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I pulled this one out of the stash as it looked like a quick build. Yikes was I wrong. Tho the kit looked good while on the sprue - no flash, delicate panel lines etc...

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It had one big flaw. Being a jet you see a rounded intake and exhaust. But the top of the plane is nearly flat. So all the rounded supports on top need to be cut away. I didn't want to just cut it all away, so it became cut a bit, try a fit, cut some more, try a fit... Ugh.   I got the front and rear all set but it still wouldn't close up.  Then I discovered that with the engine running straight thru the plane and  the cockpit off set, the kit puts the cockpit and wheel well one over the other. This means I need to break out the dremel again and carve down both components. Tho it didn't need it, I added some of those Liquid Gravity beads. 

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Finally it was time to combine halves and get some paint on. Since no prototype existed, they offered two variations of '46 German colors, a US capture scheme as well as a soviet scheme. I chose one of the German ones.

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Adding a few other details, like the wheels,  I was done. Thanks for looking.

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Very cool camo scheme and interesting build! Good job on overcoming the engineering deficiencies! That's one of those "paper airplanes" I've never seen before. Thanks for sharing!

 

Gil :smiley16:

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4 hours ago, ghodges said:

Very cool camo scheme and interesting build! Good job on overcoming the engineering deficiencies! That's one of those "paper airplanes" I've never seen before. Thanks for sharing!

 

Gil :smiley16:

Thanks!

A lot of these what if  "discoveries" I find somewhere in the pages of SAMI - whether a build or just an announcement for a new model.  Nothing new and weird this month tho... 😉

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