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Hi Guys,

 

Back with another project that's going ahead at a cracking pace.  I was at the Essex Model Show a few weeks ago and saw a Dragon 1/48 Mistel 6 on the shelf of one of the traders.  So out with the fivers and I'm now the proud new owner.  The week after was the Avon Show and I was on our club stand (Wiltshire Scale Modellers) and met up with Wunwinglow who took the kit with the intention of scaling up some of the parts and making them in 3D.  Also got my hands on the new Revell Me-262A single seater courtesy of Andy Hills at Antics Models, another club member.  I had already sourced the He-162 online, ordered a CMK Ejection Seat and a Yahu IP.

 

A Kit:

48432119211_708cdbfd08_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

A Book:

48641866996_3215291a4a_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

An Idea!

48398913737_c62260c56f_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

More to come!

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Hi Guys,

 

Yes, there's more to it!

 

My contribution to our club stand at Avon.

48457212611_ee52953f77_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

A start on the new Revell 1/32 Me-262A.  Lovely kit!

48466769362_2081fa6589_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The two airframes taped together, testing parts fit prior to committing cement.

48478238622_84f5519020_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The 262 is going to be made as a rebuilt fighter, cockpit blanked off, undercarriage, guns, ammo bins removed.  the whole nose ahead of the forward fuel tank is one section so I'm guessing they would remove it to get the gear and ammo boxes out, so might not go back on the same airframe.  it's going to be a Bitza!

48485949251_3e2310b86b_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Carving urethane block to shape for the cockpit cover plate.

48493571311_b002b6c9b1_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Adding thin plastic sheet over the cockpit:

48493572056_0d32882177_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

So far, so good.

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Part three:  Be very afraid!

 

Well, I've gone and done it now!  Butchered Revell's latest kit.  But all in a good cause.

48511950426_9123bedeef_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Gear doors on:

48511944571_ba22c07ac6_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Nose on:

48512156212_bd1231da15_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Painting engine parts:

48512156212_bd1231da15_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

262 intakes:

48520437626_ca436c81e2_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

162 hot end:

48520518006_6f4979e3de_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And we've not even started yet!

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Meanwhile, back in Bristol ……….

 

...…...Wunwinglow has been a busy boy!

48520413066_8d7ccf63e0_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Now you guys may not be impressed but I certainly was!  Piles of 3D printed bits as well as a pretty picture!

48579380697_59b66146c2_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Our man Tim also made parts for the main Take-off Dolly with laser cut acrylic sheet.  I fogged it with a sander to see what I was doing, its ultra clear.

48579386862_e6f2fe02b0_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Good job I've got a lot of Super Glue!

48579391727_2f11ab9979_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Coming together on the place laughingly known as my coffee table!

48579198376_c13b96099d_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Hope you like it so far!

 

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Part whatever!

 

CMK resin seat for the He-162.

48579658027_4945ae13de_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Painted and belted, ready to go.

48579451182_9936a584ff_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Yahu IP:

48579485382_e7627e7699_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Cutting open the shell chutes:

48579615727_15b9a4dd7a_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The 3D parts before I got them, still at Tim's studio workshop:

48579643292_0cb592f848_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

More coming.

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And here's one we made earlier!

48579753857_2980d359e6_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Struts from Brass Rod inside old Contrail plastic tubing:

48585834452_4d612aafb1_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Does it fit?

48583662402_632a475258_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

It fits where it touches!

48583662392_c18b807fd1_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Blimey! It lines up!

48588391081_ce26696077_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

As you can see, I put a bit of Wiggle room in the mounting holes.

48585834512_4464a2616f_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

I liberated a couple of boosters from the trumpeter 262 kit...….

48599454826_6f914d38ee_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

…..and drilled out the venturis.

48599590797_6480a9db09_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

How much more can you take?

 

 

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Let's see, where are we?  Ah yes, building a Mistel!  The story so far, I know, get on with it!

 

No supports, just a quick look for obvious mistakes.

48599459831_573409c596_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

First obvious thing:  The outrider wheels fouled the engines so I added some 1mm card to the inside bogie faces.

48611193641_45e16c9ebf_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The boosters fitted nicely onto the 262.

48611033668_50aaecb597_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

A big slot under the 262, need all the wiggle room I can get here!

48611776147_23d951aa9a_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

I drilled and added brass wire to locate the struts on the 262 underside, with two pads, the top one fitted upside down and contoured to the wing.

48617347942_75cfe3a4c7_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Wiggle a bit, draw a line, count back how many rivets, draw a line.  Try the other side.  Does it line up?  Has the nose shifted?  Wiggle a bit more. DRILL THE BLOODY HOLE!

48617204346_90b88b7d83_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And that was just the inner struts.  Now for the outers!

48617330312_67576e9188_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Now we are cooking with GAS!

 

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The Launch Dolly in the Dragon kit has one Walter 500Kg booster rocket, the Classic book says four.  So back to bribery and corruption, I gave Tim the Fly booster parts from the Ar-234 and he came up with this:

48610853428_bc83bb7eee_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Then this - nice 3d printed parts:

48624684567_dc952c5b45_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

I added the nose ring and the transit mounts:

48624681477_219fca3cc1_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And started drilling the holes that are all over the booster.  And realised I'd drilled in the wrong place.

48624193266_cd37b42c3a_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Something like this?

48624196203_01899431b4_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Booster in primer.

48643003601_b37bbcb7cb_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And that's it so far.  I start painting the He-162 tomorrow, Tim is busy redrawing the boosters on his mega powerful computer.

 

Hope you like it.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby (with Wunwinglow, AKA Tim Perry)

 

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Fantastic, really put a smile on my face, Fusion make a 162 V tail, just in case you're interested, you could buy it in the UK, but I can't remember where, and couldn't find it...

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Posted (edited)
20 hours ago, Kagemusha said:

Fusion make a 162 V tail, just in case you're interested

 I thought of using either plasticard or the Urethane board to make the V-tail  but decided against it.  Although set after the real war's end, I didn't want it too far forward.  Plus the new tails would be more fragile than kit plastic and as they will be about 10" from the model base, they will be very vulnerable.

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Missed space

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