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Gotha Go244

Started by Leading Observer, January 20, 2023, 07:39:55 AM

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Leading Observer

Late entry with this, but you never know, with a bit of effort I might get done by the deadline

Kit is the Italeri 1/72 Go242/244



LO


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Tophe

The Go-244 is a twin-boomer and I like it.
as the source is a Go-242/244 kit (0/2 engine), I would suggest for instance as whif possibility a Go-243 asymmetric single-engine cargo: Go-242 on the port side, Go-244 on the starboard side, no?
See below near the top right:

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/gotha_go244_z.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Leading Observer

Quote from: Tophe on January 22, 2023, 05:48:56 AMThe Go-244 is a twin-boomer and I like it.
as the source is a Go-242/244 kit (0/2 engine), I would suggest for instance as whif possibility a Go-243 asymmetric single-engine cargo: Go-242 on the port side, Go-244 on the starboard side, no?
See below near the top right:

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/gotha_go244_z.jpg


Thanks Tophe - I have a spare engine from a Me262 which is going to be  [hopefully] mounted on a  pylon on the roof
LO


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Tophe

Quote from: Leading Observer on January 22, 2023, 08:20:57 AMI have a spare engine from a Me262 which is going to be  [hopefully] mounted on a  pylon on the roof
This is a good project too, congratulations! :thumbsup:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

McColm

I tried building that kit, good luck.

Leading Observer

Quote from: McColm on January 22, 2023, 09:01:52 AMI tried building that kit, good luck.

Thanks McC - I think I will dispense with the opening tail section and fix it in one position
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Pellson

I built that OOB as a glider companion to my old He-111Z many years ago, and I actually made that opening rear work nicely. And I'm by no means even close to be the best builder here.
While glueing it shut will be the easy way out, you can always do that AFTER you have tried building it working.
Godspeed.  :thumbsup:
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Leading Observer

Progress has been made:


Now I need to decide on an operator - the spare decal box may help with that
LO


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Tophe

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

jcf

Quote from: Leading Observer on January 27, 2023, 08:16:14 AMProgress has been made:


Now I need to decide on an operator - the spare decal box may help with that

Arabco.  ;D

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Tophe

Quote from: Tophe on January 22, 2023, 08:39:11 AM
Quote from: Leading Observer on January 22, 2023, 08:20:57 AMI have a spare engine from a Me262 which is going to be  [hopefully] mounted on a  pylon on the roof
This is a good project too, congratulations! :thumbsup:
Like this? I am not sure about the jet position but the need to open the rear part freely seems the key: :unsure:

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Go-244C_c.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Leading Observer

Quote from: Tophe on January 31, 2023, 08:27:26 PM
Quote from: Tophe on January 22, 2023, 08:39:11 AM
Quote from: Leading Observer on January 22, 2023, 08:20:57 AMI have a spare engine from a Me262 which is going to be  [hopefully] mounted on a  pylon on the roof
This is a good project too, congratulations! :thumbsup:
Like this? I am not sure about the jet position but the need to open the rear part freely seems the key: :unsure:


Thanks Tophe - I agree on the position of the jet engine being a bit low. I suspect the whole project was scrapped very shortly after the first time the engine was ignited
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Go-244C_c.jpg
LO


Observation is the most enduring of lifes pleasures

Tophe

Quote from: Leading Observer on Yesterday at 01:50:19 AMThanks Tophe - I agree on the position of the jet engine being a bit low. I suspect the whole project was scrapped very shortly after the first time the engine was ignited
Yes, cancelled projects are welcome for us what-ifers! No need of success to be built as scale model! Difference is fun and this is good enough for us!
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]