Group builds - my never ending story. Tried a lot, never made it to the finish line
I'll give it another try. The Spirit of Olympics - no need to win, just be part of the games
This is one gem out of my stash - Cammetts E-377 Mistel conversion. The real deal never materialized. All we have are some drawings and proposals for the RLM and some scarce informations. The winged bomb was to be made of wood and some metal parts. For the Heinkel 162 guided variant there were two jets proposed, because the Volksjaeger was not able to get airborne with such a load. A trolley was used to move the the whole thing as well as to launch it into the air.
Lets see whats inside the box:
Beautiful cast parts. Written instructions with images too. Sufficient mounting pins, even at the wingroots. And all parts are keyed by pins or notches! So it is impossible to fit the handed parts at the wrong side or to mismatch front/back or top/bottom orientation of the parts. Because I know my SOP I will try to get all parts glued and painted within 10 days. If I take it into the next month, all will be lost. Trust me
Oh well, I screwed it right at the start: There was a slight gap here and there between front/rear part and main body of the bomb. So I sanded them to level just a little bit. Intended to avoid filling, sanding and loosing that nice rivet details all around. Not a lot. Just a part of a millimeter here and there.
Wrong! The shape is not tubular, it is ogival. So the gaps are gone, but I have a step at each end now
OK, I will add some sheet styrene to fix this. Doh!
Edited by dutik, 04 February 2017 - 03:15 PM.