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AlleyCat Bf-109H conversion - Wing Done 01/02/20

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New on the bench, I have wanted to build this for years so when the conversion finally came out I was over the moon.... it's just taken me a while to get one..! Just the one photo for now, will post more later on :)

 

Unsure what route I'm going for scheme, the world in my oyster as they say.

 

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Guest Martinnfb

Wouldn't it make sense to use G-6 instead ?

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Hi guys,

 

I've cut plastic and tried the centre wing section. Fit is good, but it does need more plastic trimmed... I'm really excited for this conversion and seeing as It's my first go converting a kit, it's a big learning curve too. :)

 

I've painted all the cockpit, but a few bits need sorting before I post a photo...

 

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This is back on the bench, I never posted about it but after painting the cockpit, somehow I 'lost' a side wall... which really P'd me off! Nearly a year on, and honestly don't ask me how.. I found the said sidewall in my camera bag, hidden within a crease at the bottom... and i'm baffled how it got there as my camera bag don't go into my garage, and my camera bag is very rarely opened fully to show the bottom (it's like a giant rucksack camera bag...)

 

So finding that the other day, I got it all back out, and got cracking.... fuselage should all be butted up very soon.. photos to follow! 

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It's been well over a year since I've been at my bench, I've been a busy boy through 2019... but now back at it and working on some kits. Dug this out and finally got the wings on the main resin part. More to follow soon.. should be at the bench quite a bit now until the new year.

 

:)

 

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Radders,
Nice work.
One thing that has concerned me when I research the H series, Versuchs or other , is that references (such as they are) usually state that the increase in span was achieved by adding a 1 meter extension at the wing root.
Never have I read that the coolant radiators stayed in place.
I would have thought it easier to extend the coolant hoses, rather than fabricating a closure for the original radiator openings AND then fabricating the new section to accomodate the radiators in the original position.
I would be keen to hear what you and others think of this hypothesis ?
Not trying to derail your build log, just my perverse OCD brain trying to align the cosmos!

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Hi, Kais. 

 

I'm just building it as per instructions, moving the rads more inboard and filling in the originals... it's a good conversion and gives me good practise. I've got nearly all the wings done now.. it's not been easy but some time here and there and it's slowly come together. I will get some photos up in the next day or two. 

 

Thanks, Rick. Once this is done i'll be jumping onto my Planet Models Fw-190C (V-18/U-1) Kanguru conversion.. 

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Progress, finally...

 

Have got the wing done bar the flaps and slats... really happy with the finish, just a little bit of detail to scribe back in. Fit wasn't great, taken a lot to smooth it in as you can see by the large Mr.Surfacer areas.

 

Light coat of primer to check it out and I can now move onto the fuselage and close it up. 

 

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