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Updated: September 25, 2019
4. August at 10:54:41 Share
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Stephan Ryll Very nice pit
4. September at 17:36:54
luftfanatic Photo 58. When I started working up the radio compartment the first thing I did was a dry-fit. Frankly none of the pieces fitted well with each other, and that was the prelude to what was coming down the line. It's not as well-thought out as the cockpit. First, the compartment sidewalls, even when they were pressed into the fuselage sidewalls left some overlap, far too much to be able to close up the fuselage when the time came, so I fitted them into their positions (the Eduard kit has a raised impression on the fuselage wall where the radio compartment sidewall seats up for ease). Reducing the sidewalls also meant reducing the room inside the fuselage as well, which in turn meant a potential challenge getting the battery and auxiliary frame mount settled inside. I had to tape the sidewalls together loosely enough to squeeze the auxiliary frame in, a bigger challenge since I had already glued the battery to it. For those out there planning on doing the radio compartment on the eduard kit, you'll want to consider the assembly steps in the instruction sheet more as recommendations than gospel, I'm afraid. After the components haves been painted/completed, it's best to first fit the auxiliary rack to the starboard sidewall using the opposite sidewall as the guide, and be prepared for the possibility that the rear attachment point won't meet flush to the side wall edge for gluing. Looking closely at photo 58 and you'll notice the attachment point sits away and over the lip; I had to sand off a good portion of that to get it to sit flush in the fuselage, thankfully it won't be seen anyway when the fuselage is buttoned up.
6. September at 19:19:37
luftfanatic Second step, after the glue has cured on the auxiliary rack, will be to attach the photoetch wiring to the sidewall BEFORE putting the battery box on top of the rack. I made the mistake of 'going it alone' and drilling out a small hole to fit some copper wire through from behind in order to reach over to the battery box. Had I used the photo-etch wire instead I would have had less headache – in point of fact, I could've attached the photo-etch wire at the very beginning and it probably would've been even better! The reason I say this now is that, once the photo etch wire is in place you can set the battery box in position, glue it in from behind and underneath, then gently push the photo-etch into place ensuring a solid connection to the battery posts. When everything is buttoned up inside its very cramped and difficult to see most of the detail anyway, even with a penlight.
6. September at 19:20:00
Sergej I Would be a shame to hide this cockpit inside a plane... :)
18. September at 10:32:38
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 at 12:03:05
luftfanatic 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 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 at 00:54:24
luftfanatic 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 at 22:06:21
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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)
Eduard 1:48
648240
2016 | New tool
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1:48 Bf 109G-6 Advanced (Eduard SIN64824)
 
Bf 109G-6 Advanced Eduard
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2016 | Changed parts
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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
2014 | New tool
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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
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1:48 Heinkel He 111 (Monogram 5509)
 
Heinkel He 111
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1:48 Heinkel He 111 (Monogram 5509)
 
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February 17, 2019

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1:48 Bf 109G-6 (Eduard 82111)
 
Bf 109G-6 late series - ProfiPack Edition
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82111
2016 | New tool
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luftfanatic 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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