Dornier do335 2 seat nightfighter by frog 1/72nd

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  1. woljags

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    another rare subject and kit this time a do335 nightfighter by frog ,pics to follow shortly
     
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    pics show main wings and fuselage assembled ,

    thanks for looking
     
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    What a cool looking kit.
     
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    Do my eyes deceive me or is that some nice looking plastic? You are doing a very nice job.
     
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    thanks chaps
     
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    have fun on a pure fantasy piece. we know of pics of twin seaters but nothing in the way of Neptun equipment how it was fitted or ............ speculation is fun isn't it ?
     
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    #8 woljags, Jul 3, 2011
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    i've found a few details on these aircraft,but it seems that if they were in service it was only 1 or 2 aircraft and then only for a very short time,a single seat aircraft has been restored in the states,on the one engagement by allied aircraft[hawker tempests]it was reported as too fast for the tempests to catch to engage
     
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    they were never flown only in the test phase, no service/operational units ever too charge of any Do 335 day or night fighter. Again they were in a test commando - day fighter the night fighter version never even got that far.
     
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    Found this drawing in one of my old mags
    Thought it may be of interest

    Mike
     

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    The way these FuG antennas are depicted kinda reminds me of the Fw-190A R-11/R-12 rustsatz package! (for the all weather/night fighter role) Had it ever come this far with the Do-335 this seems a likely way for the radar equipment to have been installed (given te construction of the rest of the a/c)

    I noticed the smooth look of the plastic as well, seems like this kit is in nice shape given it's age.
     
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    the correct terminology for the A-8 NF is Fw 190A-8N as it was for the A-6 and A-7. there is no R-11 or R12 ending

    back to work ..........
     
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    I was just referring to the way Revell named a 1/72 kit of theirs ;)
     
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    all of my unmade kits are in as new condition as i was very careful where i stored them,the made up kits from my teens[whats left of them after losing my original vast collection in a break in over 1000 unmade kits]haven't faired that well,once i get my new room finished i will bring them back to restore,

    thanks for looking
     
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    more pics to follow shortly once i've downloaded them from the phone
     
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    #18 Wurger, Jul 30, 2011
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    Looking good. But these colours look a little bit strange. Are you sure these are correct?

    I think these should have been like in the pic below rather ....

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    A pic source... http://www.vonhoffmann.org/do-335_a-6_.html
     
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    i followed the colour instructions with the kit Wojtek,doesn't mean their correct though but i'm happy with the results anyway
     
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    Well, given the rig never flew as a night fighter, who know what's right and wrong? I agree with Wojtek that the camo on those that did fly would more resemble the one he posted though.
     
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