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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Go 229B Nightfighter
« on: April 06, 2021, 01:51:19 AM »
 The older PM kit of the two seater variant of the Horten wing is not a great kit, but it's the only one available. This won't be much more than OOB - though I could not resist starting with a bit of spurious but hopefully convincing, interior detail. I also have the much better Revell/Germany kit of the single seater, and was at first going to use details from that kit to enhance this one, mainly the landing gear, but I balked at adding a main wheel bay, and just decided, to, ah, wing it. The only real extra will be the use of the X-4 missiles from the Dragon
P.1101 kit. (Because the idea of a wire guided missile fired from a single seater just seems ridiculous to me.) Anyway, here's the weekend's progress.
DSCF0361 by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr

DSCF0362 by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr
(Probably should have cropped this first - the two items at the top are a Punkerpan, and the fuselage masters (I hope) for an
eventual vacuform/resin scratch of the BFW N 1 triplane.)

DSCF0371 by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr

The 'engines' will be barely visible shapes on either side of the cockpit and through the exhaust cones, so they won't get too much detail
beyond some pipes and frames.

DSCF0370 by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr

Not using a cockpit tub required a little alignment testing and fitting, but nothing too taxing. The kit seats were cut at and filed down to serve
as armored backs for seats knicked from...I think one of the early MPM 262 kits, along with something that I cobbled together for the Radar scope and the instrument panel. All this got primered late in the day, and I did have a lawn to mow...  ;)
















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Re: Go 229B Nightfighter
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 04:42:52 AM »
Nice work Dr. Y.  I have the Revell single seater I want get done for the GB.

By the way what's a lawn?  ;D
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Go 229B Nightfighter
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2021, 05:25:10 AM »
Nice work Dr. Y.  I have the Revell single seater I want get done for the GB.

By the way what's a lawn?  ;D

 Thanks! Good luck with the Revell-like all the Luft '46 stuff they put out in the 90's, it's a beautiful kit.

 It's more of a prairie, honestly, but keeping it trimmed a bit makes it less attractive to snakes...

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Re: Go 229B Nightfighter
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 09:49:55 AM »
Craig - Those enhancements look good - I planned the same mods you're doing to the PM doubled seater.

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Re: Go 229B Nightfighter
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 12:36:55 PM »
Nice work :smiley:

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Re: Go 229B Nightfighter
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 08:49:08 AM »
Getting there - closed up and primered, and the pesky little X-4s I borrowed from the Dragon Me P.1101.

 DSCF0389 by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr

 The cockpit came out ok - I may try and tack in some side consoles, and buckles for the seat belts, but about all that's left is
 paint.(And a little scribing. And...) It will be going on a stand.
DSCF0392 by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr

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Re: Go 229B Nightfighter
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2021, 02:18:11 AM »
 And in the home stretch - I'll put some completion shots in the finished thread.

DSCF0428 by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr

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Re: Go 229B Nightfighter
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2021, 06:22:52 AM »
that scheme is interesting and appears to work quite well for a night fighter.


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Re: Go 229B Nightfighter
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2021, 08:42:32 AM »
Very cool, excellent colour scheme.

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Re: Go 229B Nightfighter
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 11:04:00 AM »
I like the splotchy night camo!

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Re: Go 229B Nightfighter
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2021, 05:16:52 PM »
Yup! Liking the camo! 8)
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Re: Go 229B Nightfighter
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2021, 01:33:41 AM »
 :smiley:
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