On to the second conversion, this time a Bf-109D.

The C and D used a larger radiator so the "chin" scoop and radiator bath are somewhat larger than the B series. The Classic Airframes kit I have is the C/D and so I'm applying the entire firewall forward from the CA model to an Academy B. The first step is the same as the first conversion, cutting off the cowling section. Then the upper cowl from the CA kit is fitted. Once the principal fitting is satisfactory the cockpit assembly is completed and the fuselage halves glued together. Then the wing goes on to help with aligning the new nose. The next step is to securely tack-glue and tape the new upper cowl to the assembled fuselage. Then the H/A radiator bath is removed.

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After trimming off all the unneeded styrene the next step is to fit the CA lower cowling with radiator bath to the fuselage, matching it carefully with the new upper cowl. Once I'm satisfied with this fit, the lower segment is glued in place and some filler used to fair it to the wing root area.

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