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Werner Mölders 109 F-1, completed photos

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  • From: ON, Canada
Werner Mölders 109 F-1, completed photos
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:31 PM

This is Zvezda's 72nd kit of the Bf 109 F-2, backdated to the earlier F-1 model.    It mainly involved removing reinforcement strips on the tail , and adding riveted strips and wing spar covers in the wing roots area.  Fuselage codes and victory markings are home made decals.

During the month of October 1940, Werner Molders would receive one of the first F-1 models, and at that time his tally stood at 42 aircraft.   With the Friedrich , he would reach 50, and continue to add more while flying this particular frame, well into 1941.

Side by side with an Emil from Airfix:

regards,

Jack

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:43 PM

Beautiful build.  I love the side by side!

Toshi

 

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the bench:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

 

In the works:

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:46 PM

Thats really nice jack. Really nice finish. How was the kit to build.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:50 PM

Pictures look like paintings, Jack.  Sweet.

John

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Posted by Greatmaker on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:42 PM

Beautiful build! Looks like you knocked that one right out of the park.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:46 PM

I really like the wheels up look. The work is outstanding.

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:23 PM

Thank you Toshi, BishJohn, Greatmaker, and plasticjunkieBeer

The build is straight forward, only found a slight misalignment with the fuselage halves.  Another little thing was the extra seam created when attaching upper and lower wings:

 Only real negatives with the kit is they did not provide aileron balances on the underside of the wings, no gunsight, and maybe the solid cast exhausts.   The kit is actually created as a snap fit, so that came in handy for attaching the exhausts and main landing gear .  No worries about glue smearing on parts as I had these prepainted.

regards,

Jack

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:18 PM

Nicely done!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: Dragon 1/35 Panther F

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:32 PM

Just thought I'd take a peek at a 1/72 Messerschmitt .. I think you've done a splendid job!

I envy so many of you guys for your modeling skills.

Thanks for the fyi on the kit as well.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:02 AM

Thanks Jack. I noticed noticed them releaseing quite a few snap fit 72nd kits.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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  • From: Walton, KY
Posted by nanookAK on Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:11 AM

Looks great! Very nice work and the customer decals/markings really make it stand out.

Later,

Lee

"Even Stalin has an Airfix Spitfire Mk.IX!!!" Der Fuhrer

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:13 AM

Thank you MM, Mike and LeeBeer

Bish, no problem there.  I haven't tried any of Zvezda's other snap fit kits - but  the moldings on this one are nice, with very fine engraved detail.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by BrandonD on Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:49 PM

That looks awesome!

-BD-

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:54 PM

hi Brandon, thanks kindly.  Beer

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Nathan T on Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:08 PM

Excellent work Jack! Very well researched and flawless painting and execution. Great job in this small scale. One of the best 109s I've seen in a long time in any scale!

 

 

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:14 PM

You've really crossed over well from the dark-side. Love the staging and of course the great build. The Emil is the icing on the cake.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, February 17, 2017 5:48 AM
Wow what a build. Great story too.

 

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    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, February 17, 2017 10:24 AM

Thank you Nathan, Eric and TJBeer

Yes, I kind of meander back and forth between air and land subjects, but also have a few ships in the stash.

regards,

Jack

 

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  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:27 AM
Killer Frederich Jack. Love the in-flight display.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:17 PM

Hi Joe, thanks!  Beer

It was a fun build, despite a few hiccups (of my own doing).

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:57 PM

Very nice Jack.  

I've never even thought about totally removing the prop blades to simulate an in-flight A/C.   I didn't even notice it at first.   It's nicely effective !

Chris

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    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:48 PM

Hey Chris, thank you!  Beer

This was my first try at s spinning prop look by deleting the blades.  The kit already had the prop as a separate part, so that was omitted, leaving three holes to fill in.  To reintroduce some semblance of prop blur, I used some dark weathering powder around the hub.

regards,

Jack

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