Hasegawa 1/32 Fiesler Fi -1B Storch Gran Sasso

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  1. Vaughan

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    #1 Vaughan, Nov 9, 2013
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    Well here's my next victim, I bought this one earlier this year and added a few extras, Master Caster resin wheels and a mask set from Eduard.
    The kit comes with a wide choice of paint schemes including the one that rescued Mussolini from the Sasso Mountains during the second world war. There is a white metal tail wheel and skid depending which version you build. The canopy is hugh talk about a green house you could grow tomatoes in there!
    There's plenty of reference material to be had, I have visited The Shuttleworth Collection where they have an airworthy version. I was lucky to see it flying at the Seething air Show last summer it's quite a sight to be seen with a stall speed of 29mph!! so it looks like it's just hanging in the air.
    I made a start this afternoon with the sidewalls, seats and floor pan have been sprayed RLM02 with some shading.
     

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    Alright! Looking forward to see your magic on this one Vaughan. What scheme are you doing?
     
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    I agree, cannot wait to see what voodoo you do to this one!
     
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    Nice one Vaughan. A diorama with some 1/32nd scale figures would look good, although you'd need to add Milliput to the Mussolini figure !
     
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    #6 Vaughan, Nov 9, 2013
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    At this stage I'm not quite sure which one to do the Trop one looks interesting also the winter camo could be an option or even the Storch at The Shuttleworth collection.
     

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    Progress from yesterday and this morning. Yesterday I sprayed the cockpit framework RLM 2 here's a dry fit with the floor pan. I thought the ejector pin marks on the seats wouldn't be visible once the seat pads were on, but they are, so will have sort that one out. The 8 cylinder inverted engine is well detailed with individual cylinders and pushrods. A coat of aluminium and a wash has been added I will add some ignition leads to the rails using some lead wire as I hope to leave the engine cowlings off.
     

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    Neat work Vaughan, looking good already.
     
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    Sure is. Those squiggles on the Trop would be a nice challenge for you Vaughan.
     
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    Another technical term, 'squiggles' ?
     
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    New 'technical terms' are being invented on this forum everyday old boy, as you know, I'm pretty sure that you've 'fathered' a few yourself....
     
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    #13 Airframes, Nov 11, 2013
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    It has been known !
    I'm just visualising the guys in the paint shop at Fiesler - "Hans, macht schnell mit der farben, itz Friday und fier hour already!"
    "But Fritz, ich habt der techniche squiggle markerung to finish yet!"
     
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    Nice 'Pick' again Vaughan!
     
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    #16 Vaughan, Nov 12, 2013
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    Thanks guys
    Andy however you look at those squiggles it would be an interesting camo to do and very challenging to boot.
     
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    Ah mai...the hasegawa kit of the Storch is impressive...and as I can see..you are off to a "flying start " again..
     
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    Cheers Martin
    A small update the cylinder heads are on and were pre drilled to take the ignition wires. Wires are now in situ and attached to their respective rails. Next up will be to fit the engine mountings and fire wall.
     

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    Good stuff Vaughan, and I have a confession to make. I was at Cosford today, but so busy photographing the FW 190, I totally forgot to get some detail shots of the Storch, which I'd passed to reach the '190!
    And I'd written it on my list of 'useful shots for forum modellers' too!!
     
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    You're slipping Terry....:lol:

    Very nice power plant Vaughan.
     
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