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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #930 on: May 20, 2020, 02:31:56 PM »
I'm going to revive this thread once again to post another variant--the first prototype.

I'm using a spare engine half from my old 1/72 S-3 kit that also provided the radiator bath for the Bf110B. The rocker box fairings on top are Eduard bombs from the Emil series. The kit is an old Academy/Hobbycraft one.

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #931 on: May 21, 2020, 08:26:07 AM »
 :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #932 on: May 21, 2020, 09:02:25 AM »
Excellent!

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #933 on: May 23, 2020, 03:04:33 PM »
Lots of filler on this one! The hardest part was fairing in the rocker box fairings and took a lot of sanding/filling/sanding/filling/beer drinking! All the characteristic panel lines on the aft fuselage of a normal Bf 109 were filled too since the prototype had smooth sides.

On the wings the prototype had bulges on top to clear the tires, much as the later model G and K types. I used a set of spare bulges from the parts box and modified them to make them a little smaller.

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #934 on: May 23, 2020, 03:07:51 PM »
This will result in such a beauty  :-love

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #935 on: May 23, 2020, 03:23:40 PM »
It reminds me of an early P-40 in a collision with a Messerschmitt!

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #936 on: May 25, 2020, 02:12:21 AM »
Primer, sanding, filling, primer, drinking more beer......!

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #937 on: May 25, 2020, 03:39:50 AM »
Beer section is best ;)

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #938 on: May 25, 2020, 07:24:27 PM »
...And better with a Belgian one :-))

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #939 on: May 25, 2020, 07:49:37 PM »
Sadly, I only had U.S. in the refrigerator....... And what I have is co-owned with a Molson in Canada, so all on our side of the pond!

I'm still sanding etcetera and keep finding new flaws each time.

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #940 on: May 31, 2020, 04:38:03 PM »
Cockpit installed, wings joined. Now time to apply filler to the gaps on fuselage/wing joints and I'll finish the canopy parts. I'm using modified clear parts from the Zvezda Freidrich kit which provides early rounded pieces that are very close to what I need here.

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #941 on: May 31, 2020, 05:06:33 PM »
Its look like it have nice join lines, not much filler need

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #942 on: May 31, 2020, 09:35:28 PM »
They could be better, on a couple of these old Hobbycraft kits I didn't need filler between the wings and fuselage on top. This one isn't molded quite as good, maybe it is of the later series with a little mold shift.

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #943 on: June 14, 2020, 07:45:51 PM »
You have some extra work but it doesn't seems to difficult, this will be a nice kit mate !

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Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« Reply #944 on: June 14, 2020, 08:29:57 PM »
Good work!