**** DONE: 1/48 He-51 b-2 floatplane – From WW1 to WW2 GB

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  1. meatloaf109

    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

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    #1 meatloaf109, Dec 10, 2012
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    Username, Meatloaf109
    Name, Paul
    Catagory, Intermediate
    Scale, 1/48
    Manufacturer, Classic Airframes
    Model Type, Heinkel He-51 b-2
    Aftermarket, Jes' some wires.


    Designed by the Gunter brothers, the He-51 was a beautiful aircraft. So naturally some Naval-type said,"Hey lets stick some floats on it." And they did.
    The result was an even more elegant looking aircraft. (To my eye, anyways. I am on a floatplane kick.)
    It hit the scene in 1936 and was used by Kustenjagdgruppe 136 until the fall of 1938 when they recieved Bf-109's without floats, and became II/JG 333.
    I am a glutton for punishment, I have both of my other entries ready for paint, but it has been too wet here lately to airbrush, so I am going to start on this one. (And I want to.)


    he511.jpg
     
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    Excellent choice will look forward to this one :)
     
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    Good one Paul, nice to see some different types being modelled.
     
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    I've got to admit to liking these experimental inter war aircraft, usually built on a gut feeling and a lot of hope. Nice choice Paul.
     
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    #5 ccheese, Dec 10, 2012
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    Very nice choice, Paul. You know me, I'm a floatplane nut, so I'll be watching. Good luck with this one...

    You kinda hid the box art, hoz about showing us what the finished job looks like ?

    Charles
     
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    very cool and unusual choice
     
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    Many call that "fun" :D :)
     
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    I'm gonna like this one I think. Great pick.

    That plastic looks pretty thick.

    EDIT: Just realized that rhymes. I'm a poet and didn't know it.
     
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    #10 meatloaf109, Dec 10, 2012
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    Thank you, I will post one in the morning. There is a very nice color artist rendering included that I will picture also.
     
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    You know, I've always been suprised that they never tried a set of floats on a '109.
     
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    The plastic is thick, it is true,
    at first, that made me quite blue.
    I then had a thought,
    to Dremel alot.
    And liberal use of the glue.
     
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    Me too!
     
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    I'm kind of on a floatplane binge, it seemed a natural.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Masochists, I believe.
     
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    Very Intersting Paul...:D
     
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    I think I'm going to be sick......

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    As promised, shots of the box and color plate.
    The instrument panel with the flim dials. These were clear so I painted the backs white. There is some nice PE in this kit.

    he513.jpg

    he514.jpg

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    Way cool, Paul. This is going to be interesting !!

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