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MPM 1/72nd bf 109G-12 WiP

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
MPM 1/72nd bf 109G-12 WiP
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:21 PM

first of 2 i have starte on in the new year. This is the upgrade option and so comes with resin parts. One problem i have is that i don't have the instructions and none are posted online. But i've built enough 72nd 109's to know where the basics are.

The pit is resin with some PE parts, all painte and weathered before going together.

The fuselage had alredy been put together before i bought it, but the pit went in easy enough after a touch of sanding. The wings are one piece and fitted rather well compared to other MPM aircraft i've built.

The rear instrument panel was higher, triangle in shape. But i did think it odd as it would abscure the instructors view. I found a 48th build on line useing a conversion set and that showed the IP well, and seeme dto better match what little i could make out on photo's. So i cut the top portion off.

So far not a bad kit, typical short run with no inserion tabs, but generally fits nice.

I've since primed and painted the RLM 02 areas underneath.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 10, 2021 1:13 PM

This one's becoming pretty hard to find. Can't wait to see the final result!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 10, 2021 1:26 PM

Thanks Chad, i've had this about 7 years, hence why i can't recall if it had the instructions with it or not.

I know there are other, more recent kits of the G-12 in this scale around, AZ Model has a couple.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:42 AM

The 109 is now ready for primer and paint. I cut the canopy open, a bit rough, i still have not mastered cutting open canopies, especially vac form ones.

 

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:34 PM

Looks like a rather rough kit, Bish. I can't wait to see how you whip her into shape from this point. 

The pit looks great. I'm astonished to see how soft the molding detail is however. Looks challenging, and I love a challenge like this myself. 

You've got my attention for sure.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:49 PM

I just don't think I'm brave enough to try to cut open a plastic canopy no less a vacuform canopy! She's really coming along though.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 18, 2021 4:04 AM

Thanks guys.

It is a bit rough, but i think if you want the subject, then it can be worth the effort, and its not been to much of a struggle.

Chad, i don't like doing it either. Vac canopies are so soft i do find them tricky. But i just much prefer open canopies as it usually fits the diorama.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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