Looks really promising so far! 👍 What glue will you use?
Thank you Ralf! Over wide parts a Tamiya glue, but CA-glue as well.
I really like the Tamiya extra thin since the first time I tried it. Thanks for the info!
Thank you -and feel welcome!
This one will Go into the Me321 I guess… I was planning the same with the Me323 but on hold, not enough space to display it on a base 😕
That's right, it's to help illustrate the size of the Me-321. In fact, it's already a massive piece!
Looks really good already! Just out of curiosity, is there a reason to paint the parts on the sprues?
Thanks for the encouragement, Es-haq, Dave and Patrick! About the question: on one hand on a whim, on the other hand, before I start assembling the very tricky parts and the complex assembly, I want to have everything "finished" painted. After that, I wouldn't get around to it
June 14, 2021
The Su-7 is nearing completion. Although the painting was quite time-consuming, it was a real pleasure. The new Eduard etched parts and the like do this not too detailed basic kit really good.
I am learning so much from this build! 👍
Following.. Men your productions runs at full capacity wow 👍
Rui, Daniel, Ben, thak you for these encouraging words!
June 13, 2021
For this beautiful kit I decided to do as much painting as possible as well as the application of traces of use with the parts on the castings, as many of the small individual parts would not be accessible after assembly, but would contribute to the visual appearance.
For this purpose, after priming with glossy black, I applied Alclad "Steel", covered it with dabbed on Masko and sprayed on Gunze H 32, mixed with other dark grey tones, for the surface colour. As you can see here, the Maskol has already been rubbed off and a highly diluted layer of H 32 has been applied over most if the "steel" areas.
The "Famo" is supposed to illustrate the size of the Me-321 Gigant as a load.
June 4, 2021
June 2, 2021
Fantastic, Roland... Following!
A man with much space in his shelf, for sure! 🙂 This will look great out of your hands!
I am very pleased about your interest! I saw this beautiful part the day before yesterday at a local dealer and bought it right away. A little patience until the start of construction : I will stock up on some etched parts and other "goodies". But I am already looking forward to the fun!
May 31, 2021
May 30, 2021
Since I really wanted to build two Fw 56s, I had to dare to use this kit. Indeed, some " primal " model building! Only a few things can be taken for granted here. I will simply do my best with commitment. The cockpits of both aircraft were greased up with some scratched parts from the spare parts box. On the one hand, I would like to create a "Stösser" of the German Luftwaffe, on the other hand an export aircraft that was flown in Austria in the 1930s.
These pictures open this further contribution on the subject of "assault gliders". Although the Italeri moulds are not overly detailed, they are clean and accurately cast. Accordingly, the processing so far is a real pleasure. In the interior, I have continued the struts of the framework in front of the window openings with suitable brass wire as a first detailing measure. The kit simply leaves out the struts in front of the windows.
Furthermore, the large interior is improved even further - without overdoing it....
May 29, 2021
Fantastic result Roland! The Aviattic lozenge looks marvellous too! Will be using your build when I'll start a D.VII
Thank you very much for your encouraging and appreciative words, I am very happy! Bughunter, your comments are always a benefit, your verdict on a biplane makes me particularly proud.
Erik, it makes me happy when this construction can be an inspiration!
That is a nice article on Kitchecker! 👍
I really like these planes nose/fuselage art. The model are amazing to 👍
That´s motivating, thank you both for your replies! I am glad your like the article as well!
May 26, 2021
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how is it going Roland.
May 20, 2021
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Great result Roland, as always.
Nice seeing this one again at the top of the feed. Excellent work 👍
Maciej, JD... thank you very much for these comments!
May 17, 2021
These first quick photos open this build report on the Eduard/ Kopro Su-7. I will choose the attractive Indian machine - but it will be a long way to go, as the plastic parts from Kopro often need to be reworked and trimmed.
The excellently made "Eduard Brassin" ejection seat is really a stunner. Around 21 parts - counting all the partly tiny scratched parts - come together to form a very handsome reproduction of the original. The resin casting is a sensation
"Kopro" kits are challenging, but I am sure not for you... Taking a seat 🙂
May 14, 2021
Really pity, that the nice internal details are mostly hidden - but we all know now it's there 😉
The white stripes are very well done, impressive airbrush work 👍
Very interesting model and cool juxtapositioning!
So now we expect a Gotha 242 to complete the family.
Beautiful glider Roland 👍
Thank you all mates for these kind motivations!
Indeed Olivier, I'm going to build two more of ICM's new Gotha 242s in this series, as a finale so to speak. Before that, however, I will continue with a Me 321 Gigant and a second DFS 230, but this one in 1/35th scale from Bronco.
I'm honestly glad you like the winter camouflaged glider!
May 13, 2021
Agree, amazing job Roland. Well done.
There you go Roland, looks great.
One of my all time favorites from WWI.
Motivating! Thank you for the kind feedback, mates!
Nice razor! I have a different theory regarding the colors, but great craftsmanship. 👍 You always do a great job on every kind of models.
I am very pleased with your answer! Many thanks for the valuable tips, the tip with Aviattic really did the trick-referring to the hints for the D.VII
May 9, 2021
Thank you very much, that makes me very happy!
Beautiful build 👍 Congrats!
Agree with Roland 👍
Interesting bird, beautiful built. Niiiiiice!
Thank you mates!
May 8, 2021
May 4, 2021
Hast Du mal einen Link zum erwähnten Draht? Der Hersteller R&B habe ich hier auch nicht gefunden. Danke!
Hallo, ich sende Dir einen Link zu einer Produktbeschreibung hier auf "scalemates": British Streamline Wires - 1..Productions RB-P32012, 1:32)
RB Productions dürfte aber leider nicht mehr aktiv sein, si wie es aussieht.
Ah, danke Dir! mit 1:32 getrickst 👍 Ich dachte immer, die wären zu groß.
Dir Firma vermisse ich sehr, hätte gern noch mal meine geätzten Sägen mit neuen Sägeblättern ausgerüstet. Echt Schade 🙁
Bei der Arado und anderen 48er Modellen kommen auch die "streamlined wires" dieses Maßstabs zum Einsatz. Vor einigen Jahren habe ich diese "wires" von RB in gröberer Stückzahl in 1:48 und 32 geordert, das gezeigte RB Produkt war nur der erste Link, den ich hier auf Scalemates gefunden habe.
Ja, ein Jammer, dass da nichts mehr kommt!
April 30, 2021
April 22, 2021
Small and nimble insect... but beautiful craftmanship
Thank you Bart and Stefan
I really like this tiny one!!!
Thank you Andrea!
April 18, 2021
Thank you very much for your words, Erik and Gordon!
Great job Roland!
Klasse Ding - aussergewöhnlch schöne Lackierung - top !
Elegant bird in a skillfully exceuted livery ! Very pretty combination of colour and NMF 👍
Thank you for these very kind comments mates! Makes me proud! Thank you for all the likes also!
April 16, 2021
With these pictures I would like to open the project on the next glider project. RS Models packs extremely helpful etched parts in the box, which help to detail the pilot's seat and the bench in the fuselage well. With all that said: I only added the seat belts to the pilot's seat, as the MG gunner's harnesses hanging from the ceiling behind it will hide the view of the interior as much as possible.
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I gather you like gliders. Would you treat us to a Gotha glider ?
Another great looking model, Roland!
I agree 100%
Diese Alte Krähe sieht super gut aus und ist wirklich etwas Besonderes, das man nicht oft als Model sieht. Mich hat ihre Abbildung in den alten Italeri-Katalogen immer fasziniert.
Thank you for these wonderful remarks mates! Indeed, I have just started with a DFS 230, this will be followed by a Me 321. After that I am planning at least one of ICMs new Gotha 242!
Ja, diese Italeri Modelle und Schachtelbilder sind auch Teil meiner Jugendjahre, da geht es mir genauso! Yeah, these Italeri models and box pictures are also part of my youth years, I feel the same way!
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Thank's for your 'likes'!
March 23, 2021
Uih! I want to see that! The same kit is also in my stash😉 I want to build it, but not very soon, since I have done a Eduard D.VII recently. Nice kit, I find only the struts fiddly. And I would recommend Aviattic decal, but I guess you know that from my reports.
Hello! I am looking forward to the upcoming experiences. Thanks for the tips with the decals, but I will stay this time with the "Seven Swabians", is really a nice "special paint"
Oops, sorry, my communication fault! Of course you should do the "Seven Swabians"! The markings (the swabians, crosses etc) are printed by Cartograf and are great! I recommended only to replace the Eduard printed lozenge decals (with strange colors) by Aviattic. The rib tapes can be used as printed by Eduard, as also recommend by Aviattic.
I always checking WNW for information (even if I do only the smaller scale), here you can see the WNW interpretation. I see a difference on the back, the antlers are yellow:
The PDF manual with orig pictures can be found here:
Accrording to WNW and Eduard you will need 4 color lozenge (clear decal paper, the white ones are for rib tapes).
Very interesting! This is very relevant information for me, you have really helped me and inspired the project. I think I will look at "Aviattic"! By the way, it's quite a nice site, which I personally didn't know before.
Ok, as WingNutWing seems to be dead (all the kit developers are fired) you should download all needed.
I will use this sheet on mine : 4 colour "lozenge" full patt..es (Aviattic ATT48001, 1:48)
The faded one is also an option: 4 colour "lozenge" full patt..es (Aviattic ATT48002, 1:48)
The stripes are like the original "Stoffbahnen", for application you can visit the build album of my Leusch Fokker, that one used 5 colors but the application method was the same.
First pictures to open this project. The venerable Italeri kit suggests a cockpit interior which never existed in this way: control sticks instead of full-round control wheels- and the conspicuous inner strut of a CG-4 is completely missing. So I am guided to hint a little at the distinctive interior: with brass rods and home-made control wheels a start has been made; I will add some more bracing there. As I said, this is a start to completely rebuild the interior.
March 21, 2021
March 14, 2021
Beautiful model. Very well done 👍
Thank you Rui! The Ar 68 turned out to be a quite interesting plane!
Fantastic work Roland! 👍 Wie immer läßt du's total einfach aussehen
Sebastian, thank you for these kind and pleasing words! ...dann muss ich an meiner Berichtestattung was ändern 🙂)
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Thank you for your interest and your words! And for all those liking, of course!
I was not satisfied with the result of the sanding and filling respectively, so I went back to the start. The front parts of the turbines are not from the kit but were replaced by a resin detail set - a decisive improvement. However, the integration of these different parts was a bit tricky.
A stylish aircraft in perfect presentation. Flawless finish without weathering. I agree with Bill. 👍
Thank you very much for this!
Nice clean work 👍
Thank you for this also!
I really appreciate your comments, thanks for the encouragement!
Makes the Stirling look small.
Indeed! Thank you David for your remark
Beautiful pair 👍
February 24, 2021
February 22, 2021
Feel very welcome Sebastian!
These pictures open the construction report on the Arado 68. Roden offers accurately fitting and well made components which can be assembled quite quickly to form the handsome fuselage of an Ar 68. I particularly like the precise and finely cast representation of the exhaust systems - what a difference to the Fury/Airfix! 🙂 In spite of all this, there is still some filling and sanding to be done, that will be the next step.
The Arado is ready and so far a pleasure to build. Most parts of the fuselage have already been filled and sanded, the wings are still "raw".
Oh ja, dieses Projekt werde ich mir keinesfalls entgehen lassen. Ich wünsche dir gutes Gelingen Roland.
Das ist sehr schön, Stefan! Danke! I am eager to start with that beauty!
Just started! Details are crisp and beautiful; i am really looking forward to this project!
A short time-lapse of the interior: the C-54 from Revell builds very well and is a paragon of fitting accuracy. However, I find some of the many details too soft and washed out. But that's not a problem, because you won't see anything behind the cockpit cabin wall 🙂
The etched parts are from the "Gold Edition" of this issue.
Fuselage and wings were sanded, all clear parts were masked - almost everything was ready for the first coat of paint!
This kit from Platz - the first one I got my hands on - is really of the very best quality! Everything fits and is appropriately finely detailed, but above all I am thrilled by the fineness of the casting! The cockpit was slightly detailed with a few etched parts from the spare box.
February 17, 2021
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Thank you both mates!
No Gaspatch products used here- and no turnbuckles either. I used R&B Production "aerodynamic rigging wire"/ RAF late. The black covers between the wing and struts were improvised with black decals.
Excellent job once more - proving that less is sometimes more - the very light weathering and panel/river highlighting add a lot of realism 👍
Thank you Slavo, I'm glad to hear that!
Due to the excessive use of AC glue (and the associated activator spray), the gloss level of the front metal parts has been somewhat reduced - but all in all, I am quite satisfied with the result.
Amazing result from this simple kit!👍
Thank you, Your words are worth a lot to me!
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Thank you for your appreciated comments!
Lovely modelling 🙂
Thank you Guy!
Another great looking model, Roland! Any idea what the 'can' above the front windscreen is?
Thank you Gordon, I really appreciate your words! The structure on the windscreen is the casing of a camera. The Yak-11 was also used for weapons training.
January 21, 2021
Wow! Thank you for your words Erik!
Klasse Ding , aber ich würde mich über ein Foto von der Unterseite freuen, um auch noch ein Blick auf die Bewaffnung zu haben
Danke Oliver! Ich zeige gerne noch ein paar Fotos der Unterseite, die ist in der bisherigen Bilderstrecke ohnehin unterrepräsentiert.
Thanks Oliver! I'll be happy to show a few more photos of the underside, which is underrepresented in the previous photo series anyway.
Lieben Dank Roland , die letzten drei Fotos kamen dann ja wohl mit Mach 2,2
January 20, 2021