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HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« on: 25 Nov , 2010, 11:04 »
This flying Wing is a pure gem ; it's the ultimate and best aerodynamic shape (in my opinion).
I love this X plane, the Horten brothers were visionary and passionate pilots.

I have 3 horten kits, but the first one will be the 1/72 scale one.

Some pics from the newly WIP:











This will be once again a without after markets build. The main goal is to have quickly a finished model with a Afrika K. camo.
A parked "ready to scramble" flying wing...

I know that this subject is widely reviewed but i hope you'll enjoy.

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Pepper.
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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #1 on: 25 Nov , 2010, 16:18 »
Enjoying it already Pepper!  Nice work on the wiring!  Looking forward to watching!

Good luck!

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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #2 on: 26 Nov , 2010, 00:32 »
Neat plane and you are off to a great start with the build.

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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #3 on: 28 Nov , 2010, 02:30 »
 ;). Thanks you mates !
The  last plane i made hum...., a F111 from hasegawa. Maybe in 1993...

Greif, i found a lot of conversions between the luftwaffe RLM and tamiya acryl. But they give all different
mixtures... I have the RAL references, it's great but i need the Tam. conversions.

Maybe you have a reliable link giving the right desert camo color panel ?

Thanks in advance, it will be very helpfull.

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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #4 on: 28 Nov , 2010, 08:15 »
Pepper,

It may help a little, try http://www.paint4models.com/paintchart/paintconversionchart20100101a.html#
check the boxes at the bottom to what you want to cross reference it has 26 references to cross, including RLM, RAL, etc....

Hope it helps!

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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #5 on: 28 Nov , 2010, 11:08 »
Hi Pepper, I use a program called Paint Assistant to get the colors I want when painting a model.  If the desert color you are referring to RLM 79?  If so Tamiya XF09 is about a 95% match.  You can add about 10% blue to XF09 to get it to about 98%.  If you are referring to RLM 05, Tamiya XF-60 is a 90% match.

Ernest

 
;). Thanks you mates !
The  last plane i made hum...., a F111 from hasegawa. Maybe in 1993...

Greif, i found a lot of conversions between the luftwaffe RLM and tamiya acryl. But they give all different
mixtures... I have the RAL references, it's great but i need the Tam. conversions.

Maybe you have a reliable link giving the right desert camo color panel ?

Thanks in advance, it will be very helpfull.

Cheers
Pepper

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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #6 on: 29 Nov , 2010, 07:19 »
Hi Mates,

Great ! thanks.
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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #7 on: 03 Dec , 2010, 10:08 »
Research Horten lab. is closed for the winter.

Please visit us again in 2011...  ;D
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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #8 on: 17 Dec , 2010, 22:58 »
looks like a great start - and a great aircraft (at east for funkyness!)
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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #9 on: 18 Dec , 2010, 04:05 »
Yeah funky !!! fresh and exciting ! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRlHMQWwVs0&feature=related

this was the last step before closing the doors :



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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #10 on: 18 Dec , 2010, 05:32 »
The model looks great Pepper-mint.  Enjoy your break and I will follow the build when you start again.

Ernest

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Re: HORTEN Ho 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #11 on: 24 Dec , 2010, 03:10 »
Couldn't resist...

A piece for the Dragon 1/48 kit : the accurate ejection seats...







... ;D
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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #12 on: 25 Dec , 2010, 17:11 »
beaut scratchbuilding
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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #13 on: 30 Dec , 2010, 11:17 »
This two seater will be a desktop model : closed cockpit / black canopy / flying configuration.
I think that dougie's topic had a great influence on me : for what do i make models... This one will stay on my desktop somewhere you can see and touch it.

Artwork on picture (on WIP step) :


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All the best... ;)
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Re: HORTEN Go 229-A1 from 1/72 to 1/48...
« Reply #14 on: 02 Jan , 2011, 01:26 »
great reason! (and model)
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