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AMG 1/72nd Bf 109B-1 Completed page 3

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AMG 1/72nd Bf 109B-1 Completed page 3
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:05 PM

I had been wanting to get some early 109's for ages. Originally i had planned on getting the Avis kits. But when AMG brought out there's, i decided to opt for one of those. Decided to try the B-1 first.

Kits come with PE, mask and one small piece of resin, so this will be an OOB build.

After painting with Xtracolor, i used some flory wash and then added some light dry brushing.

Cockpit was fitted after adding PE seatbelts and decals for instruments.

Fuselage then went together and wings added. Fit is pretty nice.

The rear of the centre wing section needed a little sanding. And of course i over did it and had to fill a bit. The lower wing doesn't join the top along the back edge, but just ahead of the flaps. Buts its better than in the review i had read.

I rather like the molded on detail of the engine. I won't be having it open on this, but i do plan on getting some more of their early kits so will show it off on one of those.

Thats all for now. More soon.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:41 PM

Following. Their 1/48 kits are fantastic.

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:56 PM

Cheers Chad. This is the first of theres i have had. Will be getting more, planning on getting the new C-1 boxing with Legion Condor markings.

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Posted by The Drifter on Sunday, June 16, 2019 1:08 PM

Off to an amazing start there Bish. The pit looks great, and nicely detailed. I'll be along for the ride.

Jeff

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 16, 2019 1:09 PM

Cheers Drifter, glad to have you along.

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Sunday, June 16, 2019 1:30 PM

Looks great, the detail is fantastic. Never heard of that company. Looking forward to your build.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 16, 2019 1:33 PM

Cheers Paladin. They are from the Ukraine and only seem to have been around a few years. They don't have a large range from what i can tell.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, June 17, 2019 9:46 AM

Again...amazing what you do with those 1/72 scale kits.  Awesome work Bish!

 

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, June 17, 2019 9:56 AM
That looks really nice Bish! I hadn't heard of the company before either. I just looked them up on Scalemates and they seem to have some interesting subjects that I'd like to add to the stash. And the detail on that engine looks great! I had to double check that this was 1/72. I'd like to see how you show one off later on

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, June 17, 2019 10:14 AM

I'm really impressed with the level of detail that's in the box on this kit. Looking very much forward to more Bish!

                   

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 17, 2019 1:14 PM

Cheers guys. I to really like the detail thats in the kit,would not have expected that from a new smaller company. I deffinetly plan on getting an A, C and D to go with this. I have realised i need to add one thing, the gun sight. Fortunatly i have some of the Quickboost resin ones.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 17, 2019 1:17 PM

Bob, there are some other bits that can be added to the engine but i left those off. But the upper engine covers come in 2 halves, they are a bit thick with no inside detail, but i think they could be made to look nice if you wanted them open. I think the engine would look good with just a little extra added.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, June 17, 2019 3:24 PM

I'll be following along to get your thoughts on this kit. I've got the same kit, but in 1/48. And like you, I wanted an early model 109. Looks great so far!

 Bruce

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 17, 2019 3:34 PM

Bruce, the building is almost done and i am very pleased with it. Some of the joins are a little ragged, sort of feels like a short run kit. A couple of bits on the instructions are wrong, they had the exhausts numbered the wrong way round. But nice detail, accurate from what info i have. Its certainly has not puting me off wanting to get their other versions.

Look forward to seeing it in 48th.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:26 PM

for a small kit its pretty loaded.

Nick.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:05 PM

I agree, rivals any other i have done.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:54 PM

Any more on this one Martin?

                   

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:59 PM

Not just yet Joe. Just putting the last bits together. Then going to work on the He 111 and then i can prime and paint both together. Should be able to do that at the weekend.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 24, 2019 2:05 PM

Construction on the 109 was done by the middle of last week, just getting the 111 done and then i can paint. Fit has been good with one exception, the radiator. The rad itself fits onto the nose and then the 2 piece cover goes on. Even after the covers were thinned there was still a big gap. I clamped and used super glue and left it over night, there was still a gap but small enoug to fill.

The canopy masking was a bit tricky. The mask is similar to Montex, which i am not a fan of. And the canopy has next to no frameing so its tricky to figure out where to put the masks.

Hopefully should be able to get some paint on before the week is out. Just need to remember to mask the pit and wheel wells.

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Posted by The Drifter on Monday, June 24, 2019 8:19 PM

Bish

Construction on the 109 was done by the middle of last week, just getting the 111 done and then i can paint. Fit has been good with one exception, the radiator. The rad itself fits onto the nose and then the 2 piece cover goes on. Even after the covers were thinned there was still a big gap. I clamped and used super glue and left it over night, there was still a gap but small enoug to fill.

The canopy masking was a bit tricky. The mask is similar to Montex, which i am not a fan of. And the canopy has next to no frameing so its tricky to figure out where to put the masks.

Hopefully should be able to get some paint on before the week is out. Just need to remember to mask the pit and wheel wells.

 

Looking great Bish! I have to hand it to you for working with 1/72 scale kits. My big ol' meat claws would not work with such small details. Did this kit come with any type of canopy masking?

You are the first person I have seen put together an AMG kit. Your thoughts so far on it compared to a AirFix kit? Or is it still to early to say?

Again, amazing work on her!

Jeff

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:50 PM

Thanks Jeff. As i always say, 1/72nd is all i really know. On the occasions i do build a 32nd kit, its like detail overload. Everything is so big.

Like you i have not seen one of these built up. Hard to compare as the only new tooled Airfix kits i have done in the Phantom and the 111 i am now doing. The surface detail on this is more restrained, very fine panel lines. The only other 109's i have done is an old Hasegawa and a Tamiya. This deffinetly compares well to the Hase kit. Given how small the 109 pit is, there is enough detail in this. Only issues were the radiator and the way the wing halves join, but some careful sanding deals with that.

It certainly has not put me off and i will be getting more of their early 109's.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:48 AM

Coming along nice Bish.  You don't see too many early early 109's.  

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:55 AM

Thanks, and i know what you mean. When you do see early 109's they are usually in Legion Condor markings. I thought it would be a nice change to see one in 70/71 scheme.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:46 AM

I've never heard of AMG outside of Benz. Do they do any of the early 109's in 1/48 for those of us with less steady hands? This one, again, looks larger than it is in your hands. Looks great thus far.

BK

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:08 AM

Cheers BK. When i saw the kits on hannants, the first thing i thought of was the cars.

I believe they do all 4, A, B, C and D in 48th as well as 72nd.

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Posted by The Drifter on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:35 PM

I have to say that the details on the 111 that you are working on are outstanding. AirFix has definitely stepped up their game, and the PE and paint work you have done on it just make it pop. One proper job there sir. Looking forward to seeing both of them complete.

Jeff

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Posted by Greatmaker on Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:54 PM

Bish

The canopy masking was a bit tricky. The mask is similar to Montex, which i am not a fan of. And the canopy has next to no frameing so its tricky to figure out where to put the masks.

 

You do amazing work at that scale. As previously mentioned it looks like 1/48.  I share your opinion of montex masks.  Their stencils are great but I've numerous issues with the canopy masks lifting on curved surfaces.  Of course usually just enough to bleed primer under. Hence I order Eduard's if I can find them

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:15 PM

Thanks GM. I have had the same issues with their masks, especially where the curve is near the edge of the mask as on 109 canopies. I thought i would give them a try last year, but have decided i would rather pay the extra for Eduards.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:31 PM

Bish

Bruce, the building is almost done and i am very pleased with it. Some of the joins are a little ragged, sort of feels like a short run kit. A couple of bits on the instructions are wrong, they had the exhausts numbered the wrong way round. But nice detail, accurate from what info i have. Its certainly has not puting me off wanting to get their other versions.

Look forward to seeing it in 48th.

 

Thanks, Bish, for your thoughts. Kind of what I thought, a nice short run kit. I'm looking forward to seeing some paint on your's. 

 Bruce

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, June 28, 2019 8:16 AM

Watching this and your He 111P-1 WiP.

My eyes are guiding me to 1:48. Still have a few 1:72 though. 

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