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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Tamiya 72nd Bf 109E-3 WiP
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 3:43 PM

My first build of the year will also be my first tamiya aircraft kit.

The one thing i noticed with this and some of the other i have is that there is not much to it.

But it does look very nice and so far the fit has been pretty good as well.

Of course, i started with the pit, useing the Aires resin one.

After a coat of primer and some RLM 02, it was lightly weathered and the detail painted in.

I am doing a engine maintanence dio for this, so am useing the CMK engine. For that i need to remove the from of the kit fuselage.

I have out the resin engine together ready for painting. This one comes with the botom cover molded on, which i have not seen before even on a CMK engine.

With the pit ready that was fited and the fuselage and wings all put together.

And that it for now. This wil be my 5th engine maint dio, i rather like them as they give a good scene for activity. But hopefully this will have a little extra.

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

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 3:50 PM

Wow go getem tiger

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 4:00 PM

That is really cool.  Looks like you're off to a good start.

Do you have any pics of your other dioramas?  They sound interesting.

Mark

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 4:12 PM

Thanks for looking in guys.

Mark, yes, i have posted most of my builds on here over the years. All but a smal number of my 72nd aircraft and 35th armour as built as diorama's. All my builds from last year and on this thread, i did more none dio build than usual, but tehre are stil a few including 2 engine maint scenes.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/9/t/177515.aspx

The other 2 engine maint scene i have done in the past were an He 111Z and Ju 87G-1.

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

  

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 4:26 PM

All those wonderful builds and this is your first Tamiya plane?!  The pit looks great, especially for such a small scale!  One of my favorite aspects of Tamiya kits are their relatively low parts counts, but due to great engineering, you don't miss any of the small details evident in kits with greater part counts.  Looking good!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst

On deck: 1/35 Tamiya Stug III

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

 

 

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Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 5:04 PM
Great start Bish, going to be another great diorama.

Clint

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Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 5:32 PM

Hello Bish,

Those are great!  The scene really adds dimension and purpose.  Nice work!

The last aircraft surprised me.  I wasn't aware of any other plane having the Corsair bend in the wings.  Neat stuff.

I will be following this build for sure.  Look forward to what you will do.

Thanks for your time.

Mark

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 6:00 PM

As always, without questions, the start of your builds always looks amazing. At 1/72 you make it look a lot bigger.  I’ll definately be following this builds progression, thank you for sharing your techniques!

Your friend, Toshi

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 6:09 PM

Looking good Bish. You can't go wrong with Tamiya.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:59 AM

Thankls for looking in guys. I have hearda lot of good things about tamiya aircrarft, so its nice to get the chance to build one at last.

Chad, yes, i am seeing what you mean. The lack of parts count certainly does not leave an under detailed kit. Even the molded on engine looks nice and would suit a seen with a panel open.

Mark, i really enjoy dioramas, i have been doing them since seeing Shep Paines crashed B-17 back in the 80's. There are not that many aircraft with the crooked wing like that. The Ju 87 is my favorite of all aircraft and as you can see i tend to do a lot of them. But i do like the Corsair as well and am planning on getting a Tamiya one of those. Must be somthing about that wing.

Hopefully i will have some more progress at the weekend and will show you what i am planning for a diorama.

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

  

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Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:14 PM

 Hopefully i will have some more progress at the weekend and will show you what i am planning for a diorama.

Outstanding.  Can't wait.  You really have ignited my awareness and now I am thinking in terms of "scenes".  Very cool.  Thanks.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:09 PM

Your welcome mm. I have been greatly inspired by others, so if i can pass a little of that on, its only right.

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

  

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 13, 2018 4:45 PM

Short update as i am just about ready to start painting. I have added the final parts of the kit, minus the undercarrage which i usually add at the end. The angine had been painted, i just have to add the braces and a bit of pipework. The CMK set comes with what i think are meant to be tubes for the over engine MG 17's to go in, but none of the pics show anythin like them. But i do have a set of Aires MG 17's which i was going to lay on the ground having been removed, but the engine goes further into the fuselage then i thought and the cover above the MG mounts is still in place so i will fit the guns to the engine

I am just waiting on a Montex mask site i odere from Hannants and should be here by Tues. In the mean time i will finish off cleaning up the wings and work on the other parts of the dio.

This is mainly this set from German company Airmodel. They have a very nice range of German ground equipment and most of my dio's has something of theres. And this is a very nice set.

You can also get each bit, the winch, engine and crate seperatly as well as the engine and crate together.

I already have the engine and crate together.

And thats where i am at now. As for the dio, like most of my builds, this was decided on a long time ago, I already have dio ideas for about 60% of my kits. But just before xmas i was looking at some pics in preperation of doing this build and i came across the pic below. And that added some thine else to the scene. Not only was it of interest because it has the winch and crate i am useing, but because the aircraft tail is raised up, i had not seen that before. But it makes sense for the fuselage to be horizontal if removing the engine.

My scene will have the new engine in the crate and the old one still fitted and crew still removing the covers.

I later found anothder pic of a 109 with the tail raised up, but with a tail stand made with metal rods. This makes me think this are built by the unit. So i will be scratching one from some evergreen plastics.

Thanks for looking, all comments welcome as always.

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

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:42 PM

What a great idea. I’ve seen this photo many times, it really lends itself well for a little vignette! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst

On deck: 1/35 Tamiya Stug III

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

 

 

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Posted by Baratheon on Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:50 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes, especially since I was eyeing the Tamiya 109 as my first aircraft build. You've done some incredible dioramas, by the way.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:16 AM

Cheers guys.

MM, i had not seen it until a few weeks ago and i thougt the same. I am still comparing it with the other photo which more clearly shows how the plan is held up and decideing how to go with the tail stand.

Baratheon, this is my first tamiya aircraft and i can highly recomend it. Not to many parts, nice detail out of the box and goes together well. In fact, the slight fit issues i did have i would put down to the resin pit.

And thank you. I have been building dio's for about 30 years, i seem to finally be getting the hang of it Big Smile

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

  

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:57 AM

Very nice dioramas!  I'm curious about your approach to the model - given the canopy on and still needing paint/detail in the pit.  I have my methods and I am always curious how others approach building a kit.  I've seen that photo a few times as well and thought it would make an excellent diorama so I'll keep watching.

BTW - Tamiya aircraft kits are like crack! 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:54 PM

Thanks keav. The pit is finished, well, i hope i haven't missed anthing. Its just the engine i have a little work to do on. But i will probably do that after painting.

I am always looking for pics for dio ideas, i am just glad i stumbeled on this when i did.

LOL, well, i already have a few in the stash, its very likely i'll be building more soon.

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

  

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Posted by WillysMB on Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:22 PM

Wonderful work! I think you need another large base, however, with a Gigant loading scene to set next to the Zwilling...

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:44 PM

Thanks Willy's. I do have the 323 and that will indeed be a loading scene. I have not picked up the glider yet though.

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

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:00 PM

That looks awesome !!

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:37 PM

You shouldn't have shown me that winch Martin. Now I'm going to have to scrounge one of those kits that you've got there with the winch , crate and engine in 48th scale. I'm sure those are offered as well .............right?

Fantastic progress on your 109. Looking very much forward to how this one's gonna turn out.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:43 PM

Looks like it is available................

1/48

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:48 PM
Watching your dioramas come together is a show on its own.

 

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, January 15, 2018 12:21 AM
Looking good Bish I've seen that photo before in one of my 109 books

Clint

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 15, 2018 2:14 AM

Thanks Clint, not sure how i have missed that photo.

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

  

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 15, 2018 2:20 AM

Nice Johnny, cheers guys.

Joe, you know i just love teasing you Big Smile

I think they do a lot of the range in the larger scale, of course i have only checkedout the 72nd stuff. Does not look like they do the crate though. Only down side is i think they can only be bought direct from Germany. But i have always had great service from them, i just got another load of bit this month, including the scaffold and some more work platforms. I go through a lot of those.

For anyone else interested, here is the link to the website.

http://www.airmodel.de/index.php

 

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

  

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, January 15, 2018 2:28 AM
I'm at work right now so I can't check but I think it's in Time Life the Luftwaffe, blue cover with a stuka in the center

Clint

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 15, 2018 2:37 AM

Rambo
I'm at work right now so I can't check but I think it's in Time Life the Luftwaffe, blue cover with a stuka in the center
 

Thanks, i did notice the Life name in the bottom corner. Is that an old publication and do you know if its still avaliable. I'll have a look myself tonight when i get home.

Edit: cancel my last, i am guessing its this one.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Luftwaffe-Flight-editors-Time-Life-Books/dp/0809433370

 

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

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, January 15, 2018 2:44 AM
That's the one I'm thinking it's from, I have another time life book it could be from can't think of the name tho.

Clint

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