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Posted 29 April 2015 - 12:40 AM
Looking at the nose radar antennae in some photos, I note that some of them are as you depicted in your outstanding build, but others are pointing straight up/down. Could the antennae be steered? What determines (if anything) how they are pointed?
Again, masterful build. I'm considering getting one myself, though I've not the first idea how I'd reproduce the paint job you did without my eyes exploding.
Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:31 PM
Some had them canted to reduce interference,not aware of any steerable radar antennas on German nightfighter aircraft.
Posted 29 April 2015 - 06:09 PM
What Boris said - two different aerial array designs.
Thanks for kind words Big Jets - it's a fun build - go on - you know you want to!
Full build article here if you haven't seen yet - more concise than this thread!
Posted 29 April 2015 - 06:15 PM
Yes I forgot Its a fantastic build (got caugt up in the tecnical)
Posted 13 May 2015 - 04:40 AM
Iain (32SIG) '...it's a fun build - go on - you know you want to!
Full build article here if you haven't seen yet -...'
You know I know I want to. . Have to figure out how to do that very intricate paint job, first.
Posted 24 July 2015 - 10:06 AM
I read that there was a change in nacelle shape, thought it was a given, probably time to take a look at the Valliant book.
There's a good photo of the nose wheel in this thread http://cs.finescale....97/1377881.aspx
Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:42 PM
Well - I'm pretty convinced from studying all the drawings, photos and data I could that the Revell nacelle angles are incorrect for all versions of the 219
And the nose on the Revell kit is closer to all versions IMHO - the ZM kit sills curve inwards towards the front - rather than being parallel IIRC. This makes the front/glazing look a little pinched to my eyes. But that's purely a personal view.
I'm not holding up my build as an exercise in exactitude - and it will never need to gain a Certificate of Airworthiness - but I think it captures the 'look' of the 219 family a little better than the Revell kit straight from the box, which was the aim of the exercise!
The ideal 1:32 kit would include elements of both kits IMHO
Others' mileage *will* vary - but I quite enjoyed this project - which is what it's all about!
Posted 25 July 2015 - 12:36 PM
Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:01 AM
thats one beautiful model...not crazy about german planes but I would hate to compete against this beauty.
Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:53 PM
Beautiful work, Iain! Many thanks for the time taken to put out a nice model and entertain a lively thread. Apologies for misspelling your name in the post above, btw.
Me Revell UHU just arrived this past weekend from a fantastic sale Squadron MMD was having to coincide with the IPMS-USA Nats. I couldn't hold my water any longer and practically wet myself when I opened the box...only to go dry when I discovered that the sealed hit from RoG was missing the decals AND instructions! What the?????
Squadron made good, though, and is sending me replacements. So, for those of you visiting Squadron at their next open house in Carrolton, TX, look for the discounted UHU with no decals and instructions on the sale table !
I'm hoping someone (Owl/EagleCals???) does decals for the NASM bird once it's all together. I think in the end that will be the scheme I want to do.
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