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Thanks for the kind words and encouragement guys, its much appreciated.

 

Just a few quick updates, spruced up the pilots seat by adding some leather back padding

made from a piece of milliput, and made up some seatbelts from pieces of masking tape.

 

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Basic engine made up and painted, still quiet a lot of pieces to add,

I belive other peaple have also said the engine is a kit in itself, and its true :) .

 

enginetop.jpg

 

engineside.jpg

 

I have also added the spare ammo boxes for the rear gun, and also some leads

for the radio.

 

ammoboxes.jpg

 

Thats all for now folks, hope you like.

 

Cheers,

 

Martyn.

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Martyn,

 

I'm quite interested in your build, as I also have this same kit waiting - er,ummm... in the wings - so to speak. :lol: And I too want to do the same paint scheme that you're planning. To me - at least - it's one of the best looking paint schemes ever used for the Stuka!

 

It's been a good while since I've built a kit of this size so I'm watching as others tackle a project of this calibur, before I jump into mine. I'm hoping I can learn a thing or two along the way. The last 1/24 scale kit I built was the Airfix Me-109.

 

In any case, your work is superb! :P Thanks and keep it coming!!!

 

Cheers,

 

Dave

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A few more bits and bobs done, I have removed the moulded on mesh screen that fits on the bottom of the

engine and fitted some old fine steel screen that I borrowed from work ;)

 

17FilterBefore.jpg

 

Also added some plumbing to the bulkhead, I have no drawings for this so

I have just used a lot of artistic licence.

 

18filterandbulkheadafter.jpg

 

Another shot of the rear of the filter ? housing with the steel mesh fitted.

 

19rearfilterafter.jpg

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Just a quick update tonight, engine finished just the exhausts to hollow out

and fit later on in the build.

 

23Enginefinished.jpg.

 

Fuselage half's joined together, its only now that I have started to realize how big

this damn thing actually is :D , godness knows where its going to go when

I eventually finish her.

 

 

Dry fitted the engine just to see what she looks like.

 

26fuselagewithengine.jpg

 

 

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Two quick views inside the cockpit, cables added to the radios,

seats still not fitted, I am going to redo the pilots seat, not to happy on

how the seatbelts look and also still need to add the gunners lapbelt.

 

24Cockpitright.jpg

 

25cockpitleft.jpg

 

Now to start and clean up the fuselage seam line :D

 

thats all for now folks, hope you like.

 

Cheers

 

Martyn.

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Hi Martyn, mate this is one slick build you have going here! That engine, firewall and mesh intake look extremely convincing, especially after your weathering wash. Cockpit is absolutely marvelous too. I enjoy seeing these big old airfix beasts getting built, and you are doing a really great job on the Stuka.

 

Thanks for sharing

 

Ango

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Guys, thanks for the input and kind words, its much appreciated :rolleyes: .

 

The fuselage joint has being sanded down and now looks ok, starting on the wings next,

which means adding a bit more detail in to the gun bay, more pictures to follow shortly.

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I've got one major complaint about your work thus far. post-3154-1205993528.gif

 

You're making me feel like I need to change subjects for my build!!

 

Really brilliant work you're doing. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Dave, once again thanks for the kind words, glad you like the beast so far :blink: .

 

Being working on sprucing up the gun bays, first picture is how they started out, only

change is the gun barrel ends have being drilled out.

 

27Gunbaystart.jpg

 

Next stage I added straps on the ammo boxes and ring handles for opening up the

lids. Also added some round sprue to simulate compressed air cylinders and some

braided wire for feeding the compressed air to the gun firing mechanism. Various bits of

cabling and plumbing added for effect :lol:

 

29gunbayback.jpg

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Couple more pictures,

 

28Gunbayfinishedfront.jpg

 

30gunbayside.jpg

 

thats all for now, hope to get some more done this weekend.

Thanks for looking :blink:

 

Cheers,

 

Martyn

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