Kancho's ME 410A-1 Hornisse build

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Clashster, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. shrike

    shrike Guest

    One of the distinctive (and hard to model) features of the 410 is the canopy. The sides have very pronounced blown bulges, so too large may actually be just right.
  2. eric_son

    eric_son Member

    The bulgy part of the canopy gave the rear gunner more room to look around...I think.

    Anyway, the problem I encountered was not the bulgy part...but rather the over all size of the canopy. (But I think I am mostly to blame for this.)

    The edges of the canopy were not flush with the edges of the cockpit:

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     |       |  <- canopy edge
      |     | <- cockpit edge
      |     |
      |     |
  3. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    Apparently so - the Me410 used a pair of remote controlled guns for rear protection the bulges were added to give some downward view for the gunner.
    This was one of the modifications made to the Me210 when it was transformed into the Me410.


  4. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Here are some more pics of the build.... Finished up the tail section.

    Here are some of the pieces:

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    I had a bit of trouble with the fareing around the tail section - the section that was cut out needed to be enlarged, but I cut from the back when it seems that from the front was the way to go (unless the piece was a wee bit small). Test fits:

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    Not being a air guy, I am learning alot for those printed kits I have piled up!:grin:

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  5. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Here's the finished product! Little embaressed about the bottom portion of the fareing, so note the angle of the pictures! :oops:

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    Note that the plane is listing to one side because I did not prop it up on anything - it's just sitting on my cutting mat.

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    I am really getting the itch to start something else, but I am really fighting that feeling!:wink:

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  6. eric_son

    eric_son Member

    Looking good!
    I can't wait to see the finished product.

    By the way, are you going to make the engine part as well?
  7. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Clashter, fight the itch to start something else, you have done a great job, It would be a shame to start something else! You are your worse critic, sitting back from here, the plane looks great! And we can't stand a cliffhanger! Push on sir!
  8. Bluenoser

    Bluenoser Member

    Ya, you got to finish this one. I'm dying to see what this one looks like when completed. I've been eyeing this model for my collection. So far I think it is looking good.
  9. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    yeah man.............. you can do it............. you can do it...........:grin:

    It's looking really good, this is a tough subject!

  10. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Yes, I plan on doing the engine compartment. One engine is built, the other is almost done. Now time to tackle those engine cowlings and wings! Just like Dubya, I will stay the course! :twisted:
  11. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Started the wings and engine housing today... Just did some test fits on the left wing

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    Have not started glueing this yet. I want to finish one of the engine housings first to see how it all fits together. One thing about this model is the optional parts construction are not covered very well - I have been going to Kancho's site and viewing his gallery of this one to see how it fits together. A question for anyone who may have this model - I am figuring out how to build the landing gear (parts G1a - G6a). I know how to do parts G1a through G5a, but I have no idea what part G6a is. :confused:

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  12. Clashster

    Clashster Member

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  13. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Here is my solution - fit in a small piece of card stock:

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    Also, painted it with something that came close to the color. I decided to add some black lines to make it consistant with the rest of the model...

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    Since this is on the bottom of the model, I don't think it will be noticed very much! :grin:

    That's it for now! (Stephen Colbert "Shread Down" is on!)

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  14. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Good fix! This is modeling experience gained. You learn more from this type of thing then if it fit perfectly every time. Of course a little perfection now and again is a very good thing! Good show!
  15. eric_son

    eric_son Member

    Part G6A:

    Here's where I placed the part. But I'm not 100% sure about this. :oops:
    I estimated this from some illustrations I got from my book of axis aircraft.
  16. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Heres a small pic possibly showing the part.

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  17. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Thanks! That looks better than anything I could come up with!
  18. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    that is an excellent repair - the black line really saved it! super build over all. How detailed are the engines?
  19. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    The engines are not very detailed - I am working on the right engine (the left I built very early on, but did not come out as well as the right has). I will post some pics. I think I will make the right side with open engine compartment, and the left closed.
  20. Clashster

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