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#31 Chris Wimmer

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:13 AM

Hello Everybody!

 

Haven't been in the mood for doing anything in the past months. Got a problem with my left hand and not really looking forward to having surgery at the end of march. However, here's the good news:  :)

 

The kit IP comes in four parts and I've seen some on the web which were very nicely done. Nevertheless I decided to go for some PE:

 

 

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The PE set does not provide levers and switches. I made them from sheet styrene, wire and the light hardening glue again.

 

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Lower IP installed, the now completed pedals are visible below.

 

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Also completed the seat and made the belts from lead foil. After spraying three layers of Mr. Hobby flat clear they're still too glossy to my taste... :hmmm:

 

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Thanks for looking in!  :)

 

Chris


Edited by Chris Wimmer, 20 March 2017 - 02:08 AM.

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#32 ClumsyDude

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:34 AM

Sweet PE. Cockpit looks terrific, maybe the belts look too glossy in real life but in the photo they look fine.
Great work!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:37 AM

Hi Chris,

Glad to see this new update with your very nice IP!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:10 AM

Thank you, Jim and Alain! Very appreciated...  :)

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:11 AM

Excellent work, Chris!

 

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#36 Chris Wimmer

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:46 AM

Excellent work, Chris!

 

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Thank you, Kev, I'm happy you like it! :)

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:41 AM

Nicely done.  Love that.

 

'. . . light hardening glue . . .'

Who makes this?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:29 AM

A "Chris" build! Added to this the old, but still somehow magic Airfix kit! I am in!


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:01 PM

Looking very nice so far

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:38 PM

I'm in as well if you don't mind. :popcorn:


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:51 PM

Nicely done.  Love that.

 

'. . . light hardening glue . . .'

Who makes this?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark

 

Thank you, Mark! The glue I'm using is a german product, but there is a number of manufacturers out there. Just search for "uv hardening glue" and you surely will find one. The starter set is not expensive at all and contents a small UV-Beamer. 

 

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A "Chris" build! Added to this the old, but still somehow magic Airfix kit! I am in!

 

Hi Thomas! This old kit is magic indeed. I absolutely enjoy the build- despite its age. Would love to watch a new project of yours here! Aber nat├╝rlich freuts mich wenn du zuguckst ;)  F├╝rstenfeldbruck schaffe ich heuer leider zeitlich nicht aber ich melde mich die Tage bei dir...    

 

Looking very nice so far

Guy

 

Thank you, Guy! This is such a nice and accurate old kit that I hope to do it justice!

 

I'm in as well if you don't mind. :popcorn:

 

Thank you Allyby! Hope you're patient, no chance at all to hit the deadline. This baby needs a lot of love!  :coolio: 

 

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cheers

Chris


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:47 PM

Small update today:

 

This is an early Bf109E-1 which served in the spanish civil war, currently under restoration to airworthy condition at Meier Motors company. The outer fuel filler cap is removed and I found this would be an interesting detail to show on my model:

 

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Next I searched the web for a Bf109 fuel cap and found this. Think this could be the right one:

 

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I sandwiched four pieces of 0,5mm sheet styrene and pressed them into the fuselage curve by using a clothes peg. After curing and sanding smooth it looked like this:

 

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The finished fuel cap:

 

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Forward fuel cap:

 

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Planning to join the fuselage halves tomorrow...  :)

 

Thank you

Chris


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:03 PM

Hi Chris!

Very fine work as always!

And I save all the photos you add as reference!

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:34 AM

Nice..curious how you did that fuel cap?


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:42 AM

Thank you, Alain and Shaka Hi!

 

I am using my homemade punch and die set for making small parts like this. One year ago I found it could be nice to have one, but when finished this quickly became one of the most important modelling tools I ever had. :)

 

The fuel cap is made from evergreen strips and odd styrene pieces. Finally I rounded the surfcace by a drop of UV glue.

 

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Chris


Edited by Chris Wimmer, 22 March 2017 - 08:55 AM.

In the works: 1:24 Airfix Bf109E-3

Finished:  Trumpeter Me262Junkers Jumo004 Turbojet engineRevell P47DRevell Mosquito  

Tutorial:  Junkers Jumo004 Plumbing Guide

Dreaming of:   Messerschmitt Me262V1, Messerschmitt Me163A, Heinkel He70, Heinkel He280, Yakolev Yak15, De Havilland Vampire





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