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Hi everyone. The banter has already started on HS. Some are having a go on the accuracy of the nose by looking at the drawings in the instructions! :frantic:

 

Anyway, here are the links so you can make your own mind up. It seems a bit more complicated than the Eduard offering but you do get an open radio bay which is welcome plus a complete open nose unlike Eduard. They've gone for Priller's aircraft, nice and original!!!!!!!!

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10099481

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10099481z11/70/11

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I would love to have a closer look at it in the flesh.

What is going on with the propeller in that photo? There is some funky lighting juju going on there... It almost makes it look as if the two top blades are reversed and the bottom blade is pointing the right way. Strange!

Radu

 

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No opinions on the kit , 109's arn't my thing, but oh boy throw a new 109 details into the other place is like throwing raw meat into a pen full of pit bulls....!

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I would love to have a closer look at it in the flesh.

What is going on with the propeller in that photo? There is some funky lighting juju going on there... It almost makes it look as if the two top blades are reversed and the bottom blade is pointing the right way. Strange!

Radu

 

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l tend to agree with your observation here Radub. Upon closer inspection l see it more clearly and l dont think its a funky lighting effect

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No opinions on the kit , 109's arn't my thing, but oh boy throw a new 109 details into the other place is like throwing raw meat into a pen full of pit bulls....!

 

 

:evil_laugh:

 

johan

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MMMMM.... one prop blade set up for counterclockwise rotation.... the other two clockwise.... that would make for interesting performance characteristics on the full size article..... :frantic:

I think somebody should chuck the Trumpy kit's prop in a Dremel tool to find out! :frantic: :frantic:

At least it should be a source of SOME parts for kitbashing with the Eduard issue.....

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Montex make some great Swiss marking masks is you opt for the E-3 from Eduard. I think that's the route I'll be going even though I should have this kit before long.

 

I've popped some info about the release on my site at: http://scaleplasticandrail.com/kaboom/inde...ent/article/160

 

Jim

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A note on those Swiss markings - J-371 was unique in having five stripes. The neutrality stripes added to Swiss a/c after September '44 were three stripes - two white, one red. J-371 was a 'testbed' for the stripes, and they decided not to go with five, but with three. So while it looks neat and all, it's a one-off. Not to mention the fact that Trumpeter has no clue what they're talking about - 1940?? Neutrality stripes didn't come in until two Swiss 109s were shot down by some USAAF Mustangs in September '44.

 

J (Ain't saying nothing about 1/32 Swiss 109 decals. Nope. Not a word. You didn't hear a peep about it out of me!)

 

 

PS: As noted elsewhere, Trumpeter uses the same CAD work for their tooling and for the instruction sheet drawings. Based on that, I'm glad I have the Eduard kit. Trumpeter can keep theirs.

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Jennings, I have that 109s in Swiss service book by Georg Hoch. Its in German, but let me know if you need any info as its pretty expensive to buy. Actually, would any German speakers care to buy it 2nd hand?

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Jennings, I have that 109s in Swiss service book by Georg Hoch. Its in German, but let me know if you need any info as its pretty expensive to buy. Actually, would any German speakers care to buy it 2nd hand?

 

I have it in German as well as the Schiffer (really bad) English translation. I've also got a newer Hoch book on Swiss colors & markings that's only in German. Tks for the offer though!

 

J

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after a careful look i note that teh photo-etch parts for the wheel well actually look as though they might fit, unlike the ones in Eduard's update set for Eduard's own damn kit!!!!!

 

:piliot: :BANGHEAD2: :BANGHEAD2:

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Hi Gents,

 

I just took mine out of the box. All of the prop blades are angled the same. Viewed from the cockpit they would rotate clockwise. One item I have noticed; the demarcation for Priller's yellow nose is incorrect on the markings directions and the box art. Eduard would have you bring the yellow cowling color back over the air intake scoop and covering the cowl guns access panel to the windscreen. The b&w photo on page 4 of Scale Aircraft Modelling's Combat Colours # 1 appears to show the yellow ending at the forward edge of the intake scoop. The painted area aft of this panel line is covered with a dense spray of what looks like RLM 71. An easy fix.

 

Cheers!

 

Greg

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Hi Gents,

 

I just took mine out of the box. All of the prop blades are angled the same. Viewed from the cockpit they would rotate clockwise. One item I have noticed; the demarcation for Priller's yellow nose is incorrect on the markings directions and the box art. Eduard would have you bring the yellow cowling color back over the air intake scoop and covering the cowl guns access panel to the windscreen. The b&w photo on page 4 of Scale Aircraft Modelling's Combat Colours # 1 appears to show the yellow ending at the forward edge of the intake scoop. The painted area aft of this panel line is covered with a dense spray of what looks like RLM 71. An easy fix.

 

Cheers!

 

Greg

 

you got yourhands on one allready?

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