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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Ray on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:31 pm

    Looking good Laughing

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:57 pm

    Great work Wayne, with the German pits, since they are so dark in colour (RLM 66) i normally dry brush them heavily sop that the detail sticks out otherwise they will look just like a dark hole and all the nice detail is lost. Just my 2c worth. Looking great my friend!!

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:43 pm

    Time for an update.

    Today I wanted to get the new resin seat and bulkhead painted and fitted to the cockpit. Easier said than done.



    Once dry I test-fitted the seat to see how the painted assembly matched up with the rest of the pit. this is were I noticed the huge gap between the bulkhead and the gun barrel tunnel (green arrow). The barrel should go straight through the hole circled in red.



    The old kit part did not have this hole and more importantly the bulkhead was stepped leaving no gap:



    Some surgery was needed. I removed the gun barrel, cut off the tapered end and mated it to a piece of sprue:






    The other side of the pit will have a similar treatment but will be slightly trickier given that the gun bay assembly will be visible through the hole in the bulkhead.



    By the way Skyhigh, are these the right colours? The gun bay was painted in Lifecolor RLM02 and the gun in Modelmaster Gunmetal

    More soon...


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:02 pm

    Wayne this site will help you a lot with the detail ...about the colour , yet I don't have any real wartime colour , but will find...


    Check this out...

    http://memorial.flight.free.fr/He162photod11uk.html#arm

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:11 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Wayne this site will help you a lot with the detail ...about the colour , yet I don't have any real wartime colour , but will find...


    Check this out...

    http://memorial.flight.free.fr/He162photod11uk.html#arm

    WOW. Great reference pics!!! wish I had these before. Thanks mate.


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:21 am

    Prosit Wayne...fine work habib ...
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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Ray on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:41 am

    Kit part was better then the aftermarket you bought Shocked ?

    So the sauce came more expensive then the fish lol!

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:49 am

    Ray wrote:Kit part was better then the aftermarket you bought Shocked ?

    So the sauce came more expensive then the fish lol!

    Kit part was inaccurate. The step did not exist in the aircraft but they added it to fit the gun bay.

    In reality, the left hand 'wall' so to speak of the gun bay is actually the back of the cockpit bulkhead. I had 2 options at this point... scrap the idea of showing the gun bay and close it up (easy way out) or modify the parts such that they fit. I sanded the gun bay down considerably and managed to get a decent fit. It sill needs some tweaking but I'm confident I can make it work.

    My only quip is that all this work will probabbly go unnoticed No


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:54 am

    Another option would be to completely scratch build the gun bay but that would be taking it a bit over the top...

    Tempting tho Twisted Evil


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Ray on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:25 am

    Wayne wrote:Another option would be to completely scratch build the gun bay but that would be taking it a bit over the top...

    Tempting tho Twisted Evil

    Just Do It Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:30 pm

    Ray wrote:
    Wayne wrote:Another option would be to completely scratch build the gun bay but that would be taking it a bit over the top...

    Tempting tho Twisted Evil

    Just Do It Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil



    Go for it Wayne.... bounce Basketball cheers

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:00 pm

    excellent work doing you are!

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Robert on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:52 pm

    nice work Wayne

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:09 am

    Following your encouragement I'm seriously considering scratch building the gun bay. Aires make the MG-151 guns in 32nd scale so the rest should not be too difficult.

    After looking at the reference pics (F**k Google ask Skyhigh) - it seems that there is no 'tunnel' for the gun barrel but the barrel itself passes through the cockpit and juts out of the fuselage a considerable amount. This will be a real test of the kit's accuracy, because I think the resin barrels will fall short, we'll see.

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:18 pm

    Wayne wrote:Following your encouragement I'm seriously considering scratch building the gun bay. Aires make the MG-151 guns in 32nd scale so the rest should not be too difficult.

    After looking at the reference pics (F**k Google ask Skyhigh) - it seems that there is no 'tunnel' for the gun barrel but the barrel itself passes through the cockpit and juts out of the fuselage a considerable amount. This will be a real test of the kit's accuracy, because I think the resin barrels will fall short, we'll see.

    More soon.

    Aires MG-151 guns on the way... last pair in Hannants' stock!



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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:31 pm

    Scratch building the gun bay:



    Here's what its supposed to look like:





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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:30 pm

    Bravu Wayne cheers

    How fortunate you are that MarKo is still working in that Museum Shocked he just snaps the pics & sends them like a flash Laughing Twisted Evil

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:12 pm

    Ray wrote:Bravu Wayne cheers

    How fortunate you are that MarKo is still working in that Museum Shocked he just snaps the pics & sends them like a flash Laughing Twisted Evil


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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:12 pm

    You are doing very nice work Wayne.... cheers

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:29 pm

    skyhigh wrote:You are doing very nice work Wayne.... cheers

    Thanks to your "fresh" pics he is cheers

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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:27 am

    Some more detail going in: the cannon mounting bracket and part of the spent-ammunition chute.







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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:48 am

    Prosit wyane...nice crisp work......intogbot tal coin lol lol lol...
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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:58 am

    in nannu pec wrote:Prosit wyane...nice crisp work......intogbot tal coin lol lol lol...
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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Ray on Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:37 am

    Wayne wrote:
    in nannu pec wrote:Prosit wyane...nice crisp work......intogbot tal coin lol lol lol...
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    Re: He 162 Salamander 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:32 pm

    Some more updates.

    Detail work in the gun bay almost done:











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