Bob' s Tamiya He 219 night fighter

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Thanks both. PE went ok, a few misstakes. First bash at seatbelts, had a few headaches, as they are they steel they kept springing back!!
 

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StuGmeister Bob .
That's looks good to me another none wingy, very neat and the do look the part.
Sorry to ready our not feeling all that well, take it easy mate.
 

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Hi John, many thanks. Not to bad thanks, got a heart scan this morning, sick of hospitals, doctors, trying to park lol

Thanks Papa, coming along ok
 

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Much prefer brass also. Steel is OK when strength is needed, but brass is so much easier to work. Parking is so much easier w/Stug. PaulE
 

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Hi Paul. no set belts in a Stug lol

Fitted cockpit and joined the fuselage halves next the seam, not a job I am looking forward to one bit

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I will post a help request as to how to deal with the seam, its the job I have dreaded the most and I could easily ruin it!
 

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Very nice work Bob.
Hope you manage the seam ok.
 

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Looking great Bob. You're doing a fantastic job on it for a ham-fisted armour type bloke ;) lol
 

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Hi Ralph and many thanks

Much appreciated Colin, will use different belts next time.

Al, Glad you had a great time! Ham fisted, indeed! Tell me where the hell the tracks go!!
 

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Finally started on the seam, first photo is of the top of the fuselage, you can see the seam but what's next?
carry on sanding, or filler or as I seen on YT Mr Surfacer then gently sanding

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the next is the bottom of the fuselage and it looks better as I must have had a better join? but the same questions

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advice as always most welcome!!

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If it were mine I'd be running it over lightly with a finer grit just to get rid of those few deeper sanding scratches, then giving it a local coat of primer / surfacer. As Paul says that will help highlight any issues, if there are any.
 

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Thanks Paul, interested to see what it looks like!

Good point, that will be next step

First time for seams!!
 

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Got to admire you the effort Bob.
Good advice from the guys.
 

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Thanks John, sitting there thinking do i sand and sand until i see the cutting mat lol
 

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Evening Bob.

I think you are doing a great job so far and can understand your uncertainty about seams in this dark art of wing thingys. If the pressure gets too much and you need a break (and a quick fix), click on the link below and scroll down to Round 5...…

https://www.scale-models.co.uk/threads/stammheim-model-days-2019.33466/

Hope this helps a bit!!!!

Prost
Allen
 

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Allen, what a star. How did i miss that!! Lovely replica!!!

Thats lowered the stress levels a treat lol
 
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