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Ju 388- Planet Models 1/48 Resin
GastonMarty
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 11:48 AM UTC

Somehow I missed your prop pitch jig... Sorry about the redundant question...

Do you still try to eyeball the prop blades and try to bend them to "improve" on things after the prop jig has done its job?

I learned recently many if not most modellers never bend the wings to improve symmetry/alignment/dihedral after glueing them for good: I find this very surprising.

Gaston
fireresq1
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 04, 2012
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 09:01 PM UTC
What an amazing job your doing on this kit. Can’t wait to see it all finished, Will look out for the next instalment it was such a pleasure to read.
Cheers
Fireresq1
haribeau44
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 08:52 PM UTC
Hallo, Chuk,

I'm following your build since start and I tell you I've never more loved before reading one.
Your love for the way of modelling and the amazing results make me speechless every time I read it.

I thank you so much for sharing it and lovely Hanna with us.

@snorry23
Can you, please, let us know the producer of the mentioned conversion set? I'm very interested in it though I own the kit chuk is using for his phantastic build.

Thanks in advance.

Harald
chukw1
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 02:17 AM UTC
Gaston- yes, I did have to bend a blade or two as the holes drilled in the blades were done by hand. The jig kept most blades just where I wanted them- just a few needed some eyeballing. I love to use brass wire to pin things exactly for this type of adjustment.

Thanks, Stewart! Thanks, Harald! Just for you a bonus pic of the prop jig that I inadvertently left out of the post- cheers!

doubtingthomas
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: March 17, 2009
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 05:07 PM UTC
As always,your build logs do an excellent job explaining HOW things are done. It really helps me when I get to a tough spot in a build, to remember the way you solved a particular problem and try it myself (not that MY result looks as good, but hey...I'm learning! )
I've got the Ju 388 night fighter "sister" kit in my stash to build....someday.....

Regards-
Tom
haribeau44
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: August 01, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 12:23 AM UTC
Hallo, Chuk,

can you, please, let me know the producer of your "beading tool" you showed (on the bottom of page 5)?
Best would be a link where I can buy it.
I tried to find it anywhere but was not successful.

Thanks in advance.

Harald

p.s.
..and thanks for the bonus picture ;-))
chukw1
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 03:10 AM UTC
Thanks, Tom- just rememeber that there are many ways to skin that cat! Problem-solving is one of my favorite aspects of the hobby- glad that the results of my styrene experimentation can be of service to you!

Thank you, Harald! I bought the beading set at a local nobby shop- Military Hobbies in Orange, CA. There are no marks on it- so it's a bit of a mystery. It may well be this model, available from UMM at twenty bucks U.S.

http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/product_info.php?cPath=21_145&products_id=1322

Very handy stuff indeed- and I've picked up a few new tool sets at the flea market last week- stay tuned for pics!
MS406C
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Landes, France
Joined: May 22, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 05:49 AM UTC
Chuck! Here also you are my Hero!
haribeau44
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:14 PM UTC
Thanks,Chuk, I'll order it immediately.

Harald
chukw1
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California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 02:09 PM UTC
Thank you, friends!

It's been a while- my life has been busy, with some ups and downs. I'm still at it- and I'll get that canopy done, by gum!























md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 11:50 AM UTC
Wow Chuck. Jesse C turned me on to your builds, I've spent 3 days reading the threads. That's a lotta great work. Now I don't know if I should just sell of my kits and tools and find a new hobby or try to duplicate just one of you tricks in the 1/72 world.

Can't wait for the next installment.
chukw1
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California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 01:01 PM UTC
Thanks, Mark!

This post marks a real milestone. Not only is that canopy on at last, but the lead illustration of Hannah was painted at cruising altitude on a cross-country flight! Read on, brave modeler!

























GastonMarty
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2012 - 05:45 AM UTC
I have to get that black milliput!: It is a brilliant item for doing difficult canopy joints, and not have odd putty colours show on the inside through the glass...

I am surprised you do not try to completely finish the canopy masking fully before you attach it.

Good idea the foil that conceals the two part canopy's join...

I am curious about one thing: Do you ever paint a model during the day under direct sunlight?: I have found there are infinitely fewer airborne dust particles in the night time... I actually never do any painting during daylight for that reason alone...

Keep up the good work!

Gaston

DougN1
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 02:33 AM UTC
Looks great Chuck! I really hate vac canopies because they are so hard to get attached, but you've done a great tutorial on getting one attached properly (especially one this complex)!

Now you've gotten to the fun part (painting) and I am really looking forward to seeing some color on this beast!

Doug
GhostHawk
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Cordoba, Argentina
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 08:33 AM UTC
Hi

Really Exciting Work whit the Canopy Frame...!!!

Congrats...!!!

BTW
scottew7
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 05:54 AM UTC
Great Thankyou
chukw1
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 03:18 AM UTC
Thank you, thank you!

Gaston, I never model at night- too tired during the week and my only free time is on the weekends. I keep my bench reasonably clean- and deal with dust as best I can.

A bit of rescribing is in the works, to open up panel lines filled with that Miliput- a new fairing strip along the cockpit sides and then it's time for some masking fun. A noted member of Aeroscale has been helping me with a scheme- we'll unveil it soon- cheers!
chuk
chukw1
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Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 01:59 PM UTC
Thanks, fellas!

Here's a brief report on recent progress- camo comes next!



















DougN1
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:25 PM UTC
Canopy turned out really great! When I can't find or use Eduard canopy masks (or it's a really simple canopy), I too use the outline method, only I fill the middle with liquid mask (I think it's quicker).

Looking forward to the next installment!

Doug
Snorri23
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:51 AM UTC
To the person who is asking about the Ju 388 resin conversion check your in-box. Just to spark some interest a Ju 52 landed at our local airport. Was on it's way bunny hopping back to Europe.
chukw1
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2012 - 02:15 PM UTC
Thanks, gents!

The lady has some clothes on! ;D



























haribeau44
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 02:33 PM UTC
Extraordinary build!
You can learn new/better/easier methods from every message!

And now the camo:

can you tell where you found this amazing camo? I did not find anythinng like that anywhere though I researched intensively. Where do I find a picture of this aircraft ? The camo is so very different from all I know.

The finished bird will look amazing, I'm sure.

But you'll show as, I think.

I'm waiting impatiently.

Thanks so much!

Harald

P:S:
Can you, please, say some words about Peter "Flitzer" Allen?

chukw1
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California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2012 - 02:38 PM UTC
Time for a quick update! I've been posting less and building more in an effort to get this beast done! I've gotten a bit further than the pics show, but patience, Watson- all will be revealed.
































eseperic
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2012 - 06:46 PM UTC
Hi Chuck,

Very nice, indeed! You've mastered the stenciling... and it does look great, doesn't it? Just a quick question: What happened on the right wing, just bellow the wing Kreuz? Is it some kind of surface blemish, or it's just a bad photo?

PS. It's a great looking beastie!!!

All the best, master!

Entoni
David_StoryModels
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 03:31 AM UTC
You are a true Master , Sir