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    nmayhew got a reaction from Troy Molitor in New, Incredible, Beautiful Tamiya Release Coming Soon; Anyone Know What it is?   
    Can’t believe I’ve just wasted 5mins of my life reading this damn thread 
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    nmayhew got a reaction from wunwinglow in 1/32 RAF WWII Bombs?   
    Another vote for Tim’s work - deal with confidence
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Derek B in Interesting Spitfire IX   
    Hey Derek,
     
    Thank you for the information
     
    On seeing that I have dropped Tim a line!
     
    I'll let everyone know if i get a response
     
    All the best
     
    Nick
     
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    nmayhew got a reaction from MARU5137 in Interesting Spitfire IX   
    Hey Derek,
     
    Thank you for the information
     
    On seeing that I have dropped Tim a line!
     
    I'll let everyone know if i get a response
     
    All the best
     
    Nick
     
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    nmayhew reacted to Derek B in Interesting Spitfire IX   
    That's a pity John, but sounds like the way to go (it is not difficult, just very delicate and fiddly). In the meantime, these might help you:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Good luck
     
    Derek
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    nmayhew reacted to Derek B in Interesting Spitfire IX   
    Hi Nick,
     
    My Eclipse Model design concern wrapped up around about 2017 (which is why my old website does not work); my masters stayed with Grey Matter Figures, so I do not know if they still make the bomb carrier or not? (it was designed to fit any 1/32 Spitfire kit).
     
     

     
    MJ250 definitely features clipped wing tips and looks like it was most likely painted high speed silver (not NMF finish, or the rudder would look distinctly different). I have no idea if the squadron codes are red or black, but on balance, probably black. The upper cowland tank appear to be painted, but exactly what colour, I don't know (there seems to be a hint of demarcation here, so it could be camouflage).
     
    Good luck with your build John - I'm sure that it will look great whatever colours you finally decide upon.
     
    Regards
     
    Derek
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    nmayhew reacted to Pastor John in AIMS Bf 110 G-2/R1 conversion   
    Hi guys as I sit here waiting for ambulance to arrive so can get tested here are the latest 3D renders for AIMS 1/32 Bf 110 G-2/R1 conversion and 1/48 and 1/72 Eduard kit updates. Everything is coming along nicely thanks to the amazing work of Ottó Józsa, just need to re-shape metal boot around gun barrel - enjoy! Just the ammo clips, GM-1 tank (no photos to go on just basic shape from factory drawing inside Ju 88 S-1 bomb-bay) and some PE parts left to design. Thanks and stay safe.
     
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    nmayhew reacted to Pastor John in AIMS Bf 110 G-2/R1 conversion   
    Odd that it was in the rear as the R3 required the removal of the upper nose weapons and so I assumed it was in there in their place? Anyway all my options have weapons in the nose and so it is not on my list of things to tick off for this big conversion. as for large tail wheels - as in my G-4 conversion - as per anything I do just call for a single part and I supply what ever you need - but no I will not cut up a decal sheet to give one of the  options - yes somebody did actually have the cheek to ask that once! Tail wheel - no problem! But as things are I am going down hill at a rapid pace and the ambulance is coming in next couple of days to test me for the virus so tail wheel will have to wait.
     
     
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    nmayhew reacted to Pastor John in AIMS Bf 110 G-2/R1 conversion   
    Thanks for feedback - I will remove the Abb. I am not familiar with the nitrous booster equipment - please email me at aimsmodels1@gmail.com but basically if it is not an external feature or viable in the cockpit the answer is no, thanks again
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    nmayhew reacted to dutik in AIMS Bf 110 G-2/R1 conversion   
    Here! I take a set!
     
    As for the small red markings some spelling corrections from a native speaker:
     
    Die Federhülse des Verschlußvorholers am Verschluß entkuppeln
     
    Schließe Füllvorrichtung FD 2 an den Preßluftaußenbordanschluß
    an und fülle Preßluftflaschen mit 150 atü auf
     
    It is just the capital letters at the beginning of the nouns (or the sentence) and the two points above the "ue" umlauts (mutatde vowels), some very own particularities of the German language.
     
    I also think that the phrase (Abb.) was only in the manual and not painted onto the aircraft, because Abb. is the german abbreviation for illustration.
     
    Nice work so far
     
    Regards
    - dutik
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    nmayhew reacted to Pastor John in AIMS Bf 110 G-2/R1 conversion   
    Hi everyone I am happy to announce that in the New Year I will have a 1/32 Bf 110 G-2/R1 conversion. I have finished all the decal work and it has gone off to the printers and the 3D modelling is going on very well and I will show 3D renders as and when I have them. 1/32 conversion will include decals, resin parts, Shatton Bau barrel, photo- etch and vac form canopy (clear resin available as a separate purchase) - altogether a very big comprehensive set similar to my G-4 conversion. For now here is the preview of the decals and their profiles. Thanks for looking, John

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    nmayhew got a reaction from Derek B in Interesting Spitfire IX   
    Is Derek still around?
     
    link to his website is dead
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    nmayhew reacted to D.B. Andrus in Hasegawa 109F-4 to F-2 conversion..   
    A working knowledge of German is invaluable with these books.  Excellent references.
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    nmayhew reacted to pvanroy in Hasegawa 109F-4 to F-2 conversion..   
    Mermet & Ehrengardt (2016) certainly is one of the better and more current general references on the Bf 109, so I would recommend it. If you can get it for $53, I'd go for it, as I believe it's out of print and I've seen some rather silly amounts being asked for it. Mermet's main research focus are the later G and K series (he was indeed the one to first document the different cowling variations associated with the DB 605 AS and D engines), and the book is particularly good for those; coverage of early versions is a bit less good. Personally, I was a bit disappointed to see the section on the 109 H hadn't been updated from Mermet's earlier articles on the subject with new information brought to light by Nick Beale and others on this elusive subtype since ca 2010. However, that's just a minor gripe.
     
    I'd also most definitely recommend Vogt's two volumes on the Bf 109, if you're interested in the differences between the various marks:
     
    https://www.vdmedien24.de/Vogt-Messerschmitt-Bf-109-Einsatzmaschinen-Das-Nachschlagwerk-Luftfahrt
     
    https://www.vdmedien24.de/Vogt-Messerschmitt-Bf-109-Versuchs-Erprobungstraeger-Weg-zur-Serienproduktion
     
    At 68 EUR a piece, they're not cheap, but they are absolutely worth the price in my opinion.
     
    Prien & Rodeike's "Messerschmitt Bf 109 F, G & K Series" is also a very good reference - in fact, it was revolutionary when it came out. However, the revised edition is about 20 years old by now, so it's become a bit dated in places. 
     
    Specifically for the 109 F, I'd also recommend Michulec' book:
     
    MMP Books » Książki
     
    Unfortunately, it's currently out of print.
     
    Other good books on the 109 are the Radinger & Schick and Schmoll volumes on the 109; however, these books are more about the development-technical history of the aircraft, and focus less on the nitty-gritty of detail differences between subtypes, or between different production blocks/manufacturers:
     
    https://www.vdmedien24.de/Radinger-Schick-MESSERSCHMITT-Me-109-Jagdflugzeug-Erpobung-Technik-Entwicklung
     
    https://www.amazon.de/ME-109-Produktion-Peter-Schmoll/dp/3866463561
     
    The two Radinger & Schick volumes have now been bundled in German into a single volume (see link above), but they're also still available in English from Schiffer as two separate volumes (A-E and F-K).
     
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    nmayhew reacted to pvanroy in Hasegawa 109F-4 to F-2 conversion..   
    The essential differences between the F-2 and F-4 were the engine, and engine cannon. The F-2 used a DB 601 N engine with an MG 151/15 cannon, whereas the F-4 used a DB 601 E with an MG 151/20. However, over the course of production, a number of further differences accumulated between both subtypes - I've tried to list the most significant here.
     
    Engine
    F-2: Daimler-Benz DB 601 N
    F-4: Daimler-Benz DB 601 E
    This difference is externally not visible.
     
    Engine Cannon:
    F-2: Mauser MG 151/15, 15.1 mm calibre
    F-4: Mauser MG 151/20, 20 mm calibre
    This difference is externally not visible.
     
    Propeller
    At the start of production, both the F-2 and F-4 used the same prop with VDM 9-12007-10 prop blades. The F-4/Z introduced the broader VDM 9-12004.10 prop blades, which were then standardised for the entire F-4 production. Older airframes could be retrofitted with the broader prop blades without problem; this was mostly done to F-4 machines produced before standardisation on the wider prop, but some F-2 also received the broader blades as an upgrade.
     
    Supercharger intake
    At the start of production, both the F-2 and F-4 used the same narrow, tubular intake. The larger supercharger intake was introduced on the F-4 trop and F-4/Z. This was done in part to increase air flow to the engine, but also to allow fitting of the Italian dust filter to the trop intake. Subsequently, the enlarged supercharger intake was standardised for the entire F-4 production. Some F-2 machines were apparently also converted to trop standard, which would have required retrofitting the larger supercharger intake to mount the dust filter.
    As already pointed out, some very early F-2 machines had the supercharger angled slightly downward; however, the majority of machines had it mounted parallel to the longitudinal axis. In addition, it's worth pointing out the the 50 F-1 machines built by WNF had a rectangular supercharger intake (Messerschmitt had tested at least seven or eight different supercharger intake configurations during the development of the F-series).
     
    Oil cooler
    At the start of production, both the F-2 and F-4 used the same small oil radiator. The F-4 trop and F-4/Z had increased cooling requirements, and introduced the larger Fö 870 oil cooler. This was subsequently standardised across the F-4 series.
     
    Exhaust cover
    The F series introduced a metal cover over the left-side exhaust row to prevent exhaust fumes from being sucked into the supercharger. However, as pointed out earlier, some very early machines missed this cover. 
     
    Armour glass
    Both the F-2 and F-4 could fit an external appliqué armour glass panel onto the windshield, similar to the E-series. However, in March 1941, it was planned for the F-4 to use an internally mounted armour glass panel instead. The mounting was different from the armour glass in the G-series: in the F-4, the internal armour glass was mounted directly onto the windscreen frame, and replaced the unarmoured windscreen pane. However, only few photographic examples of this internal armour glass mounting are known, so it was probably not very widespread.
     
    Windscreen spray
    The F-4 introduced tubing that allowed fuel to be sprayed onto the windscreen to flush away oil and other dirt.
     
    Seat
    Most F aircraft used a seat bucket as seen on the G-series. However, some early production F-2 aircraft had a full seat similar - but not identical! - to the seat of the E-series.
     
    Wing mounting bolt cover
    Most F airframes had a crease in the wing fillet to accommodate the mounting bolt of the wing, similar to the later G-series. However, some earlier machines had a teardrop-shaped cover over the mounting bolt - comparable, but not identical to that found on the E-series. This type of cover seems to be most prevalent on earlier machines, but is also in evidence on Horst Carganico's F-4/Z W.Nr. 10132. I haven't looked into this, but the difference in mounting bolt cover/wing fillet may be associated with specific production blocks / manufacturer.
     
    Position lights
    The F-series used uncovered position lights on the wing tips. However, during the production of the F-4, plexiglass covers for the lights were introduced, and these were also retrofitted to many earlier built F-4s.
     
    Gear wells
    The F-4 introduced the rounded gear well; on the F-2, the angular gear wells were still in use. It seems, however, that a number of F-2 were also retrofitted with the rounded openings (this essentially entailed simply fitting two pieces of sheet metal, so it was an easy thing to do).
     
    Tail reinforcements
    After some accidents where early F-series machines lost their tails due to resonance coupling with the engine, four external metal tail stiffeners were introduced to obviate this problem. These stiffeners were present on all F-2 machines, and were also applied to early F-4 aircraft. During the production of the F-4, the construction of the tail was improved with added internal reinforcements, so later F-4 machines dispensed with the external stiffeners. However, near the very end of F-4 production, these reinforcements make a come back, due to a number of older airframes being rebuilt to F-4 standard - but without receiving the improved tail sections with internal bracing.
     
    That's about all I can think of for the moment, but I may have missed a couple things - if I think of anything else, I'll update. Also, for those interested, a list of Werknummern / manufacturers for the F-series:
     
    F-1
    MTT Regensburg - W.Nr. 5621-5757 (137 aircraft) - October 1940 - February 1941
    WNF - W.Nr. 6601-6650 (49 aircraft out of 50 planned) - November 1940 - January 1941
     
    F-2
    Arado - W. Nr. 5401-5558 (158 aircraft) - February 1941 - May 1941
    MTT Regensburg - W.Nr. 5758-5786 (30 aircraft) - March 1941 - April 1941
    WNF - W.Nr. 6651 -6822 (169 aircraft) - January 1941 - April 1941
    Erla - W. Nr. 8078 - 8266 (189 aircraft) - February 1941 - May 1941
    Erla - W.Nr. 8303 - 8332 (30 aircraft) - May 1941 - June 1941
    MTT Regensburg - W.Nr. 8107 - 8999 (76 aircraft) - April 1941 - May 1941
    MTT Regensburg - W.Nr. 9153 - 9248 (122 aircraft) - June 1941 - September 1941
    Arado - W.Nr. 9535 - 9734 (200 aircraft) - June 1941 - August 1941
    AGO - W.Nr. 12601 - 12978 (378 aircraft) - October 1940 - June 1941
     
    F-3
    WNF - W.Nr. 4780 - 4799 (15 aircraft) - May 1941 - June 1941
     
    F-4
    WNF - W.Nr. 7001 - 7250 (250 F-4) - May 1941 - August 1941
    WNF - W.Nr. 7251 - 7660 (410 F-4/Z) - September 1941 - December 1941
    Erla  - W.Nr. 8267-8302 (36 F-4) - June 1941
    Erla - W.Nr. 8333 - 8399 (67 F-4) - June 1941 - July 1941
    Erla - W.Nr. 8400 - 8806 (55 F-4/Z, 325 F-4 trop, 5 F-4/R2, 5 F-4/R3) - July 1941 - December 1941
    Erla - W.Nr.  10001 - 10285 (251 F-4 trop, 29 F-4/R3, 1 F-4/R4, 1 F-4/R8) - January 1942 - May 1942
    WNF - W.Nr. 13001 - 13390 (134 F-4/Z, 240 F-4/R1) - December 1941 - April 1942
     
     
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    nmayhew reacted to D.B. Andrus in Hasegawa 109F-4 to F-2 conversion..   
    Mermet was the first I know of to put G-10 cowl clarification in print. I first read about it in Luftwaffe Verband in January 1998.
     
    Thierry would have more complete information.
     
    Cheers,
    Damian
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    nmayhew reacted to CZPetrP in Bf-109K 4 "Red seven"   
    Bf-109K 4 10./JG 27, Prag-Kbely 1944/1945
    Kit: Hasegawa
    Cockpit: Aires
    Wheels: Barracuda
    Belts: HGW
    Guns: Quickboost
    Exhaust: Quickboost
    Paint: Gunze C






     
     
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Christoffer Lindelav in New, Incredible, Beautiful Tamiya Release Coming Soon; Anyone Know What it is?   
    Can’t believe I’ve just wasted 5mins of my life reading this damn thread 
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    nmayhew got a reaction from John1 in 1/32 RAF WWII Bombs?   
    Another vote for Tim’s work - deal with confidence
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    nmayhew reacted to Kagemusha in Fiat G50 Paint schemes   
    Sorry if I come across brusque - it's 12.25 am, I'm knackered and about to visit Nod - the cowl has a canvas cover, and it's a different scheme, if I have the time tomorrow will have a look through my reference books. 
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Jack in New, Incredible, Beautiful Tamiya Release Coming Soon; Anyone Know What it is?   
    Can’t believe I’ve just wasted 5mins of my life reading this damn thread 
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    nmayhew reacted to Jennings Heilig in Hasegawa 109F-4 to F-2 conversion..   
    The very early F-2s also lacked the sheet metal "blinkers" over the exhausts, and the supercharger intake was angled down toward the nose.
     

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    nmayhew reacted to D.B. Andrus in Hasegawa 109F-4 to F-2 conversion..   
    Another is a more recent publication Messerschmitt Bf 109, by Jean-Claude Mermet & Christian-Jacques Ehrengardt; Feb. 2016 - which covers the complete series from A through K.
     
    No, the above mentioned books don't have the completeness of the extraordinary Jentz and Doyle publications. However, considering the number of variants produced and the damage that was done to manufacturing and records during the war, I'd say pretty good progress has been made to shine light on a pretty obscure and myth-filled subject.
     
    The F-1/2 used the VDM 9-11207A prop - the F-4, in the beginning used the same prop as the F-2. However in Dec, 1941 Erla and Jan 1942 WNF started using the prop that would be used with the G-1 and the VDM 9-12087, as well as the deeper oil cooler housing utilizing the Fo 870 oil cooler. This was combined with GM-1 nitrous oxide injection to produce the F-4Z.
     
    So, my conversion will supply the thin prop blades, along with the items mentioned above. This is not yet a done deal, just taking an informal survey.
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    nmayhew reacted to RBrown in Hasegawa 109F-4 to F-2 conversion..   
    F through K versions are covered in Messerschmitt Bf 109 F, G, & K Series: an Illustrated Study, by Jochen Prien and Peter Rodeike.  The book gives production batches by Werk Numer and documents the various changes during production. 
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    nmayhew reacted to Grant_T in 1/24 Hurricane Mk.1   
    Almost there. As usual, the last little bits take soooo long.
     



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