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Chris Wimmer

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  1. Hi Roger! the aluminium ring is just a piece of evergreen styrene rod, bent and taped over something round and then dipped into almost boiling water. I used the same method to make the windshield flushing pipes. BTW did you order the BMW logo decals? If so, how do you like them? cheers Chris
  2. Thank you, Kev! I'm happy you like it! cheers Chris
  3. Holy crap, the master speaks! Thank you for the kind and encouraging words, Wolf! Very appreciated! cheers Chris
  4. Eye candy from the start are your builds, Wolf. Wonderful! Cheers Chris
  5. Hi Roger, you don't have to introduce yourself. I'm well aware of your build because it is the one that gives me restless nights. Your riveting work and also your treatment to the control surfaces looks just fantastic. Now it gnaws at me to add rivets to my build, but it's too late now I'm afraid. Also I want to say thank you for sharing your research work. Otherwise for sure I'd have missed to eliminate the "Flugwerk" panels. Well, when I assembled the cowling parts I tried to proceed very carefully and had some minor fitting issues. First I glued all the parts together as shown in the picture below, using Tamiya Extra Thin. I let it settle a couple of minutes and, when not too weak anymore, but still soft, I attached the whole thing to the fuselage by applying tiiiny dots of CA to both sides (wings weren't on at this stage) and let it cure over night. When putting the cowling parts together of course I focused on a clean outline. But this created a noticeable step on the inside (yellow circle) that caused minor engine fitting issues later. Additionally I had to lower the engine parts shown in the picture below. Not much, just a little. I'd be interested if these issues also occur when you follow the instructions. Finally I applied the upper front and rear cowling parts by using the large side panels as templates. I had to attach them that early because building the new engine bearer required a lot of dryfitting. Too late I noticed that for some reason the rear end of the gun cowling turned out offset about 1mm to the right. I had to add the ominous triangle (picture 4 and 5 of my latest post) to force the cowling in place. But that's no big deal and works to my satisfaction. Hope this helps. Keep up your good work, I'm following along with interest! cheers Chris
  6. Thank you, Mark! Very appreciated! cheers Chris
  7. Thank you very much, Matt! I'm happy you like it! cheers Chris
  8. This surface looks awsome. If once my build would turn out only half as nice as yours I would be the world's happiest man Bravo! Chris
  9. Thank you for your kind and encouraging words, Gazz! I really hope all this will pay off at the end. Great work on your Messerschmitt btw!
  10. Thank you Mike! I very appreciate your feedback as I appreciate your always inspiring work!
  11. Progress report! Hello Everybody and sorry for proceeding so slow. As this bird is bare of any armament I will try to make it look more interesting by giving it a detailed engine instead. But I always have to wait for a "good day" to get all those fiddly pieces sorted. I have wired and plumbed the devices by using copper wire for the electrics and lead wire for the hoses and pipes. Rather than ordinary lead wire I prefer electronic solder wire, 0,5mm and 1mm stretched to 0,8, because it's hollow and can easily be drilled out. I connected the wires by following the drawings and now the engine section looks like this. Painting and weathering not finished yet. I don't pay much attention to the area in front of the cockpit, which will disappear under the gun coverage. Some trainers had a small "injection tank" installed. Mine is the oxygene tank from the Trumpeter Me262 kit. Unfortunately I couldn't find out what was injected here: C3 Injection? - As far as I know C3 was the fuel used for this bird. No extra tank needed... GM1? - Improving performance at high altitude- unlikely on an unpressurized training aircraft... MW50? - Improving performance at low level- small tank sufficient for training purposes- hmm... Alcohol for the instructor??? No idea! I will connect the wire to the air intake when the engine is glued in place. Feels good... Test fit... Also the wheelbay is almost done. Will make the central engine support strut next... Tailwheel retraction made from a guitar string (no gigs in sight anyway) More to come soon, I hope so. Thanks for looking in! Chris
  12. Well done, looks great! Cheers Chris
  13. Spectacular paint scheme and weathering. Looks fantastic!
  14. Beautiful result, well done!
  15. Hello Everybody, time for an update! At least I managed to (almost) finish the engine: Still some wiring and plumbing needs to be done: The pic below shows the wheel well of the Hendon aircraft. I think it's remarkable that the central cover ist missing and I'm wondering whether the bird was actually flown in this condition. In any case this circumstance provides a much better look into the engine bay, so I did the same to my build. I also think about removing the inner covers as well. Still not sure... Thanks for looking in! Chris
  16. Fantastic! This was my first build when I returned to modelling in my early 20s. Looking forward to seeing yours come together Cheers Chris
  17. Everytime I look in here I'm so fascinated by your attention to detail and accuracy. Keep up the good work, Anthony, your thread is a pleasure to follow cheers Chris
  18. That's some great detail work Alain, especially in the cockpit. Looking forward to seeing it painted
  19. Thank you for the kind words, Kais! I don't know how thick they actually are, but I guess they should be about 50 mm. cheers Chris
  20. When I wasn't familiar with the kit, I often was wondering how these thin stems should ever carry the massive engine! For those who don't know the kit, here's the answer: The engine bearer is to be glued between the quite thick molded rear side panels, where it will be securely held in place. Unfortunately this seems to be not the best solution when you are planning to cut these panels out. Whatsoever, that's the way it is and slowly my model begins to look like I want it to... Thanks for stopping by Chris
  21. Thank you very much, Alain. I'm happy you like it!
  22. I agree with you, Kev. Definately want to carry on with this one. Also many Thanks for the kind words! cheers Chris
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