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Hasegawa 1/32 Bf109F-4, H.J.Marseille - Work in progress

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  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Hasegawa 1/32 Bf109F-4, H.J.Marseille - Work in progress
Posted by Nikola on Saturday, September 10, 2022 11:10 AM

Hi gents,

 

After a loooong journey with the Mustang, my second 1/32 bird which I will soon begin work on is Hasegawa's Bf109F-4 flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille in Africa in 1942. 

I will build it mostly OOB with Eduard seatbelts. If I have time and energy I hope to do some scratch building for the cockpit as well but we'll see.

The kit includes a figure of Marseille so I will give that a shot too. See how it goes. :)

 

I am still not sure which markings I will do but probably the ones on the box art with the red rudder. I like the red rudder and also the white wing tips but unfortunately they can't go together. :(

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:23 AM

Wow,surprised this post has been ignored after so many looks.Should be a great project,he's one of my favorite pilots,for a great read,see his story in The Star of Africa.

Looking forward to watching this one.

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Friday, October 7, 2022 3:10 PM

Hi gents,

 

I think that AMS is slowly creeping on me. 

I have cut out the gray plastic portion of the fuel pipe and replaced it with a clear part which I made by stretching part of the clear sprue to make it to scale. In the real thing this was transparent to make it possible for the pilot to be sure that there is fuel supply to the engine. 

I also made some simple foot straps for the spare PE frame cut to scale.

 

Nothing that special and far from perfect, but new for me. And fun too. 

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, October 7, 2022 4:08 PM

Tojo72

Wow,surprised this post has been ignored after so many looks.Should be a great project,he's one of my favorite pilots,for a great read,see his story in The Star of Africa.

Looking forward to watching this one.

 

I agree. I have the "OTTO" car kit in the stash. Too bad it's 1/35 but it does also have a figure.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Friday, October 7, 2022 4:27 PM

Excellent work! This will be great build to follow. So much for "OOB"!

In the queue: 1/48 Beech Staggerwing (RAAF), P38 (RAAF), Vultee Vengeance (RAAF), Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), Martin Baltimore (Malta?), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b, Hellcat x2 (FAA)

 

Chris

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 3:29 PM

Well gents, since I don't have a lot of free time I thought that it would be very nice to create some more unnecessary work by mysteriously losing one of the elevator trim wheels! 

So, I had to make one. It is not perfect but it will do as it will barely be seen once the cockpit is closed within the fuselage.

On the other hand, this mishap gave me a chance to hone my skills and make a more correct elevator trim wheel mechanism by making the chain from wire thus it being closer to scale than the original from the kit.

 

I am also sure that after I finish all this the part will somehow show up from somewhere.

 

Best,

Nikola

 

The lost part (C40):

 

 

Finished wheel:

 

 

And the process:

 

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 7:51 PM

Great subject.  Star of Afrika.  I have this same build on my list.  Nice save on the trim wheel there.  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Thursday, November 3, 2022 3:27 PM

Painted and ready for installment. 

Next I will have to make the chain from a wire probably. That'll be a bit tricky, but interesting.

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Sunday, November 6, 2022 9:32 AM

Trim wheels in place. It actually is more to scale than the original part as the ''chains'' are closer in scale to the ones on the fuselage wall. 

 

And of course, I found the original part the day after fitting the scratch built one. :)

 

Sorry for bad photos. 

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Thursday, November 17, 2022 3:20 AM

Some progress with the office:

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Sunday, November 27, 2022 2:14 PM

Some more office work:

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, November 27, 2022 3:12 PM

Excuse Me, Nikola?

    Whut is dat ting hangin offn da syde ob the Cowling, on da laft syde dere? It looks lika a Trash can toined sydways? Please excuse da langwidge I'b Gotta Bad Code!

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, November 27, 2022 9:17 PM

Tanker-Builder,  that is a tropical air filter.  

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Monday, November 28, 2022 3:07 AM

Tanker-Builder

Excuse Me, Nikola?

    Whut is dat ting hangin offn da syde ob the Cowling, on da laft syde dere? It looks lika a Trash can toined sydways? Please excuse da langwidge I'b Gotta Bad Code!

 

 

Hi TB,

Like Knox said, a tropical air filter for sand and dust.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Friday, January 13, 2023 7:50 AM

Hi gents,

 

Some slow progress with Fritz.

Hase did a very fine job with the rudder shape/offset.

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 13, 2023 10:11 AM

Great work going on. Love the pit, it really looks good, great details.

BK

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, January 13, 2023 11:42 AM

Cockpit looks great;and the photo etched radiator screen is excellent!Might have to thin the paint a bit so as not to obscure the fine detail!

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Friday, January 13, 2023 1:51 PM

Eugene Rowe

Cockpit looks great;and the photo etched radiator screen is excellent!Might have to thin the paint a bit so as not to obscure the fine detail!

 

 

Hi Eugene,

Thanks! Glad you like it so far.

The radiator screen is a kit part, not PE.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, January 13, 2023 3:28 PM

Ok still looks impressive!

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