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Let Let Let - Warplanes => Aircraft Modeling => Topic started by: Second Air Force on April 18, 2019, 12:41:03 AM

Title: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: Second Air Force on April 18, 2019, 12:41:03 AM
Time for me to get a start on this one--first Eduard F I've worked on. It looks like a nice kit, but don't tell anyone that I'm going to build this as a Weekend Edition version and save all the PE bits and decals for a future project.
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: No.1 on April 18, 2019, 12:25:04 PM
You will enjoy without doubt ;)
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: Second Air Force on April 18, 2019, 09:17:17 PM
Yes, it's really a relaxing project!!! Since I'm on vacation this week I got a start last night and got the fuselage all assembled. This morning, over coffee, the wing was finished and just now the major parts are joined. Probably I'll mask the canopy and spray some paint tonight or over morning coffee tomorrow.

So far only one addition to the kit has been made--I added the reinforcing strips on the rear fuselage that were installed on the earliest F models. I have only one photo of the tail of the airplane I'm building and the pilot is standing right where the strips would be.....but the airplane is an early F so I took a chance and added the doublers.
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: Second Air Force on April 20, 2019, 04:12:32 PM
Top camouflage painted. This airplane was unusual as it had the same color scheme as the last Emils on the Channel Coast, 71/02/65.
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: No.1 on April 20, 2019, 05:31:24 PM
I like this early schemes :)
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: Second Air Force on April 21, 2019, 01:35:01 AM
I like this scheme also, though it doesn't seem a lot of Fs got painted this way. Regardless, the 65 is now applied and the fun part is next--the mottling!
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: draken35 on April 21, 2019, 09:31:28 AM
Great!
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: Second Air Force on April 22, 2019, 02:08:08 AM
Thanks, mate!

You may have wondered why the nose wasn't painted earlier.....
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: No.1 on April 22, 2019, 05:27:02 AM
I also paint yellow in this order, after all previous paints, like on real plane
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: Second Air Force on April 22, 2019, 12:03:57 PM
I have always painted stripes on fuselage and wingtips yellow first, it's just the way I've always done it. On this one the only way to mask off the fuselage was to paint the cowling last. Now that I'm doing it this way, I might change to your way on all the stripes!
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: modellius on April 23, 2019, 07:58:44 AM
Looks very nice mate !
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: draken35 on April 23, 2019, 07:10:58 PM
:-ok
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: Second Air Force on April 30, 2019, 12:43:08 AM
Another Messerschmitt for my shelf.

So, after spending a good amount of time researching the particular airplane I was happy with the scheme for an early F2. Only when I was putting the wing insignia in place did I realize that Eduard molded the upper wing skins for an F4. Early F2s had one-piece upper wing skins and these were later changed to multiple panels. Zvezda got this feature right on their F2 and the Zvezda F4 has the multi-panel style. Other than that the kit was a pleasure to build. I'll take some of my "normal" outdoor photos when the sun comes out again...
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: No.1 on April 30, 2019, 06:26:04 AM
Perfect find about wing panels and glad Zevzda did it good :) at least, they have detailed analyze this captured machine and no doubt about the accuracy.
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: Second Air Force on April 30, 2019, 11:55:23 AM
It is certainly not going to keep me from building other Eduard Bf109s! If I had noticed the seams in the upper wings earlier I would have just switched to an F4. However, I must say that later F2s may have had the beefed up wings with seams, I just don't know. I did read years ago that early Fs had problems with the wing structure after hard pull-outs and that the later airplanes got stronger wing structure with the extra panel seams.
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: No.1 on April 30, 2019, 12:05:20 PM
I also know about structural problems and they was mostly refered to rear fuselage. But I am glad you put all this points into your build, again you show the way what is modeler and how to do historic build! Congratulation :))
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: Second Air Force on April 30, 2019, 12:14:59 PM
Yes, the really early F0 and F1 versions had several tail failures! Those little added straps are in the PE fret for the Eduard F2 but I'm saving that fret for a later project so I used plastic strip.

Really, on the wing joints, later F2 versions probably had the beefed up wing skins so Eduard may be right for later machines.
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: modellius on April 30, 2019, 01:34:53 PM
looks excellent !
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: Second Air Force on May 05, 2019, 09:59:44 PM
Finally some sunshine!

This airplane represents that flown by Robert Olejnik of 1./JG3 right after moving from the Channel Coast to Barbarossa duty. He is supposed to have achieved the first victory during the invasion of the Soviet Union in this airplane. The decals are from an old sheet I saved years ago (Aeromaster, I think).
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: No.1 on May 05, 2019, 10:04:43 PM
Excellent finish!!!
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: draken35 on May 06, 2019, 08:11:53 AM
Great! Excellent work my friend!
Title: Re: Eduard Bf 109F-2 1/48
Post by: modellius on May 12, 2019, 11:01:40 AM
Excellent mate !