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Bf 109 Two-Seat
« on: April 06, 2020, 02:34:20 AM »
One of the few variants of the 109 I haven't accomplished is a G-12 trainer. Years ago I bought a Falcon Models kit and set it aside for a later time. I pulled it off the shelf this weekend and it is a VERY short-run style kit. It can certainly be built, but for now I'm going to convert this old Hasegawa G-2 into a two-seater using one of the canopies that comes in the Falcon kit.

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 06:54:34 AM »
This is great to see, I remember Falcon from many mentions in magazines in past

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 12:00:03 PM »
I'll take a few photos of the Falcon kit and give a "mini-review" of it in unbuilt form. I can say it has a really nice offering of decal choices that I am excited to use.

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 01:04:51 PM »
Interesting project mate, waiting to see it done !

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 03:00:14 PM »
I scratch-built the instructor's cockpit area with styrene sheet and strips for the right cockpit wall. The left wall, seat, rear bulkheads, rudder pedals and control stick all came from my extensive collection of Bf 109 spare parts! Then a little RLM 66.

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 04:05:42 PM »
Nice improvement of generally basic kit ;)

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 04:51:26 PM »
This is the last Hasegawa Gustav in my collection. It really is simple, but so was the real airplane!

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 07:24:06 PM »
Very interresting project!!!

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2020, 12:18:10 AM »
love the scratch work well done mate !

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2020, 03:32:21 AM »
Thanks everyone!

Progress, the cockpits were done and halves joined last night with a nice refreshment and I finished main assembly today. Then, primer stage (with the "big brother") . I've also gotten brave and cut the front and rear hinged portions from the vacuform canopy enclosure.
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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2020, 03:35:49 AM »
Here's a separate post showing the Falcon kit that started this all:

As you can see, the casting method is definitely short-run with heavy pour-stubs on all the parts. The detail on the parts is not really too bad and this kit can be built with some extra work. However, the fuselage is too long forward of the wing and that needs to be shortened a bit. My favorite parts of the kit are the canopies (two provided) and the decal sheet and markings choices.

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2020, 07:00:48 AM »
Just can imagine my self... on work bench beer (as usual), F-106 and Bf 109... result is What If Convair Bf 109  :-smey :-smey :-jump :-wall

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2020, 07:10:08 AM »
Nice progress!

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2020, 11:48:51 AM »
Nice progress mate, love the refreshment  :-ok

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Re: Bf 109 Two-Seat
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2020, 02:12:28 PM »
Just can imagine my self... on work bench beer (as usual), F-106 and Bf 109... result is What If Convair Bf 109  :-smey :-smey :-jump :-wall

It's good that they are so different in size or I could have done a "hybrid" interceptor!