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  1. This Tamiya 109 is my latest build, and I have to say one of the nicest kits I have ever built; the fit is perfect and no modifications or putty were needed. This was also my first time doing mottling, I had to redo it at least 3 times but, I am pleased with the result. I used Ak real colors acrylics. The only aftermarket items used were Eduard Photo-etched in the cockpit, a master pitot tube and cannons, and Decals from Aeromaster, Eduard and Italeri. The sand filter, which wasn't included in the kit was taken from an Eduard 109. I used Abteilung 502 oils to wash the model and Tamiya weathering powders for the exhausts. Happy modelling! Anna
  2. 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109 line as part of the Eduard 1/72 revolution Bf 109F-2/F-4/G-2/G-4 versions confirmed - in 3D construction source: http://ipmsnymburk.com/forum/viewtema.php?ID_tema=11559 post 26531) 26.06.2015-13:08 S.199 is confirmed as a future release for later time with the 1/72 MiG-21 line
  3. Hi folks! Here’is my completed Bf109F-4 Trop from new Eduard’s 1/72 Bf109 line. The kit is a little gem, neat and well detailed. It’s a little fragile, so you must have a slight hand. Anyway it’s a pleasure to build and paint. As always I used Gunze Mr Hobby range (Rlm 79 and 78) plus a wide range of oil colours and coloured pencils. I love battered and weathered aircraft, like this 109 in the harsh conditions of the African desert. Hope you’like it!
  4. Hi all. It's been a while since I started any construction, but here I am again. During all this time that I haven't started any models I have accumulated kits. Arma Hobby and Eduard preferably, although there is also some Tamiya, Hobby 2000 (ex-Hasegawa), Clear Prop and some other brands. All of them from WW2, from both sides, from different theaters of operations and in 1/72 scale. Some kits will have quite a few resin or metal "goodies", others will have a few and others will have none or very few. I wanted to start with a Bf 109E-3, from Special Hobby and which is really Eduard's mold. An absolutely nice kit in every way. I like to see airplanes with the canopy closed, so they don't lose their shape, but this makes it difficult to see the interior of the cabin and its details. For now this will be one of those that goes with the canopy closed and therefore I will not detail the cockpit except for a couple of details (harnesses for the pilot, foot straps on the rudder pedals and reflector sight, which is on the way). The chosen painting is that of Emil 3 of the III/JG 52 piloted by Karl Wolff in August 1940, according to the instructions. Since I plan to make an Emil 4 with the Galland livery and it will have yellow markings and that color is frequently seen, I would like to do it with the wingtips, rudder and engine hood in white. For now I have only finished the cabin, although the reflector sight is really missing, which is on the way, and the seat that after taking the photo and uploading it to Flickr I have seen that it is neither painted nor with the harnesses attached.... I have also painted the landing gear hole and the inside of the covers. have used Tamiya paints as a base color and Vallejo Model Color for details, or accumulated dust. Andrés.
  5. I am really confused about the framing on Bf 109 E and F canopies, specifically the middle opening part. Those framings in the middle, on the sides & top, when are they painted and when they're not? Or are the ones that are not painted not made out of metal and on the inside? In some photographs they look to be transparent. When looking at colour profiles and box covers of for instance bf 109f-4, in some the framings in the middle are in the exterior color, in some others they're not painted. I'm building a Bulgarian E-3:https://shelftanks.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/bulgarian-me-109-e-3/ What am I seeing in those old black and white photos? There is obviously some thin framing. The second shows the canopy from the inside - if it's the same aircraft - and these framings look to be painted. Are they something on the interior side painted in the cockpit colour or something on the outside?
  6. 1/48 Avia S-199 (post war Bf 109) is planed for next two or three years. source: http://modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=95280&start=4005#p1897662 downscale to 1/72 is planed too (like all Eduard projects) but more years in future.
  7. I'm researching a BF 109 G14/AS in RAF markings, there are a couple of photos around of the A/C showing the Squadron's LW Codes. The background is interesting: On 16th April 1945, two fighter pilots from 2 Lovačko Jato in the Croatian Axis forces, Lt. Vladimir Sandtner and Lt. Josip Cekovic, flew their Bf 109G-14/AS and Bf 109G-14 consecutively from Lucko airbase to surrender to allied forces in Italy. Cekovic landed in Jesi, while Sandtner in Falconar. His plane was later captured by Americans. After the armistice in Italy on 6th May 1945, F/Lt Jan Preihs flew with his commander for briefing in Jesi. While waiting on the airfield, he met some nice Americans who later asked him for a bottle of whiskey. They wanted to exchange it for previously captured Bf 109 and Bücker biplane trainer. Preihs, amazed by the deal, came up with a plan and shared it with his commander. He later called his unit to ask for a pilot who could fly the Messerschmitt. F/O Bolesław Stramik was the one who volunteered for the job. They fueled up all of their planes and flew back to the airfield. They accidentally fueled the Messerschmitt with 100-octane fuel instead of German synthetic one, thus they weren't surprised by reports of "smoking Messerschmitt landing on the airfield". The plane was repainted into RAF colors and given the Polish checkerboard and 318 Squadron's unofficial emblem - three cards. F/O Bolek Stramik is the father of a fellow Morgan owner. His information from a Polish magazine is that the undersurface was either dtadard RAF Grey or possibly the original RLM Blue. But other information on the web suggests Azure blue as the squadron had previously been in North Africa. Can anyone say with any certainty what colour was used, and also what happened to the A/C? Probably left in Italy.
  8. Eduard's Dual Combo Limited Edition box from few years back. That's my choice of decals on the box art, the one in the front. Quite thick instructions and decals that have passed thru Germany at some point - only do-it-yourself swastikas are included. No worries, won't be needing those with this build as I will be doing a post war plane. This is my choice of decals. Finnish Air Force Mersu with some extra colour to make it more attractive for a reno-style air race, held at Utti airport midsummer festival in 1950. Big pile of plastic - as this is a Dual Combo so you can build two Mersus out of this box - a G2 and a G6. I will be doing the G6. And before you go all Enzo on me, no, I won't be building the other one as my dad owns this box, and he wants to do the other one. 'Aftermarket' that I will be using came with the box - as with normal for Eduard, all Profipacks and Limited Editions come with PE and canopy masks included. I just realised that this will be my first ever Mersu. I've painted a couple but I haven't completely built one from the start. So it will be interesting. Oh and in case you are wondering, 'Mersu' is the Finnish nickname for Messerchmitt Bf 109. Kinda obvious where it comes I suppose. Oh and 'Mersu' is also a nickname for Mercedes-Benz - but that's not related to this GB I've got couple other GB's on the works (and several other builds) so I won't probably be storming out of the gates with this build but I will get to it eventually.
  9. "Oh, the excitement, yet another Bf 109 build" I can almost hear you think. Admittedly, it is not the most original subject to depict but I've always had a soft spot for the Bf 109. I will be building two 1/72 kits, Airfix's Bf 109E-4 and Eduard's Bf 109E-3. The Airfix kit will represent White 7 of 3/6 orlyak the Royal Bulgarian Air Force circa Summer 1942 using decals from Kora's Bulgarian Eagles Part II. This is intended as a gift for a close childhood friend of mine who's late grandfather had passed him a 1/72 scale Emil that was given by German soldier who server in Bulgaria during the Second World War. Unfortunately, he lost it some years back during one of those hectic moves when the family increases and I know he cherished it as a family memento. I was hoping to complete the kit for his birthday next week but given my glacial building pace, there's no chance of that. I built another of Airfix's 1/72 Emils back in 2021, as White 6 of 3/6 orlyak, so am I know what to expect and, hopefully, what mistakes not to repeat. This will be displayed with the canopy closed so there won't be any super detailing effort inside but I am tempted to try to add riveting. Airfix's plastic is very soft, though, so might not work out. The second kit is Eduard's new Profipack boxing of the Special Hobby plastics. I've read superlatives about the Special Hobby 109Es but they seem to be quite complex kits that require some planning and precision to assemble properly. I am really tempted to try and build it in such a way to allow removing the engine and machine gun block top covers. Still undecided on what marking option to choose but it will be a Luftwaffe bird. This will also be the first time I will be using Eduard decals and if I understand correctly from my research, Eduard's decal transfer film can be removed once they dry so only the pigment remains? Here's my start off point. As I mentioned above, I am going to be working at a glacial pace. Unfortunately, things have been hectic on the personal front ever since the pandemic began and this is an attempt to start hobby project that I can focus on, and to break a habit of not asking for help or advice when needed. Well, off we go!
  10. Looking at the Brassin bronze legs for the Eduard 109 they do two, 648308 for the 109F and 64309 for the 109G. But looking at the renders for them I can't see a difference. So does anyone know what the difference is and what versions they are applicable for? KMD do a set a gear legs for the Eduard kit which it's says for G-5 and later but these look different to the Brassin ones. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/KLG4801EDU?result-token=sUz8k 308 309
  11. Now that I finished my build for the Fw 190 group build, I thought it'd be time to start the single remaining kit in my stash, Revell's 1:32 Bf 109G-10 Erla. Colour scheme will be of Yellow 7 from JG300 at the end of the war in Europe. I'll be following Eduard's painting instructions for this aircraft. Boxart: Eduard's painting instructions. Photo of the real aircraft. Cockpit and propeller done. I managed to break the clear fuel pipe that goes into the cockpit, but that was fixed with a but of glue. More progress tomorrow!
  12. Finished this kit yesterday. The model came with bonus resin tyres from Hasegawa, which also came with the regular plastic ones. I used Revell Aqua colours and several brushes to complete this aircraft. The original kit decals were completely unsuable, cracked beyond redemption. Luckily I was able to count from my spares box to complete this paint job.
  13. I'd like to start a 1/48th Zvezda Bf109F. When I built Hasegawa G variants before, the instruction indicated modellers to scribe a panel line on upper wing as below: For F variants, this panel line is not required. However, Zvezda's "F" has this line. I checked my reference, there is not such a detail on Kagero Topdrawing and Aero Details for "F", but on Valiant Wings publishing, both "F" and "G" share this line. So, should I fill and sand? I tried to check hhotos of actual aircrafts but could not confirm it. Is it a modification on later variants (G~K) ?
  14. The Messerschmitt Bf 109 continued to soldier on after the war in a number of places, including Eastern Europe, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Finland. Four of them were painted in high visibility markings for a race at an airshow. Since the spectators were in the center of the track and only saw one side of there planes, only the port side was painted. This is the superb Tamiya kit, riveted, with additional details. These include a Rob Taurus vac canopy with added details, riveting the entire airframe, tall tailwheel strut from a Fine Molds 109 G-10, brake lines, etc. I have to say, this one was a lot of fun. Not sure if there was ever a more garish 109, well maybe the Swiss one with the huge shark mouth (hint), but this one will stand out on the shelf. I had to resort to the iPhone 11 for these photos. The old digital camera is giving up the ghost. It will no longer focus properly and the shots lack definition. The phone camera has a level of vibrancy that was never there with my digital camera, but depth of field suffers. Does anyone have a camera recommendation? Anyway, on to the photos. I apologize; there are a lot of them. Got carried away with the phone.. IMG_7438 by Barry Numerick, on Flickr IMG_7436 by Barry Numerick, on Flickr IMG_7439 by Barry Numerick, on Flickr IMG_7440 by Barry Numerick, on Flickr IMG_7441 by Barry Numerick, on Flickr IMG_7443 by Barry Numerick, on Flickr IMG_7445 by Barry Numerick, on Flickr IMG_7444 by Barry Numerick, on Flickr IMG_7448 by Barry Numerick, on Flickr IMG_7447 by Barry Numerick, on Flickr
  15. Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 "JG.77" (AZ7805) 1:72 AZ Model Kits The BF 109 has inherited quite a legendary status and when you look into its service career, it's certainly obvious why. Viewing the design in retrospect, it looks just like a typical fighter of the WWII era, but it was more than that, it was the very platform that the single seat fighter format was born from. Powerful engine, monocoque airframe, all metal construction, enclosed cockpit and retractable gear this was unheard of before hand, it was radical, not typical in the 1930's. Its birth wasn't perfect however, to achieve its performance, some sacrifices were made, particularly in the landing gear arrangement and high wing loading having a negative effect on landing speeds compared to the competition at the time. This inherent design issue was never fully cured and it's estimated that at least 10% of all 109's were lost in take off accidents. Early models (A-D) were powered by the Junkers jumo engine with outputs of around 700hp. The aircraft was first used in combat during the Spanish Civil War where many lessons were learned and these would be later put to good use in battles over France and Britain. The E or Emil model broke the mould in 109 development by changing to the more powerful Daimler Benz DB 601 engine of around 1080hp, a significant step in performance and also in armament due to the introduction of 20mm cannon. By 1939, all earlier variants had been replaced in frontline service. As the variants progressed, so did the level of armour protection for the pilot. Another critical element to improve survivability was the use of twin radiators with cut off valves meaning that if one radiator was damaged, the other could be used to keep it airborne. The Emil was the primary Luftwaffe fighter until 1941 when the F model became widely available with more powerful engine although a few managed to see combat in the Battle of Britain. For an aircraft that broke the mould with fighter technology and performance in the mid 30's, it's evolution meant that whilst it's design had exhausted improvement capability towards the end of the war, it stayed in operational use until 1965 in Europe in the guise of the Spanish licence built HA 1112 using the Merlin power plant. During its 30 year career, more than 33,000 were built, a record that will probably never be beaten. The Kit This is a new decal issues, for their brand new tool kits from 2020 from. The quality is first class with crisp moulding and fine engraved panel lines. Given the small size of the real aircraft, in 1/72 the model is quite diminutive, but seems well detailed. There are many parts on the sprue including a full set of wings, different wheels, and different spinners so no doubt other marks can be built from the box, and either way the modeller will have lots of spare parts. Construction starts with the cockpit. The floor and rear bulkhead are moulded as one. The seat is added alongside the control column with belts being provided as decals. The front bulkhead with the instrument panel goes in, here the instruments are provided as decal. The prop is constructed next with different spinners for the E and E-1. The cockpit then goes into the right fuselage. Up front there is no engine but a lower plate for the radiator and a pair of exhausts. Once these are in the fuselage can be closed up. Now we move to the wings with the radiators being fitted in before the wings are assembled. There is a single lower wing with split left and right uppers. Once assembled this can added to the fuselage. The main landing gear is ten assembled and added, followed by the tail wheel. Moving back to the top of the aircraft the front engine cover/gun area can be added along with the pilots head armour. The prop can be fitted along with the engine intake and the canopy. On the underside a carrier for a bomb, or different carrier for a fuel tank can be added as needed. The last items to be added are the tail planes along with their supporting struts. Markings The glossy decal sheet is printed in house and looks sharp and in register. There are three decal options available from the decal sheet, all from JG.77 (no surprise there) Conclusion It is good to see a new tool out of this most famous aircraft. I am no 109 expert but it looks to be a well detailed and engineered kit. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  16. Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 Trop "Braving Sand & Snow" (SH72462) 1:72 Special Hobby The BF 109 has inherited quite a legendary status and when you look into its service career, it's certainly obvious why. Viewing the design in retrospect, it looks just like a typical fighter of the WWII era, but it was more than that, it was the very platform that the single seat fighter format was born from. Powerful engine, monocoque airframe, all metal construction, enclosed cockpit and retractable gear this was unheard of before hand, it was radical, not typical in the 1930's. Its birth wasn't perfect however, to achieve its performance, some sacrifices were made, particularly in the landing gear arrangement and high wing loading having a negative effect on landing speeds compared to the competition at the time. This inherent design issue was never fully cured and it's estimated that at least 10% of all 109's were lost in take off accidents. Early models (A-D) were powered by the Junkers jumo engine with outputs of around 700hp. The aircraft was first used in combat during the Spanish Civil War where many lessons were learned and these would be later put to good use in battles over France and Britain. The E or Emil model broke the mould in 109 development by changing to the more powerful Daimler Benz DB 601 engine of around 1080hp, a significant step in performance and also in armament due to the introduction of 20mm cannon. By 1939, all earlier variants had been replaced in frontline service. As the variants progressed, so did the level of armour protection for the pilot. Another critical element to improve survivability was the use of twin radiators with cut off valves meaning that if one radiator was damaged, the other could be used to keep it airborne. The Emil was the primary Luftwaffe fighter until 1941 when the F model became widely available with more powerful engine although a few managed to see combat in the Battle of Britain. For an aircraft that broke the mould with fighter technology and performance in the mid 30's, it's evolution meant that whilst it's design had exhausted improvement capability towards the end of the war, it stayed in operational use until 1965 in Europe in the guise of the Spanish licence built HA 1112 using the Merlin power plant. During its 30 year career, more than 33,000 were built, a record that will probably never be beaten. The Kit This is a brand new tool for 2020 from Special Hobby, in collaboration with Eduard. The quality is first class with crisp moulding and fine engraved panel lines. Given the small size of the real aircraft, in 1/72 the model is quite diminutive, but seems well detailed. Construction starts with the cockpit. The rear bulkhead attaches to the floor with the rudder pedals going in as well. The front lower bulkhead is made up and installed onto the floor followed by the instruments panel and the coaming in front of it. The instruments being provided as decals. Into the cockpit go the flight controls and flap wheel, followed by the seat. The belts being provided as decals also. If the modeller is going to display the cover for the guns in front of the cockpit open then full guns are included, if you are doing this closed then only partial ones need to be added. Next up the engine is assembled which seems quite detailed for the scale, the bearers attached and it fitted to the firewall. Inside the main fuselage halves the exhausts are fitted along with the tail wheel and then the whole thing can be closed up. Separate engine and gun covers can be added, or left off as needed. For the tropical version the longer filter is added to the intake. After the tail surfaces are attached to the main fuselage then we can move onto the wings. The lower wing is a single part with left and right uppers. The wheel wells are all boxed in on the lower. To the middle of the lower wing the radiator is first added. The top wings can then go on. All the wing control surfaces are separate parts. To finish the wing the under wing radiators are added. The wing can then be joined with the fuselage. The canopy parts can then be added, along with the head armour. The slats can then be added to the main wing in either the open or closed position as needed. At the front the prop and spinner goes on. Last up for the main parts, the main landing gear is made up and added. A few detail parts now can be added to finish of the kit, the aerial mast, pitot tubes, balance horns,; and even an engine starting handle if you wish to install it. Markings The glossy decal sheet is printed in house and looks sharp and in register. There are four decal options available from the decal sheet; W.Nr 6389. White 9 1.(J)/LG2, pilot Oberleutnant Erwin ‘Ceasar’ Clausen, Mariupol, Germany-occupied Ukraine, the Soviet Union, December 1941 chevron/A, Stabschwarm I./JG 27, pilot grupenadjuntant Oblt. Ludwig Franzisket, April 1941. After being transferred to North Africa, Franzisket's machine still remained in its original scheme of RLM02/71. White 10, I./JG27, pilot Fw. Günther Steinhausen, Ain-el-Gazala, Libya, August 1941 W.Nr.4964, S9+DR, 7./ZG1, El Alamein, Libya, August 1942. The starboard side wing was a replacement still bearing European camouflage colours. Conclusion It is good to see a new tool out of this most famous aircraft. I am no 109 expert but it looks to be a well detailed and engineered kit. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of
  17. Hello guys, here are the photos of my most recently completed model, Revell's 1:32 Bf 109G-6 in 1:32. The kit used was the 1:32, 2014 tooling, Revell Bf 109G-6 Late/Early. So far, this my third boxing of the Revell 109G I've built. Parts had some flash, especially in the exhaust area and the armoured headrest. The aircraft shown is the Bf 109G-6 when Erich Hartmann was Kommandeur of I/JG53 in Veszprèm, Hungary, February 1945.
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