It's official. I just heard from the National Air and Space Museum and they have formally accepted my Ho-229 into the museum. It will be on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport. I just have to get it to them in one piece. I am very[...]
My latest kit. It was fun because I was able to have a go again at the desert camouflage, this time using the correct RLM 80 Olive Green colour over the RLM 79. The canopy was the worst fitting part of the kit, leaving a huge gap at the front.
After I finished my Z-M Ho-229, I realized there was something missing. I thought that the pieces that didn't go on the final model needed to be displayed separtely. So, I built this little stand to hold the top of the wing, body, nose, and engi[...]
I just heard today that the Smithsonian Air and Space museum will pursue putting my Ho-229 on display at the Udvar-Hazy center alongside the real one. Can't express how thrilled I am. They're not sure when it will be put up because they are in [...]
Almost finished with the SWS Zoukei-Mura 1/32 Ho-229. The body and wing panels are removable to show off the nifty interior parts. The underside of the wing and center section will be given the plywood treatment, and I have to do a little retouc[...]
Here's another installment in the Ho-229 saga. Got the wings done tonight! That was a big accomplishment. Little fiddly parts that had to be attached. Actually, I thought I was done. It just occurred to me that I haven't put in the nav lights, y[...]
Normally, I would add this article to the Work-in-Progress section, but this this thing is coming along so nicely that I thought it would be appreciated more here. This has been-other than the addition of HGW seatbelts and wood panel decals- a c[...]