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Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« on: November 07, 2021, 08:55:28 PM »
The Blohm Voss BV ae607 is a German "paper aircraft" that existed only on drawings... But the look of that aircraft is IMHO stunning; so I've bought the kit some times ago.

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2021, 08:57:11 PM »
It's short run; so some little parts are not as fine as possible as you can see here...

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2021, 09:03:39 PM »
But the real problem is not short run: as is, the kit is simply unbuildable and can be put in the trashcan!  :-wall

The left wheel bay comes under the cockpit. the wheel bay parts are deep ; you cannot place the cockpit interior if you use those parts. More than that, the cockpit parts are not well conceived : you can place the cocpkit (again) due to the particular shape of the fuselage (diagonal): see the result using all the kit parts

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2021, 09:07:38 PM »
Well, I consider not to put the kit away but accept the challenge.  :-help

I made new wheel bays from scratch that take less place in the kit interior. I will also completely scratchbuild the cockpit interior. As you can see, fitting is better now... Miliput was needed in the process

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2021, 09:24:19 PM »
Looks like easy and fun to build :))

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2021, 03:01:23 AM »
Nice subject !

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2021, 10:40:04 AM »
Looks like easy and fun to build :))

Well... As we say in French : cela ne va pas ?tre un long fleuve tranquille (that will not be a long, quiet river)

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2021, 11:45:09 AM »
Good words!!!

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2021, 08:21:25 PM »
Thank you !

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2021, 08:30:22 PM »
The air intake is not on my taste (too "short run", details not good) so I've decided To modify that : I shorten the part and put on the reduced part the air intake of a Messerschmitt 262 from Revell (from my spare parts). That asked for some reducing of the lower part of the fuselage

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2021, 08:33:14 PM »
On the rear, the wheel bay don't fit; some extra work also needed. I must say I don't like the idea of that aircraft with such a disposal but no front wheel... Really boring...

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2021, 08:36:16 PM »
Back to the cockpit, I found the solution for the consoles: I've placed the seat of the Me 262 and created new consoles with Evergreen. I've also replaced the pilot stick of the kit with the one of a Bf 109G from AZ Models...

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2021, 08:56:28 PM »
So, without spare box, build impossible ;)

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2021, 09:48:57 PM »
So, without spare box, build impossible ;)

Yes. But I think that the build is impossible if you don't modify lot of parts...

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Re: Blohm Voss BV ae607 (RS Models 1/72)
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2021, 08:18:42 PM »
Engraving on the kit is too thin, so I have taken the time to make it more deep (the need for sand the ruguous plastic could erase the original engraving lines). Minor corrections done with Mr Surfacer 1000.

The wheel bay traps of the kit aren't nice on my taste; so I've scratchbuilded new ones...