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Warbird Replicas Ju88 Night Fighter build

Build of the pre production kits from Warbird Replicas UK

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maurice northcott13/10/2020 11:41:44
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As one of the silent majority that sit and read the threads on here, to me this is a fantastic thread. An added bonus is because it is on one of my favourite aircraft. Great modelling Eric and you are making it very interesting. So much so that I am now, herewith putting my name down for one of these 88 kits please Richard, because I want to be sure of being at the right end of the queue. Keep up the good work Eric and you too Richard........

Graham R13/10/2020 16:55:48
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I am enjoying your build thread Eric. It's looking good.

Eric Robson13/10/2020 23:28:28
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Thanks Maurice, and Graham, not much done today, too many interruptions I have not went into great detail about the build as this has already been covered and if your like me I don't watch T.V. much because of the repeats. I had intended to cover the wings today but decided to make up the servo boxes and fit the servo's before covering. hopefully I will have a better day tomorrow and post some more pictures. Graham I followed your Tempest build that was quick work, it has always been a favourite of mine I had a 1/48 scale model just after the war that I carved from balsa pre plastic kits, I put a lot of detail on and it lasted well into the sixty's then my 4 year old son got his hands on it. Later I made the Brian Taylor version it looked great in the air spoiled by having a fixed undercarriage. I have the laser cut parts and fittings from Sarik for another one , that will be my next build so look out for it.

Cheers Eric.

Eric Robson13/10/2020 23:35:15
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Not a very good photo but this was my Roy Scott Ju88 , no laser cut parts thendsc_0562[295].jpg

Eric Robson16/10/2020 22:30:55
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Plodding on, the lack of good flying weather has enabled me to push on with the Ju88. It is now covered in brown paper and the fuselage has an under coat of rattle can primer. Control surfaces to be pinned and linkage to be made up, another Homer Simpson moment I forgot to put the wires through for the esc's. If I can't squeeze them through the holes through the wing alongside the other wire's I will have to cut trough's through the underside of the wing skin, doh! The Me 109 has been fitted with a sound system so next fine day I will be testing that out. dsc_0674[1058].jpgdsc_0673[1060].jpg

maurice northcott19/10/2020 13:59:13
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Looking good Eric. I remember seeing Roy Scott's original at our Open Scale Day (maiden flight & when the photos were taken for the magazine).

Should anybody have one of the Warbird Replicas kits of the 88 they do not want, please contact me, thank you smiley

leccyflyer19/10/2020 19:23:20
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There's a queue

maurice northcott19/10/2020 19:43:04
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Well that makes 2 of us leccyflyer. If we can get 2 more I think Richard would cut the kits, so confirm you would buy one please And come on others, get your name down for one please...........

leccyflyer19/10/2020 19:55:23
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I've already contacted Richard and think we;re just going to have to settle for the Mustang.

Keiran Arnold19/10/2020 20:13:42
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I’ll have one if Richard is going to have a production run

RICHARD WILLS20/10/2020 14:58:18
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I need six solid requests to make it possible , so lets see how the thread goes .

Richard

Alan Hilton20/10/2020 18:00:03
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Richard how much would a kit cost please

Alan

RICHARD WILLS20/10/2020 18:09:14
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Hi Alan , if there are at least six , £189.

Richard

Eric Robson20/10/2020 21:35:11
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Hi All, not a lot to show at the moment, it is not good painting weather so I have been preparing the electrics.

I recommend this kit to any one who wants an easy build twin the cutting of the foam and the veneering is first class with knife edge flying surfaces. There is also a good range of colour scheme's and if you don't like the German markings some captured aircraft had British and American markings. The back up from Richard is first class .Can't wait to get it up in the air.

Cheers Eric.

leccyflyer20/10/2020 21:37:17
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That's three solid so far - just need another tthree !

Edited By leccyflyer on 20/10/2020 21:39:39

Alan Hilton21/10/2020 09:04:28
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Hi Richard put me down for one please I’m not in a rush I have a winter project just starting

Alan

Michael Kulagin21/10/2020 16:15:09
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Hi Richard, hope that you're watching this thread. Put me down for one aswell. As I will not be wintering in warmer climes this year something to build will be good (along with the Spitfire and P51 that is).

RICHARD WILLS21/10/2020 16:46:29
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Noted Mike , So obviously I am about to receive the P51s soon which are halfway through the cutting process . The pinch point is the Kit cutter who has been overwhelmed by this year's demand .Remember his commitments are not just with me , by a long chalk .

Having said that , the 88 is an off the peg kit that requires relatively low balsa input, so there is no reason why we cant run a short batch off . Lets see if anyone else puts their hand up because if my kit cutters slots are so rare I will only get one shot at it .

Richard

BTW , I dont ever ask for any money commitment , but I would like any prospective buyers stick to their promise if possible .

Flyer21/10/2020 17:03:58
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...........put's hand up !! No panic when, as I'm still building the 109 and the Spit, whilst to waiting for the P51. Will glady take one off your hands in due course Richard.

Ta

Ade

Alan Hilton21/10/2020 17:48:41
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Richard

It looks like you have at least 6 I can take a kit any time they are ready

Alan

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