1/48 Me 109F

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  1. Fearsome-13

    Fearsome-13 New Member

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    This is the ICM 109F in 48, in a Revell box....

    I built the kit as a gift for a colleague of mine, based on a painted he received from friends of his a few years ago.

    I've read of some guys really battling to put the kit together, or have several issues with it. I found it to be a peach, as the ICM XVIe was, just required a bit of planning etc, for the most part, the fit was quite good. The kit decals settled down quite nicely.. but the swastika came from the spares bin. Please note.... I do not condone the actions of the Nazis, but I do believe in historical accuracy.

    Painted with Tam acrylics, and finished with Tam clear cotes.

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    Nice job. That swastika is too large though.
     
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    Nice! and ...Please note.... I do not condone the actions of the Nazis, but I do believe in historical accuracy. No need for apology we all work toward that same goal ;)
     
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    Thanks guys!

    I know the swastika isnt the correct size.... as I said, it came from the spares bin (I believe a Tam Fw190).... I didnt have any 109 sized decals.
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Nice indeed!
     
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    Next time, if you do not have the correct decals, ask us.
    I would have gladly sent you the correct size swastika for your aircraft.
    Not a matter of political ideologies; historical accuracy is what we strive for.
    Other than that, the model is a very good job!
     
  9. Jeff Hunt

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    Nice. The camo on the nose....airbrush or hand painted? either way it is way cool.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    Meatloaf.... thank you kindly for the offer... but seeing as my colleague wouldnt know the difference (and still doesnt)... I think things turned out ok! For my own builds, I do tend to strive for absolute accuracy etc. If I recall correctly, the Revell boxing doesnt come with swastikas.

    Jeff... the camo on the nose is both airbrushed, and hand painted. I laid down the green as a base coat with my AB, then using Maskol and a toothpick, I hand painted the 'snakes' on... followed by airbrushing the light blue over the top. When the paint had cured properly, I simply peeled off the Maskol and voila!
     
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    Nicely done. Will have to practice the nose scheme technique use on other models. Thanks for describing how you achieved the effect.
     
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    Very nicely done, Fearsome-13. Would that be Johann "Mackie" Steinhoff's -F? Or his wingman's? And while we are on the subject of 109s, would anyone have a pair of main wing mass balances for 1/72 scale that they would be willing to part with? I have a Fine Molds 109G-2 of which the mass balances broke off and cannot be found...
     
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    I'm honestly not sure... as I say, it was painted based purely on a painting my colleague had received from guys he worked with years ago!
     
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    If it's the one I think you're thinking of, it was Black double chevron and a G.

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