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Me109 WIP

May 11 2011 at 11:41 AM

Ted Preston  (Login TeddieP)
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Hey Ho All - I've been living over on the Airfix Forum the last wee while working on the 1/24 scale Big Spit. While that project is tied up in trying to whip the exhaust stacks into shape, I'm trying to knock off a quick build of a little adversary for the Spit. Picked up the Hobby Boss Me109 E4/7 kit in 1/72 scale for a measly 8 bucks on sale! Work starts by test fitting a pilot into the cockpit. The figure is from the old Monogram Dornier 17 kit. The seat sits a little too low, so I put in a shim of plastic on the seat mount to raise it just a tad:
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I have photocopies of all sorts of instrument panel decals.
I scissor out the little indiviual instruments until I have a pile of them, like confetti. I pop 'em on one at a time with dots of superglue:
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The panel looks pretty good (from a distance) sitting inside the fuselage:
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Now for a few bits of interior detail. Not much, because not much will be seen.
A trim wheel cobbled together from parts off an old Fotocut photoetch fret, featuring various bits for WW1 aircraft:
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A teeny throttle quadrant from bits of sheet and sprue:
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Some paint and some paper shoulder straps for the Herr Oberst:
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The wing to fuselage fit is not too bad, and our boy sits nicely under that canopy:
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So far so good. Now some quick research on RLM colours (of which I know so little) and scrounge through the decal spares. I know I have Luftwaffe stuff in there somewhere!

WIP Build:
The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11;

Previous WIP Builds:
Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;
Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish

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The Lucky Mig

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