Tamiya V1 (Fieseler Fi103) 1/48

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  1. lostinhull

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    Hi folks,

    whilst the family were away at the Olympics this weekend I wanted something quick to throw together and this was just the job. It also identified which of my masking tapes were perishable and needed replacing after not being used for a while.

    Starting from here - a quick bit of background, there's a lot of fascinating background on this beast, and some reference pics (from Wikipedia), mostly in very grainy B&W

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    Here's the box:

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    The instructions (such as they are):​

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    And contents - not a lot to the kit, but it only cost me £4 and provided ample entertainment for that price :)

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    The trolley goes together really quickly:

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    The fuselage, likewise, it's a good fit with some fine detailing, minimal sanding needed afterwards:

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    Within a few minutes you have a passable Vengeance weapon:

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    Which you can then paint a pretty blue colour (RLM65 but could equally well be RLM76):

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    Wasn't sure about the trolley so I stuck to RLM02, probably wrong (I do have another of these kits to correct the mistakes of the first):

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    Bit of dodgy masking and upper fuselage colour (RLM71 is what I plumped for here):

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    Referred back to my pics of Kermit Weeks' V1 at Fantasy of Flight in Florida:

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    Then a few decals (quite a few actually), a little shading and some matting and voila!

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    That's it. Just working on a Bf109E1-B - more on that when ready.
     
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    Nice one Paul - got two of those myself! :)
     
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    Good stuff Paul - would look great in a cameo diorama, being prepared for loading onto the ramp. BTW, the trolley is probably Dark Yellow, the 'sand' colour used as the base colour on all German vehicles of the period.
     
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    Thanks Folks, appreciate the comments

    Dunkelgelb then? Think I have some of that ready for the target (sorry - Tank) my Brother in Law gave me :)

    Diorama sounds like a plan - one on the trolley and the other on the ramp - Cheers Terry
     
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    Nice one mate!
     
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    Thanks for that info Terry! I tipped right then by chance! (was a 50/50 decision!)
     
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    Tamiya would do well to make a model of the launch ramp and accessories.
     
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    Don't see it happening, but a good idea just the same!
     
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    Could be good, but probably a lot cheaper to scratch- build a ramp.
     
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