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Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« on: April 04, 2020, 07:38:01 PM »
This is an old Huma kit. Looks like good old Matchbox at first regard; but lot of fitting problems will come...

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2020, 07:39:12 PM »
...As said: fiting is really poor...
Lot of work to do but that can be fun... Kit is not bad; it's not the Mirage 5 from Mark One...

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2020, 09:02:47 PM »
Huma was famous for making so rare subjects and it is pleasure to see you take this one!!

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 08:24:05 AM »
This will look interesting, as No.1 said Huma had rare subjects and it's good to see one started !

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 04:16:25 PM »
Thank you friends.

As you can see on the photos already posted and shown again here, fitting between the cover of the cockpit emplacement and the fiselage is very bad; more than that plastic is a little bit souple and if you press a little bit the fuselage, the cover could loss the adherence of the glue...

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 04:19:44 PM »
...So, I removed the cover and placed reinforcement into the interior of the fuselage.

I've also added some weight in the nose...

Then, a long sanding phase was useful to give better fitting to the half fuselages and the cockpit cover.

Finally, I've used Squadron Green and White putty...

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2020, 05:14:30 PM »
Squadron Green Putty!! My first putty ever! This kit is interesting as well it can be with easy extra detailed with parts from Bf 109G

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2020, 07:59:14 PM »
Detailing is possible indeed but I'm not decided yet to do that...
Green putty is still a good one ;-)

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2020, 08:28:21 PM »
I look forward to this build, sorry about the fit problems! My tube of Squadron Green Putty has finally dried up.....

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2020, 11:16:38 AM »
Yes, it's the problem with Squadron green putty...

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 01:05:59 PM »
nice progress mate !

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2020, 08:48:15 PM »
Sanding done; minor corrections to do with Tamiya white putty - Why another putty? Simply to see clearly where it was put...

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2020, 12:20:10 AM »
good thinking mate on putty ! well done !

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2020, 03:40:19 AM »
Good contrast by using white...

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Re: Messerschmitt 609 (Huma 1/72)
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2020, 04:00:05 PM »
Yes, I find useful to use another putty (of another color) when corrections are needed...

Sanding done. It's OK now. I've also finished to remove all the parts from the sprues.