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George Johnson
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1/32 Z-M Do-335 Progress Report

February 23, 2019 · in Aviation · · 4 · 2.7K
This article is part of a series:
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  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
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  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 Do-335. This is becoming one of those frustrating projects that neer seems to end. Other than the clear plastic everything- well not really everything, but it seemed that way at times- the kit went together well. There's just a tremendous amount of detail that requires care, patience, and some skill. Everytime you think you're close to finishing, something else comes up that requires a lot of attention. I suppose I could have slapped this thing together in a couple of weeks, but I don't like to do anything unless it's at the best of my abilities. Anyway, here are some shots of my latest progress (which isn't a whole lot since my last post even though I have many more hours put into it. I've painted areas that will receive extra wear with AK Interaktive Xtreme Metal Dark Aluminum. Thses areas include the wing roots, leading edges, etc. I'll probably use the same techniques that I used on my Tamiya Corsair, but without the chromate primer. The front windscreen was molded about 30% wider than the fuselage and I have no idea why Z-M did this. It's weird and doesn't conform with the excellent fit of everything else. Luckily, they provide a closed canopy that I'm using as a mask that will protect the interior from any overspray. The second photo shows all the stuff that still needs to be attached. This is only some of what's left. Like I said, this project never ends.

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4 responses

  1. George, to you it may be frustrating, but to us hackers, it’s a masterclass in patience.


  2. Great job so far and great job hanging in there! I feel your pain as far as complex kits. I still need to finish my RFM Panther G with full interior. It is just soooooo over engineered! I will finish it, but I still have to decide if I will build the engine and engine compartment or just close it all up!

  3. This over-engineeering trend has it pluses and minuses. For experienced modellers, it's great especially of they like a challenge, but it might just turn a lot of beginner modellers off. It also adds to the price of these things. When you add in the cost of accessories (in my case resin wheels, PE and paper seatbelts, a decal set, PE radiators) you're talking way over US $250. No to mention the paints, etc.

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