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vppelt68

A swarm from 3./HLeLv 24 - Fin(n)ished

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vppelt68    1,891

Just to let you guys know your GB Host is still active with his own builds, I do a text only- update to save your eyes for model building purposes ;). I have made steady progress with a minimum of logic. The interiors need instrument panel decals and PE seat belts to be attached, then the fuselage halves would be ready to be joined. I have also assembled the intakes and attached them. The spinners have the white sections painted and wait for the black green paint, though one prop+spinner may be painted black and white :hmmm: But I won´t tell you more about that yet. Four props will receive yellow tips, one not, and they are already masked so I can paint the spinners and blades next. I checked that the R6 cannon barrels can be attached to their gondolas from the outside, and then cemented one pair on. So far I have been very happy with these AZmodel kits. One thing they have addressed in their instructions is the excess height in rear radiator faces that is to be filed off. That´s easy, and/but really needs to be done. Dryfit the wings to be sure they are low enough to fit inside the wing halves. If you don´t want to display your radiator flaps open, I might recommend leaving those-to-be-hidden parts off completely :innocent:. One thing I think they should show more clearly in the instructions is the exact location for the gun gondolas. I think I got close enough (with reference to my books) but it wouldn´t hurt to have a small scale drawing that shows the distance from wheel well opening to the pod. To continue with the silly sequence o´ mine I´ll probably paint at least most of the wing surfaces before joining them to the fuselage... I have to keep up my reputation, you see :mental:. V-P 

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vppelt68    1,891

Slowly... but surely... advancing the build of 4,5 planes (the G-6/AS comes along too but not the fuselage parts, yet)

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My first aircraft PE parts ever attached  :thumbsup:  and I hate them :swear:. Never again, I believe...

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Though they look decent-ish when folded down, they can hardly be seen when the fuselage is assembled and the canopy closed. Worth the effort :hmmm:?

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Looks like I need to trim the trim wheel in the tan fuselage!

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Because there´s no logic in my build sequence, I masked off the to-be-yellow wingtips. One will remain all blue.

 

Best regards to all and happy modelling! V-P

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Mottlemaster    1,868

It may seem slow ,but suddenly you will have 5 ,all finished within 1/2 hr of each other . that may feel strange :goodjob:

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vppelt68    1,891

A small update - no, better say it´s a minimal update - is still better than no update at all:P. Following the logic of not logic, I want to paint the wings NOW. So, here´s the lower surfaces after the first thin layer of Humbrol enamel. I used to be happy brushing that stuff straight from the tin, but at this tender age of four dozen years I´ve learned to like heavily thinned paint :hmmm:

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That pic above was taken before I brushed on the second layer, which appears to have taken roughly half an hour.

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That all-blue wing without to-be-yellow wingtips looks kinda weird to my eyes... :wacko:  Best regards, V-P

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georgeusa    3,755

Your 109 factory seems to be working at a steady pace!  Just don't let the workers have a strike and shut down production.  You must be very organized as I have only two builds going at the time and it is hard for me to keep the spruces separate. Keep up the good fight!

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vppelt68    1,891

Thanks... I must admit that reading six of late Colin Dexter's Morse novels in two weeks hasn't helped the 109 production at all :oops:

V-P

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vppelt68    1,891

And I´m done... not! I just put some decorative stuff close to my workbench  to provide some inspiration.

That Heller G-6 gunboat on the right is my first attempt at Britmodeller and its Group Builds :cheers:

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Here are the props and spinners.

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Here´s the quartet as it stands now.

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My next Bf 109:s will be G-2:s... I hate adding those MG bulges, whatever make the kit is, they are a :pig: to get nice. regards, V-P

 

 

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PlaStix    11,971

Excellent progress with all your builds V-P! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Ozzy    2,129

Nice going V-P

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vppelt68    1,891

Thanks, Ozzy, tonight I had better things to do than building kits - I saw the Red Arrows for the first time live! Well there were various other performers too, but you just can't beat them. :oops::offtopic::sorry:

 

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Ozzy    2,129
21 hours ago, vppelt68 said:

Thanks, Ozzy, tonight I had better things to do than building kits - I saw the Red Arrows for the first time live! Well there were various other performers too, but you just can't beat them. :oops::offtopic::sorry:

 

 

Fantastic, I think we can let you off as the Red Arrows are pretty amazing live.:yahoo:

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vppelt68    1,891
Posted (edited)

Two months since the last update, huh? Luckily the tragedy of Photobucket has destroyed all the evidence of where my builds stood in early June - see, there´s something positive in it too!

 

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So the four main assemblies are done and need just some paint, parts and decals. Here´s the Lichtblau painted with to-be-yellow areas masked off. What, just two planes with Ostfront- identification?

 

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Landing gear, head armour and canopies ready to be attached. The masking was done w/o precut- sets.

 

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3 props need yellow tips, they will be painted when I paint the fuselage bands etc.

 

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I will use the SBS Model decal set for insignia (and only that) of three planes; one will have AZmodel German insignia out of the box. V-P

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Ozzy    2,129

Nealy there V-P 

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vppelt68    1,891

Thanks Alistair and by now I'm closer again, but sure can put the extra week in good use. But Red what? For men of my age it's called Label :pilot:

V-P

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vppelt68    1,891

The pics, as promised...

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A green Messerschmitt :huh: but at least with a replacement cowl in original scheme.

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Never trust a colourized b/w photo except it shows quite nicely the pattern and shape of the mottling.

 

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Lichtblau done, first layer of Grauviolet brushed on too.

 

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Added the head armours and while I had the Grauviolet tin open... Couldn´t resist adding some mottle. V-P

 

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Ozzy    2,129

Nice mottling you've got going on V-P:thumbsup:

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vppelt68    1,891

Thanks Ozzy! I believe you wouldn´t say that anymore... V-P

 

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Ozzy    2,129
1 hour ago, vppelt68 said:

Thanks Ozzy! I believe you wouldn´t say that anymore... V-P

 

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Still the same response V-P,  but it his time nice 2 tone mottling.

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vppelt68    1,891

Very strong intentions of finishing all four, albeit with a major loss of quality in exchange for the quantity :rofl:

Just some decals to add and then they're done! V-P

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vppelt68    1,891

:hmmm:

A swarm on a shelf

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Not just because the quartet is now FINISHED! but also because of the way that pic was posted: I took a pic with my phone, uploaded it using Flickr mobile app and then copied the url to be posted above EDIT: using my phone to post  it here @ BM :end EDIT - and it worked! There's not only life after the Pb, there's a better life now!

Pics appear in the Gallery later but today :coolio: Best regards, V-P

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vppelt68    1,891

Thanks for the extra week, Enzo, I hope I made good of it!

 

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Here´s a comparison pic of a German and a Finnish way to decorate tails...

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...and noses!

No more build pics, that was it. Thanks guys! V-P

 

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