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Posted by knox on Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:30 PM

mustang1989

Ok gang.....I've been working on this aircraft all friggin' week now. I've been busy getting rid of the interior detail/ ribbing from inside of the fuselage in order to fit the AM resin pieces in there. After accomplishing that and test fitting it's looking pretty good from about every angle so far.

Details removed:

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The interior tub, landing gear bay side panels, and rear wall of the bay seem to fit well:



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I test fitted the original rear wall in place to see how high it sat above the fuselage to ensure a proper wing to fuselage fit. Here's the OOB height.

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and the height with the AM Aires resin piece fitted into place. Looks good from here:

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So......I tried my luck with the wing test fit. I think I'm good with this:

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Wow and triple dog dare you WOW.  This will be epic.  

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 11, 2021 4:11 AM

plasticjunkie

Thanks guys. This Trumpy kit looks VERY good in the box  and unlike the Hasegawa rebox  this one has a complete engine, full rivet details and really detailed pit. Was comparing both K kits and the Trumpy one seems to be better.

 

Thanks for the heads up.

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

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 11, 2021 7:06 AM

Bish

 

 
plasticjunkie

Thanks guys. This Trumpy kit looks VERY good in the box  and unlike the Hasegawa rebox  this one has a complete engine, full rivet details and really detailed pit. Was comparing both K kits and the Trumpy one seems to be better.

 

 

 

Thanks for the heads up

 

 

Yes

 

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, January 11, 2021 8:46 PM

Report on the Bf109 v1.  Model Master RLM 63 was applied overall after masks were made and applied to the canopy.  The vacuform canopy fit pretty well.  RLM 02 on the canopy frames first, of course.  I'm too old to spend any time trying to get Propagteam decals to work so I made masks and painted what is on the airplane in this picture.  Once the paint hardens up I'll have to do some touchups on the fuselage reg numbers.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:55 AM

I am likeing that John.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:29 AM

Wow, those look fantastic guys!!! 

Funny other than the captured Bf-109E I built a few years ago the last 109 I built was a Fujimi 1/48th Bf-109K-4. 

My paints and masks are here so I'm ready to start:

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:08 PM

Great looking early 109 John.  Gamera that Tamiya Emil falls together out of the box.

So I got started on mine but first a picture of the box.

This will be the markings I will use

The motor is going together and those pipes are hollowed out, nice detail.

The interior fuselage has the ribbing details

The pit is well represented as is the engine having lots of details

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:19 AM

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone. This one is complete, although it will benefit from a little work on the canopy after the paint hardens up for a week or so.

I took a step back after the previous picture and erased the fuselage codes which were painted with Tamiya acrylic over Model Master enamel, Windex took them right off without any damage to the RLM 63.  I sprayed a black field and then put on masks for the letters, then oversprayed with RLM 63.  I like the result much better.   I made masks and painted all the markings except the black swastika, the info panel on the tail, and the two black panels at the wing roots which are laser printed decals.  The Propagteam decal sheet lies untouched save handling for scanning.  I left off the PE landing gear scissors and some PE aileron counterweights, can't see how those counterweights would ever last even the trip to the display case, and they are too small to see, not to mention underneath.

 

 

John

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:54 AM

Excellent John!   

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:13 AM

13 days in and we have our first finish. Very nicely done John, thank you.

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

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:00 AM

That looks GREAT John! Just don't see enough of these early 109 variants being built up. I hear what you're saying about those counterweights on the ailerons. I had something similar to that on my Stuka and those fell off at the first show I took it to. I have no idea where they ended up but they were no longer on the port wing after I got back with it. I had a spare kit and managed to paint the replacements up and put them back on.

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:07 AM

plasticjunkie

Great looking early 109 John.  Gamera that Tamiya Emil falls together out of the box.

So I got started on mine but first a picture of the box.

This will be the markings I will use

The motor is going together and those pipes are hollowed out, nice detail.

The interior fuselage has the ribbing details

The pit is well represented as is the engine having lots of details

 

God bless you for taking that Trumpy 109 on Ernie. I built a 1/24 scale Trumpy 109 around 10 years ago and the 1/32 scale verision looks like a scaled down version of the larger kit from what I can see in the instructions. Look out for all those ejector pin marks on the gear doors and throughout the fuselage man.

Just for kicks here's my ol' 1/24 scale 109 build that I still have displayed in my bedroom.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:38 AM

Great looking 109 John and congrats at being numero uno in the completed wall.

Thanks Joe for the heads up on the pin marks. PPP does a marvelous job on them. That 1/24 build looks awesome. Did you use the kit decals and if so how did they behave?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:05 AM

Congrats John Yes It looks good.

Nice start on the K PJ

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:51 AM

Looks very good John, and nice job on the reverse approach to painting the fuselage codes. Yes

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by JBRaider on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:31 PM

I was able to start a little on 1101. The cockpit panels were PE sort of... the metal was too hard to cut with a knife, I had to use wire cutters.The typical Dragon instructions were confusing on the fit in places but I was able to make some progress on the cockpit and engine.

It was below freezing the last couple of days with a little over 7" of snow here . My airbrush is set up in the garage so I put on a coat and braved the cold to get the RLM 02 and 66 down. 

And the fuselage is buttoned up

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:55 AM

John: Ohhhhh that looks great! And congrads on being the first to finish. 

Mustang and Raider: Nice work guys! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 15, 2021 2:17 AM

A bit of pit work on the 109.  I tried something new - using Tamiya panel liner on the pit and meh - wouldn't do it again.  Anyhow some progress

Not worried about the ejection pin mark on the seat as I have a pilot to sit on it

Mocked up - fit looks good

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 15, 2021 8:34 AM

John: That looks good! Better than my cockpit, I used some AK Interactive wash for armour kits I had lying around and I'm not crazy about the results. Still, you can't see enough though the cockpit hole for it to make much difference. 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 15, 2021 12:52 PM

Thanks.  That's my opinion on this little bird.  Won't see much in the cockpit.  I'm more focused on the trop camo.  This will be the first German subject I've done in 30 years outside of the bf-108 I did last year. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bish on Friday, January 15, 2021 2:06 PM

Front page is updated with out first finished entry.

PJ - Thats some nice detail on that kit. That engine looks really well done, it looks as well detailed as the 1/18th resin 109 engine i built, and those pipes are nice as well. Look forward to seeing more.

JBRaider - Thats comeing together well, nice looking engine.

John - Nice work on that 109 pit.

Some nice looking builds here guys, you have the GB off to a great start.

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

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 15, 2021 7:54 PM

JB that is one interesting looking plane.

Kdog good job on the 109 pit.

Speaking of 109s my engine is assembled

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 15, 2021 8:10 PM

Wow, that motor is a model all by itself 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 15, 2021 8:15 PM

keavdog

Wow, that motor is a model all by itself 

 

yes indeed, 52 parts!

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:38 PM

Finally! Some headway on the "Emil." For the first time ever, I had a Eduard canopy mask that didn't fit even though the mask was made for this kit. The mask is a mix of Tamiya tape and Eduard mask. It'll work. Painting begins before the wings are attached. Seems the BoB camouflage will be easier to mask before the wings go on.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:54 PM

Looks godfrank. Haveing an issue with an eduard mask that does not fit is a new one on me.

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

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:02 PM

Hey Bish was the resin engine you built by RPM?

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:14 PM

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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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:25 PM

Bish

yea that's the one I meant. Looks to be super detailed.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:33 PM

I really liked it, it is packed with detail. I've also done the BMW 003 for the He 162. I was hoping they would release a Stuka engine, but they have not done a new one in years.

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

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