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  1. johnie hopper

    Me-262 1/32 details

    Thanks for pressure gauge instrument idea Roger. It seems to me that it was a bigger type of instrument with diameter 79,4 mm. Don't you know Fl. number? Do you think that there was only one instrument on this central aditional panel? It sounds uselessly, there was enough of another empty space on instrument panel. I can create BFP according to "South African" plane. Would it be sufficient? J.H.
  2. johnie hopper

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    As Mr. Kramer rightly admonish me (thank you - there is still something new to learn) there should be some more devices specific for nightfighter version inside pilot cockpit. These three in the pictures relate to autopilot ("Kurssteuerung") mounted on rudder control. Boxes were mounted behind the pilot seat on the right and left side and there was used KG13C control stick. There is also some new device for two switches on the right side instead FuG 16 control device. There is English description U/V LIGHTS and INST. LIGHTS and empty space for the third switch. But where are/were these lights? Second question - what device was mounted under the Pilot's control panel in the last picture (where for example SWA 10B was usually mounted)? It had shape of regular instrument.
  3. johnie hopper

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    Let me introduce first attempt of Set 02 - rear seat cockpit devices of B1a/U1 Nightfighter version. You will have to grind down the thickness of both side panels and may be I will make them little bit wider so you can adjust them to your particular model. If I knew exact width of side panels (in front cockpit) I would prepare similar side panels with each devices of pilot cockpit (almost same for all versions) and could add it to the Set 01 :-( Could anyone leastways measure it by caliper in trumpeter's model please?
  4. johnie hopper

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    I finished the back instrument panel for Nightfighter version. Maybe FuG 218 devices are not exact, but they seems very close to known photos. I thought not to divide it to front and back part as pilot's instrument panel, because here the back side is not visible. But if you think that it would be better for displaying/coloring/decaling the instruments it would be not such a problem. The control panel from the rear left side (as shown in the two pictures in message before) is left to create. And of course the night hand lamp Fl.32272-2 and the switch box in size for 4 switches (both to the right side wall).
  5. johnie hopper

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    Finally I've found some pictures of FuG218 devices - you can luxuriate here: http://horst-beck-collection.com/ Unfortunately I wasn't able to find any contact to Mr. Horst Beck to ask him for help with dimensions. And some supplementation of table: LR3a (volume control) for FuG 125 = Ln29105
  6. johnie hopper

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    I've created a table with Ln numbers of FuGs devices. Maybe someone will be able to help to complete it (the yellow boxes) or eventually add some new rows. I'm sorry, maybe this belongs to general discussion but it also relates closely with this topic. I will be not able to complete parts for 125 and 218 without any specification respectively I would have to create some art creation.
  7. johnie hopper

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    I have just finished the FuG 25 devices and would like to create FuG 218. Finally I've found Ln No of cathode-ray tube instrument (Ln29710) Does anyone know Ln numbers or other specification of devices placed in operator rear cockpit (one on the left panel and one just on the right side of mentioned Ln29710 on operator's instrument panel? Thanks for any help. J.H.
  8. johnie hopper

    Me-262 1/32 details

    So I gave the command order to wait with printing until external order will come. Meanwhile I'm working on FuG's. Here are previews of 16 and 120. You can see how large/small will these parts be in 1/32 measure. Some of them are inside the cockpit (mostly the smallest one) FuGs25 and 217/218 still. in progress. If anyone have dimension of the board in fuselage where these instruments were placed it would pretty much help in time of printing (I would place them on board end let it print together as one piece). Maybe dimension of this board/plate in Trumpeter models (A and B version) would be sufficient (I don't have any yet). J.H.
  9. johnie hopper

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    Hello, I've got one new question from printing company. I asked for one pre serious sample print of whole set, which they could join to another third party print (for about 35-40 Euros). I wanted to take photos of them and let you see how it looks. The problem is that they have no printing order in such fine printing currently. Our possibilities: 1) We could wait one or more month to wait until they will received order like that and start printing the sample set. 2) I will let print whole serie of 40 sets without checking printer capabilities. It's up to you. Waiting for your opinion.
  10. johnie hopper

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    Thanks for guarantee :-). So I will take a look back for suitable small cartoon or plastic box to put it inside the envelope. Parts will be really small.
  11. johnie hopper

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    Just leaving the producer's office I belive that their printers are able to print almost all parts. The problem could happen with very thin parts like vizards on the top of gunsights or thin plate walls on signal gun control panel. Making these parts little bit thicker should help, but it will be out of measure. I will try to modify critically parts and show you how it looks modified. Regarding Multijet technology, the producer can't guarantee that each surfaces of final parts will be completely degrease. There should stay footsteps of wax or oil (oil is used to clean the wax). I'm also thinking over how to pack final parts to get them to you (mostly across the ocean I think). There is a possibility to let the parts bathed in wax (box 2 x 2 x 3 cm approximately) and you can smelt out the wax by heating it to about 60°C (not higher than 80°C). But I think that this process is too complicated and I will have to find another way - I hope that bubble envelope will be sufficient.
  12. johnie hopper

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    The last news. I've received price per set and it seems, that I will be not able to get under 19 Euros (plus postage). Second possibility is go back to only an instrument panel and then price could be under 10 Euros. What is more acceptable for you? The third possibility is to evaluate each part separately and make package according to your wishes - but it seems too demanding for me. In my head I have an idea to make "Set02" with instruments of rear cockpit of nightfighter version. The third one "Set03" could contain not seen parts as cannons, FuGs etc. Tomorrow I'm going to meet with producer to see what are possibilities and limits of MultiJet 3D printing. The final content of the large version of Set01 in enclosure. P.S. Is there anyone who would like to manage this job/production? - please send me P.M.
  13. johnie hopper

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    So, I finished work on REVI 16D and EZ42 and the set looks finally complete. Tomorrow I will send file to producer and then we will see...
  14. johnie hopper

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    I was thinking about 16D because there are some photos of Avia S-92.2 (V-33 my future project) with 16D mounted in cockpit (despite the fact, that there were probably no MK108 mounted on board). EZ42: I should make all these components, but I don't know where all they should be placed. May be I will prepare both 16D and EZ42 I think with minimal impact to final price.
  15. johnie hopper

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    Thanks for your interest. Regarding REVI EZ42 there are two possibilities. I found only few useful pics and main dimension. I can try to make some model which will look like it, but only look like. Second possibility is to skip it and place there for example REVI 16D, which I'm working on currently. What's your opinion?
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