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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2012, 07:16:21 AM »
Surgery again...

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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2012, 06:02:49 PM »
Nice job Scott! :-clap :-ok

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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2012, 07:35:52 PM »
Small progress, first on the plexiglas. I contemplated vacuforming a new canopy set but finally decided to use kit parts. This is really a "practice" build of the H/A kit after all. So, I used the razor saw to carefully trim the front and rear canopy pieces from the hinged section, then used .020 styrene to restore the front and rear frames that were lost during the sawing.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0234.jpg
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Next the canopy parts were masked and installed. With just a little more preparation this will be ready for paint.
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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2012, 07:42:14 PM »
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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2012, 07:43:34 PM »
Good fit :)

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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2012, 04:46:08 PM »
Before painting starts, here's a shot of a stock H/A fuselage next to the modified version. The radiator bath exhaust flap is simply a piece of .010 styrene sheet bent to fit.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0236.jpg
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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2012, 04:56:38 PM »
I guess nit will get some red filler?

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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2012, 05:31:54 PM »
Red filler goes everywhere!  :-jump Honestly, the worst fit on the H/A kit is where the radiator bath intake fairing fits up against the fuselage. There's a bit of a gap on both sides that requires careful filling. On the next one of these I'll probably add a little styrene shim to the fairing so the gap is removed before gluing it together.

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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2012, 08:09:00 PM »
This past weekend has been very busy with not much time for modeling, but here's a small update on the first Jumo '109.

Small parts first, then a shot of the initial paint covering.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0269.jpg
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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2012, 08:50:36 PM »
Frame is perfectly painted :) But why silver?

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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2012, 09:31:10 PM »
Good job! ;)

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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2012, 08:00:55 PM »
A start on the second H/A kit, this one to become a C model. I'll use the entire CA resin nose on this one so that the deeper radiator bath can be added. First step was to cut off the appropriate parts of the fuselage, then fit the resin firewall forward. One nice thing is that the CA and H/A fuselages mate up nearly perfectly in dimension.
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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2012, 08:20:08 PM »
I know you can make it :-ok

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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2012, 08:32:53 PM »
Thanks, mate. Oh, by the way, you asked about the silver on the first machine--you can (accidentally :-red) see it peeking out at the top of the photo, perhaps this will answer the question.

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Re: Jumo Powered Bf-109s In 1/48
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2012, 06:58:34 PM »
Here's the first of my early Bf-109s, a combination of Classic Airframes cowl, propeller, and cockpit parts with the Hobbycraft/Academy kit.

This model represents one of the very early '109s shipped to Spain for combat testing and development. Depending on the reference source, this airplane was either a pre-production Bf-109B-0 or one of the first B-1s. The airplane was often flown by Herbert Ihlefeld and lastly by Franz Janisch in July of 1938. These first machines appear to have been prepared in an aluminum finish (some sources suspect a clearcoat over bare metal, but it seems possible that aluminum lacquer was applied instead) and saw combat almost immediately after arrival and training.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0296.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0294-1.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0297.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0300.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0296.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0303.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0295.jpg
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There are others in the pipeline and I'll update as they progress. ;)