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October 18, 2012, 11:11:29 AM
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Sticky Fingers

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Dragon's 1:72 He162 Volksjäger gets The Treatment:











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October 18, 2012, 06:07:53 PM
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Will Vale

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I like those wheels on that fuselage - like one of the line-streamed steam gurneys from The Difference Engine.

October 19, 2012, 12:22:48 AM
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^I know that as a book, but there's a movie as well? I'll check that out later  :-)

Here's last evening's progress:


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October 19, 2012, 01:36:54 AM
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Like it, looks like something out of Thunderbirds!

Great bash!  :-)
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October 19, 2012, 01:44:12 AM
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'fraid it's only a book, but in my imagination this has the right kind of feel.

I like the update, that looks really clean and sharp and neat use of the original decal sheet (for the big arrow, I think?) Did you cut and shut the fuselage with the rear of the engine nacelle?

One question: Are you going to add more bracing or springing at the rear from the long beams back to the hull, or will they pivot like some kind of suspension?

Thanks,

Will


October 19, 2012, 02:43:01 AM
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Looks like something that could zoom through the deep sandy deserts. Interesting design!

October 20, 2012, 05:14:02 AM
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Love it, fantastic use of the original kit!

October 20, 2012, 12:06:59 PM
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Thanks for the comments, folks! :-)
....neat use of the original decal sheet (for the big arrow, I think?)
Nope, decalsheet is still intact:

Those arrows came of a very old and yellowed decalsheet for a Mig3 ;)
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Did you cut and shut the fuselage with the rear of the engine nacelle?
Not quite sure what you mean by that.
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One question: Are you going to add more bracing or springing at the rear from the long beams back to the hull, or will they pivot like some kind of suspension?
(You mean "Third question", surely? ;) ) Anyway, they'll stay as they are. Looks more futuristic that way; if I added extra shock absorbers it'd look to much "motorbike", if you know what I mean.

Looks like something that could zoom through the deep sandy deserts. Interesting design!
Well, I've got this idea for a diorama, not desert, but you're close. Stay tuned :D
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October 20, 2012, 05:29:46 PM
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That'll teach me to guess! I think you're right, the long chassis booms add character.

By cut + shut, I meant cutting two bits in half and then joining them together, It was/is a way dodgy garages make a saleable vehicle from the front and rear ends of two wrecks.

I was trying to work out which bits you'd used - the front of the vehicle's body appears to be the Volksjaeger fuselage, but the rear looks like the engine pod from the top rather than the back of the fuselage. Looking more closely maybe you've just got the jet nozzle slotted over the end?

Looks cool anyway, I'd be interested to see the diorama.

Cheers,

Will