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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2014, 07:24:46 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2014, 04:56:46 AM »
Finally the two halves are joined and the long task of filling imperfections has started.
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Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing

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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2014, 10:07:51 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2014, 12:38:18 AM »
Thanks, mate. :-flo I'm really thankful this won't be in natural metal finish or I would have never started the rebuild. :-paper

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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2014, 10:52:15 PM »
getting better and better every time !

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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2014, 03:41:46 AM »
First primer day:
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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2014, 08:13:47 AM »
What a large surface to do!!

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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2014, 02:08:53 PM »
Yes, my primer bottle ran dry!

Now some rescribing and more filler.....but the basics are looking better.

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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #53 on: June 14, 2014, 10:37:23 PM »
Further progress has been made on the Flying Wing project. I've decided on a single-seat night fighter version. First the RLM 75 followed by 76 mottle and black undersides:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/HortenCompleted001_zps1ad6c5fb.jpg
Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing

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Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing

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Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing

(The resin cockpit bits are from my first Hs 123, soon to have its own thread.)

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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2014, 10:47:40 PM »
Painting :))

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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #55 on: June 14, 2014, 11:25:43 PM »
Oh! Nice job on the night camo squiggles  :-obey They are hard to do and make look good, excellent! :-salut :-ok
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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2014, 03:38:39 PM »
Thanks, Ernie. I ended up patterning the camo after the "reverse" scheme used on late He-219 series. I didn't really think that spraying the 76 over the 75 would work but it didn't turn out too bad. My initial plan was to do the crosshatch pattern as seen on some Ju-88 night fighter fuselages but this didn't pan out..... :-wall

Here are a few photos of the completed "what if" Ho-229 in Wilde Sau nightfighter colors. This one has the FuG 228 antenna system of single masts rather than the stag's antlers array on the nose (I didn't want to destroy the lines of the wing with all that plumbing). Another of my old builds is redone!:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/HortenCompleted004_zpsc2100781.jpg
Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/HortenCompleted013_zpsc7256ca3.jpg
Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing

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Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing

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Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing

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Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing

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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2014, 03:54:23 PM »
Excellent final result :-clap

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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2014, 04:49:14 PM »
Very, Very Nice!!! Great job Scott! I really like that camo, you just nailed it :-ok :-ok
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Re: Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing
« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2014, 09:29:26 PM »
Excellent, this Horten is realy cool!