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#1 Daywalker

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 08:51 PM

This is my first LSP finished! It is the Hasegawa 1/32 ME-109G-10, converted to a G-14/AS. I began this kit a couple of years ago, and put it aside after becoming frustrated with it. I was having difficulty getting the fuselage seams sorted out, and finally gave up on it. I actually broke the thing in half right behind the cockpit, and the split the fuselage lengthwise, then removing the cockpit for use on a future kit. One day a while back, I decided to try it again. I used a ton of CA glue to glue it all back together. A daunting task to begin with as the now broken fuselage was a mess- wish I had taken photos of it then but I didn't as I didn't want to document the failure!

Built mostly OOB, adding seatbelts, antenna, and brake lines. Painted with Tamiya acrylics, and decals from Eagle Editions. I also drilled out the kit exhausts, opened up the four small scoops on the nose, the recesses in the main gear bays, re-positioned the elevators, added bracing wires inside the radiators and oil cooler. A few other small scratchbuilt details were added like parts for the gunsight, in-cockpit fuel line, canopy release lever, etc.

Comments and constructive criticism welcomed!

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#2 williamj

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 09:27 PM

Saweeet :D ...Red legged AS.. Very nice.Top shelf

#3 Kagemusha

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 09:31 PM

Very nice, top marks for Lazarus! :goodjob:

#4 dodgem37

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 02:41 AM

Very handsome. Nice leading edge wavy pattern. I like that exhaust staining.

Sincerely,
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#5 Allok

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 03:41 AM

Wow, sounds just like one of my sagas.
Except, of course, your kit looks great!
Don't you wish some people would use glue...
Instead of lipstick?

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:08 PM

Great lookinfg 109. At the end it was worth the trouble :):):)


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Posted 25 December 2010 - 03:36 PM

What a nice 109! She looks great.
We are all your base.

#8 mmaben

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 10:25 PM

Looks nice. Can't tell it was ever broken.
On to number 2.

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#9 Daywalker

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 02:55 AM

Many thanks for looking in fellas! Sure is nice to be able to post something I have finished, after being here for so long without any finished works.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 11:04 AM

Many thanks for looking in fellas! Sure is nice to be able to post something I have finished, after being here for so long without any finished works.


Yeah, about darn time too, buddy! B)

Great looking build Frank, just excellent all the way around.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 02:56 PM

Very nice result here.
It is impossible to tell the mess it seams it was to build.
Excellent!
Cheers,
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#12 dodgem37

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 10:12 PM

Every time this thread rolls around I sneak a peak and it gets better and better. Beautiful build. And how appropriate for it to have red and green colors during 'Christmas Time'.

Sincerely,
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 10:58 PM

Good on you, my friend ! At least you finished something She is looooking goood. Heres hopping we both do better next year......Harv :evil_laugh:

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:19 AM

great looking paint job

nice weathering especially underneath

personal preference is for the whites in the crosses to be toned down / dirtied a bit, but maybe that's the camera / picture, and it's just personal preference

thanks for sharing

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:04 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments, very, very encouraging!
Nick- I think you are absolutely right, the whites could really use more of a toning down. I usually give a finished build a light dusting of earth colors, to blend everything together but now that I think of it- I never did on this one! Thank you very much for the feedback.



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