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Arado Ar 234 B-2 - Fernaufklärer (Finished)

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1 hour ago, Kagemusha said:

Very sorry to hear about your mother Kent, sincerely hope she makes a full recovery.

 

Andy

 

54 minutes ago, Troy Molitor said:

All the best with a speedy recovery for your mother Kent. 

 

Troy

 

16 minutes ago, alaninaustria said:

Wishing your mother a good recovery Kent!

Cheers

Alan

 

Thank you Andy, Troy & Alan!

It's just one of those situations, you'r never really ready for.

But she's in good spirits, in spite of it all...

 

Cheers: Kent

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13 hours ago, TorbenD said:

Terrific stuff Kent, its going to make another cracking diorama.

 

Wishing your mother a speedy and full recovery.

 

Torben

 

 

13 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

Very nice work, Kent! Sorry to hear about your mum.

 

Kev

 

Thank you Torben & Kevin, I hope to be back at the bench as soon as possible...

 

Cheers: Kent

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On 11/6/2018 at 12:37 PM, kkarlsen said:

Finished the Arado today after fitting and assembly of all the loose parts and details...

 

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List of the final work done:

 

The remaining decals including the bolts of the canopy

Rudder and elevator 'horns'

Canopy access window

Levers and flare gun in the cockpit

Landing lights

Landing gear doors

Engine panels

Brake chute and box

Antennas

Pitot tube

 

and the cameras...

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Cheers. Kent

I'm very impressed by your build Kent!
Especially those cameras. Are those from AIMS?
I guess the rig for the camera is scartch-build - did you have any plans for this one (regarding dimensions)?

Regards
Joachim

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Vielen dank! Joachim. Yes the resin base for the RB 50/30 Camera's are from AIMS with some added detailing.

No I haven't got drawings with dimensions on them. I've collected a lot of photos of the RB 50's and used them

as a guide.

 

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I can recommend the Luftwaffe Colours vol 1 book: "Aufklärer: Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Aircraft and Units 1935-1941..."

 

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The closest I've come to drawings are these from OWL's 1/72 resin cameras...

 

"Bis später": Kent

 

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Time to pick up this build, I still need to make the diorama base.

 

Initially I just wanted to do a base with some concrete and grass.

Then I got to thinking, maybe it would be possible to incorporate some details that would resemble some characteristics of 'Fliegerhorst Grove'.

 

So I contacted a fellow modeler/historian Dan, who has been researching some of the German installations during the war.

He could share some interesting information on the runway's and aircraft revetment hideouts at Grove.

 

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One detail is the rainwater drain of the runways...

 

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Another detail, are these special concrete slabs, used with the aircraft revetments and in other places.

 

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These concrete grass slabs 'Rasensteine' are still lying around in many places, and are even being sold off second hand...

An idea for the garden perhaps?

 

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Of course I could not resist this. I have been working on a master for the 'Rasensteine', which will enable me to cast as many as I will need...

 

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This is the sketch I'm working from. Using aerial photos from 'Grove' for the concrete parts and a proposed layout of the 'Rasensteine'.

 

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For previous dioramas I've used plaster or sandpaper, but this time I will try to pour the runway with real concrete...

 

Lets see how this turns out, just had to try... :mental:

 

Cheers: Kent

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2 hours ago, kkarlsen said:

 

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For previous dioramas I've used plaster or sandpaper, but this time I will try to pour the runway with real concrete...

 

 

 

Wow, thats cool!  With real concrete, how heavy will it be in the end do you think?

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