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Arado Ar 234 B-2/N
TedMamere
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 10:36 PM UTC


If you are interested in late WW2 Luftwaffe designs, Revell's reboxing of Hasegawa's Arado Ar 234 B-2/N represents good value for money as it features the same kit with more marking options and better decals. All this for a very competitive price, at least in Europe. Let us not sulk our pleasure...

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
alpha_tango
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Germany
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 11:39 PM UTC
Do not forget this:



Naxos cover

and finished ...



wanna see more of my model...

Ar 234 B-2/N Bisping

shameless I know

cheers

Steffen
TedMamere
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 12:03 AM UTC

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shameless I know



Hi Steffen!

Not shameless at all! To the contrary, thanks for the heads up and the additional infos! By the way, was this naxos cover mounted on all B-2/N machines or only the one of Bisping? If I build this kit one day (I must say it that way ) I will go for a 75/76 camouflage...

I have the Games Workshop product you mentioned in your build. I may try it as you did on your model. Does the product resist the test of time? No cracks, no shrinkage, no oil spots?

Congratulations for your excellent B-2/N model! For those who don't read German here is the conclusion from Steffen:
"Ein interessantes Modell für jeden Luftwaffenfan, welches kein typisch japanisches Shake-n-bake Kit ist, das aber auch Anfänger mit ein wenig Erfahrung bauen können."
"An interesting model for any Luftwaffe fans which isn't a typical japanese Shake n' bake kit but which can be build by a beginner with a little building experience."

Thanks again!

Jean-Luc
alpha_tango
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 01:06 AM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc

There are very few pictures of this special Arado 234 variant and those I have seen have the Naxos ... (I suppose most of the pictures available are from WNr. 140145, which is the first prototype and the machine in which Bisping and Vogl died).

I do not believe in 76/75 camo and overpainted windows, but I do not have the Monarch and this is also not my favorite aircraft, so I might be wrong. This was just a test programme that failed, so there is no need for special camo.

Black window framing: I think this is mostly inspired by the NASM restauration. I think it should be either brownish or grey (like rubber). I chose RLM66 which looks much too light in the pictures.

As this is such a rare bird, there is some guessing and artistic licence involved .. so my approach can be wrong!!!

Green Stuff was just the only sculping material I could get when I built the kit (it worked great!).. today I would choose Magic Sculp which is softer than Milliput or GreenStuff and thus easier to work with (for me!). The form is stable and the colour is still on (must be 4 or 5 years now) ... but still I did not add the entry window ... tell me about lacking motivation

hope I got your questions covered, if not ... ask again

best wishes

Steffen
TedMamere
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 02:36 AM UTC
Hi again Steffen!


Quoted Text

hope I got your questions covered



Yes, perfect, thanks! I especially liked this one:
As this is such a rare bird, there is some guessing and artistic licence involved...

Jean-Luc
CaptainA
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 05:44 AM UTC
Rare or not, it is cool. Great build there also. I probably won't ever buy the kit because there is not much space in the stash closet. If I get just one more kit, I will need to unscrew the lightbulb to make room. But if I see it in the LHS, I probably will unscrew the lightbulb. Hey, I got a flashlight.