Post by 383 Silverado on Jul 19, 2016 6:27:12 GMT -5
It's been a long while since I've done anything aviation related so it's been really difficult to decide on what I'm going to do for an ice breaker for the last few months. I bounced back and forth from Ta-152 to an Fw190 D series to a 190 A series to finally .........this:
A Hase offering of the 234:
I bought two of these because every time I start hackin' on a build for detail add ons like cockpits or engine displays or anything like that I have inherent problem of messing something up along the way to the point of being unrepairable so I just head it off at the pass with a spare parts kit. I don't know when exactly I'll get started on this bad boy as I still have to finish up my '54 Chevy Panel Wagon that I'm building in the Auto section here but I decided to post a Threadlocker anyway.
Post by 383 Silverado on Jul 19, 2016 10:31:07 GMT -5
LOL! That's where I came from Leon. I've got 5 completed aircraft builds since 2014 and got into cars/ automotive in November of 2014. I've been trying to get back to aircraft for the last almost two years now and it's been really difficult because I like what I'm doing with autos.
I picked one of these up as well just so I could have some of the odds and ends out of it. (I've actually had all these items to include both kits now for several months to be ready for the finish up of my '54 Chevy)
Looking forward to this build. Always liked the look of this one.
I read an interesting story about this jet in the Smithsonian magazine. When they set about restoring they bird they found a rock jammed in the drogue chute linkage that would have prevented it from being deployed on landing. Clearly an act of sabotage by a slaver laborer building the plane hoping to make it crash on landing. There was some debate as to what to do with the rock. Put it back where it was found or display it on its own. Turned out there was a 3rd option. They lost the rock.
Post by 383 Silverado on Jul 19, 2016 20:50:53 GMT -5
Marc: Thanks and that's an interesting story. Looks like the museum at least included the rock in their story.
Tojo: I had that same problem for a looooong time. I can't tell you how many times I allllllmost bought it and then backed out. This time I had the money..........and the chance so I went for it............TWICE! lol
Nice choice the Joe! 1st since 2012? Nothing like diggin up the past! LOL!! You's doing better than me, think I might have finished one wingy since 2012...and it was a wreck! Looking forward to seeing you crack it open!
Post by 383 Silverado on Jul 21, 2016 6:28:23 GMT -5
Thanks T. Sheesh I meant 2014. lol . Got the changes made already. Yeah I have built a few prop jobs and will be crossing over to a jet this time around. Seems to be the trend from what I've seen but I've got a few more prop builds to do. I'm really looking forward to getting my feet wet again in the aviation realm although I'm really not looking forward to the way this nose section is set up with this kit. The auto world has been good for me in the putty and sanding department though so I hope to get through this relatively easy.
Post by 383 Silverado on Jul 21, 2016 23:03:27 GMT -5
I think I’m going to test fit this kit together first to see how it’s supposed to go together and then install my resin goodies here and there. I figure it’ll give me a slight edge when things aren’t going together so smoothly when installing the resin pieces. Painting this sucker on the bottom will be a unique experience for me as I’m used to painting my exteriors with no landing gear installed. Judging by the fit of the fuselage halves together and the wing to fuselage joint I’d say it might be a slight bit easier of a kit than I’d originally thought.
Post by 383 Silverado on Jul 22, 2016 6:17:56 GMT -5
Thanks Leon, Bill and Tojo.
More test fitting today with the Aires interior detail set. Looks like it's going to fit good at the firewall/ fuselage joint. Will have to see how everything is going to behave with the glass installed ..........
This is a fairly well complimented set and I'm looking forward to working with it:
Post by 383 Silverado on Jul 23, 2016 6:59:22 GMT -5
I've got the tub all trimmed up and the two pieces glued together. I had to sand a lot of material from the bottom to get it to fit right but so far so good. Here's a few shots with the clear nose piece test fitted. It looks like it's gonna be A-OK.
Post by 383 Silverado on Jul 25, 2016 6:29:22 GMT -5
I cut the side panels from the resin mounting blocks today. This stuff is super thin so cutting it from them was a slow process to avoid breaking the dang things. Looks like everything is fitting here so far:
and still mates up to the fuselage as good as I've ever seen from an Aires set
Post by 383 Silverado on Jul 28, 2016 15:00:45 GMT -5
Thanks fellas. I hear you on the Aires fit and all. Maybe it's some of the custom autos that I've built to where I've had to combine in the upwards of 5 kits to make something work that's helped or maybe I just got lucky. Who knows? lol. Right now I just know that it looks like I get to proceed forward a little more easier.