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Hi All, just finished the Revelle 1/32 scale ME 109 G10. I did this one OOB, and tried out the German Mottling Camouflage. this is a trial run for my Hasegawa Fw 190D with all the aftermarket goodies. i posted these images on my facebook ac, and the main comment was about the splaying of the landing gears, unfortunately it cant be splayed out in the revelle kit, my left landing strut snapped. so its best to cut a wedge and insert a piece of plastic as the neck of the gear strut before gluing it into the slot at the wheel wells. The Revelle build guide was also a bit confusing, the paint guide does not match up with the description and some parts are numbered wrongly.

other than that, it was pretty easy and no real big issues.

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great German Mottling Camouflage for your first try :goodjob:

Thank you Vandy, i checked out some videos on youtube before attempting the camo

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Nice job but I beg to differ on the ability to splay the gear in this kit, as every other build I have seen has them set correctly -- mine included.

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Regards from Singapore Shan. Nicely done. Looks awesome.

 

Troy

thanks Troy, for that homeward bound encouragement

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Nice job but I beg to differ on the ability to splay the gear in this kit, as every other build I have seen has them set correctly -- mine included.

Thanks CATC, i just cant wrap my head around why it ended up like that, i double checked last  night, and everything seemed to have slotted in well. others in other forums have suggested replacing them with the brassin bronze metal landing gears.

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You know, I was just looking at mine, and I seem to remember now it being a little loose in that socket in the vertical plane, so I think I had to hold it in position until the cement set. I feel like there wasn't really much above the tab on the gear that goes into the socket, so there was nothing keeping the strut from angling downward too much -- if you get what I mean. When I held it in place I believe I held the bottom of that piece against the inside of the bottom of the wing rather than against the top. In other words, I think the bottom wing piece kept the tab on the gear from rotating down too far but the top wing piece did not keep it from rotating up, as it probably should have. Make sense?

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Shan

One good looking 109 and a thumbs up for some very nicely done cammo

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Peter

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You know, I was just looking at mine, and I seem to remember now it being a little loose in that socket in the vertical plane, so I think I had to hold it in position until the cement set. I feel like there wasn't really much above the tab on the gear that goes into the socket, so there was nothing keeping the strut from angling downward too much -- if you get what I mean. When I held it in place I believe I held the bottom of that piece against the inside of the bottom of the wing rather than against the top. In other words, I think the bottom wing piece kept the tab on the gear from rotating down too far but the top wing piece did not keep it from rotating up, as it probably should have. Make sense?

now that you've mentioned it, it does make sense. thanks

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I created a simple jig that the main and tail gear sat on - just some holes in a piece of hardboard.. Worked well to keep everything lined up correctly..

 

Matt

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Very nice looking paint job!

 

The LG in my kit were also very loose fitting so I just used 5 minutes epoxy on my kit and I just kept comparing and adjusting the Revell LG to my already built Hasegawa kit until the glue started to set up and I was satisfied.

 

Anyway very nice job on your kit!!

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