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7 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Great start on the 109 pit Gary.

Parts pinging of the tweezers is a topic which we all have to face. I also found many other things on the floor while searching (spider-legs, etc) but not the part I searched…:D

Thank you, Kai.  Luckily, this one landed on the desk, so I heard it.  But once they hit the floor, it gets a lot harder.

 

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26 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

Gaz

nice start on the front office - with your magical touch, it’s going to be a gem

Keep ‘em comin

Peter

Thank you, Peter.  I just don't feel much satisfaction doing cockpits.  I rarely buy AM for them, and I'm usually disappointed by my results.  There are others who seem to make them look beautiful and interesting.  I'm hoping on this build that greater application will lead to greater satisfaction.  But I'm definitely not looking forward to the PE seatbelts.

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On 6/4/2021 at 9:43 AM, Kaireckstadt said:

Gary,

There is a beautiful upgrade set for the Revell-kit from Alley Cat:0B0CE6FE-6925-47F7-B922-76C30C9F6927.thumb.jpeg.1660a533b39bad0a470b1dc69fab92ad.jpeg

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It contains all parts you mentioned to correct the flaws of the Revell kit.

If you want an awesome propeller you should buy one at Henry Dähne. But I don’t know if you can still get some from him:

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Hope this helps you a little bit!

Cheers

Kai

I am pleased to report he is shipping as of about a week ago.  My parcel has shipped, although when i get the package stateside is anyones guess. 

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52 minutes ago, Citadelgrad said:

I am pleased to report he is shipping as of about a week ago.  My parcel has shipped, although when i get the package stateside is anyones guess. 

Sounds great! Hope you will like it like I do. 

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A little more done on the office.  Details painted with acrylics.  Different shades for different components.  And the 2 applications of oil look a little rough.  But I know that 109 cockpit well...  it will be dark in there, even with the canopy open...  and the seat belts will cover a lot of space.   So, it should be ok.

'There are still a lot of little detail pieces to add.  But I wanted to get the base structures painted first.

 

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I remember you saying that you don’t like to do cockpits. 
The pictures show the opposite. 
They show what is possible without brass AM IPs. Just painting like in the times when no brass or 3D was available.

Beautiful work Gary. Looking very busy and well worn - even without the missing detail bits -.

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15 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

I remember you saying that you don’t like to do cockpits. 
The pictures show the opposite. 
They show what is possible without brass AM IPs. Just painting like in the times when no brass or 3D was available.

Beautiful work Gary. Looking very busy and well worn - even without the missing detail bits -.

 

8 hours ago, harv said:

Very good indeed....harv :popcorn:

 

7 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Gaz

Right with Kai and Harv  ... one good looking front office with wonderful operational weathering.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thank you, Gents! 

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A day of tiny details and infinitesimal amounts of paint...  Look at this Revi gunsight...  so hard for my fumble fingers

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The seatbelts were fiddly...  but since I paid for them already, I didn't order cloth belts.

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Love those little painted PE panels...   they just make everything look better.

The side panels were easiest of all...

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The elevator trim wheels are the only Revell parts in this pit.  I decided that trying to impart a natural curve into the PE wheels would be too mcuh effort and give too little reward...  so I used the plastic.

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I took some liberties with metallic paints. 

Finally a little more paint for the IP

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Happy modelling!

There are two tiny little resin pieces to go.  I believe they are the cockpit lighting and look like easy pieces to lose...  so I;ll save them for later.

 

Happy modelling!

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9 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Gaz

The front office work looks brilliant and the gunsight - oh my, beautifully painted.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

 

6 hours ago, harv said:

Really nice work  !!!!....har :popcorn:

Thank you, my friends!

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11 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Great work on the pit and the Reflexvisier is stunning Gary!

Thank you, Kai!  It's an area where you definitely would benefit from a third hand.

7 hours ago, DocRob said:

Great progress with the detailing. Like Kai said, the gunsight looks especially good.

Cheers Rob

Thank you, Rob!

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I'm coming down with a cold.  Pretty sure I got it from the grand kid.  No matter.   It slows me down some, but I'll still keep plodding. 

It's update time.

One of the things that kills me about this kit is the surface detail on the control surfaces:

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Last time I tried to overcome bad detail on the control surfaces, I used decals to portray rib tapes.  This time I went for an even finer option.  After sanding away the offending surfaces, I painted very thin lines to portray the faint details you can see on close up photos of 109's.

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Once concern I see voiced often is whether the resin cockpit fits or not.  Dry fitting showed a perfect fit.

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I also started preparing other AM.  These Brassin brass landing gear replace the kit gear which are prone to breaking.  The come with resin landing gear covers.

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Now...  there is another option from a newish company called Scale Ordnance works.  They make landing gear with guitar wire molded into ABS plastic with a shiny real metal oleo...  I used a set for my FW190A1.

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Then I dry-fitted some parts to check the 109's stance.

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I've probably spent four times what the kit is worth just on aftermarket.  Which is a shame.  Some people say we don't need another 1/32 scale 109.  But the fact is...  all of the 1/32 scale 109's out there excluding the Dragon 109E's...  are pretty screwed up.

 

Happy modelling!

 

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I wish you a fast recovery from the flu Gaz, but it seems not to slow you down seriously. Good to see, that the pit is fitting well, but bummer with these weird looking control surfaces. I have some metal cast Brassin struts for my FW-190 and my Mig-21 and they are rigid and very detailed, but these from Ordnance work look the part too and you have the olio finished the right way.

I have only an Eduard 109E in 1/32 with lots of Brassin extras and a Royal box of the 1/48 109G, which is sufficient for me, as I 'm not an overly great fan of the plane. Sometimes though, I cast my eyes on the HGW boxing of the Dragon -E. It's a tempting package.

Cheers Rob

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7 minutes ago, DocRob said:

I wish you a fast recovery from the flu Gaz, but it seems not to slow you down seriously. Good to see, that the pit is fitting well, but bummer with these weird looking control surfaces. I have some metal cast Brassin struts for my FW-190 and my Mig-21 and they are rigid and very detailed, but these from Ordnance work look the part too and you have the olio finished the right way.

I have only an Eduard 109E in 1/32 with lots of Brassin extras and a Royal box of the 1/48 109G, which is sufficient for me, as I 'm not an overly great fan of the plane. Sometimes though, I cast my eyes on the HGW boxing of the Dragon -E. It's a tempting package.

Cheers Rob

I don't mind a little effort.  Making improvements make me feel better than just slapping a kit together.  But I do resent having to buy shitloads of GM.

I built the Eduard 109 a few years ago, and was appalled by the shape of the thing.  Immediately after taking my RFI pics, I threw it in the bin.  I recently bought the HGW kit.  It has the Dragon plastic and is quite drool worthy.  The 109 is my favorite machine full stop.  But most of the available kits are trash.  Revell and Trumpeter...  more trouble than they are worth.   Hasegawa isn't bad....  but it ain't perfect, either.

So...   what is your favorite plane?

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Is the Eduard one really so bad. I started the kit some years ago and now it's a sleeper. As I bought some figures for it lately, there is some urge to continue the 109E soon. What I have seen from the kit so far is looking 109ish to me, but I'm far from being an expert.

Favorite plane, that's a good one, made me thinking. I don't think I have ONE favorite plane and the usual suspects, I see are there for different reasons. Some planes I like, because of their technical advancement, some for esthetics and some for whatever reason, I can't put a finger on. That absolutely means not, that I'm after building only favorites as models. Some planes, I build, because I want to achieve a certain goal, like a special scheme or to learn new techniques. The actual Ford GT is one of those, not attracting me as a real thing, but a perfect canvas for trying new stuff. It's a project I really like, despite that, but if I fail, it's easier to bin it.

Ok, Butter bei die Fische, which means in northern German slang, Butter to the Fishes and translates to 'To put something substancial into it'

WWI: Fokker DR. VIII and Maybe DR.VII
WWII: Arado 234, P-38 Lightning, P-47D Thunderbolt, PBY Catalina
Cold War: F4-Phantom, EE Lightning, Lockheed SR-71, Boeing 707
Modern: MIG-31, all the planes I fly in, because I hope they are proper designed and safe.

Cheers Rob

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23 hours ago, DocRob said:

Great progress with the detailing. Like Kai said, the gunsight looks especially good.

Cheers Rob

Gunsights can make an office pop on these WWII crates.Nice Gaz!!;)

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