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  1. Next Trumpeter 1/32nd Awfulschmitt variant will be a Messerschmitt Bf.109K-4 - ref.2299. Sources: http://www.cybermodeler.com/news/trumpeter.shtml http://new2.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=44&l=en V.P.
  2. Dear Fellow Modellers, I've started this model back in November 2014 and I'm nearly finishing it. However, since it is still a WIP, I thought I could post the main building steps here. The kit is the Revell Bf 109 G10 in 1/72. This is the box and contents - just two gray sprues, one clear sprue and decals for two aircraft. 37 parts in total: My main objective when I bought this kit was to try to properly paint a mottled camouflage. As you'll see later on, I tried a few other techniques, namely some scratch buiiding, in order to correct some lack of detail / errors. I chose the option of the IV. Gruppe/JG 27, early 1945, Berlin aircraft, with yellow underside wing tips. I didn't find any information on the individual aircraft portrayed by Revell, but found several sources about Bf 109 G10 aircraft (109 lair, barracuda decals Part I and Part II), which I used to correct the painting instructions and other details. I was also inspired by the excellent build of this kit made by Rato Marczak, though for a different individual aircraft. This virtual view of a Bf 109 G10 cockpit was also useful. My first step was to cut out the main parts (fuselage, wings, cockpit components) and make a dry-fit test, to check potential fit and seam problems: There was nothing specially problematic. Next I cut out the canopy, gave it a bath of Alclad Aqua Gloss, which I found to be a superb product to bring out the transparency of clear parts, and let it dry overnight: When dry, I masked it with Tamiya masking tape. Here are a few steps of the masking process: Then, I proceeded to the cockpit. Luftwaffe aircraft of this period had their cockpits painted RLM 66 Schwarzgrau (Black Gray). The instrument panel was given some color according to pictures of the real thing. The backs of the dials were painted black and the rims of some of them were dry-brushed with yellow and red. A dry-brush with silver was applied to provide a worn off look. A flat coat of varnish (Micro Flat) was then applied and, in the end, the dials were covered with a drop of Alclad Aqua Gloss, applied with a toothpick, to simulate the dials' glass covers: The cockpit base, seat and control column were also painted RLM 66, dry brushed with silver, and washed with a Vallejo brown acrylic wash. Finish is Micro Flat. The cockpit sides were subjected to the same treatment: At this point in the build I intended to display the aircraft with a closed canopy, so I considered the existing cockpit detail to be good enough. Here is the cockpit base, seat and instrument panel already glued together: And now glued to the fuselage: Well, I guess this is enough for the first post of this WIP. Hope you found it interesting. Thanks for looking. Jaime
  3. Bf 109E-7 Trop Eduard 1:48 Weekend Edition If you have not heard of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 then were have you been? The E-7 variant incorporated the developments of the E-4 with Armour and structural improvements, the change from MG FF cannons to the MG FF/M and the "square" canopy. In addition it introduced provision for an optional 300L drop tank, the first time the 109 would carry a drop tank. Alternatively a bomb could be fitted. The E-7 entered combat at the end of August 1940. A total of 438 E-7s would be built. The Kit On opening the box for this weekend edition the modeller is greeted with four sprues of grey plastic, a clear sprue, and a set of Eduard's super fabric seat belts. The moulding is top quality and there is no sign of any issues. Construction starts in the cockpit area, with the first order of business being to add some detail to the cockpit sidewalls. We briefly move away from the cockpit to construct the intake area on the underside of the engine. Once this is done we resume the cockpit proper and get onto the main area for the pilot. The control column is added along with the pilots seat, rudder pedals, lower instrument panel and landing gear controls. Then engine bulkhead is then complete along with main instrument panel and the gun sight. The next step is construction of the engine, and the armament which sits on top of it. If you are going to build the model with the engine cowl closed then most of the engine parts and the guns can be left off. It would be shame to do this however as there is a lot of good detail in this area. Once the engine is complete in either the fully constructed or basic form, it along with the cockpit and tail wheel are placed into the main fuselage and it is closed up. The next major construction step is the wings. These are a conventional lower one part main wing with left & right uppers. The wheel wells need to be placed inside the wings before they are closed up. Fully positionable flaps and slats are provided if the modeller wishes to pose them up or down. The underwing radiators are also added at this point. Once the wing assembly is complete it is mated up with the main fuselage. The next step is to attach the tail-planes and the rudder. The tail-planes are one part but the rudder can be positioned as needed. The main undercarriage is the next item to be constructed and added. These consist of a tyre with a left and right hub. A one part main gear leg is added with a separate main brake line which is a nice touch. These are then attached to the main gear door and installed onto the airframe. The external tank is also made and attached at this point if you are going to be using it. The last construction steps are to add the cowlings to engine if you are using them. The head armour needs to be attached to the main canopy, and all the clear parts assembled. Canopy The canopy from Eduard is very clear, and a crisp moulding. It should pose no problems. Decals The decals in Eduard's weekend options are certainly improving. Not only do you now get two options, but they have included some stencil data which was previously missing from the weekend kits. The decals are The options are; 2./JG 27, Ain El Gazala Airfield. Libya 1941. 1./JG 27, Ain El Gazala Airfield. Libya July 1941. Flown by The Co Oblt Karl-Wolfgang Redlich. . Conclusion This is another great boxing in their 109 series from Eduard. With the inclusion of two decal options, stencils; and a set of seat belts this Weekend Boxing is great value for money. Overall Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  4. Morning all, Just put the finishing touches on this one so thought I'd take a few quick pics of the finished model. A thoroughly enjoyable build from start to finish. And a quick group shot of how my BoB project is coming along... Not sure what to build next, but am half tempted to give a biplane a go with a Gladiator... Thanks for looking, comments welcomed. Cheers, Shaun
  5. Afternoon all, Inevitably, toiling with the Shar has begun to take it's toll, so before it killed my modelling enthusiasm completely, I've decided to put it to the side and resume my BoB project with this beauty. It's another wonderful kit from Eduard, almost as nice as their Hellcat, and progress has gone swimmingly so far, with the interior work complete. The wings have been assembled and are awaiting clean up, so this should come together pretty quickly from now on. Thanks for looking, comments welcomed, Shaun
  6. Next in the queue are these two, partly because having bought the first five volumes of the Luftwaffe Crash Archive I want to make a start on utilising the fabulous research therein. Tamiya Emil by jongwinnett, on Flickr Airfix Emil by jongwinnett, on Flickr So far actual modeling progress has been limited to a waft of Halfords finest primer. Coming next... by jongwinnett, on Flickr Ideally I would like, to do one as Boehm's E-3 which was the first Bf109 to come down in the UK. However, whilst I have most of the necessary decals, the White 4 edged red eludes me. I think Boehm's plane featured in one of the Cutting Edge decal sheets in 1/48, but I haven't found a source in 1/72. Suggestions welcome! I haven't decided on how to finish the other. I do have decals for Priller's E-3, but I would prefer to model another that came down in the Uk. I know nothing about German planes, having never built one before, but am I right in thinking that the E-3s were largely upgraded to E-4 standards, or is that nonsense? I haven't found another suitable prototype yet. But the research is half the fun.
  7. This is my second build of 2015. Two models in two months... man, I'm getting slow in my old age. I remember when I could build twenty in one year! This is the 1/48 Eduard Bf 109E-3 Weekend Edition that I received as a Christmas Present. Being a freebie, I decided to add a little aftermarket to this one, which consisted of a resin seat by Ultracast, metal barrels by Master and decals by Hussar. Wanting to do something different, I decided on a not-often-modelled Royal Romanian Air Force example. The model was painted with Lifecolor RLM 65, Tamiya Dark Green and Vallejo Deep Yellow. As is usually the case, I couldn't quite match the yellow on the decals, which are a bit brighter than the yellow I used (hindsight's a b***h ain't it?). Fortunately you can't really tell in the pictures. The rudder stripes were masked and painted instead of using the supplied decal. The Eduard 109 is a fantastic little kit, however, my only complaint is that the landing gear legs seem a little too long, giving the aircraft too much of a nose high stance. For those of you wondering, yes, that is Donald Duck on the rear fuselage Comments, good and bad, are always welcome. Regards, ANS
  8. Evening all, As promised in my WIP thread, here's the finished 109. A few niggles that I can't ignore, but a generally an enjoyable build. I'll be displaying her at Yeovilton along with the Spitfire. Thanks for looking, comments welcomed Shaun
  9. Whilst making the finishing touches to my Hellcat, I couldn't resist making a start on the next of my Battle of Britain builds, selecting the Tamiya E-3 boxing as the first of two 109s I have planned for my project. The build has progressed quickly as you'd expect of a Tamiya kit, with the interior complete. I've added some pre-painted belts from Eduard as finishing touch, but otherwise it's OOB. Expect progress to be pretty swift! Cheers, Shaun
  10. Well I almost completely forgot about/missed this one. Like the majority probably will, I’m going for an Eduard model as well, though mine will be the 1/48 ProfiPACK G4. And being a Bf100 it was only even going to be a nightfighter for me and not just any, supposedly the last aircraft ever flown by Major Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, the greatest Night Fighter pilot of all time (there’s a lot of debate whether it was C3+BA). Along with all the lovely gear Eduard supplies I’m adding their details set and Master models beautiful FuG 218 antenna set. As the model doesn’t support ( ) the FuG218 I had to steal the mast for my Dragon Ho229B. For decals I’ll be using Peddinghaus’s beautiful decal set, plus I got a feeling I may have ordered some resin wheels as well!! I’m really looking forward to building this one but am already super stressed over time! I know it’s 3 months but I’m about to go back to 3w/1w roster so will be away from home most of the time. It works out I have 15 full days at home until the February finish and no I can’t spend all that time locked away building...would be trouble if I did. So there will be a mad rush over the first few days of the build to get all the basics done, no step by step build this time!! :frantic: :frantic: Roll on start time!!!!
  11. Just like with its 1/32nd kit (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234947836-132-messerschmitt-bf110e-2-trop-by-dragon-released/), Dragon is to release very soon (August 2014), in its Wing Tech/Master Series, a 1/48th Messerschmitt Bf.110E-2 Tropical kit - ref.5560. Source: http://dragon-models.com/d-m-item.asp?pid=CHC5560# V.P.
  12. Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 4101, ex-GH + DX, ex-6./JG 52 "Yellow 8", ex-2/JG51 "Black 12", ex-RAF DG200, ex-No. 1426 Flight RAF, used in Battle of Britain film, Black 12. At RAF Hendon, pics are mine.
  13. Hobby Boss is to release new tool 1/48th Awfulschmitt Bf.109G kits in 2015/2016 - ref.81750 - Messerschmitt Bf.109G-2 - ref.81751 - Messerschmitt Bf.109G-6 Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234972796-hobbyboss-148-for-2015/?p=1828290 Considering Eduard is to retool its Bf.109G-2/-6 in 2015 (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234947521-148-messerschmitt-bf109f-g-family-by-eduard-bf109g-6-released-new-corrected-mould-in-design/?p=1810113) and the release from a Bf.109G-6 by Zvezda in 2015 ( http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234961817-148-messerschmitt-bf109g-6-by-zvezda-release-in-2015/)... V.P.
  14. Dragon/Cyber-Hobby is to release in November 2013 a 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf.110E-2 Trop kit - ref.CHC 3209 Source: http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=CHC3209# *actual product may not be exactly as shown Source: http://www.fg-site.net/archives/3008644/3008641-image2 V.P.
  15. There are some new and interesting 109 builds here on Britmodeller, so i thought its a good idea to post and share one of my Gustavs. Its the Hasegawa kit in 1/32 scale, maybe not the most accurate 109 on the market but if you are looking for a relaxing build go with this kit, it builds nearly for itself. The markings are for a Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6, 4./JG 51 “Mölders” flown by Obfw. Elias Kühlein. I hope you like it Bernd
  16. So for some added fun, I'm modifying Revell's 1/32 Bf109G-10 Erla kit so the control surfaces will operate with the movement of the control stick. First step was to modify the kit's ailerons so that they actually move. Learn how I did this on my website: http://www.highflyingmodels.com/me109-aileron
  17. Hello I would appreciate Your opinions concerning this can of worms..... Based on my references,I am being offered between two different camo schemes for this 109G-14; first is 82/83/76 and the other 74/75/76. Now what would be most obvious choice,the 82/83 sounds suspicious,it is the option given by decal sheet. The new AZ Model G-14 1/72 scale has the normal three grey option. My only resources are two b/w pics where this 109 has taller (wooden) rudder but with shorter tailwheel and Erla canopy. This is either 4.JG 3 or 10.JG 3 plane and Werkenummer is 462919 and its number is white 7 and vertical line (or cross bar). Any opinions would be highly welcome. TIA Teemu H
  18. Walk around, This is my version of the Airfix kit, there may be some dispute over the colours I used! It was painted with tamiya paints and weathering sets. Pretty much from the box, I just added aileron trim tabs and fixed the wing root fillet using plastic sheet. Xtradecal swastika. It is not a new build but I'm new here. This is my first aircraft "ready for inspection"
  19. Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun, pics thanks to Mark Mills.
  20. Hi Folks I have just started a Hasegawa Bf109F2 and have noticed that the fuselage has the fuel filler and gas filler points of the later marks on the fuselage. The kit instructions point out to fill the fuel filler on the port spine but they don't mention the additional filler further aft on the stbd side nor the gas filler point (cannon charging point?) lower down on the aft stbd side. I have a feeling that these are for later marks but don't have my references with me can anyone confirm they should be filled? Thanks Duncan B
  21. The new Eduard stuff has arrived today and is available to buy from our website right now! Top of the list is the Bf109G Royal Class set. Again, please no discussions about the accuracy of this kit as it's been done to death now, I will remove offending posts if anyone bothers. The kit has plastic parts and marking options for G-2/G-4/G-6 and G-14 models and about 16 different marking options, including 109's flown by Barkhorn and Hartmann. Also included are resin wheels, cannon pods, rocket launchers, canopy/wheel masks and colour zoom etch. As a bonus a Bf109 beer glass and part of a crashed G-14 (with certificate of authenticity) are in the box as well. Our price is only £57! http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/01eduard-148--kits---profipack-nall114curpage-2-114-c.asp Also just in is the weekend edition of the 1/72 MiG-15Bis, which now includes self adhesive fabric seatbelts, yours for just £7.50 http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/04eduard-172--kits---weekend-133-c.asp We've also got the latest 1/48 and 1/72 Bassin resin releases - 1/48 more Bf109G parts, SC250/SC500 bombs, GBU-12's, Russian KH25 missiles and in 1/72 Mk 44 torpedoes and AIM9-B Sidewinders. http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/11eduard-148-brassin-172-c.asp http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/12eduard-172-brassin-193-c.asp We've ended up with several sets of the 1/48 Maverick bombs too, if anyone wants them! thanks Mike
  22. Just a quick reminder that we have Eduard's excellent Messerschmitt Bf110G-4 Nightfighter Profipack in stock now for a mere £15.50!! That's almost £10 off UK RRP!!! So if you've not already got probably the best Bf110G-4 in 1/72, now's the time to grab one while they're really cheap! http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/02eduard-172--kits---profipack-132-c.asp thanks Mike
  23. So I got my hands on a new AZ Models 1/72 Bf109G-1. It's a lovely kit and a fair price too - the plastic quality is up there with Fine Molds and if you buy any other 1/72 Bf109G nowadays, you really want your head tested! It does have a problem, a problem that it shares with the earlier G-5/G-6/G-8 and G-14 releases, that is one of confusing instructions! It seems that AZ have not learned from this problem, which is a bit disappointing. Some of us don't want to have to spend ages researching a subject to work out which bits to use, we'd rather crack on and get building! The first problem is with the pilot's headrest. There's 3 choices and all the instructions say is 'according the camouflage' which I assume means use the correct headrest depending on which camouflage/marking option you want to do, problem is, that's all the instructions say! SO my question here, is what headrest is right for a G-1? Second - there's some little bumps on the canopy, where the small windows used to be on the F's canopy at the bottom of the front end. The instructions would have you cut them off or not, again depending on which camouflage option you choose but again it doesn't specify what to do for which option! So should these bumps stay or go on a G-1? Lastly the instructions say if your are modelling a G-2 or G-4, there should be a small intake on the starboard engine cowling in between the rear of the exhausts and the nose decking machine guns. Is this not something to do with the cockpit pressurisation and therefore correct for a G-1 or G-3, or are the instructions correct and I should leave it off for me G-1? thanks Mike
  24. We've got the latest batch of AZ Models Bf109's on order and they should be here any time this week (from tomorrow onwards, Parcelforce allowing!). There's the G-1, G-2, G-2/trop, G-4 and a Bf109G joypack. The Joypack, is the same idea as the Spitfire and Cobra joypacks, 3 kits, plus basic instructions but no decals, for a lot less than buying 3 individual kits. The Bf109 Joypack, has the sprues to built either the G-5, G-6, G-8 and G-14 versions if the 109. We've only ordered 1 of each but if any one wants any of them, shout up and we'll add them to the next order, once we've recouped some money from the Sword Lightning farce! thanks Mike
  25. Here is my latest completed model. Inspired by Deanflyer's impressive Tamiya/Matchbox Bf109, I blew off the dust from an old Hasegawa 109E box and got cracking. I'd always wanted to build this particular plane - I have the original boxing of this still in the stash, and I've wanted to build this for at least 15 years and never got to it. Carpe Weekium, and it is complete. The old Hasegawa decals were not only cream (as usual) but refused to stick or respond to MicroSet/Sol. So, I used a combination of Eduard stencils and national markings, and some markings from Sky decals. I kept this very simple, adding only the aforementioned decals, an Ultracast resin 109E seat and some judicious use of wire to add some details. I simply drilled out the gun barrels rather than adding Master Brass barrrels. I used a combination of WEM RLM enamels and Humbrol enamels for the paint. The WEM enamels are great, so much better than the Xtracolour enamels (for me anyway). Oblt Otto Bertram was appointed Staffelkapitan of 1./JG2 on 26 October 1939. He claimed his first aerial victory of WWII on 20 April 1940, downing a Morane 406 over St Avold. He went on to claim four victories in the Battle of France and in total claimed 22 aerial victories during the war. On 28 October 1940 as a Hauptmann in charge of III./JG 2 Otto Bertram was awarded the Knight's Cross of The Iron Cross. He was also sent back from active duty as both his brothers had been killed (both were in the Luftwaffe). He never saw combat again, fulfilling mostly administrative and training roles in the Luftwaffe. Otto Bertram finished the war as a Major and passed away on 8 February 1987 in Freiburg im Breisgau, aged 80. The boxing I used, which contains generic 109E-3/4 sprues. 'Bonzo the Dog' was a cartoon by Briton George Studdy, and pictures graced both German and British planes in the war. That awesome silhouette... I added the canopy retaining wire. Classic early war 'splinter' of RLM 71 Dunkelgrun and RLM 02 Grau. This plane the walkways on the wing in RLM 70 Shwarzgrun. The wing crosses are also quite far out compared to later markings.
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