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Dave J

Eduard Bf109 E3, Oblt Wilhelm Fronhofer, 9.JG26, Fallen Eagle

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I am planning to build a Few Eduard 109 during this GB... so here is my first one...

 

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 9.JG26 (Y10+I) Wilhelm Fronhofer WNr 1184 crash landed Ulcombe 31st Aug 1940..

 

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Von Werra.

 

Yes I still plan to do it... Maybe not for this GB thou...

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Great scheme to start with.  No 1940-related kits in the stash and the international exchange rate has smashed the Aussie dollar buying power.  Will have to pass on this exciting GB theme.

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Thats a bugger Ralph! Would love to see you pull something out for this one!

 

Oh I forgot to mention that I am going to build this as a Fallen Eagle! Plans is to have it like in the photo..

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Bring on the easy mud, pigments & grass! Looking forward to it.

 

Cheers,

 

Dan M

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I been working way on this in the background.. I have a couple pix to share at the moment as this may just turn into a Mag build...

 

First task was to make sure I could get the landing gear in the wheel bays... Check!

 

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Aires Cockpit getting final touches..

 

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Couple more pics for the moment...

 

Bending the prop... This was one of the make or break moments!

 

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Test fit of the bent prop...

 

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painting has commenced!

 

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nice one Dave

 

did you heat the prop up before bending at all, or was it just 'pure muscle'??

 

:)

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It'll be great if you can pull this one off convincingly. You're sure on the way!

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Got a bit of painting done.. its a nice feeling knowing that I am on the home stretch of things!

 

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Lovely work Dave.   Those Mr Colour colours are very pleasing to the eye.  Cheers, Ralph.

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Great work so far Dave. Bent prop came out nicely.

 

I like the aires pit too.. Especially the paintwork on the harness. Nice!

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I am being a bit lazy here and using decals, and not paint masks! But its starting to look like something now!

 

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Going great guns Dave. I spot the MIG "Early Luftwaffe Wash Set" in the background - have you tried it before? Your opinion?

Regards,

Dan M

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Any progress is good progress!  Great stuff Dave - don't stop now.  Cheers, Ralph.

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Haven't had much spare time with a few things that have been happening.. I have started to apply decals to it.. Most of them are on. Then it will get a another varnish and then I will paint on the Unit Codes and start weathering, hoping to do this tomorrow!

 

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nice Dave

 

what do you use as clear coat for decal base?

 

as Jim will know, i have had some very unexpected (unwanted) results with Mr Hobby Super Clear on top of Mr Hobby paints :(

 

can't believe i will have to - if you'll pardon the phrase - go 'Back to the Future'! :)

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Nick, I use Mr Color GXIII.

 

I never had any luck with the Future...

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thanks Dave!

is that thinned with Mr Levelling thinner?

 

yeah i had a VERY strange occurrence with rattle can super clear gloss over mr hobby paints, over mr hobby surfacer 1500 - the gloss seemed to drag the anzer grey pain away from primer around raised surfaces eg rivets and such like

 

the effect was actually pretty cool, but should in no way take place!

 

i said to Jim i will try decanting into cup then airbrushing next time and see what happens - i have just spent $60 on buying loads of rattle can stuff from Seal Models

 

anyway, back to your very cool 109!

 

:)

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I use Two Way thinners to thin it. Never used the Mr Leveling stuff!

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