MPM 1/48 scale Heinkel He-177 Grief

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  1. mandoman

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    I think I originally commented on this build in the Reviews section, but I thought I'd show what I've done so far. You can also see my pics of this plane in My Albums, in WWII Models. In the more recent pics I have it in the base coat stage. I got nearly all of the little pieces attached, thanks to the help from my extremely steady handed son. This is a cool model, but I don't think I'm doing it justice.

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    Good stuff so far.
     
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    Man that must be huge.
     
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    Looks good from here!
     
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    With all cool model and very nice kit mpm for me is a very good stamp

    Good Lucky with this kit
     
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    Looking good Kirk...

    where ya been man....?
     
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    Growing bacon?
     
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    Looks nice.
     
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    Looks good! Really looking forward to seeing yours done. I've got one in the pile.
     
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    Nicely done so far!
     
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    I second that and Ole Jan could be right..........?
     
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    #15 mandoman, Sep 6, 2013
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    LOL!! :lol:

    Thanks guys. Where have I been? Building models, man. Sometimes it's just hard to get away from them. :)

    I figure this plane is B-17 class in size. It IS huge, which makes it especially hard to handle for the small details. It's turning out better than I had first thought it would, though. :)
     
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    So, no bacon growing or breeding then?
     
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    Oh yeah, always plenty of pork, and bacon, and beef, and turkey, and several other types of livestock. :)

    I was working on the decals for this model, and I thought they were going on really well......until I reached the large #54 that is suppose to go just below the cockpit. The first attempt was a bust, and I lost that decal. It just folded under as I tried to slide it off the backing, and then disintegrated as I tried to fix it. Thank goodness I got the second one off in good shape, but am now going to be missing the lost one on the other side. I've been searching the Internet for a replacement, but it looks like that's not going to happen any time soon.

    Guess I've been doing some painting since I last posted. Here's where I'm at now.

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    Beautiful! Have you considered making a replacement decal with an inkjet printer?
     
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    That's looking the part - nice work.
     
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