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1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335

January 23, 2019 · in Aviation · · 14 · 2.7K
This article is part of a series:
  1. 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335
  2. More work on the 1 32 Zoukei Mura…
  3. The 1/32 Z-M Do-335 Forward Engine is Done
  4. 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335
  5. The 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335 Rear Oil Cooler Assembly
  6. More Do-335 Madness
  7. 1/32 Z-M Do-335 Progress Report
  8. Painting the 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335
  9. I just painted the Braunviolet areas on my...
  10. Quick Update 1/32 Z-M Do-335
  11. 1/32 Z-M Do-335 Progress Report
  12. Do-335 weathering
  13. The 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335 Pfeil is finally finished!
  14. New pics of my 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335

The never-ending saga of the Do-335 continues. There are a lot of parts to this thing. The instructions for the engines alone are 13 pages long! The cockpit and engines are finally done and the level of detai is tremendous. There is almost too much detail built in to this kit and a lot of it might not bee seen in the final model. The engines even have the pistons and connecting rods molded in and I thought about leaving one of them open, but there was no crankshaft and I really didn't want to make one so they remain closed up forever.

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14 responses

  1. That looks real busy. Its a dandy job on that pit.

  2. That’s a freakin’ masterpiece George... you are absolutely right by saying the level of detail being high, but your painting sure brings that to another level. Can’t wait to see the complete build. I’m no mechanic so what’s the deal between the absence of a crankshaft and closing the engine cowl?

    • Sorry Pedro, I didn't mean to imply the cowl. What I meant was closing up the engine halves. They come with pistons inside the cylinder parts, but the connecting rods (the metal bars that connect the pistons to the crankshaft) are made such that they connect to one another and would habve required too much work to get right.

  3. George, This is really looking nice. (My eye caught that nice detail on the firewall of the forward engine). keep up the good work !

  4. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    This one for sure has caught my attention George, very nice and well applied detail work. Looking forward for the finished model ... very nice work.

  5. Thanks, Gents. I appreciate the kind words.

  6. Looking real good, fantastic effort.

  7. That's an amazing amount of detail! Great job, George - I look forward to many more posts about this work!

  8. As close to the real deal as models get.

  9. It's a shame so much of your effort here will be disguised via panels and such. But part of the fun of modeling is the joy of the process even if some of it gets hidden. Your work is tremendous.

    • Thanks, Greg. Yeah, I've been thinking about this and I might open up a few panels. The kit fuselage and the rest of the "skin" is molded in a translucent clear platic that is incredibly brittle. I cracked the fuselage as I removed it from the sprue. The sprue cutter sent a shock wave into the fuselage and it cracked.

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