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Offline nils

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1/72 Arado Ar.555
« on: June 23, 2013, 01:18:17 AM »
with the GB now extended, i can see fit to enter a second entry.
the model im gonna build is the Arado Ar (E) 555.

so far i have only removed the 2 fuselage/wing halves from its sprues.
i dont know what color scheme to use yet, might go with the OOB scheme or the 2-tone green or green/brown splinter camo.

EDIT:
i kinda have my mind set on this scheme  8)



here a pic of the box and parts to start with.

« Last Edit: June 23, 2013, 01:22:04 AM by nils »
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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 03:31:40 AM »
Go for it!
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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 09:01:12 AM »
Wicked Kool !!!!   Knockout camo scheme !!!
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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 09:59:52 PM »
cockpit assembly and painting is done, next up the front landinggear.
the parts in the fuselage still need a thin coat of black, im nog goint to detail the inse, as youre not going to see much of it once its put together.



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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 11:44:24 PM »
You're going to enjoy this build! This kit is a lot of fun to put together. Don't forget the nose weights!

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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 02:21:59 AM »
You got it off to a fine start.  :)
Like to build one as a 50s-60s SAC bomber.

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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 03:44:11 AM »
some more progress pics  8)





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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 04:06:00 AM »
Nice detailing, Nils!

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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013, 04:35:57 PM »
with less then a week to go before the GB deadline, i have to get cracking if i want to finish in time.
the fuselage is pretty much complete, and the windows are also ready for fitting as soon as the paintworks done.
engines have also been put together, awaiting paint.

if i can get the landinggear finished today, the rest should go pretty easy.
pictures to follow later today  8)
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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 05:46:32 PM »
if i wanna finish in time, i really have to get going now  C:-)

here's what it looks like at the moment.



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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 05:06:14 AM »
update:

the underside is now fully painted and i just applied the first coat of lightgreen to the top of the fuselage and the engine nacelles. second coat will be in the morning, followed by the camoflage.

i still need to paint the bombs and the wheels.
im thinking of painting the rudder yellow, but im kinda reconcidering for white (of continue the camo).

pics tomorrow...
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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013, 12:06:00 PM »
Looking forward to your 555 pictures.

Ar.555 is such a cool design.  Have urge to stock up on them same as with B-10 and B-36 kits.

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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013, 10:14:41 PM »
top basecoat applied, bottom done and the windows fitted.
now its time to paint the bombs and wheels.

once the top paint is dry (propably by tonight) im gonna start on the camouflage.
if all goes well, i can start decaling and final assembly tomorrow it should then be completly done by saturdaynight or sundaymorning  8)



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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2013, 02:59:08 AM »
Camo on  8)

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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2013, 02:18:41 PM »
Outstanding !!!!!!!
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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2013, 11:47:40 PM »
Update:

final assembly is done, the decals on the upper fuselage and tail are applied and have been sealed off with clear.
a couple of hours from now, the coat will be dry and then i can start on the bottom of the aircraft.

should be finished by tonight, just in time  8)

pics of the completed model later tonight...
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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2013, 04:39:43 AM »
it was a close call, but its finished  8)
i was planning to write a little backstory with it, but unfortunatly i cound not come up with anything  ::)

any, here it is  :)







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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2013, 04:42:56 AM »
Just let the model speak for itself. :)
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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2013, 02:05:49 PM »
Like the colour scheme.

Certainly is a model with lots of whiffer potential there

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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2013, 06:06:46 PM »
Agree on color scheme.  Wouldn't thought of it.  Works well.  :)
Wheel well & bomb bay color works well too.
Using bottom color between main top colors is neat technique.  :)

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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2013, 10:01:20 PM »
Looking good.  I like this paint job. It would work well over the spring/early summer north European landscape.

Ed

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Re: 1/72 Arado Ar.555
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2013, 08:04:43 PM »
backup picture

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