**** DONE: 1/72 BV222 Wiking Seaplanes / Floatplanes of WW II

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  1. Wayne Little

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    #1 Wayne Little, May 3, 2014
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    User Name : Wayne Little
    Name : Wayne
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    Kit : Revell Blohm und Voss Bv222 V2
    Scale : 1/72
    Accessories : Most likely Eduard Seatbelts and their Antenna Array

    The Blohm Voss BV 222 Wiking (German: "Viking") was a large, six-engined German flying boat of World War II. Originally designed as a commercial transport, and produced in only limited quantities, it was both the largest flying boat and largest aircraft to achieve operational status during the war.
    The V2 (CC+ER) made its first flight on 7 August 1941, and after extensive testing was assigned to LTS 222 on 10 August 1942 as X4+AB. Since the aircraft was intended for long-distance overwater flights, in addition to the armament fitted to the V1 she received two rear-facing wing-mounted turrets with dual 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131s, accessed via the tubular wing spar which was 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in diameter.
    In 1944, the V2 participated in Operation Schatzgräber ("Treasure Seeker"), the code name of a German weather station at Alexandra Land in the Arctic, whose sick crew needed to be evacuated. The BV 222 dropped a spare wheel for a Fw 200 which had sustained damage during landing near the station.
    For this mission a White overspray was applied to provide some measure of camouflage against the Arctic landscape and this will be how my Bv222 will be depicted.
     

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    Must be a very large aircraft as it took two tries to reload the page. Bring it on Wayne.

    Geo
     
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    Oh, it's big alright...:D
     
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    Let the construction begin ! Good choice, Wayne.
     
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    Good one Master Wayne!
     
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    Very cool Wayne. I don't think I've ever seen you do 1/72. I have the BV222 kit in my stash and was considering it for this GB, but with limited time to work on models in the next few months there is no way I would finish such a big model in time.
     
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    Oooooooooo!
     
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    Very nice, I too have been looking but I will only do 1/48 so that somewhat limits me. I wanted to do a Bv138 or the Do-18 but no luck in my scale. Well, I did find a resin Bv138 for $440.00. I also have a line on a He115B but again $90 plus shipping. Could I put really bit tires on my P-38 and call it a FLOAT-plane?
     
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    Wow, now if I had the skill....
     
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    An idea of the size of this baby...along side of a Bf109E in the same scale.., main fuselage, wing and horizontal stabs...
     

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    Gonna be a biggun Wayne and I do like the markings on the 109.

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    Cheers and thanks George!
     
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    Very interesting choice, Wayne. Very impressive when done, I am sure!
     
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    Yea, I love those big kits. My B-29 and a B-17. If only they'd make this one in 1/48.
     

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    Excellent choice Wayne and like everyone else I am waiting on the edge of my seat to see this monster come together.

    Cheers,

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    Cheers Jeff...at this stage I will be doing the wings and fuselage separately so I can do some of it at work, won't do the final assembly till I have to, once it's assembled I won't be able to take it to work ...it's too bl**dy big!

    The aim is to do the final assembly work once i'm on holidays in July.
     
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