Blohm & Voss BV 155V-1

urumomo

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For some reason , these wheel well bulkheads are cast resin . ( ? ) :


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I'm guessing they were missed and the resin route was the logical choice .... manufacturing injection-molding assemblies is VERY expensive .



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the Baron

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This will be a cool project to follow.
I always wondered how the aircraft would handle with that radiator design, especially whether it would have an effect on the plane's ability to roll.
 

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Seems like it's been way more than a month since I started this thread o_O

This is one of those builds you have to glue up a quarter to a half inch at a time to keep things lined up as best possible .
The bulk of this build is going to be putty'n and sanding seams and then restoring panel lines .

It reminds me of the U-2 with these monster-span wings !

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Today will be spent dealing with seams and panel lines ,

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There was major-gappage around this intake for the supercharger .
I added some lacquer putty behind it prior to assembly so I could fill it in from the outside using acrylic medium .
Big improvement but it'll probably need more work after the primer hits it :

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I had to remove maybe 3/4 of each positioning tab ( tenon ) from the horizontals to get them to snug up to the vertical , and they will still need putty :

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They marked these components for the radiators left and right , but I couldn't see a difference in them at first ,, ,, but the left side is 1/2 mm wider . Maybe .4 mm ,
You can see how the one side of the larger left section is thicker .
Weird .
LOL , who knows what happennated :D

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.. with that extra thickness reciprocated on the wing for that left side :

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Weird

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Just like I think they forgot the wheel well bulkheads when they designed the injection molds , I think they forgot a small bulkhead forward of the instrument panel .
The panel goes up into this cowling but it makes 2 points of contact .
Doable but weird :

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The kit's plastic is solid & knives , sands and glues well .
So there's that .


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Belugawrx

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Wow that cowling looks like it was found inside your vacuum after cleaning your work area....lol
The strange bird is taking shape
 

urumomo

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LOL ,
Yeah , it's an 11 dollar kit in a 19 dollar box .
It should come out fine in the end . There's definitely way worse out there -- and few kits of this one

It's a new tool from 2018 !
 
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Wolf Star

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Strip styrene will take care of that. Strange aircraft, it's like a Condor and a Stuka got drunk one night and had an offspring!
 

urumomo

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Oh yeah , I can handle it .
Glad this is a super low part-count kit . It would take 13 months to glue this thing up .
 

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The only Bronco product I've used is their T158 tracks for the M1 Abrams. They are very crisply molded. They take forever to assemble too.
 

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