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Hasegawa BF109F-4- finished!


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Ok, we're one week into February so time to start on this. 

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I've got the Eduard PE cockpit set and for markings, I'll be using Montex masks.

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I'll be doing Black 1 as the half winter camo looks different. Probably done to death as a result but oh well.

First step was the cockpit. 

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I shaved off turret sidewall details and added the Eduard bits. 

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Thankfully there's not a lot to add.

I then started painting the main colour of RLM66

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I then added the seat belts. Normally I'd use d some fabric/paper ones but decided to keep it simple and use ones that were part of the Eduard set.

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And that's the last couple of days in a nutshell.

Carl

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1 hour ago, harv said:

Looking forward to ANOTHER build....harv :popcorn:

Thanks Harv! Most school teachers here in Ontario are on rotating strikes so I'm spending a lot of time at home with the boys. Which means lots of bench time...

1 hour ago, Martinnfb said:

obligatory pics. of Osterman's mount

 

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Thanks Martin!

Quick question for you guys. The Montex instructions say the overspray was RLM 76 but I'm thinking it should be white. What do you folks think?

 

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22 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Thanks Harv! Most school teachers here in Ontario are on rotating strikes so I'm spending a lot of time at home with the boys. Which means lots of bench time...

Thanks Martin!

Quick question for you guys. The Montex instructions say the overspray was RLM 76 but I'm thinking it should be white. What do you folks think?

 

I'd think white.

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Got more done. It's amazing how quickly things can go together when there's no engine or other but that won't be seen after completion.

I painted the insides of the wings where the rads go, then added the rad screens.

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While that dried, I glued the lower central wing and soar in place. I had to clamp one side to close up a small gap.

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To keep the clamp from slipping off, I'll put some sanding sticks between the model and the clamp's pads.  

This afternoon, I added both wings. 

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It's almost the end of a 4 day weekend here and thankfully I got to spend some of it at the bench. 

I assembled the MLG legs and got them ready for a coat of paint. 

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I then masked off the MLG gear bays so I could paint the underside of the 109.

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I used Gunze 117 for the RLM 76. I think the bottle I had must be about 15 years old. It was a but thick but thinned down nicely. 

I then masked and painted the canopy sections. These were done with Gunze 116 RLM 66. I used the Montex masks for these as the 109 canopy is fairly flat so they'll stick well enough. 

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At the same time, I did the canopy for a He162 which is the other bits present. 

Now off to Dim Sum with the parents!

Carl

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Well, I made some progress on this and then ran into a wee problem. 

I started on the MLG legs and wheels. 

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I got those finished and then next up was getting the fuselage ready for camo. I installed the front and rear canopy sections. The cowl was then dry fit so I could paint it and then install the guns after.

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At this point, I started looking for the middle canopy section and couldn't find it. After spending a couple hours looking, I've decided to set it aside for the moment and finish some of the other bits laying around. Odds are, it's under them. 

Worst case and it's truly lost is I'll use a spare canopy from an Eduard 109 I have.

Carl

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