The Blohm & Voss BV 141 was a World War II German tactical reconnaissance aircraft. It is notable for its uncommon structural asymmetry. Although the Blohm & Voss BV 141 performed well, it was never ordered into full-scale production, for reasons that included the unavailability of the preferred engine and competition from another tactical reconnaissance aircraft, the Focke-Wulf Fw 189.
Andrea Morris Welcome along gents The cockpit tub is built and the non pre-painted PE has been applied. This represents over six hours work! Time for primer and painting before applying the pre-painted PE.
31. May, 12:30
Andrea Morris Iv'e built up & painted the resin prop replacement for the kit part as Hobby-Boss messed up and had it spinning in the wrong direction!!! The boom has been joined together. Wing halves have also been joined, the cockpit tub installed and painted RLM66 Now I have to fit the remaining PE including seat-belts.
1. June, 13:19
playtime 222 Oh shit. Now I know that, my OCD means I have to get one too...
2. June, 06:04
Andrea Morris ROFLOL The prop spins anti-clockwise but Hobby-Boss have it spinning clockwise. I know people looking at it wouldn't see the problem but I KNOW! I'm just putting the panel lines back after sanding and she will be ready for primer.
2. June, 10:51
Andrea Morris @playtime 222 "I have several rolls and buckets of scalpels in mind for this" SOD THAT!!! I bought the Montex mask set. For just £6.50 its going to save me a lot of sweat and swearing!
2. June, 12:24
Andrea Morris The port wing, and tail-plane, have been added to the boom. The remaining PE has been put in place with some weathering work in the cockpit. The engine has been painted, although, with the outer fan & prop in-place, you can barely see it!
6. June, 12:25
Andrea Morris All wings n things have been added along with the lower glazing. She just needs a final sanding, the upper glazing fitted and she can be masked & primed.
12. June, 11:13
Andrea Morris Finally she is masked and primed. Not surprisingly the masking took a loooong time, Montex to the rescue I'll let that fully cure before a light sanding and then apply paint.
18. June, 14:59
Roger Trewenack Looks like I'll have to get the prop replacement.
What a quirky, but magnificent aircraft!!
29. June, 13:08
Andrea Morris It's very noticeable when you put it next to, say, a 109 in your display cabinet! Things were delayed somewhat when I realised that the walk-way was in the wrong place I had to de-bond it and move it to the correct position, sand and re-prime.
29. June, 17:50
playtime 222 Is it a strict mirror image or could the masochistic among us saw the props off, make a jig and reverse them?
30. June, 07:01
Andrea Morris Yes, if your such a masochist that is do-able, is that pain really worth a tenner (£10) ??? (Resin replacement is available from Hannants)
30. June, 10:51
playtime 222 The other more pragmatic approach for me is to just relax a little and have it as a known quirk. I expect my OCD will win and Ill make an attempt. I have a huge stash and no time, so no idea when I get to this one. Hannants may have closed or the heat death of the universe....
30. June, 16:26
Andrea Morris lol They won't be around for ever, BUY NOW! My SO has calculated that, at my current build-rate, it will take 6 years and 8 months to build all of my stash!!! But then I am retired. As I type, I am masking off the splinter camo so I can paint tomorrow.
30. June, 17:34
playtime 222 This is the nearest I get to modelling for 3 months. Corona app. 12-16 hour days.
1. July, 21:22
Andrea Morris @playtime 222 Oh dear I have barley left the house in the last 100 days due to the lockdown, so its been non-stop modelling!
2. July, 04:56
Andrea Morris RLM71 on the top and masking removed. A little touch-up required then I can apply the (Montex) Insignia masks.