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Arado Ar 234 B-2 - Fernaufklärer (Grove 4. May 1945)

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Sooo, back to the bench. Sorry for the delay, I've been busy preparing some projects for our local danish scale modelling contest AROS 2018, last weekend.

But as promised I am going to do another Arado Ar 234. This time it's gonna be the production 'Fernaufklärer' B-2 (no bombsight, but with camera's)

 

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The Fly kit for this build

 

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The aftermarket parts... (Nothing was really needed for the Arado prototype)

 

I'm not planning to make it any easier this time. I plan to do a very detailed model, showing some of the particulars of this early jet.

 

1) As this was a long distance photo reconnaissance aircraft (Fernaufklärer), the camera bays will be detailed (RB 50/30 AIMS)

2) Visible Jumo engines, (Sprues of the Jumo engines from Trumpeter)

3) Panels for the fuel cell's, oil tank and autopilot will be opened up.

4) The brake chute and container unmounted.

5) Additional panels removed to show the rudder mechanism etc...

 

Cheers: Kent

 

 

Edited by kkarlsen

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Thanks Juraj, its been a while...

 

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First all the planned openings, the camera bays, the fuel cells and the middle panel with the oil tank and autopilot.

 

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Cutting into the engine nacelle...

 

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Slowly fitting some of the scratched parts... I just love this part of a build ;-)

 

Cheers: Kent

Edited by kkarlsen

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Work on the camera bays continued...

 

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The sliding panels for the camera's has been opened. The opening in the rear is for the brake chute.

 

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Drawing of the Camera bay

 

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The camera bay + some of the controls...

 

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Rudder & elevator controls

 

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Rudder mechanics.

 

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The box for the brake chute.

 

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Found this on youtube, two americans showing how the box for the brake chute is takeb out.

 

Cheers: Kent

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'Karlsen Studios' ;)

 

Dryfitting the different parts...

 

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Forward fuel cell

 

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Rear fuel cell

 

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Camera bay's

 

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Middle panel with oil tank and instruments

 

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Some 'freestyling' was required.

 

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Brake parachute box

 

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Cheers: Kent

Edited by kkarlsen

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