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Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« on: April 03, 2015, 07:41:44 am »
Right my One Week build will be the Planet Models 1/72 B&V P.192.01. She will be the Bv whatever as soon as I can figure the German "8" series numbering system  :blink: :blink:

All I've done so far is give the major castings a thorough wash and sorted out the markings, although these may change as I'm not 100% sure about my choice of nationality.

Scenario will be the S Eastern Front sometime in 1946 as the Allied Forces fight their way through Bulgaria after defeating Turkey * and the 192's are thrown into the ground attack roll in a last minute attempt to stem the tide.

Construction starts tomorrow and unusually for me I intend to take some in-progress shots.

* Churchill's 1915 Balkan's strategy has its day in 1946  :rolleyes:

Here's the starting point

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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 06:04:57 am »
Right have cleaned up the major castings and removed most of the smaller ones from their web. Only needed some scrapping of mould seam lines on the fuselage and trimming away of flash from those on the web. No casting plugs or air bubbles to be dealt with at all  :thumbsup:

Also spent some time drilling small holes and gluing pins into them and then drilling corresponding holes in the female part. Will aid assembly and also make some of the joins a little stronger. The two part fuselage uses a nail rather then the normal pin  ;D

Assembled the cockpit module and applied some primer.

To be continued on Sunday

Parts after clean up


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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 09:12:53 am »
Oh Goody :wub:. Love these Luftwaffe pilot/propeller interface salami sandwich designs. Found a couple on the internet last night which need identifying.

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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 10:10:23 am »
I had to google this one as I didn't know it, should have expected a B&V design to be downright bizzare!  :drink:
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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 07:14:42 am »
The two halves of the main fuselage are together and have had their first session of psr. The join was surprisingly good after the first one and will probably only need a second session.

Some other parts have been primed and the cockpit and other bits have had the painting started. I boo-booed on the cockpit as I used RLM 02 as I was painting the undercarriage legs at the time instead of RLM 66. Probably going to leave it and say that B&V went their own way as they did with everything else  :rolleyes:

Main fuselage before sanding



After sanding and spot priming

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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 04:18:53 am »
Interesting choice ! Coming along quickly as well....you might be able to squeeze two in !

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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015, 07:33:26 am »
More psr on that mid fuselage joint and some more painting. Dodgy eye has caused a problem or two (see my blog) but we will get there
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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2015, 09:22:14 am »
Did anyone at B+V ever point out that bailing out of the aircraft would be highly hazardous?
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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2015, 12:29:58 pm »
Did anyone at B+V ever point out that bailing out of the aircraft would be highly hazardous?

It would have needed an ejection seat that's for sure  ;D

It's a very nice, modern looking aeroplane at the moment, but then I haven't added those things the pilot's module is held on by yet  :rolleyes:
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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2015, 07:37:05 am »
Right here's a pic of her without the winglets and pylons which keep the pilots module attached to the rest of the machine. Attractive aircraft, I think it's that "Dolphin/Porpoise" nose that makes her look slightly modern.



Now after that the first "aghhhhhhhhhhhh" occurred. One of the tail planes snapped off and kept snapping off ! Finally got it to stay put (touch wood) by pinning it.

Then the major problem materialised. The focal point of this model are the booms/winglets. Well the stub winglets moulded on the fuselage which you attach them to are nowhere near at the same point on the fuselage when viewd from the front - about 2mm difference  :banghead: I've got around it as best I can for now with some sanding/plastic card/filling but lets just say she will not be having her photo taken from certain angles when it comes to the finish. I was dreading this part of the build but they attached quite easily, the pins I'd fitted to the wings helped, it's just they weren't level !

Once she's finished for this build I will probably remove them and try and make a proper job of it. De-bonder will sort the joins and it should be possible to not damage the rest of the aircraft, but we shall see.

I was hoping to start painting tomorrow but she will need a couple of sessions of psr around those booms so Thursday at the best for the paint. Might be getting tight. Should have picked the P.193 I have in the stash as it's a little more orthodox, but what the heck it's just a hobby right, not life and death  :rolleyes:

Anyway here she is with the booms



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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2015, 08:18:15 am »
Quite a good looking ship that one, looking forward to seeing her completed.

...  but what the heck it's just a hobby right, not life and death  ...

... yeah, you're right, it's far more serious than that ...  :banghead:
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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2015, 09:34:23 am »
LOVE those 'prop in the middle' designs, they're just so bizarre they're cool.

I think that's the THIRD time I've typed 'cool' this year....  :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2015, 02:42:04 pm »
would be a bit interesting to  bail out of with out a bang seat ;D
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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2015, 03:48:46 pm »
Hmm! has anyone noticed it has a definite "Mosquito" look to the wings --- it would be interesting to see how they match up -  ;)
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Re: Blohm und Voss P.192.01
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2015, 04:22:27 pm »
would be a bit interesting to  bail out of with out a bang seat ;D

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