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Ju 388- Planet Models 1/48 Resin
magnusf
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 04:30 AM UTC
Lovely Chuck!

I've just caught up on your postings, as usual very enjoyable!

Regarding the troublesome painting of the fin: in my opinion there is still nothing that beats Gunze acrylics for detail work (at least if you want to use acrylics). I have tried most other brands but always end up as you did with the Lifecolor no matter what I thin them with.

This is going to be awesome when finished!

Regards Magnus
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 12:51 PM UTC
@Chuk,

amazing build. This is a lesson for every modeller!

@Entoni,

What happened to you He 100?
Did you not go on? I would very much like to see some pictures of you progress ;-)).

Harald
eseperic
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 07:21 PM UTC

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What happened to you He 100?
Did you not go on? I would very much like to see some pictures of you progress ;-))



Harald, thanks for your interest... but let's not spoil this beautiful thread! Heinkel will pop-up again at some point. The only thing I can say at the moment is that the (resin) wings warped beyond recognition. (Heating it in warm water didn't help at all) Probably I haven't stored it properly, but it may be that my model has some faults (it is pretty old). I will think my way through... Thanks for asking!

All the best
Entoni

@Chuck: Sorry to be an usurpator in your thread!

Scrodes
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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 08:19 AM UTC
I've said it before, and I'll say it again - I give up. I'm just going to let Chuk build all my models for me from now on.



Seriously though, this is such an awesome, entertaining format for a build thread - a million times more palatable than reading three paragraphs, trying to decipher the photograph and then repeating over and over again. Well done Chuk
Scrodes
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 06:42 AM UTC
Just found this set guys - looks like it might be very similar to the set that Chuk picked up. They have some interesting tool sets too - hex punches and the like

http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/product_info.php?cPath=21_145&products_id=1322
chukw1
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 02:54 AM UTC
Thanks, everyone! Sharp eye, Entoni- that blemish was part of a battle with Lifecolor paints. I had to cut this post a bit short due to lack of time, but the Lifecolor and the masks don't mix. The stuff bleeds under every time! After two tries, the basic paint softened up enough to pull up along with the masks. I should have sanded it but didn't notice at the time, and now I'll just live with it. That';s why I used the Model master enamel RLM 76.

Thanks for the tip, Magnus- I'll try Gunze next time around. I did go back to touch up that fin- and it looks much better.

Scrodes, I'm willing to bet that that is the same beading set- I bought mine at Military Hobbies an Orange, California for the same price UMM-USA is selling theirs for. A very handy thing it is, too!

Again, my thanks, folks- stay tuned for more!
Scrodes
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 05:44 AM UTC

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Scrodes, I'm willing to bet that that is the same beading set- I bought mine at Military Hobbies an Orange, California for the same price UMM-USA is selling theirs for. A very handy thing it is, too!



I wasn't sure, I just thought I remembered someone asking about it so I thought I'd help source one.


This is all your fault Chuk - because of you my toolset keeps expanding - I'm Rivet-R and Scribe-Ring away at Tamiya's 32nd scale Mustang with dymo tape.


chukw1
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 02:05 PM UTC
Good on you, Matt- cheers!

I had a virus, and spent some sick days blearily toiling over this project. I made a wrong turn once or twice, but this baby's nearly done. Fritzi and Hannah show you how!









































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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 03:00 PM UTC
Great Job...!!!!
Siderius
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 03:18 PM UTC
Really good work, the cartoons really liven things up too! LOL Russell
eseperic
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 07:41 PM UTC
Hi Chuck,

Some great pin-ups there After all, are not mistakes the mother of invention

All the best,
Entoni
DougN1
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 05:22 AM UTC
Looks great! What's the story with the yellow stripes on the cowls?

Doug
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 06:45 AM UTC

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Looks great! What's the story with the yellow stripes on the cowls?

Doug



To distract readers attention from staring at the girls.
chris1
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 07:29 AM UTC
Hi Chuk
Yet another brilliant build.
And yet again I've learnt a few things which I must try.
Is it too early to ask......
What is the next build blog to be?

Chris
wrinkledm
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 11:50 AM UTC
Chukw, nice build as always. I still chuckle all the way back to the Helldiver and those darned technicolor seagulls. ;-) As far as the hands, soak those puppies in Polmolive. :-D

D
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 02:38 PM UTC




So are you done yet ?


Terri
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 06:26 PM UTC

Great work Chuck!

Can't wait to see the props on!

Gaston
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 07:02 AM UTC
Fritzy and Hanna look better all the time
chukw1
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 02:39 AM UTC
Many thanks, all! Those yellow stripes are Eastern front theatre markings. In this whiffer-world Stalin had a stroke after shooting an aide in the face during a big public review. The Russian government collapsed and the Germans moved back in, or some such twaddle.

I would like to thank those who pointed out that blemish on the starboard wing- keep me honest, folks! I'm glad I fixed it, and while I was at it I rubbed the plane down with Micro-Mesh cloths to a smooth finish. The multiple coats of Future had really built up a pebbly finish, but were thick enough to take the sanding. Ever onward- and the end is in clear sight!


Next on the bench? I'm participating in a cancer benefit group build at Modelers' Alliance- still two months to build, give to a worthy cause and, if you complete a kit by the end of December, get in on a really great raffle!

http://www.modelersalliance.com/component/content/article/84-general/806-call-to-arm

[linked image]
I'm gonna build an Me509, maybe with an expose engine. How 'bout you?

Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 09:53 AM UTC
Hi Chuck

It's looking stunning (Surprise! Surprise! ).

I definitely want to see this on the front page when it's got it's props on...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 02:20 AM UTC
Wow.
This is exactly why I started doing the profiles.
So glad Chuck asked me to do a scheme profile. I'm getting quite a buzz from seeing the Ju388 come to life.

Chuck, with a fair share of help from the girls I'm sure, is certainly doing a fantastic job.

Peter
chukw1
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 03:54 PM UTC
Thanks, Rowan! peter, this build would not be half of what it is without your input- many thanks!

This finale is dedicated to veterans everywhere- salute!

I had hoped Hannah could make an appearance, but she will preside over photos to be taken later and in better light. Thanks for all your support in this long- and fun- build!





























Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 05:20 PM UTC
Seeing the end of this build is a bit bittersweet. It's nice to come to the end, but I'll miss all the wonderful tips and entertaining narrative. I'm already looking forward to whatever you decide to build next

Oh, and can we girls have a handsome flieger to ogle? Hmmm?
magnusf
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 07:08 PM UTC
Chuck! This has been such a joy to follow! The results are first-class but as a modeller I appreciate seeing your tricks and methods almost as much as the finished model!



Magnus
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 08:30 PM UTC
What ??? over ??? So soon ??
More more......
Fantastic build and narating. Anxiously awaiting your next,