monogram 1/48 he 111

you guys know i like this ac, so after "practice" building 3
lindberg, a airfix, matchbox and uh, i forgot, i'm ready for
the biggie. any caveats, must have's or really cool decal
sheets?
tanks,
-e
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Eduard...etch-fan. Interior (now in color), exterior, bomb bay. the bomb bay is a really cool looking piece of structure, IMO...though I like the torpedo bomber as illustrated on the ProModeler box.
Both Superscale and Aeromaster have some decal sheets out there, as I recall. I'm still looking for a scheme for mine. I have a couple sets of decals, but I still really like the OOB scheme with the white nacelles, so I may just go for that...for a change. I'll probably make up the decal set from other sources, though. Hate those Monogram decals.
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Rufus
hey, did i see that? sure don't remember, but thanks for the refs...you've turned me into a pe monster. i'm still not real good at it, but it seems to be like vac-form canopies. once you cut one right and see it, it's nailed. and pre colored parts? wowsers! so about $80 worth of after market for a $18 kit? seems about right. a cool bomb bay is the way to go...
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e
Yeah...I'm going broker buying up the sets for the 1/32 Avenger at the moment. The interior set is WAY cool - tons of brass structure for the bomb bay there. And for the radio compartment and such.
I think the most I've ever gone is for all five sets for the Academy Hornet...
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Rufus
a big ed set or your own?
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e
Got each set one by one. I haven't caught on to using pre-cut masks yet. So I just get the etch sets.
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Rufus
The Aires cockpit set (with resin & PE) is v ery nice, too.
Don McIntyre Clarksville, TN
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Don McIntyre
having seen your art, it appears quite successful. still haven't started my pby, damn thing still scares me. did you say there is a canopy mask set? black box?
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e
i do like aries. hope i can track one down.
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e
I'm sure there's one out there, but I don't use them so I'm not up on them. I masked my -5 with Scotch tape.
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Rufus
i need help on canopies. a little too much palsy in the old hands...yours looks wicked pissah. yours is why mine won't be a cop out black cat. too easy a paint scheme.
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e
Thanks. I really like that sub-chaser scheme and I have a whole series of them planned ranging from the -5 Cat to Avenger to SBD to Helldiver to Wildcat.
Which reminds me...I still haven't made up my mind on a scheme for my -5A...
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Rufus
sounds like my faa fleet in the works. not all of them, just the active service 1939-1945. even that is a lot!
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e
what is the cure for this? cut and refit? new chunk? and while we're there, how is the nose glass? i ordered the masks today, so i have ny fingers crossed. well, with this dam arthritis, i think i do.
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e
IIRC the nose glass also serves as the front fuselage section. It is all a single clear piece that one paints where necessary.
As far as a fix is concerned, judicious sanding and filling are required.
Art
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Art Murray
i like the idea it's one piece. the lindberg and airfix are 2 pieces and i'm not skilled enough to hide a join like that.
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in article dOaMe.203464$ snipped-for-privacy@fe02.news.easynews.com, e at snipped-for-privacy@some.domain wrote on 8/15/05 7:53 PM:
Here's a couple of other products nobody's mentioned (AFAIK):
1. True Details makes (made?) a resin cockpit detail set, no. 48458. Looks like pretty typical TD. Nice looking seat with much better seatbelt detail than the kit's.
2. Koster Aero Enterprises (Bill Koster) put out a comprehensive mixed-media detail set with clear vacuform parts for gondola front and rear, dorsal enclosure, nose sphere, pilot windscreen, pilot and crew hatches; white vac parts for nose shell ejection fairing, bombadier pad, special ordnance carrier plate, cargo containers, engine nacelles for 111P; and a bunch of various MGs, cannon and ammo drums in white metal. The set allows you to build P-2, 4 or 6, and H-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 or 14 variants.
Greatmodels.com sell the Koster set for $21.95 USD:
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Pip Moss
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Pip Moss
Yeah - second the True Details set. Well worth the nice TD price. I didn't use the panel (the kit one is crisper, IMO) but the seats and sidewall details from it are well worth adding.
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