A tale of 2 Me110's

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  iCocker on Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:09 am

    Agreed with Marco [and if he so so it has to be so !!!!]. I have seen fotos of junk yards worst then that ... my father used to play in a similar ambient in Malta beleive it or not, in Poala were we have the MCAST and mosque now. They used to go there to try to grab some acrylics from cockpits to make toys they used to call it MICA. [PS. it got silver because the system is so conservative ... ]

    So not deviate from the thread lovely work Brian, how come you are using the DML plastic for cockpit?

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:43 pm

    Thanks for the comments. Ray, no matter how much i post, I can never hope to get anywhere near to your number of posts. Marco, The Dragon canopy is really nice and just like the photos. Thanks for pointing out the fact about the frames on the inside only. I saw photos but now that you are confirming it, i am happier. As for the Revell canopy, i sanded down all the framing so that now it is not protruding out so much but still i have to live with this, i cannot replace it with anything better but the painting will address some of the mistakes and if i am careful, the frames can be made to look thinner.

    Here is the last part of the canopy made from no less than 3 parts. The revell part had a ghastly hinge to allow it to open and close so i cut it up in three parts, threw away the centre part and replaced it with clear plastic. Glued together, sanded, buffed and futured, i like the result. In the photos, it is compared to the dragon part.




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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:04 pm

    Yes Brian they look very good ....altough they are not exactly the same shape... cheers

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:39 am

    Although not 100% the same, it is very close and this part will be opened so it will not be that obvious that it is not exactly the same. I feel it is good enough, considering it was originally only fit for the bin.

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:15 am

    I agree with you 100%...

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:54 pm

    Marco, i think that i have just proven that with the help of polishing sticks, autosol and future, you can work with clear plastic and have it fit for use even if you cut it up, glue pieces together and sand it to shape or sand it to remove heavy framing, etc. Even if you accidentally drop or smear glue on it, you can file it and sand it down and then polish to a fine finish where the imperfections will not show. Thanks for following the thread and giving me your critique.

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  Samwel18 on Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:56 am

    very very nice Brian Smile you're an expert when it comes to detailing Smile keep them coming. . .

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:59 pm

    A small update. Here is the revell 110G before masking with most of the canopy fixed in place and the internal framing painted.





    Here is the aircraft masked and ready for spraying.



    Here is the Dragon 110 in painting stages, a very boring all black but trying hard to make it interesting. It is difficult to take good pics of an all black finish i just found out.






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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  Ray on Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:33 pm

    Tastey pics as ever Bri, always enough to WET anyone's apetite for MORE & MORE Razz

    So relieving to see that you pushed aside another barricade along your way to the target cheers

    I think that this was your most guts n blood project so far, maybe exceeding the vacuform nightmares of some moons ago Sad

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  slingshot392 on Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:13 am

    It's been awhile since I've been back here, or pretty much to any forum.

    Really a lot of good progress on your 110's Brian! The wheel wells and canopies looked terrific and I know were a lot of effort.

    This really has been a long build, and I thought your Corsair took a long time! But then, these old Revell kits are really nothing more than glorified vacs Smile

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    Great work...

    Post  Dottore on Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:51 pm

    Re workin with clear parts I believe I saw an article online or on a mag about how to work with clear plastic...sanding etc to regain the original or better clarity...

    Good to see some paint splashed on at last...

    Can't wait for more mate!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:42 pm

    You will get more, it is on the way. I just need time, that all elusive time and of course the modeller friendly weather especially weekends. Bring on the rain!!!!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  Ray on Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:36 am

    bcauchi wrote:You will get more, it is on the way. I just need time, that all elusive time and of course the modeller friendly weather especially weekends. Bring on the rain!!!!

    Performing the Red Indian rain dance right now, maybe it will rain by Saturday & Sunday lol!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:12 am

    Fingers crossed that the weatherman has got it right, last weekend it was sheer paradise, got the entire upper surface sprayed.

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  iCocker on Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:50 am

    Xita dal-weekend Bri, happy painting mela!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  jojjemannen on Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:25 am

    I am speechless! WOW! WOW!

    That is some beautiful work Brian! Can't wait to see the next update.

    Regarding rain, it has been the rainiest august-october in 40 years here in Sweden..

    /Tiny

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:37 am

    Thanks Tiny also for the weather update in Sweden, that means that if i were living there, i would have finished these two models long ago.

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  Ray on Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:46 pm

    jojjemannen wrote:I am speechless! WOW! WOW!

    That is some beautiful work Brian! Can't wait to see the next update.

    Regarding rain, it has been the rainiest august-october in 40 years here in Sweden..

    /Tiny

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    Brian, you would have completed a whole Squadron of 110's if you were there lol!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:43 am

    My point exactly!!!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  Ray on Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:52 am

    Brian, hoping & praying there are some more buckets of rain up there, because I'm afraid the sky would run dry by the time you set up your airbrush, as its been raining all night long Sad

    Either or, enjoy bro I love you

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  AdriaN on Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:33 am

    Brian are those small RC helicopter any good? always wanted one!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:08 pm

    Hi Adrian,

    Those Small helis are a real buzz to use. They are easy to use and may be used indoors. I broke two in the process of getting used to flying them but now i am pretty competent. They are real fun and i try to do at least one flight daily. The charge lasts for about 9minutes.

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:54 pm

    Guys, both aircraft are ready now. i am preparing the bases and the figures to go with them. The stuff on my bench at this time looks very different to what i normally have. here, take a look.



    There are quite a number of figures, some are mine and some aren't. But there are two pilots to go with the Me110G4, and two pilots plus 4 mechanics to go with the E. That's a lot of figures to paint. Looking forward to getting them done so that i can bring the models over to the club. I am also working on the bases, one is done, a simple covering of tall grass but the other is more complicated, there is a mix of concrete and grass. Should look good.

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:04 pm

    By the way, i took all the gun barrels apart and replaced them with the brass ones i got to the club last time. they are really beautiful and well worth the trouble i took to replace the plastic ones.


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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:58 pm

    Agree Brian they are worth , for that work you have done with these models...

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