**** FINISHED: 1/48 He-51 b-2 floatplane – From WW1 to WW2 GB

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    #1 meatloaf109, Mar 3, 2013
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    Username, Meatloaf109
    Name, Paul
    Catagory, Intermediate
    Scale, 1/48
    Manufacturer, Classic Airframes
    Model type, Heinkel He.-51 b-2
    Aftermarket, Copper wire, aluminum tubing and monofiliment for the rigging.

    Well, here it is. A real learning experence. This one fought all the way through. From warped wings and fuselage to no positive attatchment points for the too long struts, and poor decals, the much feared rigging was actually one of the easier things. Not that it WAS easy, mind you. No, just seems to fall in with the rest. I will probably replace some of the decals at a later date, one of the fuselage "12's" still doesn't want to lay down, but I am happy to call this one "done" for now!
    I will be using the rigging method again, I like the effect and the way it tightens up, easier than the other methods I have used in the past. From what I learned on this one, the next time will be a snap! (Famous last words!)

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    Nice one Paul!
     
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    VERY, very nice, Paul. You outdid yourself on this one, Mate. A real contender for the People's Choice award.

    Charles
     
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    Brilliant!

    I see the yogurt cups are catching on!
     
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    Very nice Paul. I especially like the propeller and engine compartment. And the rigging! Well done!
     
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    Great job Paul.
     
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    You have outshone yourself with this one Paul, very nice.
     
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    Nice work Paul!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words.
     
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    Outstanding Paul! That rigging really makes it.
     
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    Excellent!!
     
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    Looks great Paul!

    (Don't like using the word 'Snap' in relation to models myself... :) )
     
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    very nice Paul
     
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    Looks really good Paul.
     
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    great finnish Paul, looks good!
     
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    A great job Paul.

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