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Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« on: December 27, 2013, 07:16:19 PM »
My workbench is somewhat free of space in one small area so I'm finally starting this little Eduard Taifun:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_1848_zpsabd63e9e.jpg
Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition


This is the Weekend Edition without PE or upgraded decals, but it is still a very, very nice kit in my eyes. First steps were to assemble the small jewel Argus engine and then build up some of the assemblies for painting:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/TaifunBeginnings_zpsc5e04e0e.jpg
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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 08:22:28 PM »
This is definitely great kit for build!!!

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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 12:24:21 PM »
Looking forward for more !

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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 08:23:59 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 03:55:44 AM »
This is a quite simple kit with one exception. The transparent part requires some thinking to get a perfect fit with the fuselage. Eduard designed the plexiglass very cleverly and used a fuselage seam to join the parts, but my sample took some extra fitting to get the clear and fuselage to match up correctly. It isn't that the parts don't fit, just that my canopy was a little flatter at the aft end than the actual fuselage. So, to make sure I got a correct profile, I test fitted all the primary parts several times:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/TaifunAssembly001_zps1ea552d1.jpg
Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition


Once I was certain of alignment, I glued the transparent part in stages, first the front and left side. I also glued the parts together before installing the interior and wing so I had full access to inside and outside of the fuselage. After the first glued areas were completely dry I was able to coax the right side into place and glued it. Once again I let the glue dry and then finished installation by gluing the rear seam while I used my fingers to correctly align everything. Once I was fully satisfied with this step the interior and wing were fully assembled with the fuselage:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/TaifunAssembly003_zpsad4a08cf.jpg
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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 08:15:05 PM »
Start of painting:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/TaifunTail001_zps36ef04df.jpg
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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 09:09:09 PM »
Red Tails :))

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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2014, 10:18:21 PM »
EXcellent work...

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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 06:31:30 PM »
Last night I applied the black trim color:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/SAC003_zpsd48d8ae7.jpg
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Now a long drying time until the next coat, as I've used Testors gloss black and it is rather slow-curing.

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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2014, 07:03:05 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2014, 09:27:28 PM »
This will be great once when finished!

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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2014, 09:43:47 PM »
Thanks friends! This one is quite fun and I'm really thinking of building another!

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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2014, 05:57:42 AM »
I'm stumbling along with these current Messerschmitts, slowly but surely......
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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2014, 08:41:26 AM »
Most important is to enjoy ;)

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Re: Bf 108 Eduard Weekend Edition
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2014, 03:37:26 PM »
:-ok