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ArmouredSprue last won the day on November 11 2015

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  1. Another detail that I was not happy with was the machine guns. In the real aircraft the starboard side gun muzzle is almost hidden in the cover. The port side, on the other hand, is clearly out of the cover as can be seen in the photo below: The red arrows shows the guns positioning Here is how it is represented in the kit: As indicated by the red arrows, very different from what it should be They are completely wrong. So I removed them and sanded it flush. Next, I drilled a hole for the a syringe needle (23G) I've used for the gun muzzle. In my opinion, better than the kit represented That's it for now.
  2. Nice and neat. Well done mate
  3. Fixing the issues on the charger air scoop. The hole was filled with Tamiya putty and sanded flush after drying overnight. Then I scribed the panel line on the scoop opening. Last but not least, I drilled the opening hole using various drill sizes. That's it for now.
  4. Moving on to work on bits 'n' pieces, I went through fixing the propeller. For me the weakest part of this kit is exactly the shape of the propeller. Here is what a real propeller should look like: Bf109G-10 propeller (via IPMS Stockholm website) The kit propeller on the other hand looks like this: The kit comes with two sets of propellers and are both useless. As you can see the shape is very bad, too narrow. So I decided to improve the shape a little bit by adding layers of CA Glue on the edges and than sanding it to shape. Here is what I have ended up with: Front Back I'm happy with the result. Another part that I'm not happy with is the air scoop for the supercharge. Huge hole right on the side Solid front end and no details More to it soon.
  5. Great job mate
  6. Hi. I'm aware of this. I'm following the profile I've posted earlier
  7. Following with my detailing process, I have decided to add the missing battery box located behind the pilots head armour. I also add the rail to hold the chain to keep the canopy opened. If I decide to do so. Everything now is ready to be painted with RLM66 (XF-24). Added battery box and canopy opening hail Since this plane will be displayed without the landing gear doors, I decided to add some detail to the legs. In this case, the hydraulic brake lines made out of thin wire. Hydraulic brake line added to the landing gear I'm thinking about leaving the canopy open. In order to do it I'll need to cut the original canopy. So I found an ex-Airfix G-6 canopy in my spare parts box and cut the front windscreen out of it. A lot of sanding and scratching to make it fir perfectly to the fuselage. Now I'll need to cut the ERLA canopy out of the original. Both canopies will have an extra bath on Future to restore shine before masking. The difficult task to cut the canopy open. That's it for now.
  8. Let's get started. Moving to the cockpit. I've cleaned all parts and prepared for painting. The cockpit interior colour for the "G"series is overall RLM66 including the instrument panel, and this can be confirmed for the below photos: BF109G-2 cockpit (photo from internet BF109G-6 cockpit (photo via internet) Bf109G=6 Wnr.163824 with still have its original interior paint intact For the RLM66 my choice was Tamiya XF-24 which I consider a close match, especially in this scale. I decided to use an Eduard photo etched seat belts that I had in my stash. Seat belts ready to go I haven't added any scratch built detail extra to the cockpit since I reckon the original cockpit parts have enough details for the scale. Just painted with various Tamiya XF colours and weathered using Tamiya Panel Accent (Grey and Black) and watercolours pencils. Cockpit floor Starboard side wall Port side wall Instruments panel Seat with bottom photo-etched seat belts. The top seat belt will be glue later when the seat is glued to the cockpit. Here is how it looks after closed. Not much to see. Another view inside the cockpit This model presents a series of rivets like details in shape of a half circle on the aft fuselage sides that I could not confirm on any reference I've checked. So I decided to remove it using Tamiya putty. Port side view profile, from the excellent book: The Messerschmitt Bf109 - A comprehensive guide for the modeller - Part 2: "F"to "K", by Lynn Ritger. Port side view showing the erased details Starboard view showing the erased details Another addition I did was to include a small metal screen to the radiator front. This still needs to sanded and some extra details to be added. A simple detail, very easy to make but that adds a lot to the kit overall appearance. I added a metal grille for the front radiator. That's it for now. Slow but steady Cheers
  9. Very nice
  10. Impressive in every way mate. very well done Sir!
  11. Impressive! Well done mate
  12. Great job with the painting and weathering. Looks very convincing and matching the photo. Well done
  13. Nice build and very neat paint job. Cheers
  14. Thanks mate It's an antenna
  15. Let's start! After separating the parts from the sprues I started to work on some things that were annoying me. The first change was to remove the head armour. In the real life it was fixed to the canopy and not to the cockpit as the kit represents it, I still haven't decided if I'll leave the canopy closed or will open it, so this detail would impact in the future decision. I've used a photo etched micro saw to cut the head armour from the fuselage Reading the excellent article from Rato Marzack (here: ), he mentions that would be impossible to install the exhausts after painting is done, so I did the same as him and opened the front of the fuselage to allow me to insert them after painted. That's all for now