Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

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    Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Wayne on Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:33 pm

    Here's another project I'm working on in parallel with the Macchi 205.

    It's another oldie - Hobbycraft's 1:48 Arado Ar 234

    This kit was sourced from our dear friend Skyhigh and came loaded with aftermarket parts:



    It is also one of the few privileged kits to come out of Skyhigh's stash that is actually going to be built lol!

    Here's the work done so far:







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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:18 pm


    wayne you've taken a great responsibility on your shoulders without knowing the minute you decided to build that kit. That is unique,one out of God only knows how many that will actually be built. you just can't go wrong here. Tsk! Tsk! mohhok hemm! Shocked Shocked

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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Wayne on Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:37 pm

    I'll paint it shocking pink with yellow polka dots. Maybe that would be enough to kick start his will to build again jocolor


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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  smallia on Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:34 am

    I don't think that even that won't budge him. What a pity !!!

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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Wayne on Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:23 am

    Back to the model...

    Here's the resin control column with scratch built handle bars (yes I broke the resin ones Embarassed) compared to the kit part



    Transplanting the rudder pedal supports



    Fixing the rudder pedals:



    Rudder pedals reverse angle. The grey plastic 'dots' will sport some wiring later on



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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Aldo on Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:22 pm

    Wayne, becoming a dad seems to have done you a world of good!

    Kif int ghaddej!!!

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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Wayne on Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:54 pm

    I actually found a better system... I shifted my construction workstation from the garage to the house and I seem to find more time that way.



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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:03 pm

    Way to go, that has always been my way, model in the house where you are close to the action and they bother you less. your presence is felt and they cannot grumble that you are not there. Well done.

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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Wayne on Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:07 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Way to go, that has always been my way, model in the house where you are close to the action and they bother you less. your presence is felt and they cannot grumble that you are not there. Well done.

    Yep, Exactly. Besides I feel better because I can always stop for a minute and help out if need be. At least I would be aware that I was needed not like when I worked in the garage.

    So yeah, everyone wins Very Happy


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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Wayne on Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:36 pm

    Some more progress shots.

    The resin/copper control column compared to the original kit part:









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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Wayne on Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:44 pm

    Here's a test fit of the heavily modified instrument panel



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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Ray on Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:53 pm

    Kudos on ALL fronts Wayne cheers

    Bravu & it proves that whoever never ever tried to "compromise" to keep at the hobby after marriage &/or after kids, with all imaginable excuses in the dictionary always on the agenda, is a celebrated waste of oxygen bounce

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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:28 pm

    lovely work Wayne, superb detailing!

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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Wayne on Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:25 pm

    Some more shots of the instrument panel assembly.















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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:46 pm

    Wow what excellent detail, keep this going.

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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Wayne on Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:49 pm

    I thought this was gonna be a quick out-of-the-box build but that galzed nose exposes so much detail that you just cannot leave it out.

    Once the cockpit is done though the rest should be plain sailing.



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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:35 pm

    Don't bet on that, that is what i keep on saying when working on a project and i have yet to get to the 'plain sailing' bit!

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    Re: Arado Ar 234 B (Hobbycraft 1:48)

    Post  Jerzy Ciupek on Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:05 am

    excellent detail, keep this going.

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