**** DONE: 1/72 TA154aV-3 3th aircraft TE-FG W.Nr.100003 - Me/ Fw Group Build

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    #1 woljags, May 9, 2011
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    Focke-Wulf Ta154v-3 Moskito

    Username: Woljags
    First name: Bob
    Category: Beginner
    Scale: 1/72
    Manufacturer: Hasegawa
    Model Type: TA154aV-3 3th Aircraft TE+FG W Nr 100003
    Accessories: OOB work type.
     
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    my 1st entry to a group build i hope its good enough,this aircraft was to replace the BF110 and JU88 night fighters ,powered by the jumo211 engines and built mainly of wood the GERMAN Mosquito ,unfortuatly due to allied bombers destroying the Goldmand glue factory that made the Goldmand tego-film adhesive used to glue the aircraft together, they had to use the substandard Dynamit AG product half the strength of the original glue,this was found to be rotting the wood causing structural failure under the stress of flight causing aircraft to literally fall from the sky,although the aircraft flew well the type had to be abandoned as the original glue could not be remade, more pics to follow shortly
     
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    Very cool choice Bob.
     
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    Nice start Bob.
     
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    Nice to have you part of the build Bob. Milk the expertise here.
     
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    #7 woljags, May 10, 2011
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    thanks very much chaps,and Thanks Wojtek for tidying my post for me
     
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    What can I say Bob, great selection mate and glad to have you join in.
     
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    My pleasure...:)
     
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    Good start Bob, looking forward to more.

    Cheers

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    nice start....!
     
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    glad to have you aboard Bob
     
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    With all, great to see you in on this Bob! Looking forward to the build.
     
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    Nice one Bob, and some good background info. I wonder what might have happened had they had the right adhesives ....
     
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    progress so far,i have detailed the cockpit slightly using the transfers supplied and paint to touch up any faults or gaps shown with the transfers,i have also added 30g split into 15g into each engine cowling to get the nose wheel to work properly,fingers crossed it works,i plan to fit the undercart tonight to dry overnight before seeing if my cunning plan worked,

    thanks for looking
     
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    Good stuff Bob - that's a nice looking aircraft.
    Like the idea of weighting the engines rather than the nose too, wouldn't have thought of that!
     
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    i used some lead sheet offcuts from the extension we are building at home at the moment,weighed out an equal amount for both sides cut it into small strips and dropped it in,i could only just get 15g into each side and 1g into the nose cowling,i then used tremco tape to hold the lead into place,looking forward neviously to testing it in the morning
     
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    Sounds good - good luck mate!
     
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    Some rapid progress there Bob !
     
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    Moving along swiftly Bob and looking good. Good tip for me with the weights, there's not much room in the nose but I was also looking at just behind the nose wheel bay under the radar operators seat.
     
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