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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  slingshot392 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:58 am

    Looking really good, putting in some nice detail there.

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:53 pm

    Continued to add some detail to this bird's cockpit. I followed Brian's advice and used thinner wire this time.

    Here's one of the reference photos I used


    From the photos I noticed that the kit's left-console (throttle and stuff) was too far back so I scratch built an 'extension' for it using some foil and this tongue


    The console in place:


    I decided to re-create the wiring loom that sits just below the pit's edge using some fine strips of copper wire and some foil for the clips


    Here's the end result (some of the bits are dry-fitted)




    Will tackle the right side of the pit next.

    Thanks for watching and constructive comments are most welcome Smile


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Ray on Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:15 pm

    Looking very good Wayne cheers

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:47 pm

    Yuor doing well Wayne very well,, cheers

    But please replace that headrest.. bounce Evil or Very Mad ..don't listen to Chris... Evil or Very Mad


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:10 pm

    Wayne you are doing an excellent work! I agree with Marco regarding the headrest as in the kit it is solid piece of plastic.

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:13 pm

    Was thinking of doing the head-rest using milliput or green stuff.

    But not before I finish detailing the other side of the pit. I will then focus on the seat.


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:14 pm

    I agree, one step at a time.

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:38 pm

    Found a couple of minutes today and started detail work on the starboard side of the cockpit.

    Here's what I'm trying to replicate:


    Here's what the kit gives you:


    Here's what I've done so far.


    I'm not very happy with how the oxygen regulator (I think) turned out but I think it will look better painted. I left the plastic jacket on the blue wire on purpose as I think it will give a more realistic feel. I will be spraying acrylics so I'm not expecting any nasty reactions with the plastic.

    Thanks for watching.


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:58 pm

    Love it Wayne, coming along really nice. Great detailing, seems like you are having a whale of a time. Good for you!!

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:00 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Love it Wayne, coming along really nice. Great detailing, seems like you are having a whale of a time. Good for you!!

    I am Very Happy

    Balances out the frustration experienced while painting the Fw lol!


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Ray on Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:36 am

    Looking very good Wayne Twisted Evil

    ENJOY cheers

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Robert on Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:00 pm

    nice Wayne.. i like it so far

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:42 pm

    Here are some more progress pics.

    First the oxygen valve handle, shaped from a piece of sprue:







    Some views of the rest of the detail work showing the valve in place






    I'm aware that the valve itself might be a tad overscale, but I'm not too bothered about it.


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:26 pm

    Way to go Wayne, that is some great scratchbuilding, it is looking really good! Keep this up, when painted, it is going to look really nice. Don't forget to occasionally put the fuselage halves together and dry fit the seat, just to make sure that everything is where it should be and nothing is too big to not allow the installation of the other remaining parts of the cockpit. Better than having to remove parts afterwards as had happened to me when i built the corsair.

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:58 pm

    Finished off the right side of the cockpit today.

    Making the control box:


    All detail in place:






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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:31 pm

    Looking real nice Wayne .... cheers

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Robert on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:22 pm

    Nice job Wayne ...I like

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:30 am

    Lookin nice n busy Wayne cheers

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:46 pm

    Great work it is going to look brilliant when you paint it.

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:21 pm

    Excellent work doing are you !

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:18 pm

    Ordered Airwaves Seat, bulkhead and weighted wheels from Hannants. Goodies have been dispached today!!

    Once they get here I will be able to finish work on the pit and focus on the wheel wells.

    Still not sure about the engine. I'm torn between showing detail and not spoiling the lines of the aircraft. scratch scratch


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Ray on Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:30 pm

    Wayne wrote:Ordered Airwaves Seat, bulkhead and weighted wheels from Hannants. Goodies have been dispached today!!

    Once they get here I will be able to finish work on the pit and focus on the wheel wells.

    Still not sure about the engine. I'm torn between showing detail and not spoiling the lines of the aircraft. scratch scratch

    Don't spoil it please affraid

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:37 pm

    Open up the engine, it is a blast to detail and you can play about with the different metallic sheens like i did with the jumo on my Me262. Go for it. You can always detail the engine and place it near the aircraft as if it is waiting to be changed. It can be placed on a pallet. The kit engine would not need to be seen then.

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:44 pm

    Cockpit Painted waiting for some washes and weathering.







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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:31 pm

    For me Wayne it looks nice... cheers

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