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Arado Ar 234A V6 - 4 x BMW engines Prototype (Kettenkrad)

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Just discovered this very impressive conversion! The prototype 234s are my favorite models of this aircraft. The clear vac parts are are just perfect, and I know how though it is to make them. 

 

How did you figure out the shape of that "slide" above the seat? I never found a clear photo of it.

 

Alain

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Just discovered this very impressive conversion! The prototype 234s are my favorite models of this aircraft. The clear vac parts are are just perfect, and I know how though it is to make them. 

 

How did you figure out the shape of that "slide" above the seat? I never found a clear photo of it.

 

Alain

 

Thanks, your absolutely right Alain, it's not easy, it's a challenge, that's why it's interesting ;-)

 

I wasn't sure what to call the 'plate' behing the seat, but you nailed it, it's exactly what it is, a 'slide' thanks!

At first I couldn't see the 'slide' in the photos, but in one of the photos of the wooden mock up it was quite clear, what was going on...

 

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Then I read somewhere, that all new Luftwaffe designs had to incorporate a catapult seat. So I think this is what it is, preparation

for a catapult seat, obviously it was taken out before the B model went into production?

 

When I went back to the closeup photos of the V-models, I suddenly was able to see the faint outline of the 'slide' in most of them...

 

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In this photo it's almost impossible to see the 'slide', but when you look for it, the shape is visible...

 

Regards: Kent

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Nice detective work. I love these kind of eureka! moments when you finally figure out how it's supposed to be.

 

Looking good Kent, almost on with painting I recon?

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Nice detective work. I love these kind of eureka! moments when you finally figure out how it's supposed to be.

 

Looking good Kent, almost on with painting I recon?

 

I haven't decided Wouter, initially I wanted to build both Arado's before painting, but now I'm tempted to continue and finish this one first?

 

Cheers: Kent

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Kent,

   I really like what you're doing here.  The cockpit details are stellar and I love the historical photos you've shared.

 

 

Very inspiring!

 

Gaz

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I love following along watching this terrific work you are doing - it is really inspiring!  Can't wait to see it coming together and putting the wings on now was not a nice thing to do:  what a tease!!! 

 

Looking great!   :popcorn:  :popcorn:

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So, the canopy is finally in place, it took a little 'convincing', but it did get into place... BTW: The frames are painted from the inside.

 

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I will experiment with printing the attachment bolts/screws on clear decal film, to see if that will do the job...

 

The hatch for the canopy still needs some details, as I want to display it open...

 

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The wings are fixed using HPH's epoxy and some brass profiles, I do not want anything to come loose...

 

Cheers: Kent

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