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Zerstorer 410- Oldie but still Goldie
rochaped
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 03:57 AM GMT+7
Hello,

Time for a long due update.
my work on this kit has been intermittent, and, not only because of life but also a couple of other bench projects going on.

Anyway, the wings are problematic but not impossible to get it done.
The kit air intakes are a weak point, because of their poor shape, being oval and not round...so getting the proper size and shape replacement took me some time.
Eventually i got some brass tube that seems close enough so surgery underway. Mind you that i don't have the proper tools to cut brass effortless











That engine cover will need some work to get a clean fit, and the underwing radiator has a cover that is about 1 mm too short... nothing that can't be fixed



Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:27 PM GMT+7

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Don't forget to peruse Chuck's wonderful build and steal some ideas



Who could ever forget one of Chuk's builds?



Funny thing is I got my mojo to build this kit while I revisited Chuck's fabulous build.
However that is setting the bar way too high, I lack his skills, tools and computer image editing know-how

Cheers,
Pedro
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 01:17 PM GMT+7

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Don't forget to peruse Chuck's wonderful build and steal some ideas



Who could ever forget one of Chuk's builds?
Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:57 PM GMT+7
Don't forget to peruse Chuck's wonderful build and steal some ideas
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:19 PM GMT+7
Pedro,
As usual, your skill inspires!

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 10:11 AM GMT+7
Hi Pedro, awesome job on the cockpit. I built this kit a few years ago and I really enjoyed it until I got to the canopy.It was not molded very well so I ended up using a vac form one. I look forward to your next update. Thank you for sharing with us. Dale
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:59 AM GMT+7
Pedro,

great start. I really love the paint work You have done with the cockpit. I will follow, too!

Oliver
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 05:53 AM GMT+7
Hi everyone,

Matt and Damian, thanks for the positive comments!

Work has been slow but steady. I am trying to get a reasonable looking cockpit using a few scratch and AM parts to complete the excellent kit plastic parts.







Gluing the 2 halves is a matter of time, taking in consideration that a few more parts need to go in the tube plus the partial remaking of the antenas located underneath the rear fuselage (kit parts are a bit oversized IMO. Hope all fits well.

Tested AK acrylics in the stabilizers...found that their RLM 74 is not the shade I prefer, so out came the old trusty Gunze. The 75 and 76 seem spot on.



Wheel wells glued and time to reshape the contours to fine perfection.
All other small parts are painted but not photographed, sorry.



Cheers,
Pedro
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:08 AM GMT+7
Nice work so far, a really good looking aircraft as well! I will be following.

Cheers, D
Scrodes
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 09:28 AM GMT+7
Beautiful start!
rochaped
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 02:33 AM GMT+7
Begin work with the resin wheel well. Instructions are a bit vague but I guess its a true insert fill in piece.

here's how it looks,
first attempt left wing



cutting was a tad overdone so filling it will be need

second attempt, right wing



much more tight fit

Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 09:59 AM GMT+7
Hi everyone,

Suffering from that illness that affects most modelers, I started yet another project despite having 3 already ongoing.

This time i picked a very battered box, stashed away since 1997, Revell's Me.410 B.

Here are some pics, hope you like them. Feedback is always welcome













This area has to go so that cmk's gorgeous wheel pit below fits in
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more soon I hope
Cheers
Pedro