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#196 harvey

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:57 PM

X3......Harv


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:07 PM

Last stages of the cockpit...

 

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And the trolley has been painted...

 

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Couldn't resist trying the wings on...

 

Cheers: Kent


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:43 PM

Nice, love those wire bundles Kent. Look's like you should have her all finished by Sunday at this rate of progress  :popcorn:

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:30 PM

Just discovered this very impressive conversion! The prototype 234s are my favorite models of this aircraft. The clear vac parts are are just perfect, and I know how though it is to make them. 

 

How did you figure out the shape of that "slide" above the seat? I never found a clear photo of it.

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:55 PM

Wow! That looks wonderful


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:59 PM

Just discovered this very impressive conversion! The prototype 234s are my favorite models of this aircraft. The clear vac parts are are just perfect, and I know how though it is to make them. 

 

How did you figure out the shape of that "slide" above the seat? I never found a clear photo of it.

 

Alain

 

Thanks, your absolutely right Alain, it's not easy, it's a challenge, that's why it's interesting ;-)

 

I wasn't sure what to call the 'plate' behing the seat, but you nailed it, it's exactly what it is, a 'slide' thanks!

At first I couldn't see the 'slide' in the photos, but in one of the photos of the wooden mock up it was quite clear, what was going on...

 

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Then I read somewhere, that all new Luftwaffe designs had to incorporate a catapult seat. So I think this is what it is, preparation

for a catapult seat, obviously it was taken out before the B model went into production?

 

When I went back to the closeup photos of the V-models, I suddenly was able to see the faint outline of the 'slide' in most of them...

 

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In this photo it's almost impossible to see the 'slide', but when you look for it, the shape is visible...

 

Regards: Kent


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:06 PM

Nice detective work. I love these kind of eureka! moments when you finally figure out how it's supposed to be.

Looking good Kent, almost on with painting I recon?
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:31 PM

Nice detective work. I love these kind of eureka! moments when you finally figure out how it's supposed to be.

Looking good Kent, almost on with painting I recon?

 

I haven't decided Wouter, initially I wanted to build both Arado's before painting, but now I'm tempted to continue and finish this one first?

 

Cheers: Kent


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:24 PM

What a fab looking cockpit Kent - all the better that it will be so visible too. 

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:29 PM

Beautiful work Kent!!
Cheers
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 01:56 AM

Really great Kent. The trolley and cockpit are both very impressive to see.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:33 AM

Kent,

   I really like what you're doing here.  The cockpit details are stellar and I love the historical photos you've shared.

 

 

Very inspiring!

 

Gaz


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:45 AM

Great show, Kent.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:18 AM

I love following along watching this terrific work you are doing - it is really inspiring!  Can't wait to see it coming together and putting the wings on now was not a nice thing to do:  what a tease!!! 

 

Looking great!   :popcorn:  :popcorn:


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 02:17 PM

So, the canopy is finally in place, it took a little 'convincing', but it did get into place... BTW: The frames are painted from the inside.

 

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I will experiment with printing the attachment bolts/screws on clear decal film, to see if that will do the job...

 

The hatch for the canopy still needs some details, as I want to display it open...

 

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The wings are fixed using HPH's epoxy and some brass profiles, I do not want anything to come loose...

 

Cheers: Kent


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