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  1. Ahhh hadn’t realized it was quite so far off, but I might just do that starter kit trick - thanks for the idea . K
  2. I’ll be relegated to lurking this time around sadly - the stash (and the several qualifying builds in it) are 3000km away for the foreseeable future. Best of luck to all, and I’ll be sure to pay attention to the space once this one gets going. Cheers, k
  3. It’s back (in black ) This Kit comes with what I believe is supposed to represent the exhaust system, but it’s 100% wrong and gets in the way of putting a more accurate version in place. So it had to go Original on left, new on right (obviously) That leaves space for the exhaust pipes to come through Although it is still a rather tight squeeze. 14 pinned and superglued exhaust pipes later.... my eyes and fingers are both sore But it does look promising Even more so when I test fitted the front cylinder bank
  4. Another day, another bit of work done on this beastie. Started by trimming/cutting the filler I’d applied to the inside of the cowlings until it was generally the shape I wanted - since I’d done such an awful job of applying it the first time, more filler was needed. Exhibit A. I used real green stuff this time... After doing this I realized I needed the space near where the exhaust exits the ring to be filled too, so I glued a couple chunks of sprue in there then added a smear of my special formula filler (in grey this time ) Step 1: Ha
  5. Wow fantastic references Chris - those will be quite useful, although I’ll have to debate on how much detail I actually want to add. As for general society; I don’t have the luxury of avoiding people most days, and haven’t even really entered the workforce so retirement is but a distant dream. Cheers, K
  6. Well; I’ve returned from the abyss. More than 2 years since I did any real modelling, and now I’ve got a month or so to play with before it’s back to school. I figured that I could do with a real KUTA to get he mojo going again; once that was decided it was just a matter of which build to resurrect. Looking around the workbench i came to the rather alarming realization that i have more started builds than thinstarted kits in the stash (time for a shopping trip methinks I eventually settled on the one build that I have absolutely no chance of
  7. I'm home from uni for a total of 18 days. So of course I decided to start a project I have very litttle hope of finishing before I have to jet across the country again. ahhh... the modelling itch can be a b...itch anyway. None of the kits in the stash were doing it for me. So I raided the spares box, and a few days later, came up with this: (I hope this works-used to use photobucket) its mostly parts from a rare-plane 1:72 IA-58. Except that it has the inner wings of 1:48 Bf 109G-10. And the nose and canopy of a 109E-2. And I moved the tail planes
  8. Got this kit stalled, part built and in a box somewhere, will watch to see how you get on with it K
  9. Now for paint. Layer 1 Layer 2 Quasi-mottling Somewhat later Quite recently Cheers, K
  10. Be that the story post is out of the way, it's time for the photo update Fuselage together and armour applied with Alu tape. Underside showing quite a few mods. I'll leave it up to you guys to figure them out, as I don't remember them all Engine prop rudder and gun pods Armour plus rivets, and plane plus radio Belly post paint job Engine plus radiator thingy and exhaust stacks. Also a painted gun pod. And that all for now. Hope to get this finished as my last pre-uni build--it'll be the last one for a long while likely :/ Let me know what you think, or the story or the bui
  11. So this one has been sleeping. This is both due to my being away, and preparing for university this fall, and due to the plane suffering from an identity crisis. I have eventually come up with a solution. The AM-35 that I have from the Mig-3 looks quite similar to the AM-38 found in the IL-2. It stands to reason that both engines were quite durable. (I hope) Germans, at the squadron level, were frustrated at losing large numbers of stukas in the attempt to destroy soviet tanks. During the many soviet armoured advances in early-mid 1944. The fighter units also had a few, mostly damaged, ear
  12. Both look very neat, however neither tail looks right to me somehow. Wings on the other hand, look awesome Cheers, K
  13. Lots of interesting information coming to light here guys, thanks for all the expertise. I'm torn on how to paint/decal this one as I'm not sure if it would be more likely in german or Russian hands. Will have to think on it. Thanks for the info about engine weight, this could look cool with a bigger tailplane. Cheers, K
  14. Hmm interesting about the Russians having their own 109s. Did 109 vs. 109 ever happen I wonder? I'm pushing on with this, even if the realism isn't really there. Step 1: No more german engineering up front. Step 2: beginning to assemble the Russian replacement There seems to be many different colour options for an AM-35a so I'm following the ICM instructions. New engine will require a new firewall This is the first try, might make another one later. Step 3: Engine painted and together Fit is iffy in a few places-espescially the front tanks. I couldn't resist: Looks neat wi
  15. Stumbled onto an idea when I decided I didn't want to build my airfix bf109e the normal way. Then I remembered, I've got the engine left over from the ICM Mig-3... And I was wondering, what if he Germans weren't the only ones to trial one of their engines in an enemy fighter? (Messerspit) Would this have worked? I plan to do it anyway, and have the engine exposed, maybe a maintenance scene, but it's a bonus if it's plausible. Cheers, K
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