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Meng's Me-410 B2/U2/R4
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 12:54 AM UTC
Beautiful job Gary, great work start to finish!
k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 12:32 AM UTC
It 's great. I'm impressed by
painting. The transition between colors is superb. Congratulations. Kalin
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 12:19 PM UTC
Thank you, Terri.

My next bird will be a Hasegawa Macchi MC.205 Veltro in 1/48 scale.

Gaz
thegirl
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 11:29 AM UTC
Very impressive build Gary . The whole project from to finish was a real joy to follow along . Makes me want to start one of the ones in my stash . Looking forward to your build





Terri
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 09:34 PM UTC
Hi Everyone,
Calling this one done. It's not a bad kit. I need to build a second one to make up for my errors in the first. Anyway... here are the pictures:

























Thanks for looking! If anyone has any critique, I'm always looking to improve my game.

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 06:16 PM UTC
Thank you, Terri!
thegirl
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 01:18 PM UTC
Awesome job on the camo Gary




Terri
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 03:50 PM UTC
Thanks Phil!
phumbles
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Australia
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 08:48 PM UTC
Great job Gaz. I have filed it away for when I get around to mine.Regards Phil.
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 07:29 PM UTC
Thank you, Brian!
Redhand
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 07:53 AM UTC
Fantastic!
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
The Cartograph decals went down easily and were perfectly in register. Unfortunately I don't know many of the stories of the men who flew these machines. So, I went with what I considered the most attractive set of decals.











Thanks for looking!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 05:36 PM UTC
Thank you Colin!
ColinEdm
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 04:36 PM UTC
I love your camo work Gaz! I'm hoping to work up to something like that, this will be a stunner when you are finished.
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 04:33 PM UTC
Hi Everyone,
Got some paint on finally:











Thanks for looking!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 08:25 AM UTC
Thank you, Thomas!
I may have shortened the oleos a bit too much. I had just enough space to get the tires (which might be just a little large) and the landing gear cover on.

Gaz
goodn8
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 11:28 PM UTC
Gary,

great build and thread as usual!
Very nice additional work and solutions for the issues.
Good idea with the prop shafts and the wheels. The pit and the WGr's looking pretty fine.

Th mas
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 05:55 PM UTC
Torsten,
Thank you! Meng has three versions out, so you have a few nice choices.

Steve,
Thank you! I don't mind a few little adds now and again.

Everyone,

A few steps today:













Thanks for looking!

Gaz
SteveAndrews
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 04:36 AM UTC
Hi Gaz

A great choice of kit and nicely executed. The little extras and modifications you are making look like they will turn a good kit into a great model.

Happy modelling,

Steve.
BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC
Good progress so far, Gaz! Will stay tuned to see how it turns out. To be honest I didn't know Meng had this kit out. I always think they just do armor ....

I have build the old Revell/Monogram kit years ago as one of my first airbrush attempts. In those days it turned out quite well but today I wouldn't want to show it on epos anymore ....

Happy modelling!
Torsten
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 09:10 AM UTC
Thank you Terri and Colin!

Gaz
ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 06:06 AM UTC
Looking great Gaz.
thegirl
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 12:35 AM UTC
You are making excellent progress so far . I do like how the spinners turned out . Over all fit looks pretty good




Terri
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 12:11 AM UTC
Hi Everyone...
Slowly crawling forward with the build...










Thanks for looking!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 02:59 PM UTC
HI Terri,
Thank you very much! As I'm at home watching football and modelling, you won't need wait too long for the update.

Here we go:

I got the engines in yesterday. There are no locator pins for the engines. They sit on a couple of raised ridges, but I wasn't sure of their placement. One thing I really hate is when I go to put on the spinner and it's not aligned properly.


Yesterday I also added two thin layers of card to the the joint between the bottom of each spinner and it's base plate.



I also worked on the weapons systems. I replaced some of the plastic barrels with 1mm copper tube.


The bomb bay could also be used to house additional forward firing armaments.


Thanks for looking!

Gaz