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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #15 on: 17 Dec , 2010, 10:07 »
The engine is finished.  I decided not to install the flame suppressor mounts or flame suppressors as I found during test fitting they covered up alot of the detail work I did.  Because I chose not to install those things I needed to display exhaust pipes.  Fortunately I kept the kit part that has the exhausts, but is not required when using the CMK aftermarket engine set.  I cut the exhausts off, routed the ends out, cleaned the parts up and mounted them.  They turned out pretty well.  I painted the engine with various metallizer colors and weathered it with a black wash and pastel chalk.  It should look pretty good when mounted.

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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #16 on: 17 Dec , 2010, 22:57 »
details are looking fine!
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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #17 on: 18 Dec , 2010, 05:03 »
Ernest,

Flame suppressors are important (and ugly) for night hunting but the He 219 "UHU" is a very elegant plane and it's a shame
to hide the exhaust pipes.

Your DB 603 looks great with the EP ! if i may suggest a keyword : oil. Oder kommt er gerade aus dem werk ?  ;D
http://www.enginehistory.org/ModelEngines/barcelona_exhibit.htm
http://www.enginehistory.org/fantasy_of_flight.htm  ,nice pics...
and http://www.fantasyofflight.com/ ,the source.
 
(I took the quickboost upgrade for my "Anteater".)

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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #18 on: 18 Dec , 2010, 05:09 »
details are looking fine!

Thank you Wink!

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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #19 on: 18 Dec , 2010, 05:21 »
Hi Pepper, thanks for the comments.  I agree with you about the flame suppressors being necessary, the other engine will have them installed.  I plan to show this engine being installed and worked on, hence it's relative cleaness.  The "old" engine will be on the ground and I plan to make it dirtier.  It was a neat little challenge to install the exhausts, and I think the rust adds a bit of contrast to the metal colors.  I did a little weathering to this engine because I wanted to simulate a rebuilt engine being installed.  

The engines on the links you gave me look fantastic.  I saved the sites as a reference source.  Thank you!

Ernest  

Ernest,

Flame suppressors are important (and ugly) for night hunting but the He 219 "UHU" is a very elegant plane and it's a shame
to hide the exhaust pipes.

Your DB 603 looks great with the EP ! if i may suggest a keyword : oil. Oder kommt er gerade aus dem werk ?  ;D
http://www.enginehistory.org/ModelEngines/barcelona_exhibit.htm
http://www.enginehistory.org/fantasy_of_flight.htm  ,nice pics...
and http://www.fantasyofflight.com/ ,the source.
 
(I took the quickboost upgrade for my "Anteater".)

Cheers,
Pepper
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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #20 on: 19 Dec , 2010, 13:44 »
A bit of progress this weekend.  I primed the plane on Saturday and amazingly there were no seams or puttying that needed improvement.  This has only happened to me once before so I am counting my good fortune.  Today, I painted the RLM 76 base coat.  The pictures show the Uhu in factory fresh RLM 76 waiting to have its mottled RLM 75 camo sprayed.  The bit and parts are about 95% finished and you can see most of them in picture 1.  

I broke out the Iwata HP-C+ to spray the camo; that is about all I use that airbrush for.  After some practice on scrap plastic to get me hand in I plan to spray the camo tomorrow or Tuesday.

Enjoy the pictures,
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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #21 on: 23 Dec , 2010, 01:18 »
I have finished spraying the camo on the plane.  Early on in the build I decided to represent the aircraft flown by Leutnant Heinz Str

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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #22 on: 23 Dec , 2010, 19:03 »
Ernest, that bird is awesome! I wonder waht would be an A for you! Did you get "Battles with the Luftwaffe"? It's an awesome book with great photos and can be bought for very little money on amazon, I bought mine for just 0,01 Euro, amazing eh?
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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #23 on: 24 Dec , 2010, 01:19 »
Thanks for the kind comments Bracco.  Hmmm an "A" rating for a build.  To be honest, I don't think I have ever given myself an "A" on any of my builds.  Like alot of craftsmen I tend to see the mistakes, both big and small, in my work rather then all the good things.  I think that chasing that elusive "A" is one of the things I model for; maybe someday I will reach it.   :)

I do have the book you mentioned, and it does have some great photos.  0,01 Euro is ALOT cheaper then I paid for my copy!  Good buy!

Ernest 

Ernest, that bird is awesome! I wonder waht would be an A for you! Did you get "Battles with the Luftwaffe"? It's an awesome book with great photos and can be bought for very little money on amazon, I bought mine for just 0,01 Euro, amazing eh?

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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #24 on: 24 Dec , 2010, 03:12 »
HOOAH !

Love your "UHU", love this bird !

More !  ;)
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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #25 on: 25 Dec , 2010, 17:13 »
gorgeous, and that engine...mmmmmm
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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #26 on: 26 Dec , 2010, 01:47 »
Thanks for the kind words Pepper-mint and Wink.  :)  The plane is finished and mounted on the base.  Now I need to figure out exactly how I want to make the diorama work.  If I had thought it through better, I could have built an engine stand and shown the engine being worked on while hanging.  That way both the engine and the firewall would be able to be seen.  Alas, I didn't think to do that until I had already mounted the engine. :(  Should be interesting getting things arranged to tell a story using the space available.  Pictures follow here and in the next couple of posts along with a capsule summary of Str
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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #27 on: 26 Dec , 2010, 01:50 »
Heinz Str
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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #28 on: 26 Dec , 2010, 01:53 »
And a few more shots.  The small antenna in the center of the nose in the last shot was scratchbuilt to represent a FuG 212, which was used until the Fall of 1944.






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Re: Heinkel He 219 "Uhu"
« Reply #29 on: 26 Dec , 2010, 02:01 »
Last set!  I re-did the grass that I installed when I built the base as I did not like it much.  This effort turned out much better.