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1/48 Hasegawa Arado 234 "Blitz"-After 3 Years...Completed

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1 hour ago, dmthamade said:

I remember this kit back in the day. Never did buy it, too intimidated by the canopy work. Are you going to mount the engine on the model or have it separate?

 

Don

 

 Don, when I bought the kit initially I merely wanted to build this aircraft as I've always thought a lot of it. What I found out along the way is exactly what you're describing with not only the amount of canopy work that was needed but the entire nose construction (at least getting the whole front section onto the fuselage and make it look like it belonged there without any botches) onto the fuselage. That, at least for me, was a daunting task just by looking at it and a real PIA to carry out and get to look at least half right. It was hard work but it paid off for me. I don't think I've built the best 234 ever but I do feel pretty good about it.

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Well fellas....It's finally come to an end. I started this kit over three years ago and ran into a lot of problematic areas with this kit. To say that this kit has now moved into #1 on my most difficult/ frustrating and sometimes angering build would simply be an understatement. It was so bad that I stepped away from aircraft building altogether for those 3 years. Some of it I brought on myself by making things more difficult than they needed to be and other areas were just plain ridiculous the way Hasegawa put this thing together. This kit is touted to be one of the best scale model representations of this iconic plane and on that point I'll agree once it's built. Getting there was the difficult part for me. Enough of that banter though. Thanks go out to all who followed, commented and helped out since its beginning.


After 3 long years my Arado is finally completed:

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Finished cockpit photo

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In progress cockpit photo:

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aaaaaaaaand engine shots:

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Joe,

 

Blooming STUNNING build. :wow:

I was hooked to see more once I saw the cockpit and engine.

Divine workmanship.

Glad you kept going and all your hard work paid off with one BEAUTIFUL ,SUPERB model.

 

:goodjob:    :clap2:    :wub:

 

 

:bow:

 

 

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Thanks goes out to all who commented and looked in on this build. Modeling wise this was a big hurdle for me as it fought me all the way through the build. I'm really glad to be through with it because 1.) It's finally off of my bench and 2.) I'm fairly pleased with the outcome. 

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On 7/30/2019 at 10:53 AM, mustang1989 said:

Thanks goes out to all who commented and looked in on this build. Modeling wise this was a big hurdle for me as it fought me all the way through the build. I'm really glad to be through with it because 1.) It's finally off of my bench and 2.) I'm fairly pleased with the outcome. 

You should definitely be pleased with the outcome!


It looks great!
 

 

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