**** DONE: 1/48 Arado Ar 196A-5 - Seaplanes / Floatplanes of WWII

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  1. mikewint

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    #1 mikewint, May 11, 2014
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    Username: mikewin
    First Name: Mike
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Italeri
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    OK, I'm hooked on this GB-stuff so me hat's in the ring
    Did a lot of looking and this is the only German Seaplane I could find in my prefered scale. The box decals are for 4 versions, two German, a Japanese version and a French. I'll be making one of the two German versions either a version stationed in Crete or one of Bismarks versions.
     

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    Wojtek, sorry about that, now that you mentioned it I do recall that. I'll get the hang of this by the 10th or 15th GB.
    This is one of those "No written instructions" kits so extry special fun. All WWII German planes I'm familiar with had the Swastika on the tail. Was this model censored by Italeri?
     

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    Thank you. :D
     
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    Good pick Mike. Many kits form Europe have missing swastikas. I have some extra ones if you need a couple but would need to check if they are the correct type..
     
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    Awesome Mike!!
     
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    Glad to see you in the foray Mikey. ;)
     
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    Thank you all, after seeing all of your work I should have put Beginner down
     
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    Well, have not been exactly sitting on my thumbs but with the weather finally turned to summer, outside work on the dock, boats, and yard has increased quite a bit and school is still in session plus family "visits", always a joy.
    In any case: interior cockpit is done except for side wall installation, now due to the "bad" influence of Wayne, Terry, Vic, Glenn, Geo, and others, I've started doing all that "stuff" that no one will ever see, like instrument faces, knobs, paint chipping wear on floor and foot pedals. And started to consider the "correct" RLM interior color which was a toss-up between RLM 02 and/or RLM 66. I had the 66 already but had to get the 02 which was the color called for in the instructions.
     

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    Looking good though. :thumbright:
     
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    Nice start on the innards Mr. Wint.

    Geo
     
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    I have to agree with Geo, very nice start Mike.:thumbright:
     
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    Nice work so far Mike!
     
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    Agreed. Bad influence indeed....
     
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    Very nice start Mike.
     
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    Very nice :D
     
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    that interior looks great, I always think I have to get my hands on this plane but I always end decant I guess other models finally someday I'll do with it.
     
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    Well Mike, I think you have done a top job so far....
     
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    #20 mikewint, May 23, 2014
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    Wayne, that is indeed high praise coming from all of you...so far:D
    Wait until you see the small block Chevy engine that I am whittling out of stretched spru and old credit cards:D:D:D
     
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