1/48 scale MPM He177A-5 Greif

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  1. treyzx10r

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    Finished this kit a month or so ago ,the fit left a lot to be desired but it was worth the effort in the end .Finished with Modelmaster enamel and acrylic and topcoated with testors dullcoat
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    thanks for looking and all comments welcome ,I've got thick skin so fire away
     
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    Nicely done, and the first time I've seen pics of that kit built and painted.
     
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    thanks much appreciated!
     
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    What a beauty! Excellent airbrushing on the camo!
    I've been tempted to get that kit, but have never done so due to the cost, and my lack of display space for such a large airplane when completed.
     
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    thanks Glenn,I did'nt realize myself how large this kit was going to be,the wing span is just over 2 foot.It also sucked up a lot of paint,putty and sand paper the final build tab was a bit more than was accounted for needless to say:shock:
     
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    Very nice and it looks huge and like Glenn says, brilliant camo.
     
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    Nice Job. I thought the 1/72 was big !
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    Very, very nice. You should be well pleased with that. Great weathering. You've done an excellent job.

    Flexi
     
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    Quite remarkable work! The only way you could make it more authentic would be to set it on fire.
     
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    Nicely done. :)
     
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    Very nice........
     
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    I like what you've done. Great work. Were the aircraft letters (U) inboard of the crosses on the underside on this rig? They're usually outboard toward the wing tips. Just curious.
     
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    Good work!
     
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    Very nice, I love those 1/48 kits. Like the last two shots, looks like the plane is actually flying. nicely posed. Like to try that with the B-29. gonna look for a big blue sheet tonight
     
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    #16 treyzx10r, Jan 20, 2011
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    Big thanks everyone,I was not up to speed on researching before building on this kit and must confess I trusted the box art and decal instructions:oops:the U markings probably are wrong.
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    But the real kick in my dangly bits came when I found this pic after I painted it. The cammo lines top to bottom at the wing roots and tail are totally wrong:evil:
    I was too disgusted to fix it
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    I know better now and try a lot harder on my researching
     
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    Excellent job Trey!!:thumbright: With all here!:cool:
     
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    #18 mikewint, Jan 20, 2011
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    Personally, I've never really cared if I'm 100% accurate. Now I don't go off on a tangent. I try to stay as close as I can to reality but in the end, I'm building for me, not a museum and what I like and what I think looks good. You've done an excellent job.
     
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    thanks Mike I'm not a rivet counter myself ,glad to see there are some others
     
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    You've done a fine job on this kit, well done mate!
     
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