AFM10YGB - Airfix Blohm & Voss BV141 - Finished

Joined: June 13th, 2009, 11:31 pm

July 8th, 2018, 7:50 am #1

I am calling this one done and dusted.

Overall impression is that its not a bad kit, just needed some upgrading particularly in the cockpit areas.

Was to have finished this a week ago but had a disaster when I applied the decals, normally I use Mr. Mark Softer when I apply decals and particularly when dealing with the old Airfix decals.  Never an issue in all these years until this kit. All went well at first till the next day I inspected the decals how they had settled down, oh dear there had been a reaction with ink on the decals and the softener, in that some of the ink had become liquid and I was left with a nice blue tinge everywhere.  So I saved what I could and replaced the upper wing and fuselage Balkenkreuz from the spares bin, but the under-wing versions, I just did not have the size to replace them. So spent the most of the week, repainting by hand and finishing them off with decals strips of black and white.  Not a perfect result but a lot better than what was there.

Overall I rebuilt the interior, sanded down slightly the rivet effect, added a cooling fan to the BMW engine, added extra support to the crew ladder at the rear, filled in the sides of the wheel wells and replaced the undercarriage doors.

The Model master paint I used for the RLM 70/71 refused to adhere properly and required several touch ups on the leading and trailing edges.

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Certainly an interesting build.

Thanks for looking in and Erik for the GB

Cheers

Fred
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Joined: March 30th, 2008, 7:09 pm

July 8th, 2018, 3:11 pm #2

Fantastic decal recovery! Fantastic finish! Well done Fred!
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

July 8th, 2018, 7:19 pm #3

Very nice Fred.
Cheers,
Mark
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 6:23 am

July 8th, 2018, 7:53 pm #4

Nice job/finish, Fred.  I just got back from Skyway and almost picked up that kit since yours was looking so nice.  Got boring paint and blades instead...

Really neat finish.  Amazing what a little TLC will do.

Cheers,
Dan
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Joined: January 28th, 2007, 3:49 pm

Re: AFM10YGB - Airfix Blohm & Voss BV141 - Finished

July 8th, 2018, 8:24 pm #5

Nice model, Fred. Certainly it is an interesting model and kudos to Airfix for having produced such a kit.
I notes that chemicals are unpredictable and even seasoned modeller may meet difficulties or plain disasters. However, you have mended it very well
Cheers
Luigi


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Joined: June 12th, 2008, 8:08 pm

July 8th, 2018, 11:25 pm #6

Looks terrific!
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Joined: January 19th, 2008, 5:08 am

July 9th, 2018, 12:43 am #7

A very nice project. I remember building one of those maybe fifty years or so ago and my father recalling reading in some magazine back around 1941 about the new German asymmetric aircraft designs that were expected to start showing up in the skies over Europe.
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Joined: December 4th, 2011, 8:45 pm

July 9th, 2018, 9:23 pm #8

Very good job, Fred. Nice model of a most interesting plane.
Greetings,
Daniele
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Joined: December 20th, 2006, 2:03 pm

July 10th, 2018, 6:46 pm #9

Very nice Fred!  I was looking forward to seeing this one finished.  Sorry to hear about the decal troubles but we never would have known if you hadn't told us, nice recovery.

-Dan
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Joined: October 5th, 2015, 5:16 am

July 11th, 2018, 2:32 pm #10

Nice job Fred,
Good recovery on the decals.

-AP
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