Clear coat and decals..cutting it close to if i hope to get it finished by tomorrow night. Still needs another clear coat, oil wash and some slight weathering, wheels to be finished and fully fitted up, pitot tube and other small pieces added, landing light, engine and cowls, the matte coat and finally the canopy.
How exactly does this thing retract it's main gear?`Turn the wheels sideway?
You made me curious and I had to go looking. Apparently they retract straight back, I suppose they could also rotate 90 degrees as they go back. And the only pictures I could find with the aft doors open on the ground are modern pictures from museums, wartime pictures all (the ones I saw) show them closed on the ground.
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#4501927 - 12/30/1912:51 PMRe: Last build for the year. Mengs 1/48 Me410 Heavy Fighter
This is going to drag out for a few more days yet apparently. Most of the oil wash is done, the panel lines are wide and deep so it took a bit more than i hoped and the black appears a bit prominent, as usual the stark lighting doesn't help. I've worked out a lot of it with white spirits and cotton buds and toned it down quite a bit from how it first looked, one more session and i hope to knock back the black in the lines just a tad more.
The canopy nearly broke me. A ton of trial fitting over the last week or so and when i finally place it with glue it's out by a smidge on one side, which put all of the other pieces out...rather annoyed at myself i was. Some sanding and a little bit of pressure here and there fitting the other side and the two top sections and it's closer but still just off. The front and two entry canopy sections are only dry fitted as it is atm and i'm undecided if i am going to close it or have it open, i need to sleep on it. Having it open messes with the sleek look for me, the engine covers being off also take that away. It really needs a piece of tarmac and some drums, tools etc around to complete the look.
Had her all ready to go and had started snapping some shots when i realised i had left the wingtip lenses off. Sorted those out but parked her in the hangar tonight as i'll wait for better light tomorrow to show her off
Man, i don't know why but some things just seem to not like being photographed, it's got to be me. Also, the floor finally claimed a victim, the pitot tube is no more. One thing i didn't notice until a fair way into the build, the rear of the fuselage is slightly warped, check out the first pic and you can see the tail section is just off. When i did notice whilst adding the tail planes, i eyeballed it all up i figured it was too small an issue to worry about. Another one was the wings. The lowers from the sprue bent down whereas the uppers bent up, i think it was the way they were packed. I had those taped together for about a week until i got to the paint side of things but they ended up with a slight tilt upwards, check out pic 3 on the left wing and follow the leading edge. Overall i think she has ended up rather nicely but there is a few things i'm not happy about with my own work. The learning journey continues. Cheers all and thanks for following another build.
That's another cracker Ajay. Lovely finish and some great detailing.
UNDERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the front wing. OVERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the back wing. HORSEPOWER - is how fast you hit the wall. TORQUE - is how far you can take the wall with you.