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  1. I know it's too late now, and to be honest I didn't see it (engine fit issues) coming despite following your progress, but if you were to build another one, I would suggest assembling the lower cowl parts as one unit and then attach it to the engine afterwards. The fit of the cowl is excellent, but to make it fit over the engine does require some dry-fitting and slight adjustments. This cowl is from my first CH Bf109E. Apart from the lower 3-4 parts it's only clicked together: I fitted the entire engine/cowl assembly to the fuselage after all the painting and decalling had been done. Jens
  2. Michael, I have now built two of these kits, the latter with the engine cowlings attached. I remember having to adjust the inner sides of the cowlings and then gently apply pressure the right places to make it fit - but it did fit well. It is probably just a case of not clicking into place on your model. It's a tight fit for sure. Jens
  3. Thanks Michael. It was a joy to build, paint and weather. So much that I bought several more of them. Jens
  4. They are not the same parts. The parts I was talking about are teardrop-shaped. You can see them installed here: And the notches marked by the arrow: And here (no arrow but below the vertical panel line): I did a lot of test-fitting the cockpit floor/sidewall parts in your photo. I finally found out how to install them. One can be seen here: You can see my first build here: https://www.danskemodelbyggere.dk/forum/index.php?topic=1667.0 Jens
  5. I don't know if Hobby 2000 have corrected the instructions, but if not, the wing root bulges are incorrectly shown as being attached to the underside of the cockpit floor. They are supposed to be fitted on the small rectangular depressions in the wing roots. Jens
  6. It happens to us all, even with gloss coats. There is a trick to get rid of silvering which I have used with great success. You simply make a quick swipe with Tamiya Extra Thin on the silvering parts. Start out with very little on the brush and then a quick swipe. Sometimes several passes are needed, but it works. Jens
  7. Awesome figures! I have noticed there seems to be some silvering behind the decals. Will you be doing something about that, or are you happy with it as is? Jens
  8. Great job! Did you draw the tail fin markings yourself, or did you trace it in the Silhouette programme? I am about to make my own masks for a VF-84, but in 1/48th scale. Jens
  9. While it might be expensive to combine two Tamiya F-16 kits, you can still make a block 52 out of the remaining parts. Jens
  10. Great job! Masking and painting the markings really does make a difference. It looks like your number are somewhat rounded and uneven - something I have found the Silhouette Studio software can do if you to not draw the numbers yourself. It takes time to draw them but it's well worth the effort. Jens
  11. Pete, your model is amazing and very inspirational. I hope mine will be just half as good as yours. Jens
  12. I had the pleasure of arranging the Helicopter Wing Karup tour that sparked kkarlsen's build and gave him plenty of reference material for his beautiful build. Although the Airfix Lynx decals in 1/48th scale aren't correct either, they are somewhat better that the Hobbyboss ones. Jens
  13. I wouldn't use the poor white metal copies of the kit's landing gear, and I certainly wouldn't use incorrect decals resized to 1/32. Also, the cockpit layout appears to be different from ours. Jens
  14. By "not engineered correctly" you mean they have moulded a fuselage with the correct dimensions and an engine with the correct dimensions, but their representation of the cowling thickness is overscale, right? You can't have both. Jens
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