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#1 JamesHatch

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:14 PM

I've pretty much been in the modelling doldrums for a few months.

 

The old story is to build something OOB, with no resin or the usual stuff we sometimes aimlessly add. That was my aim, so I had to build a model that looked great OOB, and one I wouldn't be tempted into adding stuff as I went. There was only one option for me: ZM's Horten Ho 229 kit. 

 

This kit is the dog's danglies. First of all, it's an engineering marvel. It looks complicated, but it actually fairly simple. It also fits so precisely that you have to build it to experience it. An amazing model of an amazing subject. It has it all....detailed engines, full interior, great cockpit. I even used the moulded seatbelts as it wouldn't have been any real improvement in adding any other.

 

This is finished off in the fictitious colours of a Bavarian State Luftwaffe machine, working with the Allies against the remainder of Nazi Germany. The chequerboard Royal Bavarian colours and Imperial German markings signify that it isn't flown by Nazi Germany.

 

Watch out for this one in Military Illustrated Modeller, published in a few weeks. Not one of my best efforts, but I'm happy with it, and it served its purpose.

 

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:35 PM

Wow, you should have entered this one in the "what if"GB, amazing build and finish, and very convincing by using  the checkered white and blue areas and the "modern" crosses.

 

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:41 PM

Looks great, Jim!

 

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:44 PM

Well James, you pulled off one beautiful build ! Hats off to you.....Harv  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :punk:


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:37 PM

James, awesome looking 229, paint and finish look amazing

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:09 PM

Really nice work, James.

 

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 12:02 AM

Very well done!


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 12:05 AM

Beautiful! Very well done. :)


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 03:48 AM

Awesome!



#10 Mikester

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 11:13 PM

Superb piece of modeling!  You and Jeroen are my heroes!


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 03:09 AM

Great work!! Makes me want to take mine to the finish line.

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 03:13 PM

Great job James! Love the scheme.

 

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 03:21 PM

What a clean, crisp,nicely painted details build. really like it :clap2:  :clap2:  :wub:



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Posted 07 November 2015 - 04:08 PM

Well done!

Can imagine the stereo sound for the pilot seating in the middle...

Beautiful!


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 05:16 PM

Beautiful Horton!! The detail and workmanship are amazing!!!


 

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