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Hi Guys,

 

The braking parachute primed:

 

49084421388_310b971cb7_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And Painted:

 

49095452577_69313e2594_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Raw Chassis:

 

49085149002_9ff0b74c9d_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Primed:

 

49084426003_ec998e1c34_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And painted:

 

49085255012_62b6f6ff79_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Added the bogies for a look-see, RATO units in the background.

 

49088362053_644b0503bf_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

RATO painted with Mission Models White Aluminium plus Chrome, then a wash of Wilder Black/Brown oils.

 

49094743933_52eac925b3_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Chute pack test fit:

 

49094744958_8df8540094_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

More coming

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Hi Guys,

 

Some more work on the Mistel.

 

Nose wheel:

 

49095371731_76e8b49481_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Bogie unit:

 

49095380771_af8a606fbf_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

RATO unit with the start of a frame, the start of some markings, maybe the start of the end phase?

 

49096596153_4435fd0f06_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Struts on the chute pack and a RATO in place:

 

49098369308_e005b80f9f_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Adding the RATO units to the back end of the launch trolley.  Still missing one strut on the number 1 (Port outer) but you can see some of the fuel point markings.

 

49098369633_6f92266cdb_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Two from the top:

 

49099118932_71c16f04de_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

A bit hairy but you get the idea!

 

49098944026_d4c64a6c2b_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The outer RATO units toe-in.

 

49100165416_c10187504e_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

More soon

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Hi Guys,

 

Whew!  Even more?

 

This was the hard part:  trying to fit the hand made cables to the back of the axle housings.  Eventually I used fine lead wire to represent the breaking wire holding the cables up, based on a photo in a book on the Ar-234A

 

49100926556_0088881c67_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The other axle.  Note the fine lead wire running to the chute release pin and the White for the Nylon chute lanyard.

 

49100926811_56a3335b05_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

A full spread across the back;

 

49100926956_43ec0dc5df_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Hi Guys,

 

I finished the model of the Mistel last night just a few minutes before I had to jump in the car and go to the model club without actually taking any photos, so the following were taken at the hall we use.  The Club is Wiltshire Scale Modeller's  Society and we are a very friendly bunch.

 

Tea, coffee and real chocolate biscuits every meeting!

 

49103765687_160f4656ee_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

My attempt at a Mistel!  Should have some decent photos up tomorrow but this is your lot for now.

 

49103765732_8a72b12ebf_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

49103572061_637ed309b9_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

49103576296_f37d32440c_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

49103576636_211385900c_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

49103786242_ff55a7196b_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

49103786112_be322be4ca_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Well, I tried!

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

 

 

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Saw Bruce's Mistal on Thursday's club night, to say that it's an impressive build in every aspect is an understatement - the chute pack alone is a work of art!  An ambitious and unusual build subject but beautifully done. :clap2::clap2:

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To BlackCanopy:  how would you get in? A ladder.  And an alarm start?  It’s a stand-off bomber against planned static targets, not a fighter on QRA.  There is no alarm, simples.  If you read back a bit I’ve explained the ethos of this build, based on actual Mistel operations with Fw-190/Ju-88 combos.

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