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Chris Wimmer

Airfix 1:24 Bf109E-3

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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

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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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https://www.amazon.de/Marston-Domsel-UV-Klebeset-mit-UV-Beamer-MUV-SET-F3/dp/B00MX4C6JY

 

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 natürlich freuts mich wenn du zuguckst ;)  Fürstenfeldbruck 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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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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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

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