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Arado Ar 196 A3 BG Air Force 2 Revell 1/32
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 04:21 PM UTC
Hi my friends

In this thopic I will try to create one Bulgarian, military national treasure - Arado Ar 196 A3 - the only well preserved plane at the world

The model is 1/32 revell kit with a lot of after-market of course BigEd, metal machine-gun barrels from Master and resin parts from Quickboost

The plane will be post-war, from 1945, reg num:2, with one-color green camo and "ОФ" identification markings:



And let fun begins:







































Cheers friends
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 06:12 PM UTC
I know a site devoted to planes of this scale that would love to see this. I have seen a few builds of this kit but not to the level of additional detail you are taking this one.
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 04:52 PM UTC
Start to paint the engine parts:









Cheers
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 05:07 PM UTC
Hi friends, it is time for the next update
The BMW 132 engine is done:




Also add more details to the fuselage:




Oh and the most important part of our scene is also ready


Cheers
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 04:44 PM UTC
Painting time





WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 04:20 AM UTC
Stunning detail!
And I'm a sucker for a float plane.
Subscribed.
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:19 PM UTC
Chavdar, I too am a sucker for a float plane and the Arado Ar196 is as good as they come!

Often overlooked in kit form, my ideal wish would be to see the Arado and the Walrus both receive new tools in 1/72... but that's another tale for another time.

Your build looks stunning so far and your attention to detail is fantastic!
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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KitMaker: 180 posts
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 04:51 PM UTC
Thanks guys, I'm glad you like her so far
So let start with the paint job:









Cheers
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 03:06 AM UTC
Chavdar,
Just an amazing build to date. In 1/32 scale your attention to added details really has paid terrific dividends. Your build is simply spectacular to date.

Looking forward to your next update with hopefully the painting and weathering completed.

Joel
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 09:41 AM UTC
Chavdar your attention to detail is great!
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 04:39 PM UTC
Thanks friends It is time for the nextt update - decals, masks and more weathering:












Cheers fellas
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 08:27 AM UTC
The engine cowl, spinner, and prop blades look really good. Looking forward to your next update to see how the final color coats and weather turns out.

Joel
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 04:32 PM UTC
Thank you Joel
Next - painting and weathering the lower part of fuselage and wings:






Cheers friends
WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:25 AM UTC
Wow. The underside paint made me stop in my tracks. Just tremendous. So much interesting detail! This is something to aspire to. Thank you.
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:32 AM UTC
wow! this looks good!
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 08:57 AM UTC
Chavdar,
The bottom weathering is amazing. Looks about as real as you can get it.

Joel
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 04:14 PM UTC
Thanks Joel
Well yes it is real as I can imagine a WW2 plane in color
There are only two pictures of the plane with number 2 in black/white. Our Arado at Krumovo museum is well preserved after many restavrations... only floats and engine are the original parts that left . . . but about the model itself - like Stanley Kubrick said - Detail is a genius
Cheers my friend
Twentecable
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 10:00 AM UTC
This is looking simply stunning. Awsome work!
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 05:57 PM UTC
Hi fellas it is time for next update: try the two types of rotor blades with the engine and the base is also done:





Cheers
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 11:56 AM UTC
Chavdar, your base looks splendid!
golfermd
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 09:37 AM UTC
Beautiful work Chavdar!
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 03:06 AM UTC
Chavdar,
Your base is really quite amazing. It's certainly up to the level of your build.

Joel
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 06:36 PM UTC
Hi guys, this is the end of this build:












Cheers my friends
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 05:45 AM UTC
Impressive!
It's a real pleasure to watch your work!
Cheers, Chavo!
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 05:46 AM UTC
Chavdar,
Congtrats on crossing the finish line. Just an exceptional build. and the display diorama just adds that much more, creating a great overall scene for the viewers to appreciate the aircraft's operational concept.

Joel