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Good start Brad. It feels odd having all of that open engine cover off on the fuselage halves. You would think that would lead to all sorts of cowl and gun cover fit problems VS just making the fuselage whole, and possibly making some inside weakened panel lines for the cowl instead.

 

Looking forward to some more progress!

 

It also means there's a seam on either side which needs filling, something that I didn't realise when I built mine till nearly too late. Brad, I think Chris Wauchop on HS. has built a Bf109 in these markings. Edited by mozart

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Well it's a cold old night here in Melbourne, I have the cricket on so decided to crack open a cold one....and a model. So far so good, the beverage was something I picked up from Aldi, not bad, good enough to warm you up a bit though.

 

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Hey Brad, your Bourbon is a repacked Asahi Woodstock Bourbon.I look forward to seeing the 109 come together.

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Is it? I had no idea, I just saw it at Aldi and thought I'd see what it's like. It's not bad, still prefer Wild Turkey though.

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Radiators, wheels and drop tank tonight. Also a little liquid refreshment for the cricket viewing...gunna need it with the pummeling the poms are giving us.

 

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Some paint on the interior, Gunze RLM 66 grey works nicely. I've also picked out some of the various bits and bobs in the cockpit, just awaiting a sealing coat to dry before applying the decals to the instrument panel. So far so good. Not sure if I will paint the seat belts molded into the seat yet or get an aftermarket set.

 

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Well I managed to get the cockpit together and in the fuselage, it was pretty fiddly though. I found it better to leave some parts only tacked together so when the fuselage is closed up, you can clamp it all down. The cockpit pieces don't have precise fitting tabs, so a mistake in gluing here could result in a pain to close the fuselage. Anyways, everything forward to the clamp is glued, there are some spills that I'll have to clean up and repaint. Test fit of the rear canopt section looks good too so I know I got everything lined up.

 

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Rear fuselage is glued. A little clean up will be required.

 

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Starting on the forward fuselage inserts. This really highlights some of the poor engineering in this kit. You can see the red arrows, these point to join lines that need to be filled. The sil to the cockpit is a real mess that needs clean up for you to open the canopy and the split on the side fuselage insert baffles me, why not put it on an actual panel line? Also the green circles, these are the tabs that are meant to hold the canopy in the open position. These are a figment of some Revell designers imagination, but as they fit into indented sections on the canopy, removing them to open the cockpit will require some tricky filling, so I might just use them despite the accuracy.

 

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I should also mention the back plate to the cockpit should be flat, but it's difficult to see this error when the canopy section is fitted so I will just leave it be.

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Brad, some deft work and good thinking.

 

I have this same kit, but I bought a boatload of AM to go with it.  Glad to be seeing you stick it together.

 

Gaz

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Coming along nicely!

 

Is that a glare shield from the kit above the right hand exhaust?

 

Alain

 

I'm guessing so.

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On all the later marks there are heat shields over the exhaust stubs.  On the starboard side it is flat, whilst on the port side it curves downward.

 

Gaz

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On all the later marks there are heat shields over the exhaust stubs.  On the starboard side it is flat, whilst on the port side it curves downward.

 

Gaz

Thanks! It just seemed a bit too large, and I wondered if it was a night fighter modification...

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