PM Models 1:72 Scale Horton 229

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  1. Bustedwing

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    Never even knew they made plastic model kits in Turkey. The best thing I can say about this kit is the quality of the plastic is excellent. The second best thing, it slightly resembles the real thing, The third best thing, it was free. I've never heard of nor seen a tandem Ho 229 but I decided to have a bit of fun with it anyways.
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    Scratched up a make believe tandem cockpit so far and that will be about it for extra detail. I'm thinking about either a North Africa camo or easter front camo...nice thing about it is there's no way it can be wrong !!!
     
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    Nice. However looking at the PM/Pioneer model and knowing of other ones of the firm I would recommend the Revell kit rather. Although the one requres a couple of corrections at a few areas too .. The PM/Pioneer kit is very basic one. Below comapring of both kits.

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    Interesting.....

    Future release from Zoukei Mura in 1/32 will be A Ho229
     
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    I actually have the Revell kit as well and yes there is a huge difference. The 1:32 scale kit will be very interesting to see. What kills me about the PM kit especially looking at the picture, I guess if the guy in the back want's to eject he just retracts the nose wheel !! Cause where he's sittin is where it goes !!
     
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    The cockpit all done up except forthe seats.

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    Looks great!
     
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    Can anyone say silk purse from a sows ear? Great job!
     
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    #10 Bustedwing, Dec 17, 2013
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    Seats done. Now some work on the inlets and out lets, the outlets are shaped more like the door of a doghouse so I'll make some tubes and cones for a little better realism on an utterly fake looking kit. As well the inlets, made some little turbine wheels out of beer can aluminum and cones by spinning some sprue in a drill and shaping them. I'll post some pics when done. It's kind of interesting to be able to make stuff up as I go along without searching for referance material !

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    Certainly is!
    Great job making a good model from virtually nothing.
     
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    Nicely done so far!
     
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    Jet inlets and exhaust all done. I used beer can for the turbine wheels. Pic is no so good. It's actually painted as well, made up my own eastern winter camo, post pics over the weekend.

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    Look forward to more...
     
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    Behold, the little known tandem seat grossly misshapen Ho-229 of the Russian front winter campaign.

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    Still have the under side to complete and some more convincing undercarriage but for a major $#itty kit it's turned out not too bad. Probably going to give it back to the guy who gave it to me. He knows nothing about planes.
     
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    Not bad at all!
     
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