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Ju 388- Planet Models 1/48 Resin
JPTRR
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 03:15 AM UTC

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Frederick- what are you flying in? I've had the great fortune to visit Rhinebeck- it's a magical place indeed!



Hi Chuk,

Red wing...would you believe it's their Dr.1?

Nah, didn't think so. It is their 1929 New Standard D25.

Yes, a magical place indeed!
wampablo
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 - 09:14 PM UTC
What's next ?
I don't come on here much but every time I do I've made a bee line for this thread it's just awe inspiring. Excellent craftsmanship. I'm looking forward to whatever you do next.
chukw1
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 03:48 AM UTC
Thanks, my friends- you are too, too kind! I'm glad you've enjoyed these 340+ pages. Makes me tired just to type that number!

Jessie- we did have the brave Major, but he went down in flames over London with his Me410 (true story!) That said, the model is still safe on my shelf. I'll see about recruiting another man for the unit.

Frederick- what are you flying in? I've had the great fortune to visit Rhinebeck- it's a magical place indeed!

Again- thanks so very much for reading along as I pounded this heap into one piece- cheers!

chuk
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 05:36 PM UTC
Chuck,

My thesaurus melted while I tried to find superlatives for this extraordinary work!


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Oh, and can we girls have a handsome flieger to ogle? Hmmm?



Hi Jessie,

Well, Chuck had The General and the Heinz Bar-looking guy in his Me 410 build -- guess they deserted. I'll save Chuck some handsome flieger-creating time with this:


P.S. That's Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome at my 6 O'clock low.
GhostHawk
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Cordoba, Argentina
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 06:22 AM UTC
Hello:

I really enjoy this Time...!!!

It was a leaning experience...!!!

Thanks You Very Much...

Congrats & BTW...

Diego
Snorri23
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 01:30 AM UTC
A captivating build which was a great resource for ideas. I pulled out the special hobby version for the night fighter champaign. A great rendition of the Ju 388. Thanks for allowing us on this ride.
architect
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
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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,
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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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
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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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?
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!





























flitzer
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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
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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
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

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

jhoog59
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 07:02 AM UTC
Fritzy and Hanna look better all the time
GastonMarty
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Quebec, Canada
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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
thegirl
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 02:38 PM UTC




So are you done yet ?


Terri
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
chris1
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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
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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.
DougN1
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Georgia, United States
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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
eseperic
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Croatia Hrvatska
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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
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
GhostHawk
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 03:00 PM UTC
Great Job...!!!!
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: 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.