Arado Ar 234 Blitz Bomber
This is an older build that I was inspired to post after seeing Tom Rogers great build earlier today. While his has a great story behind it, mine doesn’t. This is the Monogram/Revell kit and is built basically out of the box, except for the addition of the photoetch seat belts.
The kit, in general, is very nice and a fun build. As I remember there are a few minor molding issues on the fuselage that clean up easy enough. The major issue I ran into was the join point of the cockpit assembly to the fuselage. The joint occurs in the middle of a raised section that goes around the fuselage instead of in front of or behind it. The shape and fit weren’t very good and for me the solution was to remove the raised section from both components, glue it together and then duplicate the raised section with a strip of plastic, that also just happens to cover your seam!
I finished the kit in markings from the JG 300 in late 1944 or early 1945. Kind of just having fun build and paint. I would recommend this kit to anyone interested in German or any jet aircraft from WWII.
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