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Well hello there and welcome to my latest endevour. "The Airfix Messerschmitt 109-e 1/24" This will be my biggest and first build at 1/24 Scale, I plan to scratch some stuff together as I want to be able to take The cowl off and expose the engine. It's a lovely looking kit to go with a lovely looking subject. I bought this while having a few swift halves on a caravaning trip to the new forest, Ebay special £19 I had planned to build it OOB only using scratch additions but that has gone out of the window already. I hope you will follow me on a bit of a bumpy ride through a wonderfully large model that I have wanted to build since I was about four years old. Oh by the way the Title "yellow nosed b*stards six o'clock high" Is a movie quote from "The battle of Britain" 1969 shared to me by the wonderful TonyTiger. It referes to the yellow paintwork on the planes nose. There is a definate custard theme running through a lot of my builds of late. If you're all sitting comfortably then I shall begin. The obligatory box. And the sprews these are really quite crisp for an old kit. aaaaand a big pile of stuff that fell off in the bag I think this must happen a lot with these large kits? the cartograph decals look smashing although I'm missing a Swastika from the tail and an IP ? what? why ? I'll be going for this scheme I think but who knows what might happen? the clear parts are divine. well the canopies are, although looking at the pic the gates look rather large. any way on with the build. The engine is first up........ oh befor I do start I bought a ref book, my first ever ref book, rather nerdy of me, here it is. Can anyone see what might be wrong with it? any way back to that Engine..... a few bits of flash and a bit of sanding. but as dry fits go its pretty good. ( sorry Tony no electronic spinning I'm afraid ) the top got some sanding as it had some weird crease lines. then glued. The details aren't bad. I'll add more but I'm impressed. The pipe on the join in the top left of the pic will ge fettled to just work rather than sanding the whole thing off. more parts dry fitted. and some rather iffy looking sink holes. where's my Mr Surfacer gone? aaah good old filling I've missed you. And that as they say is where we are. Hopefully I'll get some more time in the morning but I do have an Ivy to fight back. Take it easy and happy Telford to one and all. Happy modelling. Johnny BIG nose.
The RFI of "Yellow nosed baskets, six o'clock high" 1/24 Messerschmitt bf 109-E by Airfix. Hi There. It's been three months in the making but after a lot of blood, sweat and stuck together fingers we have an RFI of epic proportions. It hasn't been a particularly sunny day today but I set up a little booth in the dining room and went a little bit snap happy. The build Started with a slightly drunken purchase while on holiday in the new forest, and escalated to a hell of a build. scratch built parts for the pit engine, undercarriage and bays, a lovely donated instrument panel by "Yahu" and some camo masks sent by "top notch masks for models" Thanks guys. Thank you to Everyone who contributed and sent photo ref during the build, Too many to mention but you know who you are and again my greatest thanks. The build got it's name from @TonyTiger66 who mentioned this film. And who could resist ? not me that's for sure. During the build I found some info about the real yellow 9 here. http://www.aviationmuseum.co.uk/109.htm and @tango98 sent me amongst other really helpful words and pictures this report. "Report No. 3/162 Me 109 Crashed on 15.11.40 at 11.30 hours at Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex Map Reference: M.1002. Markings: not known. The cause of the crash is presumed to be fighter action. Pilot baled out. Aircraft dived into ground at speed and is almost completely buried. Evidence of M.G.17’s in wings and armament therefore presumably 4 M.G.17’s. Bomb rack for one 250kg bomb traced. Pilot prisoner. No further details possible." This turned out to be the point where I had to build a bomb rack and 250kg bomb for our lovely lady. After much effort we are here today with a final model. I'll stop rattling on and get on with the good bit. May I present the "Airfix 1/24 Messerschmitt BF109-E" with extra stuff. And that's all folks. She was airbrushed with Tamiya acrilycs and weatherd with a hairy stick and various weathering pigments and pencils. I think she turned out quite well. I hope you enjoyed the WIP as much as I did. if you didn't see it you can find it here Thanks again for all your help and interest and I hope you'll join me in me in my next build that can be found here. Take care and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Take care and most of all...... Happy Modelling Johnny boy.