day.
I'm becoming a big fan of Trumpeter pretty quickly, let's just say that.
It's going to go together fairly quickly I think this one, which is great, I'm looking forward to painting it. [smile]

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Oh yeah everybody, if you know of any 1:32 in-cockpit German WWII Luftwaffe pilots around, can you let me know please?
I have to fill this cockpit now. Thanks.

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There is some incredible detail in there. Just know this is going to be great.
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