Bf 109 D Legion Condor 1:32 scale

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  1. fam43

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    Hi folks.
    I was at Tankograd since spring and did three tanks. As a proof here they are:

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    Now it's high time to to leave the heavy metal fraction and return to the leightweight guys again.
    I choose a Bf 109 D of the famous Legion Condor. Eduard will bring a conversion kit for their Emil soon. It will cost around 35,-€! Add 45,-€ for their Emil and you will be in the region of around 80,-€! My God this is a hobby!
    No! I still have some Matchbox Emils I bought for around 5,-€ in the late seventys of the last century. This will do it.

    First I shortened the engine hood of the Emil and sanded off all bulges from it. All openings were closed.

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    The underside of the hood was made from a surplus old jet engine of the Hasegawa Me 262. The new chin cooler is a simple box of plasticcard.

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    To get a new smaller and round front I used a roadwheel of an old tank which I found in my trashbox.

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    A first test for fitting. More in ths next days.

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    This will be interesting. Great work Michael, looking forward to your updates!
     
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    Great stuff
     
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    Nice work Michael, I like the King Tigers, with Posrche turret. Are they from Panzer Lehr, in Normandy?
    Good work on the Dora too, it should turn out well. I wish Revell would release that old Matchbox kit. I've got an old original I'm building in the BoB GB, and wish I'd bought the other two the guy had at the time !
     
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    I was just wondering today about where you've gone Michael. Nice to see you back with another custom job.
     
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    #7 fam43, Sep 10, 2010
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    Hi folks,
    thank you for your kind wellcome.
    Hi airframes,
    this two Kingtigers are very special. Their series numbers ly in the reigion of 1-10. They were intended to be used as heavy radiocontrol command vehicles. This was quickly stopped because of their unreliability and sheer largeness. They were in process of becoming a regular fighting unit, when they were lost by technical problems.
    The hole in the turret of No. 11 was made after the crew left it, just to be sure no one was at home.

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    but back to the flightline. First changes to the Emil wings. A warning. The plastic of the Matchbox is very brittle.

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    Good to see you back Michael fantastic work on the Tigers mate....
     
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    Ah, so they were the ones detached to 'Lehr'. I believe they were all lost due to mechanical problems.
    Nice job on the wings, and you're right - the plastic is very strange on the old Matchbox kit. It's brittle in parts, some has a strange,'waxy' look, and some is so hard, it's like trying to drill armour plate !
     
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    Nice to see you back in action Michael. :cool:
     
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    Thank you for the hearty wellcome again guys.

    The spinner was derived from the Emil one. I shortened it and filled it completely with a 2 component plasticine you have to knead between your fingers. After thouroughly drying i drilled the openings for the two blade prop. the props of the Emil fortunatly are seperate so it's easy to make a twoblader.

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    Down under:

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    two blow ups:

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    Great stuff. I look forward to seeing more
     
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    Like it Michael, doing a fine job mate!:D
     
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    Cool conversion! Real lucky on those props. I don't what I would have done if they were already attached!
     
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    Some nice work Mike always liked your surgery's!:) Cheers
     
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    Nice progress Michael. This looks like it's going to be another good one - looking forward to the next bits.
     
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    #18 fam43, Sep 14, 2010
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    Thanks,
    Let's see what we have until now. New openings according to the D-version were made into the bonnet. Than I sprayed automotive primer out of a can upon the engine and scribed it a little.

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    The exhaust stacks of the D will be attached later. Now they would be an obstacle.

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    The scribing can't be the last word. Wellcome putty!

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    The next 10 days I'm in Berlin Gatow "Open Days" of the " Luftwaffen museum with model fair. So the next pictures have to wait a little. :wave:
     
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