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4. August 2019 at 10:54:41 Share
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Bryn Crandell Looking good so far. I have this kit in the stash. This will be some inspration for me when I build mine.
18. September 2019 at 12:03:05
Tom O Thanks Bryn! I'll continue to post pics and commentary where I think it would be useful to the group. Feel free to ask me anything about the construction, materials, etc I'm always happy to share and I do like getting tips from others as well!
18. September 2019 at 22:17:43
Jim J Looks awesome so far. I haven't mustered up the courage to tackle any of the Super Experten 109's or 190's yet. You're really doing justice to Eric Hartman's plane. I'm following along closely. Thanks for sharing the details.
19. September 2019 at 00:54:24
Tom O I departed from the detail kit and added some control cabling into the radio compartment as this would be prevalent in the real thing - and the fact I've got some pics to prove it helped, too! They add a nice touch. As mentioned before, when I dry-fitted the fuselage halves together there was a considerable gap (~0.4mm) because the lips of the radio compartment sidewalls extended past their respective fuselage halves, bowing them out slightly. These sidewalls were a struggle to firmly seat into their respective fuselage sides fully; fortunately the resin wasn't allowed to cure for too long in order to allow a little 'give' in the build. Naturally I shaved the top and bottom lips of the sidewalls after fixing them into the fuselage to get a better fit. While this allowed me to get the top spine seam fully welded, the underside refused to play ball and I still had a slight gap of (now) 0.1mm to seal up with some Gunze Sangyo dissolved putty. We'll see what the finished result looks like after I do some slight sanding to remove the offset and excess plastic cement. Photos forthcoming...
13. October 2019 at 22:06:21
24. November 2019 at 00:15:41
Tom O Thanks, Christian. I've only recently come back to my project, hence the delay in response. For all of you out there in scalemates-land, beware! I found a moulding error in this detail set from Eduard (shock-horror-gasp!). Reference the last 4 pics for my recent discovery...
9. December 2019 at 19:25:38
Tom O I've placed all of the components onto the engine up to but not including the engine bearers at this point, because putting them on in the order as described in the instructions would've severely restricted my ability to patch up/repair any boo-boos I might have made in the process, especially with the bearers in the way. The next piece of this is going to be even trickier than what I've had to contend with because there are a series of lines I have to fabricate from wire to attach to the motor that go under AND over the bearers, so I'll need to pause and think carefully how I proceed.
Eduard makes a very competitive cockpit so far as detail, accuracy and fitment goes, while their radio compartment, surprisingly accurate as it is, desperately needs to be reviewed for fitment issues, especially since this is supposedly designed for their own kit.
The level of detail in the engine kit thus far is certainly impressive, and reasonably accurate as well, but the fact that none of the pipework (R52, R53, R54), let alone one of the pipes (R53) was molded backwards(!) and countless other fitment issues elsewhere on the engine itself continue to plague me during the build process, which raises some fears about the final fitment/alignment between the engine, the engine bearers and more importantly the firewall. I wonder if the blast guards have sufficient clearance to the MG17 barrels, and ultimately if it will indeed fit into the compartment its designed to fill.
Stay tuned. More to discover, more to tell.
27. December 2019 at 23:50:53
Tom O In the meantime, I hope everyone out there in Scalemates-land had a memorable and peaceful Christmas, as have I. I promised myself I would devote some time to my G-6 and I've done that now, even though I plan on doing more in the coming days :).
27. December 2019 at 23:52:57
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September 18, 2019

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June 16, 2019

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1:48 Bf 109G-6 Cockpit Set (Eduard 648240)
 
Bf 109G-6 Cockpit Set (for Eduard)
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1:48 Bf 109G-6 Advanced (Eduard SIN64824)
 
Bf 109G-6 Advanced Eduard
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1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G - Bronze Undercarriage Legs (Eduard 648154)
Messerschmitt Bf 109G - Bronze Undercarriage Legs for Eduard 1:48 Bf 109G kit(s)
Eduard 1:48
648154
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February 18, 2019

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1:12 Lamborghini Countach LP 500S (Testors 451)
 
Lamborghini Countach LP 500S Limited Edition
Testors 1:12
451
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1:48 Heinkel He 111 (Monogram 5509)
 
Heinkel He 111
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5509
1995 | Changed box
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1:48 Heinkel He 111 (Monogram 5509)
 
Heinkel He 111
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February 17, 2019

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1:48 Bf 109G-6 late series (Eduard 82111)
 
Bf 109G-6 late series ProfiPack Edition
Eduard 1:48
82111
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17. February 2019 at 17:27:00 Share
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16. February 2019 at 16:11:09
Tom O Thanks, Erik. I'm not very good at posting/sharing on forums - I don't get into social media but liked what I saw here when I stumbled into it the other day so decided to give this a go...
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