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1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109F-1 SC+GW, Werner Molders

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Well, to cut a shortish story even shorter, this build involves Zvezda's beautiful Bf109F-2 built as a very early Bf109F-1 as flown by Werner Molders.  Nice profile by Class Sundin below.

 

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Here are a few images of progress to date.  If any prompt a question, please ask..

 

Matt

 

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Progress at this stage needed to be around the cockpit, to get fuselage closed up.  Unfortunately I faffed between RLM 02 and RLM 66 for the interior colour and finally decided to strip the paint back and put in a nice fresh coat of the correct RLM 02 (as this is an early machine).

 

Vallejo acrylic paint is pretty tough!  Whilst Tesco value all purpose cleaner (widely acknowledged as a pretty good value paint stripper) cut through 20 year old Humbrol enamels, it made almost no impression on the Vallejo of just a few days!!!

 

In the end I used window cleaner (windex type stuff) which has cut through enough of it.  So I'm back ready to proceed.

 

Matt

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It has to be said, Zvedza's 109 is a super kit and you're really doing it justice Matt. Super.

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I've heard great things about that kit, have the F-2 in the stash, great start, will be watching.

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Odd that the tail section is a separate piece. Any idea why that is?

Liking this so far, started a small love affair with the 109 recently.

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That's true, the fuselage panels meet up at the top and run the length.  I've seen some sand the seam smooth, only to go back and rescribe it.

 

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