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Outstanding! Really like what you have done here. I'm battling away with my own 262 and went the opposite way by sealing up the gun bay and engines - mainly because I wanted to show the clean lines of the 262. You've achieved both with being able to remove and open cowlings - just brilliant! I salute your skills and your most excellent and interesting build sir!

 

Are the gun cowls hinged? If so, how did you achieve this? It's too late for me to contemplate this, but I'm interested if you've found a source of micro-hinges.

 

Cheers

 

Adam

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Outstanding! Really like what you have done here. I'm battling away with my own 262 and went the opposite way by sealing up the gun bay and engines - mainly because I wanted to show the clean lines of the 262. You've achieved both with being able to remove and open cowlings - just brilliant! I salute your skills and your most excellent and interesting build sir!

 

Are the gun cowls hinged? If so, how did you achieve this? It's too late for me to contemplate this, but I'm interested if you've found a source of micro-hinges.

 

Cheers

 

Adam

 

Hi Adam, thanks for your interest and the kind words! Yes, the gun cowls are hinged and I did it this way:

 

1. Replaced part C31 by a straight piece of sheet styrene

2. Bevelled the edges of both the new part and the doors and glued the central sheet styrene part in place.

3. Placed the doors in clean, closed position and fixed them with tape.

4. Cut three pieces of injection needle: Short - long - short and inserted a guitar string. Sanding the needle will improve the glue contact

5. Let the hinge slide into the depression and glue it as shown in the drawing. Of course be careful with the glue not to touch the guitar-string. But it's not a big deal when you take a little care.

 

Cheers   :)

Chris 

 

 

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Hi,

 

Great job! Nice details, very fine build. love it.

 

Fred

 

Thank you, Fred. Fantastic modelling on your website! Love the egg-planes...  :)

 

Cheers

Chris

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Cannot wait to see your work next weekend in Friedrichshafen, my friend! I must see those hinges!

 

I hope Franz will come with you? Must talk to him on a job offer, hehe...

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What an excellent build bro! I love the hinges!! Outstanding!

Cheers

Alan

 

Thank you Alan! Would be glad to meet you at the Friedrichshafen model show on saturday! :popcorn:

Cheers

Chris

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