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Blohm and Voss Ae 607

Started by NARSES2, June 10, 2019, 07:46:39 AM

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NARSES2

I made a start on Saturday on this and got a couple of hours, followed by another couple of hours today. I missed Sunday as I was at the Elstree show.

By end of play today I have an almost completed airframe and quite a few smaller sub-assemblies. She will need some p.s.r. on the wing leading edge as the fit of the internals is a little tight and the upper and lower halves don't quite meet in places no matter how many clamps you use. I thought this was one of RS's new toolings which are quite well moulded, but it is much more of a limited run standard from a few years ago so may simply be an injection moulded re-pop of their original resin tooling ? Some of the sprue gates are in some very awkward places and the instruction sheet leaves a lot to be desired. So I'm a little disappointed but only because I'd set my hopes a tad to high.

Still we are getting there and I should have a couple of pics tomorrow.
Decals my @r$e!

Tophe

[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

PR19_Kit

You're building a JET Chris????  :o

Shock! Horror!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

NARSES2

Quote from: PR19_Kit on June 10, 2019, 08:52:28 AM
You're building a JET Chris????  :o

Shock! Horror!

And I bought a tank at Elstree  ;) Just need to get that ship I've been promising myself now.

Only problem with jets is that I never know what the finishing ceremony is. With my usual builds attaching the prop is the final act, but with a jet ?

Meanwhile I'm making slow progress, lets just say attaching the canopy is going to be interesting  :-X

On a completely different note I achieved Ace status this morning in the annual Bluebottle War. Going for my Pour le Merite now  ;D
Decals my @r$e!

NARSES2

Quote from: NARSES2 on June 11, 2019, 06:43:09 AM

Meanwhile I'm making slow progress, lets just say attaching the canopy is going to be interesting  :-X


:banghead: :banghead:

Still got some sub-assemblies done including the X-4 missiles. Kit comes with 4, but she may only get 2 ?

Must admit I really can't see how these things would have worked in combat when fired by a single seater ? From a two seater where the back seater can concentrate on guiding them, possibly, but a single seater. They were tested, but under the stresses and strains of combat  :unsure:
Decals my @r$e!

Gondor

Quote from: NARSES2 on June 11, 2019, 06:43:09 AM

Only problem with jets is that I never know what the finishing ceremony is. With my usual builds attaching the prop is the final act, but with a jet ?


How about leaving the wheels to last?

Gondor
My Ability to Imagine is only exceeded by my Imagined Abilities

Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....

Weaver

Quote from: Gondor on June 12, 2019, 10:39:32 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on June 11, 2019, 06:43:09 AM

Only problem with jets is that I never know what the finishing ceremony is. With my usual builds attaching the prop is the final act, but with a jet ?


How about leaving the wheels to last?

Gondor

Pitot tube.
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

Martin H

Quote from: NARSES2 on June 11, 2019, 06:43:09 AM
On a completely different note I achieved Ace status this morning in the annual Bluebottle War. Going for my Pour le Merite now  ;D

Now why have I got this image in my head of a sideboard with victory cups for each kill.........................................
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.

IPMS (UK) What if? SIG Leader.
IPMS (UK) Project Cancelled SIG Member.

Old Wombat

Quote from: Martin H on June 13, 2019, 02:40:20 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on June 11, 2019, 06:43:09 AM
On a completely different note I achieved Ace status this morning in the annual Bluebottle War. Going for my Pour le Merite now  ;D

Now why have I got this image in my head of a sideboard with victory cups for each kill.........................................

Or little plaques of shaved wood with decapitated fly heads glued onto them. :o
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

NARSES2

Quote from: Weaver on June 12, 2019, 06:17:14 PM
Quote from: Gondor on June 12, 2019, 10:39:32 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on June 11, 2019, 06:43:09 AM

Only problem with jets is that I never know what the finishing ceremony is. With my usual builds attaching the prop is the final act, but with a jet ?


How about leaving the wheels to last?

Gondor

Pitot tube.

Wheels tend to be the second last thing I add, I think it will be the pitot
Decals my @r$e!

NARSES2

Quote from: Old Wombat on June 13, 2019, 03:16:10 AM
Quote from: Martin H on June 13, 2019, 02:40:20 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on June 11, 2019, 06:43:09 AM
On a completely different note I achieved Ace status this morning in the annual Bluebottle War. Going for my Pour le Merite now  ;D

Now why have I got this image in my head of a sideboard with victory cups for each kill.........................................

Or little plaques of shaved wood with decapitated fly heads glued onto them. :o

Shhhhhhh, don't tell the RSPCA  :angel:  Got another one this morning, far more this year then normal, probably trying to hide from the rain ?
Decals my @r$e!

NARSES2

Some progress. Got the trimming painted and started on the 76 undersides and the X-4's whilst still trying to sort the canopy out
Decals my @r$e!

NARSES2

#12
Yesterday was the critical day in that I had to reach a certain point in the process or she wasn't going to get finished. Anyway I just about reached it so, touching all the wood available, I should make the deadline.

So I've finally got the canopy sorted, at least to my satisfaction and have started on the upper camouflage which is where Xtracrylics fast drying powers kick in  :thumbsup: She's also now got her legs and a strange arrangement they are as well. She's got a pair of tailwheels which retract into a bay that has the jet exhaust, possibly even the engine sitting immediately above it. Can't see them lasting ? They talk about the "napkinwaffe", well I think as this one stands it's the "heavily used beer mat waffe".

Strange thing is that if you gave it a nosewheel undercarriage and a better looking canopy it would have the air of a stealth fighter about it.
Decals my @r$e!

NARSES2

Been a little tardy with the photos so I thoght I'd better get the progress shots up.

She's now all but done. Just needs the nav lights and her X-4's. Then photos and that's it. Glad I got to this stage today as I had a bit of bad news this morning about an old friend who's been ill for a while. Still comes to us all. :-\

So here's the pics. so far

RS Models B&V Ae 607 Flying Wing fighter
The obligatory box and it's contents



Progress at end of day 1


After a day off progress at end of day 2


Starting to get the trimming done and trying to sort the canopy out


Paint on the undersides and starting on the X-4's


Uppers painted now for transfers

Decals my @r$e!

Tophe

[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]