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Blohm & Voss BV.235
« on: February 03, 2015, 05:53:00 PM »
ok, looking in the stash for a good model to enter, i have decided to revive a project that i halted many years ago.
the kit for this project is a old Revell 1/72 Beriev Be-6 "Madge", witch will be painted in a German Luft'46 scheme.

the story behind it would be that the German Luftwaffe was looking for a new flying boat to be used for Anti-Submarine Warfare, Search & Rescue, Maretime Patrol and recconaisance. this aircraft would replace the older Dornier Do-17 and Heinkel He-115's. Blohm & Voss then designed a new flying boat design to fullfill this mission, and entered service in August 1946. after WW2 ended in 1949, the Russians captured the designs for the BV-240 and built it as the Beriev Be-6, NATO codename "Madge".

here's a picture of the boxart, im gonna post pictures of the contents very soon.  8)



« Last Edit: April 01, 2015, 07:00:06 PM by nils »
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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 03:34:09 AM »
ok, im off to a good start  8)
there's already significant progress, mostly in construction of the bigger pieces.

first off, opening the box & viewing the content.
the kit itsself looks pretty decent, but lacks interiour detail, there is no cockpit, only a blank space, but since i dont have much free time to model for the moment due to other priorities, it will just have to do and will have no implications on the finished product. there are only a few parts, about 60 of them, not counting the display stand. there's no skill level on the box, but looks like a 2.




first job, fitting the observer windows and paiting the interiour (only 1 coat), pretty simple and straight forward, but before that i had to remove a lot of flash, especially from a kit this old (about 30 years old).




then, i started on the wings, again, a lot of flash to remove and cut, especially the spreus witch were moulded very thickly.
all in all, the fit seemed acceptable, no serious problems, except maybe the fitting of the ailerons.

tomorrow, im gonna start on the assembly of the tail and putting the 2 fuselage halves together, witch isnt gonna be easy as i noticed the parts are a bit warped  :icon_crap:



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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 04:09:29 AM »
So a re-boxed East-German kit of a Soviet aircraft built as a 3rd Reich Luftwaffe aircraft.

It's a Totalitarian Tri-Fecta.  ;D

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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 07:37:51 AM »
The CO approves and likes how both of you think  ;D
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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 01:04:41 PM »
What a weird dream! Turn it solid and it will become Real... ;)

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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 02:40:04 AM »
So a re-boxed East-German kit of a Soviet aircraft built as a 3rd Reich Luftwaffe aircraft.

It's a Totalitarian Tri-Fecta.  ;D

 ;D :)
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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2015, 02:43:56 AM »
Maybe instead of the Shvetsov ASh-73 radial engines you could fit a pair of BMW801s or even give it some high powered diesels.
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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 04:04:50 AM »
Is so much a Martin Mariner.  Just a pinch smaller.
Like the pics.  Please keep posting.

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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 08:48:36 PM »
Update  8)

i didnt have much time these past few days to get things done, but the main assembies are pretty much done.
the underside of the wings have also recieved 2 layers of paint, might want to add a third one  ???



the fuselage assembly is as good as done, im gonna start painting it after the weekend.
i still havent found a decent camo to apply, i might go for the BV.238 camo of 2-tone green splinter camouflage.




i need all the help i can get to finish this one, even the creatures from deep beneath the sea are pitching in :)
thank you for touching up the edges, little Lego Cthulhu  ;D

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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 07:52:55 AM »
Yes, with this Lego-creature help, this is going to be a very realistic model ;)
I mean: the building seems very good, go on and on...

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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2015, 08:59:07 AM »
Looks great, to date! :)

The front glazing is just begging for a shark's/tiger's mouth & eyes to be painted around them. ;)


Or paint it up as a flying whale! :D

"Erm ... Base this is Albatross 1 ... Um ... We have a ... Ahem ... whale in site ... Er ... Altitude 10,000 feet. Speed 200 knots ... Er-um ... Over?" :-[

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"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2015, 04:12:51 AM »
UPDATE:

the build was lying still for some time, but has now resumed  :)

the camoflage on the aircraft is now applied, only the lighter green patches need another coat.
im not really happy with the result, but its to late now to strip it all off and do again, so i will have to touch it up on some places.




wings recieved a first coat of green, tomorrow, when this is dry, i will tape off the splinter camo'd areas.
the engine cowlings also need a good paintjob if to look more germanic. the wings and fuselage might recieve white bands, indicating aircraft operated by the Kriegmarineflieger  8)


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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2015, 04:07:01 AM »
UPDATE:

the biggest part of the paintwork is done, at least on the fuselage. the wings are also progressing well, the biggest parts are painted and tomorrow im gonna look into applying the camo. when thats done, its time to put the whole thing together for finishing. should be completly done in a few days  8)

expect pictures some time tomorrow afternoon.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 04:09:18 AM by nils »
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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2015, 08:58:17 PM »
Using lego as an assembly jig is a great idea

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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2015, 12:22:57 AM »
Congratulations for this building &painting success!

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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2015, 12:46:39 AM »
as promised, an update with pictures.

the fuselage is finished and decals and a coat of clear is applied, however i left out a piece at the wing joints to have a place to hold it while painting, im gonna touch that up tonight.
the top of the wing spar isnt been clearcoated yet, as it might need another coat to seal off a gap when the wings are being installed, might needed to be PSR'ed and painted over again.

first off, the wings (awaiting a clear coat of varnish) 8)



and here we see little Lego Cthullu, putting the final touches on the fuselage,
ah, i see he's finished painting the propellors  ;)


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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2015, 02:37:24 AM »
Coming along nicely.
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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.240
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2015, 05:58:54 PM »
UPDATE:

this morning, all the remaining part have been fitted into place and the seems have been painted over.
she is now about 99.9% finished, all it needs is to be retouched on the top of the wings.

expect completed pictures sometime tonight  8)

PS: Looking at RLM Numbers on wikipedia, i noticed the number 240 was already taken for the Arado Ar240.
so looking at the numbers, i found that 235 wasnt used, so the project is now renamed Blohm & Voss BV.235  ???
« Last Edit: April 01, 2015, 07:02:00 PM by nils »
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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.235
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2015, 10:03:50 PM »
ok its finished  ;D

Back History:

in 1942, the RLM recieved a specification from Luftwaffe High Command and Admirality of the Kriegsmarine to develop a new flying boat for the Luftwaffe and KriegsMarineFlieger. the request was made in order to find a suitable replacement for the older Do18 and Heinkel He115's. Blohm & Voss was already working on a new generation flyingboat, similar to the british Shorts Sunderland, the BV.222. The company stated that it could develop a smaller aircraft that would fit the requirement, as the BV.222 was concidered to be to big and expensive to be used for Search and Rescue missions over the North Sea. the new flyingboat could also be built in a version for Anti-Submarine Warfare.

the first BV.235 made its first flight in December 1944, and entered Luftwaffe service in June 1945. the German Navy also ordered for 40 of these aircraft to be part of the Kriegsmarineflieger. the Luftwaffe bought 100 of these aircraft and used them for SAR missions, supplyflights and recconaisance. the Kriegsmarine used them for a similar task, with addition of anti-submarine warfare and U-boat supply flights. when the war ended in 1949, the plans for the BV.235 were captured by the Russians and produced localy as the Beriev Be.6, NATO codename "Madge".


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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.235
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2015, 02:46:21 AM »
Nice work
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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.235
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2015, 04:00:08 AM »
I'm Blohm away by this Voss-standing build.
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.235
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2015, 11:47:50 PM »
Gorgeous! :D

I still think it needs eye-brows & a sharks/tigers mouth, though. ;)
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Re: Blohm & Voss BV.235
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2015, 01:59:02 AM »
Enjoyed pictures, details, seeing the progress.
Like the camo and particularly where underside grey was used.
Looks right to me from props to tail guns and the rest :)