Return to Index  

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

April 29 2010 at 5:43 PM
Allan Buttrick  (Login Allan31)
HyperScale Forums
from IP address 99.36.6.113

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...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk52tDKELdQ

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

[linked image]

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

[linked image]

I added the glazing from sheet styrene.

[linked image]

[linked image]

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.

[linked image]

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

[linked image]

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

[linked image]

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

[linked image]

All accurate RLM nomenclature added in correct locations.

[linked image]

[linked image]

[linked image]

[linked image]

[linked image]

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

[linked image]

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

Thanks,
Allan

Multiple Mosquito Build, 1/72: Intro Part 1 Part 1.5 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Fini

Fathers Day A6M2: Intro Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Finish

Airfix Stuka 1/72: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Finish

Airfix Hurricane 1/72: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Finish

Airfix Orion III: Build Tutorial Finish


    
This message has been edited by Allan31 from IP address 99.36.6.113 on Apr 29, 2010 6:14 PM


 
 Respond to this message   
Responses


HyperScale's Group Build Guidelines

The objective of this Group Build is to encourage as many modellers as possible to build their kits and share their progress via words and photos on this Forum.

You are welcome to post general construction tips or relevant reference information and photos to this Forum too.

This Group Build will feature Airfix, Frog and Matchbox kits.

  1. Build as many kits as you like

  2. Conversions, aftermarket and scratchbuilding are all permitted.

  3. Any markings are acceptable.

  4. Document your progress and do a write-up on your build - where did you have trouble, what improvements did you make, what markings did you choose and why? It would be GREAT if everyone would do a writeup and submit it to HyperScale as a Feature Article.
     

Posting or replying to messages on The Group Build Forum requires visitors to register. If you have not already registered on one of HyperScale's other Forums, you will need to:

  1. First register with Network 54, the Forum provider.Click here to register with Network 54.

  2. Then, you can sign up for HyperScale's forums. Click here to sign up for HyperScale's forums.

Your user name and password will give you full posting privileges to all of HyperScale Forums.

 

free counters