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Fieseler Fi-156

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Hi everyone -

Ok, being that I build sooooo slow....here's the project for 2012:

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and I'm using this set from Eduard to upgrade the interior:

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While I was waiting for the PE set from Sprue Bros, I glued up and painted these 200L drums that come with the kit:

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Now, onto the Argus AS-10 240Hp motor. First glue up the eight cylinders:

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Next , prime all the crankcase and cylinders black (I'm using MM aircraft interior):

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Paint the crankcase and cylinders (the main color is Tamiya XF-53):

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Now glue the cylinders to the crankcase:

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Argus motor looking good....intake manifolds are now in place. Also that is the middle seat in the background. The PE set has details for the seat framework, so I had to grind off the plastic bottom of the seat, leaving only the cushion support and the backrest:

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The Eduard PE set comes with a detail plate and factory emblem for the Argus AS-10:

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Here's the middle seat with the bottom PE details (my first use of a Hold 'N Fold from Small Workshop):

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All for now...stay tuned....more to come.

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Just thought I'd add....my primary reference is:

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Finished the Argus motor...

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Only thing left is to wash and weather a little....great molding by Tamiya here:

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Moving along on the passenger seat/gunner's stool:

Here's the PE replacement for the bottom of gunner's stool:

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Stool is glued to back of passenger seat, primed with Tamiya XF-2, and painted with XF-22:

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Now paint up seat/stool cushions with XF-49 (Khaki):

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More to come....

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This should be a good one from you Irv if the start is any indication. I find the part where the wing attaches the fuselage interesting on this plane. Are you going to attach it to the in flight base that I think comes with it?

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This should be a good one from you Irv if the start is any indication. I find the part where the wing attaches the fuselage interesting on this plane. Are you going to attach it to the in flight base that I think comes with it?

Hi Richard -

Thanks for looking (and the vote of confidence :thumbsup:). I'm going to do a vignette with this little gem of a kit...... it comes with a Rommel figure, and some ground crew, so that will be my focus.

From a building point of view, the Eduard PE interior kit is great....I'm soooo glad I got a Hold N' Fold....I cannot see putting this PE stuff together without it! :whistle:

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Great build so far and love your work on the seat ,the PE parts deff. are a huge adition to the look of that seat need to get my self a hold 'n fold from what I see.

Nihad

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Great build so far and love your work on the seat ,the PE parts deff. are a huge adition to the look of that seat need to get my self a hold 'n fold from what I see.

Nihad

Hi Nihad - thanks for looking, and the feedback.

Yes, when I saw the PE sets for this kit, IMO, it's a must-have. And now that I have gotten into it, I would advise everyone who likes PE, to get a Hold N' Fold.....makes life so much easier with complex bends.

I don't know how the ship builders did it with the long PE parts before the Hold N Fold.....make your own tool I guess :blink:

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Jolly GOOD work...

Yummy ...

Thanks H - loooong way to go :rolleyes:

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Starting the rear bulkhead that holds the ammo cans. All of this is replaced in PE by the Eduard set. So, here's the bracket:

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Next update:

Put a wash on the engine....I used Warpigs Black wash:

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Now back the ammo rack.....here's a pic of the Eduard PE instructions:

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These are parts 47 and 72 togther. No way to fold part 72 with out a folding tool:

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Here are the ammo clips before folding.....I did anneal these parts to remove the springgy-ness:

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Now, I folded one ammo clip...whew! what a job:

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Here is a pic of the actual gunner's area in the Storch:

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And here is the PE build-up of that rear bulkhead:

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all for now....stay tuned.

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That engine is looking very realistic there Irv. And is part number 65 an ammo drum? It sure looks like a modern beta c mag!

Thanks Richard -

The Argus engine in this kit is a real beauty!

Yes, part 65 is the the ammo drums. I forgot what caliber the single gun is but there will be drum mounted to the gun as well when I'm done....stay tuned. :whistle:

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Quick update...

Painted rear bulkhead with ammo cans....

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Here are the PE rudder pedels glued to the plastic base (had to sand away plastic rudder pedals):

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The PE instructions show 2 pieces the replace the bottom of the control columns:

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Here are those 2 pieces of PE folded up and glued together....I don't see how to do this without a Hold N Fold :whistle:

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Got a little done over superbowl weekend....

After glueing down the joystick and rudder pedals assemblies, prime with MM aircraft interior black....

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Next, a coat of XF-22, RLM grey....

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now, paint the rudder pedals with XF-16, flat aluminium, and the joystick, handle with Buff and semi-gloss black...

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Next, add the rear bulkhead with the ammo cans...

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add the passeger seat with gunner's stool to cockpit floor...

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Painted fuselage floor area near cockpit floor with RLM grey...

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all for now....stay tuned...

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Very nice. I remember that F-100 you built, and if this turns out anything like that Hun did, we're all in for a treat!

Aaron

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Very nice. I remember that F-100 you built, and if this turns out anything like that Hun did, we're all in for a treat!

Aaron

Thanks for looking Aaron. Appreciate the kind words.

I do occasionally go back to that F-100 thread and look at that project. It was for my dad, so my motivation was way up there for that project.

The Tamiya Storch is such a good kit, I had to build it. High recommended.

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Next update....thought I'd try annotating the pics differently :rolleyes:

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more to come....

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That interior is looking good Irv! Very detailed looking. And looks like plenty of ammo for the gunner too. :lol:

Thanks Richard. The Eduard set really makes the interior more interesting. Stay tuned for more; I'm enjoying this build.

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