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George Johnson
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Zoukei-Mura H0-229 Completed

May 10, 2018 · in Aviation · · 28 · 6.1K
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  1. Zoukei-Mura H0-229 Completed
  2. Ho-229 at the Air and Space Museum

SWS Ho-229. Well, I finally finished this thing. It took me exactly 4 months to the day to build it. I must say that I'm very happy with the results. This, with the exception of the resin combustion chamber, Uschi van der Rosten decals, and HGW seatbelts, is out-of-the-box. I used Mr Paint for the wing, Mr Color for the pre-plywood application, AK Extreme Metals, Alclad Metals, and lots and lots of scalpel blades. The project took close to 360 hours total. Finishing it feels like saying goodbye to an old friend. It really was fun to build. My only complaints are that the resin combustion chambers were originally 3-D printed because you can see definite lines in them. These should have been molded as part of the kit. And, the frosted clear parts are really horrible to paint. These all had to be sanded starting with 600 grit and ending in 2000. The pebble-like finish really pops when you paint it. It also makes decal application difficult. I wish they would mold these parts in gray. You can see more on my blog at georgesmodels.com

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