SFliegender Bleistift - The Flying Pencil

james_mower

51 posts

After a few weeks away from the aircraft kits (working on my OO Gauge Loco Commisions), I decide on which kit to start next - I had a choice of four: Grumman Martlett, Hawker Typhoon (1:24 Scale), Hawker Siddeley Harrier AV8S and Dornier Do17z.

Having been inspired by another modellers thread on the Dornier and having never built one, I decided it was time to build an Axis Powers twin-engined bomber. The last one I built was many years ago and for the life of me I can't remember for certain what it was - though it may of been a Matchbox Junkers Ju188 or Heinkel He111.

I will add the photos later ;)

 

 

Patrick Camilleri

157 posts


Community Moderator

Great James.  Post pictures showing how your build progresses not just pics of the finished model.

james_mower

51 posts

@Patrick Camilleri

Great James.  Post pictures showing how your build progresses not just pics of the finished model.

For some reason when I tried to upload photos earlier I kept getting an unable to upload message and yes I had made the photos suitable for web - I use to be a web developer

John Symmons

492 posts

Hi James.

Looking foreward to your build and the compassision with other recent builds of this kit.

Hope you get the picture problem sorted.

Remember we do this for fun              John the Pom

james_mower

51 posts

Looks like it was a problem with the browser, it appears to be ok this morning.

So far so good, reading other forum members entries on this particular model - I took note of the issues and have been able to tweak the build accordingly.

The only bit of real filling was wing root on one-side

John Symmons

492 posts

Hi James

Glsd to see you got the photos sorted out. Did you fill,that wing root withn putty or a strip of thin styrene as it looks very neat? I always include in my research other modellers builds of the same kit as it can save you no-end of head-aches and a saves you re-inventing the wheel.

So far looking good, keep it going.

Remember we do this for fun        John the Pom.

james_mower

51 posts

@John Symmons

Hi James

Glsd to see you got the photos sorted out. Did you fill,that wing root withn putty or a strip of thin styrene as it looks very neat? I always include in my research other modellers builds of the same kit as it can save you no-end of head-aches and a saves you re-inventing the wheel.

So far looking good, keep it going.

Remember we do this for fun        John the Pom.

I either fill a gap with a piece of styrene or I use Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty. In this case I used the putty.

james_mower

51 posts

I've got a few more bits done - tail empernage fitted, ailerons and flaps, glazing panel on the left hand side of the nose (needs a bit of filling), bomb bay details and tail wheel fairing.

I also airbrushed in the undercarriage and bomb bays.

I currently have the engines in the paint shop (along with the guns) - however everything has now ground to a halt until the paints for the colour scheme arrive..

Dad Paul B

243 posts

COming together nicely. I also had problems upload pictures (Victor B2) at the weekend (could be an overflow problem of part of Hornby's server fell over). Looking forward to seeing this develop.

Paul - Classic Jet Fan

Paws4thot

386 posts

@james_mower

Hi James

Glsd to see you got the photos sorted out. Did you fill,that wing root withn putty or a strip of thin styrene as it looks very neat? I always include in my research other modellers builds of the same kit as it can save you no-end of head-aches and a saves you re-inventing the wheel.

So far looking good, keep it going.

Remember we do this for fun        John the Pom.

I either fill a gap with a piece of styrene or I use Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty. In this case I used the putty.

I also sometimes use Krystal Klear or gap filling superglue in that sort of location, depending on the length and width of the gap.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

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