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Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« on: 12 Nov , 2010, 13:25 »
The next build has begun.  This is Tamiya's excellent 1/48 Heinkel He 219A7.  Currently the only aftermarket stuff I have for this kit is the Aires cockpit and Eduard masks.  I may end up getting either Aires, or CMK's engine(s) set; depending on how much time I will put into this build.  I am still researching an aircraft to base the build on, but I have started the cockpit which the following pictures depict.  The Aires set is very well engineered and accurate.  I have atached all the PE parts I can before painting, a few will have to be sprayed on the fret.  Those parts are mostly those that will have gauges installed behind them.

Enjoy the pictures,
Ernest







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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #1 on: 12 Nov , 2010, 22:45 »
loving it aleady
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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #2 on: 13 Nov , 2010, 15:21 »
Very Nice!  Watching and waiting....

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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #3 on: 19 Nov , 2010, 14:36 »
I have finished the general and detail painting of the cockpit.  I painted it RLM66 Schwarzgrau and picked out the detail with various colors.  The parts have also been sprayed with two coats of Future to prep them for a wash.  Next up will be dry brushing and weathering.

Enjoy the pictures,
Ernest








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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #4 on: 19 Nov , 2010, 14:43 »
The cockpit looks fantastic!!!

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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #5 on: 19 Nov , 2010, 16:58 »
I agree!   Superb!

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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #6 on: 20 Nov , 2010, 15:44 »
Thanks for the kind words Simon and TRM.   :)  I have finished weathering the cockpit and it is ready to assemble.  Following are a few pictures of the various parts.  I am fairly pleased with how the weathering turned out, though there is always room for improvement.

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Ernest









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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #7 on: 20 Nov , 2010, 16:09 »
Looking good!

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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #8 on: 21 Nov , 2010, 08:32 »
Thanks Siara!

Ernest

Looking good!

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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #9 on: 22 Nov , 2010, 13:23 »
The cockpit is installed and the fuselage halves have been glued together.  Following are a few pics of the completed cockpit.

Ernest







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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #10 on: 28 Nov , 2010, 02:39 »
Looking good!

Looking awesome !!! Can't wait to see the canopy and the whole fuselage... =)
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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #11 on: 12 Dec , 2010, 10:21 »
Completed the display base for the model today.  It represents a well used maintenance stand.  I built it using evergreen plastic scribed, sanded and airbrushed to look like worn concrete.  I used filters, washes and a little dry brushing to provide contrast and bring out details.  I added a little grass to provide a bit of color.

Enjoy the photos!
Ernest










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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #12 on: 12 Dec , 2010, 14:01 »
Superb!

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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #13 on: 16 Dec , 2010, 14:36 »
A bit of progress to report.  I decided to display an engine being serviced on the Uhu and brought a CMK resin kit of a DB603, firewalls, radiator, etc.  I used pictures of the engine that is displayed at the NASM in Washington D.C. as a reference and got to work.  The engine is built and both firewalls are in place.  The first 3 pictures show the basic engine after construction.  The next 3 photos show the engine after a little superdetailing using copper wire and scrap plastic.  The final picture is the cowling.  I had to bore out the center to get the engine to fit properly.

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Ernest









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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #14 on: 16 Dec , 2010, 16:17 »
Looks Great!  Love the added wire works!