**** DONE: 1/48 Mistel 2 Fw190F-8 Ju88G-1 - Heavy Hitters II GB

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  1. Wayne Little

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    #1 Wayne Little, May 3, 2013
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    1/48 Mistel 2 Fw190F-8 Ju88G-1 HEAVY Hitters II

    Username: Wayne Little
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    Category: Judge – Non competing
    Scale/Kit: 1/48 Dragon Master Series
    Extras : AIMS Decals

    Mistel-2 Fw180F-8 with Ju88G-1 “Red 12” flown by Rudi Riedl of 6/KG200 At Tirstrup, Denmark, in Feb 1945.

    Always wanted to do a MISTEL combo, but it just never seemed to be the right time to build one, well GB18 has provided the spark so here we go.
    This particular Mistel S2 had the Cockpit removed from the Ju88 and it was replaced with one of the rather large extended Contact warheads.
    I initially started the process based on the longer extended Warhead as per the AIMS decal sheet, then obtained from Jim (Capt. Vic, Thanks mate!) some scanned images from the Classic Publications ‘Mistel’ Book.
    After giving these a long hard look I am of the opinion that the Warhead is the shorter broader based Warhead without the angled base and clearly the contact fuse head is not extended.
    Also the Fw190 is an F-8 as the photo from the front shows the 2 small bomb racks under the port wing!

    Reference Photo's source : Mistel Operations Classic Publications by Robert Forsyth
     

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    There is something creepy looking about the -88.
    Should be interesting!
     
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    Another beauty to mesmerise us all with.
     
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    Going to be interesting. Wayne, I've got several photos if you want them. Like the ones shown here, not the best quality but there is some detail shown. They are from the book "Mistel, The Piggy-back Aircraft of the Luftwaffe"

    Geo
     
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    Excellent. Somebody else awhile back had done one, I remember as he created the nose section by making a mold and casting it.

    I can't wait to see what you do with this one!
     
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    Cool ! Going to be watching this one...

    Charles
     
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    To quote "Raymond's" father.......
    Holey crap!
     
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    Got this one as well mate!
     
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    Thanks guys, looking forward to doing it, got some done today, will add some pics tomorrow....and Geo, thanks for the offer but a realised a few days ago I had that book, took some finding though...
     
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    Mind those upward firing guns on the '190, sport! :lol:
     
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    This is gonna be great. Getting the popcorn.
     
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    Looking forward to this one Wayne.
     
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    #15 Wayne Little, May 5, 2013
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    Let you in on a secret Jan, there are NO upward firing guns on the 190, some goose didn't look hard enough and notice the exceptionally long boarding ladder is actually the culprit!

    Ok, on to some initial construction, the warhead attachment section to the fuselage with the rear end of the explosive charge.
     

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    Gonna be a great one Wayne.
     
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    Hope so Glenn....

    Now like I said earlier, the kit and profile for this bird shows one particular warhead shape but after some observation I think it is the same one seen on a few other mistel combinations without the angled base at the warhead.
    So i am going with what I think is correct on this one...

    See the few images so you can see what I mean...

    Details from the Classic Publications Mistel book.

    first the original and revised profile and plan views showing the angled base and the shape without the angled base (Red Outline)

    Then the Photo closeup of the nose area and the 2 angle images of the nose areas of the 2 warheads., whilst not definitive I am more comfortable with my conclusion than the evidence so far available...
     

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    I think you're right Wayne.
     
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    Yes, I agree. You called it right Wayne.
     
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    Yep, go for it Wayne.
     
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