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Volkswaffe Fini....................

April 29 2010 at 5:43 PM
Allan Buttrick  (Login Allan31)
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I have to have SOME fun, don't I?
Mr. Hobby kit of the 1956 Beetle and Airfix kit of the Bf-109E, both 1/24 scale to replicate the famous secret Volkswaffe aircraft of WWII. This build represents the 1939-1940 version.
If you haven't already or even if you have , look at this vid so you know where we are at...

Belts were fashioned from yogurt cup foil with brass wire buckles.

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I molded up four Messerschmitt wheels and cast those along with my own tires.

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I added the glazing from sheet styrene.

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Port, Starboard and Rear formation lights are tiny sequins in correct RLM colors. De-ice boots (later to become running boards) painted black. Yet another ground breaking Volkswaffe contribution to modern day science is the dual transmit and receive antenna on the roof that is the actual source for the term "Beetle" added from brass wire.

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High performance, low restriction exhaust system as close as possible to original.

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20mm cannon openings in cowling along with high altitude quartz headlamps. These were more often used for night time interceptions. Really.....they were.

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Revi12 gun-sight modified from Airfix part. Instrument panel scratched from sheet styrene with epoxy gauges closely following recently discovered Volkswaffe data.

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All accurate RLM nomenclature added in correct locations.

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It's nice to have a little diversion like this now and again in model building, it helps remind us to keep it fun.

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Now back to the very serious task of Airfixing the "Battle of Britain" for our Group Build.


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