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The Do-335 is Shaping Up

It's been awhile since I posted anything on this. It's not that I haven't been working on it. I have, but it's just going so fucking slowly. I tend to obsess about the smallest things and as a result, everything takes forever.

Anyway, it's really taking shape and right now it looks more like a submarine than an airplane. What strikes me the most is how the engineeers had to figure out a way of getting all this shit into what is basically a long cylinder with wings. I have to say that Zoukei-Mura put a tremendous amount of thought and engineering into their kit as well. They have faithfully reproduced the inner workings of this beast fabulously. My only complaint is that there is almost too much detail. There are parts that will never be see after the fuselage is sealed up. They molded the skin in a tranlucent plastic, but it really distorts the detail quite a bit. I'm still not sure how I'm going to show off some of this wonderful detail.

The dials are supplied as individual decals that responded a little too well to Mr Mark Softer. I got a little distortion.

Oil spillage from the filler caps may or may not be seen when everything is closed up.

Front end of the Beast.

I added some 1/24 resin hose connectors from an automobile detail set to the front bulkhead.

I removed the molded-in hose/electrical connectors from the front bulhead and replaced them with 1/24 resin ones from Top Studio. These were a bit deliccate and a few broke off.

A long sausage. Luftwurst?

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