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#196 mmaben

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:00 PM

Hi , I am a new member here

 

 

                 Hi Werner   :hi:


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I just like airplanes

 

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:25 AM

Thunnus,

I think you might have a panel line there provided by the model company not provided by Messerschmitt.
https://www.flickr.c...tus/15675404286
https://s6.postimg.c...9d/IMG_3109.jpg

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:19 PM

Hello Mike

 

Thank you for your welcome to me. Portland, Oregon, if i read this then i think about Michael Rinaldi, which i met in person last year in Delmenhorst, Germany at MBK. Do you know him?

 

 

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:48 PM

 Michael Rinaldi,  Do you know him?

 

No I don't Werner, but I know who he is reading

about his books and his Youtube videos.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:24 PM

Hi John

 

I am a new member here and i had watched all your model build reviews, your way of modelling i like so much, you have the same level like Ralph Riese and J.M. Villalba.

 

Hello Werner!  Thank you for the kind words!  I'm not a great modeler but I really like sharing my builds with others and also learning things from watching other builders. 

 

 

 

Thunnus,

I think you might have a panel line there provided by the model company not provided by Messerschmitt.
https://www.flickr.c...tus/15675404286
https://s6.postimg.c...9d/IMG_3109.jpg

Just afriendly heads up.
Beautiful so far, more power to you.
 

 

Thank you!  Can I trouble you to explain a little further about the extra panel line(s)?  I'm not 100% familiar with the 262 and I have trouble identifying the panel line in question by comparing the two photos that you've shown.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:12 AM

John,

sorry if my post appeared criptic, I knew what I was indicating,...duh!
Let's try again.
The panel line under the ammo access doesn't seem to be present on the 262 held in Canberra Australia.
I've out lined the are in yellow.
I hope that helps.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:56 PM

John,

sorry if my post appeared criptic, I knew what I was indicating,...duh!
Let's try again.
The panel line under the ammo access doesn't seem to be present on the 262 held in Canberra Australia.
I've out lined the are in yellow.
I hope that helps.

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40311333310_7b12651e38_m.jpg

 

 

Perfect thank you!  I checked a set of plans and you are absolutely correct... no panel line there.  I'm taking care of it now.  Thanks so much for that important observation!


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:09 AM

The offending panel lines have been filled with putty.  I still need to restore some of the rivet detail.

 

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Here are some photos of the cleanup work on the engine nacelles...

 

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I'm almost at the point where I can attach the wings to the fuselage.  You can see the sliver of white at the wing roots where I've added a shim.  Even with the shim, there are some slight gaps.

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:44 AM

John, sorry if I am being late, but are you sure about the vertical panel line on the engine cover in front of the air inlet scoop? I think there was no line. Cheers Roger

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:24 PM

John, sorry if I am being late, but are you sure about the vertical panel line on the engine cover in front of the air inlet scoop? I think there was no line. Cheers Roger

 

 

Thank you for the comment, Roger!  No, I am not sure about that line.  There is some variance in the scale drawings that I have seen.  Some show a vertical panel line in front of that small air scoop...

 

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Mushroom Model Publications

 

 

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Squadron Signal

 

 

While others do not...

 

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Kagero

 

I can see the panel line, looking at the restored Me 262 at Hendon, but it is much less prominent than the edges of the removable cowling.

 

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I'll see if I can reduce the panel line in prominence but that is sometimes tricky to do.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:36 PM

Hi John, I am pretty new to the forum and I have to say your build is very inspiring.  I have long considered buying the Trumpeter Me 262 but never pulled the trigger on the buy.  Your review and build have pretty much convinced me to buy this kit.  Again, excellent and inspiring work.

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:09 PM

Thank you Ernest!  The Trumpeter 262 kit is a good one.  Not great as there are some issues that need attention but nothing too major.  I think it is one of Trumpeter's better models.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:40 PM

Thank you for the comment, Roger!  No, I am not sure about that line.  There is some variance in the scale drawings that I have seen.  Some show a vertical panel line in front of that small air scoop...
 
6_fs.jpg
Mushroom Model Publications
 
 
Squadron-_Signal_-_Walk_Around_n_42_-_Me
Squadron Signal
 
While others do not...
 
Kagero_Topdrawings_02_-_Messerschmitt_Me
 
Kagero
 
I can see the panel line, looking at the restored Me 262 at Hendon, but it is much less prominent than the edges of the removable cowling.
 
109-8.jpg
 
I'll see if I can reduce the panel line in prominence but that is sometimes tricky to do.




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Incredible how the stressskin appears...

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:04 PM

OK, I checked my archive and found two photos that show the backside of that cover. On one it looks as if it was indeed made out of two parts, but there is no strut behind the joint line to which the two panels could have been riveted to. It looks as if the two parts are only held together by the perpendicular struts. So, I think you are right, there is a panel line, but much less prominent and probably without rivets (as can also be seen in the Hendon photo you posted).

 

Cheers,

Roger

 

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