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Lots of work thus far to get the fuselage halves joined up!...Compared to the 1/48 version it is pretty big! 

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That's going to be an epic job!  Working with vac-forms is nearly a lost art these days, so I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

You made me go check the old 1/35 scale  vac-forms in my stash.  Most have been released as regular plastic kits, like a Humvee ambulance conversion. But there are a couple of oddballs, like the Air Press M*A*N bus conversion (for the Italeri Opel Blitz truck).  And my favorite, a Hobby-Modellbau-Schmidt vac-form of an Italian WWII "Desert Patrol" truck.  It has a Breda 20-mm cannon and other parts made of white metal.

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Sounds like a great kit! luckily I had a spare nose wheel wheel well from a Revell 262 kit.Cut a slot on the underside of the fuselage and made it fit.  

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Atrached the wings to the fuselage with brass tubing I flattened slightly in my bench vise.I used JB weld to secure them.I will add putty to smooth out the joint.

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Cut the openings for the wheel wells abd made them by wrapping a sheet of aluminum around a 12mm socket.I made flanges to allow them to be installed.Took awhile to figure out how to do that. 

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Mocked up the landing gear and was surprised to see she sit properly.I guess the vac form.plastic is thinner and lighter than normal.styrene.The true test will be when the engines are installed!

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Coming along nicely! You should scratch-up one of those little e381 suicide scooters to sling underneath!

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9 hours ago, bisc63 said:

Coming along nicely! You should scratch-up one of those little e381 suicide scooters to sling underneath!

Inspiration...if he's crazy enough to do that. 😀

 

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On 10/1/2020 at 3:01 PM, philo426 said:

Wing and engine nacelle assembly in progress.

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These photos are proof that you can't have too many clamps:)

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Yep a little excessive but the clamps did do their job!

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Love these early jets! Any thoughts on a color scheme?

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Made the airlerons out of 1/16" Aluminum..took a while.

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Made the gear doors from sheet brass pounded over a socket.Actuatirs were from the parts stash.  

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