Fiesler Fi156C Storch 1/48 Tamiya Milestone 100th Release

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  1. treyzx10r

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    This kit has a lot of extras
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    For some reason I've yet to figure out Tamiya decided to mold the clear canopy side panels to the fuselage halves
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    I'll be building this version as its just a 30 minute drive to see the real one so ref pics sure wo'nt be an issue
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    I've got the engine close to being ready to hang just need a few scratch wiring bits
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    Nice kit, and nice work so far. It's crying out for a diorama - maybe Skorzeny rescuing Mussolini?
     
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    Excellent job on the engine!
     
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    Looking forward to this. Never saw that kind of molding before, clear and solid on one true. Interesting!
     
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    Great work! I have always been fascinated by this little aircraft and the unsung role it played. Really like the engine detail and weathering. Ditto Airfame's thoughts on a diorama: Wasn't it a Storch that Hanna Reitsch flew onto the bomb cratered streets of Berlin with the intent of rescuing Hitler from the Fuhrerbunker? Hmmm...
     
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    Looking good.
     
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    Big thanks for the kind words everyone,sorry to be a killjoy but dios are way out of my comfort zone.I hope you all can get by with a straight up build.
    I scratched up the wiring for the engine starting by drilling pilot holes in the heads

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    then the wires

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    with the engine ready to hang its off to the office,photo etch goodies in place

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    and the basics are done just some scratch bits left to detail it up

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    Very nice work again. Looking forward to the rest of the build.
     
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    brilliant work so far!!
     
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    Looking REAL good, keep 'em coming
     
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    Thanks for the support everyone
    I got the Fuselage halves joined up with the floor the fit is very good thankfully

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    Neat work, looking good. Bit late now, but the advantage of the clear mouldings means the internal frame work of the glazing can be painted before assembly - prevents that 'spaced', semi-gloss look when they're painted with the internal colour on the outside.
    Looking forward to the next stage.
     
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    Very Nice!!!
     
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    Thanks Terry ,yes a bit late for this build but tucked away in my notes for the next one
    Wayne thanks !
    I made some progress on the Canopy and supports,pretty straight forward except I put the pilot seat in too soon making the forward support a little difficult to fit

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    Looking very good so far, and looks like an excellent kit. Wouldn't mind one myself.
     
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    Fantastic work!!
     
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    Thanks Terry and it really is a nice kit the fit is awesome no putty so far! Thanks for the kind words Harrison
    Wings are on ,now getting ready to preshade

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    Cool Trey look'in really good thus far but I think this is the 2nd time time you have cheated with those pre-cut stickys for the canopy.;)
     
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