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#1 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:41 PM

Well folks, time to throw my hat into the ring. I'll be building Matchbox's venerable Bf 109E kit. Matchbox purports it to be an E-3, but I haven't really looked closely enough to vouch for that. I have to thank LSP member Alfonso for sending me this kit for the price of postage. Thanks Alfonso! In order to save on postage, Alfonso tossed away the original box, removed most of the sprues, and bagged and labelled everything separately:

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The original decals are also gone, but it's not like I was going to use them anyway. While I haven't decided yet exactly how to tackle this build, I did pull out what aftermarket stuff I had for 1/32 Emils, most of which is intended for the Hasegawa kit:

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I have no idea how well the Verlinden set will interface with this kit, but I'm gonna find out! I've got some other bits and bobs lying around somewhere too, including some leftover Eagle Strike decals. Must dig them out. Thanks too, to Keith (Allok) for the Squadron canopy. I used one on my Hasegawa build, but wasn't completely successful with it. I'm hoping this entire build goes better than that one did! I won't be starting it for a while, however, as I've currently got my hands full with my 262 for the Russ GB.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:18 PM

Should be interesting, Kev. Looking forward to following along.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:59 PM

Good to have you on board mate!
Dodgy looking crew on here so far!
Nasty rumour Brian might be joining us soon with a thing with strings!!!!!

Looking forward to seeing this one. Saw all the grief you had with the previous one.
Top tip here, don't display the guns or engine this time. Glue the engine cowlings on!!! :speak_cool:

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 11:26 PM

Oh yeah. You'll love this one Kev.
Might join you with one of mine later in the year.
Don't you wish some people would use glue...
Instead of lipstick?

#5 Baron von Blutwurst

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:19 AM

I loved this kit.....hope you have a blast on this one
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Posted 21 August 2010 - 01:18 AM

Hey kev

Looking forward to seeing your build.

Always wanted to build one of these (Matchbox), irrespective
of accuracy, they seem to have a (to me anyway) a real status about them :speak_cool:

Regards

Alan

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 01:26 AM

Hey kev

Looking forward to seeing your build.

Always wanted to build one of these (Matchbox), irrespective
of accuracy, they seem to have a (to me anyway) a real status about them :speak_cool:

Regards

Alan


You're right mate. Compared to the Hasegawa kit it looks quite crude in detail and execution, but I think the general consensus is that it's much more accurate in overall outline. I'll be attempting to deal with some of the clunky surface detailing, and I'll see what I can make of the hodge-podge of aftermarket stuff I have for the details.

Kev

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 05:20 PM

Hey Kev

I have one of these as well that i'm planning on doing up so I'll be watching closely to crib idea's :DodgeBall:

Cheers

Vaughn

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:01 PM

Kev

I found that if you sand fuselage wings etc the panel lines start to sharpen up somewhat.

If you want, I have a lot of spare parts from Eduard 109E due to building a Jumo powered version using an A2Z set. Could be some useful stuff...?

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:33 AM

Kev

I found that if you sand fuselage wings etc the panel lines start to sharpen up somewhat.

If you want, I have a lot of spare parts from Eduard 109E due to building a Jumo powered version using an A2Z set. Could be some useful stuff...?

Matt


Sounds good Matt! I've got another one of these kits in the stash, so if I don't use everything on this build, I'll use it on that one. I'll PM you when I get a moment.

Kev
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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:37 AM

Will you take this off the doom shelf and put it on soon to be started shelf Kev...:please:
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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


#12 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:51 AM

Well, this is a bit of a blast from the past! I can see that this one never really went anywhere. Despite that, I still have every intention of building it, so I've I've moved it out of the BoB GB, and here to the WiP forum in preparation. I don't imagine I'll get to it any time soon, but at least it's in the right place, now.

 

Thanks for the prod, Maru! I actually have two of these kits now, and may well backdate the other one to B/C/D configuration. Ah, so many kits, so little time!

 

Kev


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Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:57 PM

Well that's a start Kevin.

 

I will keep prodding you and nudging you ..  pleased you moved it here...thanks . :goodjob:

 

I saw that you have another shelf of doom project in your signature ..  :hmmm:


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#14 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 09:46 PM

Sadly, Maru, I just don't have any time for actual modelling at the moment. LSP duties are taking up most of my free time, and my day job is killing me right now. Still, I plan to get back to the bench soon(ish), and when I do, there's plenty waiting for me!

 

Kev


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Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:01 PM

Can't wait to see what you do with it.... :popcorn:  :popcorn:  :popcorn:  :popcorn: got some nice goodies there too. :thumbsup:






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