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1:32 Building The He 219
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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:10 AM UTC
In the second Airframe Constructor volume, Daniel Zamarbide tackles the ZM Heinkel He 219 and demonstrates his inspirational building and finishing techniques in step-by-step detail.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 01:04 PM UTC
I have the book and woudl concur with the reviewers comments.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 07:26 PM UTC
The results of his techniques are clearly stunning, but I just can't be arsed to devote time to 45 stages of painting to internal items! I have far too many models that I want to build, the Revell He219 among them. I noticed that he made his own paint masks, respect; if you are going to invest this amount of time and effort into building a model decals just don't cut it
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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 08:04 PM UTC
Hi Mal

The phenomenal number of stages for the interior is partly explained by the fact that Daniel's working method is to treat each subassembly as a kit in its own right. I'm sure building them simultaneously would streamline things but judging by what he does on individual areas, I reckon you're still talking around a dozen or more painting/weathering stages. I won't knock it, because the results speak for themselves.

As I say in the review, the beauty of the book is that by showing everything broken down in such detail, you can see what can be achieved and decide what elements to use yourself. I'll certainly be trying some of the ideas out on my builds.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 07:04 PM UTC
Hi Rowan,
Don't get me wrong, the results speak for themselves, but I itch to get to the exterior painting because of the masked and painted markings that I want to use. If I was building like Chuck does then it might be a different story. When I build Tamiya's Spit I might have a go at this sort of painting detail, as I will detail the cockpit and have the canopy open, but generally I now have the canopy closed on my builds because I am more interested in the exterior painting
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 07:41 PM UTC
Hi Mal

Can this be the same Mal who used to say he steered clear of 1:32 because he'd never resist being able to pile in all the extra detail it would allow?

Come on, you know you want to do both - interior detailing and a nice all-painted exterior finish.

All the best

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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 07:31 PM UTC

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Hi Mal

Can this be the same Mal who used to say he steered clear of 1:32 because he'd never resist being able to pile in all the extra detail it would allow?

Come on, you know you want to do both - interior detailing and a nice all-painted exterior finish.

All the best

Rowan



Yep! But things have changed, I'm getting on and I need to get some models built. There are a few that I want to go to town in the cockpit on, but they won't happen for a while; I need to find my modelling mojo! At the moment I am still having to think through what I need to do at each stage, rather than knowing what to do; its very frustrating!
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Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 01:25 AM UTC
His painting techniques does sound a little too much for the average modeler. Yet if one does count how many different applications both brush and airbrush to do a sub assembly, I'm sure you'd be somewhat surprised.
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