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sdk_uk

sdk reports for duty :) my first GB - FINISHED

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Hi All :) I want to join in :)so in my local store I bought this
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It will be a nice and clean build.I guess :)...
Cheers
Pawel

Edited by snapper_city

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Welcome Pawel

A good choice I see. I look forward to seeing your work.

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Seconded, nice little kit. Welcome!

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I got one of these recently from Aldi. I shall be interesting to see this develop.

Kind regards,

Stix

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I hope that I can start this next week :) We will see what's gonna happen

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I built it a while back (not the starter set version). It's a great kit. The only thing that I would worry about is that the engine seems a little undersized.

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Ok so today I have star work on my me109.I cut some part out from the spures and sand them a bit

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After that I paint the fuselage halfs plus interior

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I have mix the paint coz I don't have RLM02 and tis is under 10 build so I cant afford to buy a paint ;).In real live this colour is not so dark

I also paint the propeller.Airfix want to paint it black

:)

but I have paint it to RLM70 I think that's better.

I have notice that in this kit airfix make a nice engine mould in my build I want to leave that opened so I will put some wires and scratch part.

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an now I have a question I want to cut that part along the lines

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to make the bonnet? opened is it correct? and what should I use to cut this straight? I will also drill the mg holes and replace them wit a wire or something.I am planning to do something like that

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or if I brake that part to do something like that

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So wish me luck :)

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Looking great so far. I would possibly place the cowling (bonnet) on a small lump of bluetak on the inside to help give it rigidity while cutting and will also hold it in place. cutting on the other hand. hmmm. Maybe a small gauge saw if you have one. You don't want it to remove too much material so the cowling panels look too small. Otherwise a new scalpel blade making repeated scoring until it goes all the way through. Not the best method because of the straight lines wanted. Possibly mask up so you have a line to follow if you choose this method. Hopefully someone else will pipe up with a good easy way of doing things.

Also consumables like paint & glue etc have no meaning to the under a tenner rule. That is just for the price of the kit.

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I will try to do it right. I never done it before

Edited by sdk_uk

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Hi sdk_uk. This is coming along well. Very impressed with your ideas for the cowling - I would never have thought to do that - may even try it with mine when I get around to making it. I've never done anything like it but you can get something called a razor saw which has a fine blade - others on here may have better suggestions though. Revell do a razor saw - just done a check online.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Pawel, AFAIK the cowling of the 109 Emil was not hinged, but lifted off just as the part is provided by Airfix.

Just as is shown on your lower picture. Only with the Friedrich was the folding cowl introduced.

Edited by Hotel Papa

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^ As Hotel Papa said Pawel, you don't need to cut the cowling down the centre line, on the E model the upper cowling panel was one piece, the same as the kit part - if you are removing it though you will need to drill the guns out, so make sure you want to do all that before you start :)

Cheers,

Stew

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Good job there's people on here that know what they're talking about!.......

Kind regards,

Stix.

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Good job there's people on here that know what they're talking about!.......

Kind regards,

Stix.

That's why i'am asking the questions :) Edited by sdk_uk

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Thanks for your help Stew and. Hotel Papa

:)

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Hi Pawl,

You're welcome, I'm just glad you read it in time, it would have been difficult to fix afterwards :yikes:

Cheers,

Stew

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Hi guys it is time for a small update

I have finish today a pilot seat with dials etc.I make a masking ape seat belts plus I have added some wires.

heres the pics

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O and I have paint interior again using RLM02

cheers :)

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Looking great. is the dials the kit decals?

Yes apart from two bottom one.I Have Use some old pe parts

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Hi All I'am glad that someone visiting this wip :) thanks all. Ok I've done some work today I add a fuel lead and close the fuselage

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plus I have glued wings and try the fitting.All fit very tide but I have another question. Does the angle between the fuselage and wing is ok or they are to flat?

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Cheers

Pawel

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Hi Pawel,

They look a little flat to me... I have read of others having the same problem although I didn't have it when I built one.

Actually the port wing doesn't look too bad, but the starboard is not sitting at the same angle - you might try sanding a little of the starboard wing topside?

Here's a picture with a frontal view, only Wiki but it looks a reasonable drawing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bf109E_3Seiten_neu.jpg

Cheers,

Stew

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All looking smart so far! Keep it up Pawel.

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