Profile Photo
George Johnson
73 articles

Quick Update 1/32 Z-M Do-335

February 28, 2019 · in Aviation · · 4 · 2.1K
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

I appreciate every one's comments on my previous post. I started chipping the paint last night- a rather tedious, but oddly relaxing endeavor. I may have over-done it in some spots so I'll probably go over them with a light airbrushing to tone them down. Even though I added 127 grams of weight to the leading edge of the wing, the model has a slight tendancy to tail sit. I think I'm going to drill a small hole into the bottom of the front wheel and place a small magnet in it. The base will have a corresponding plate that the magnet can stick to.

Reader reactions:
8  Awesome

1 additional image. Click to enlarge.

4 responses

  1. Looks great! Nice idea with the magnet.

  2. This is lookin' better every time I see it ! 🙂

  3. Really impressive build overall!
    Just one suggestion, if I may. Adding smaller weights in the spinner and/or forward engine block would be more effective for moving the center of gravity than the leading edge of the wing. The distance from the main landing gear, which is the pivot point, detetmines moment of force that the weight is creating.
    Forgive me if I 'm stating the obvious...

  4. Hi Aleks. Thanks for the suggestion. I may revisit weight in the spinner.

Leave a Reply