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  1. Thank you, I didn’t spot that one. I’m guessing the gun ejects the shell casing directly down then? I’ll go with that then and design the ejection shoots and ammo boxes for it. Thanks for your help!
  2. Thank you! That drawing is useful, but according to Bentley’s drawings there is two ejection ports; the one labelled 86 in that drawing for the shell links, but another directly below the gun supposedly for the shell casings. What I would like to see is a photo reference of the bottom of the gun if possible.
  3. Sorry, I should’ve said. I’m looking at the Do 335 B-2 with the wing mounted MK 103’s
  4. Just a quick question about how the shell casings are ejected from the MK 103 cannons. In some mountings and the Bentley drawings it seems like the casings ejected straight down from the gun? It also appears the links for the ammo belts are often ejected through a separate port. Im just wondering if anyone has any details or good pictures I could use for reference. Cheers, sophie
  5. Looking great Micheal! It’s coming together nicely. I haven’t had much time to get to the bench recently, but I have been working on modifying the superchargers and doing some other little (i.e. completely unnoticeable) modifications. I’m enjoying your build, can’t wait to see the bird with wings!
  6. @mc65 thank you for the information, it has given me much to think about. I may try the second option I think. It could work in the confines of the do-335 kit. Did you use curved wires? How do the pass through the frame? sorry for all the questions!
  7. Thank you! Yes, I want to try and hinge them like the real thing if possible. If not I’ll just hold them on with magnets.
  8. Thank you so much! The weathering products from AK can be really good once you get the hang of them. I do a lot with oil paint rendering too. This is actually a fictional scheme based off multiple different photos of planes from the area/time. I mostly do fictional schemes, I am a fan of ‘what-if’s’ too.
  9. I will check out your thread! I have been looking at hinging the cowlings too. Not sure how to go about it yet. Thanks for the picture and info on the landing gear! I might give it a go if I can find it anywhere. I think they might be out of production? I only asked about them because I had the set for the He-219 and the casting was a bit rough and bent. I will be modifying the front gear to take the later style larger nose wheel, at least I will once Reskit release their set!
  10. Thank you! I did look at the HK kit, but I just love the Zoukei Mura kits. That HK method is good! There isn’t a large amount of space in the Zoukei Mura kit for weight. I may do some mods to add more. You should post your build! It seems there are a couple of 335’s on the go so it’ll be nice to see what each other’s builds do, a bit like a mini group build! I like the RLM 02, give it more of a production feel for the ‘what-if’ I want to build. Are you going for a historical paint scheme on your one?
  11. I only found out about the Liquid Gravity just before this project. Would’ve been very hand in previous aircraft! I believe the other release is there on part H31 which gets mounted directly to the left fuselage side. I believe some details do need to be added to the canopy edges though. I want to hinge the canopy though, so I’ll have to see what can be added.
  12. I’ll be following this one Michael! The two seater is a cool looking plane. How are the metal landing gear? Are they white metal? Is the casting good? I may stump for a set if I can find them anywhere.
  13. Thank you for your lovely comments! I’m just glad it doesn’t look like a dog’s dinner! Thank you! Most of the detail was part of the kit if I’m honest. I just painted and weathered it. I do have some super-detailing plans though. I have added some of Deluxe Material’s Liquid Gravity to all the ammo boxes and as much as I could get into the front engine. I don’t know if it is enough yet. I want to mount this one to a base. So I might just put magnets in the wheels if misbehaves. It is a shame Zoukei Mura didn’t include a weight like they did with the 219.
  14. I am slowly plugging away at this kit. I have pretty much finished the cockpit for now, and I have been working on the plumbing for the main fuel tank. The cockpit was upgraded with the Eduard set provided through Zoukei Mura, some ANYZ toggles and switches, the obligatory HGW Seatbelts, some Airscale Luftwaffe placards, and the odd bit of scratchbuilding. I did some reworking of the seat. I redid the cushions with some Tamiya epoxy putty. I’m not too happy with the leather painting and I feel I may do a few more mods to the seat to make it look a bit more like a later version. The fuel tank has had some pipe work added, though it isn’t fully finished yet. I plan on making the panel over it removable so it will have some more details passing through this section. That is all I have done so far. Today I am mostly working on the front engine, so hopefully I’ll have more to show soon. I have a few other projects in the pipeline, my what-if Fw-190 should be started soon. I am also working on non-LSP models too! I hope you all like my work so far! Please let me know what you think, I’m hoping I can get much better as I still feel my skills are limited (you don’t want to see what I’ve done to 1/35 figures trying to paint them!). Cheers, Sophie
  15. I am quite looking forward to this and the Fw-190. I like the Zoukei Mura kits. I am a fiend for detail and even if it does all get sealed away I have fun building it. I’ve done their He-219 and had a blast. I am currently doing the Do-335 and loving the level of detail. I have the Ho-229 in the stash and have plans to super detail it with removable panels. Each to their own I guess, but I will have fun building it. Might even do some fun ‘what if’ stuff with it.
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