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Fuselage Seams on Bf109 F4?

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Fuselage Seams on Bf109 F4?
Posted by rooster513 on Friday, September 08, 2017 1:54 PM

Hey all, just a quick question. I just want to verify that the 109 F4 should have a panel line running down the spine and underside correct? I'm having a hard time finding a good photo to verify. Any help would be much appreciated!

-Andy

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Friday, September 08, 2017 5:29 PM

rooster513

Hey all, just a quick question. I just want to verify that the 109 F4 should have a panel line running down the spine and underside correct? I'm having a hard time finding a good photo to verify. Any help would be much appreciated!

 

Does this help:

Pima Air & Space Museum Bf-109F-4

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, September 08, 2017 9:26 PM

Rooster - Yes, that's correct.  There is a seam line along the spine and underside of the fuselage.   On the top side, it will run from the rear of the canopy to the front of the tail plane section.  There's another short section of seam on top between the prop ring and the gun covers.  On the underside, it runs from the rear of the tail spar to the tail plane just beyond the tail wheel. DM me your email address and I can send you some good reference pics.

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Posted by 5-high on Friday, September 08, 2017 11:36 PM

Yes for years ive been eliminating the parting line on my bf's till i learned it that out ..if there's no need for filler ..id just leave it..just sanding the weld is good enough.

5-high 

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Posted by rooster513 on Saturday, September 09, 2017 1:37 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the confirmation! Two less seams I gotta worry about! Lol

-Andy

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Posted by fermis on Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:37 AM

Just a helpful tip for those seams/panel lines...you can scrape a slight bevel along each fuse half, (where those panel lines should be)...2 light scrapes on each side should be just enough to leave a perfect panel line when the halves are joined. That way, you don't have to try to scribe them in later.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:38 PM

Howdy rooster which kit are you doing ?

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, September 11, 2017 9:11 AM

fermis

Just a helpful tip for those seams/panel lines...you can scrape a slight bevel along each fuse half, (where those panel lines should be)...2 light scrapes on each side should be just enough to leave a perfect panel line when the halves are joined. That way, you don't have to try to scribe them in later.

 

That's a good idea fermis. I'll have to try that on my next 109. Already had the fuselage glued together before reading this:)

-Andy

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, September 11, 2017 9:12 AM

blackdog62

Howdy rooster which kit are you doing ?

 

Hey blackdog, it's Zvezda's 1/48 109 F-4. I really like it so far!

-Andy

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, September 11, 2017 11:00 PM
I always fill them anyways because i hate scribing...Thanks Fermis, I may try that next time.

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Posted by richs26 on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:23 AM

Is this seam line also on G models?  I have an old 1/32 Revell G-6 that I want to do as the 30th Infantry Division's aircraft as per Cornelius Ryan's "The Last Battle".

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:03 AM

richs26

Is this seam line also on G models?  I have an old 1/32 Revell G-6 that I want to do as the 30th Infantry Division's aircraft as per Cornelius Ryan's "The Last Battle".

 

Yup, all 109's...goes for the 262, 210/410, 110, 108 as well...seems to be a pattern in the Messerschmidt designs!

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