Bf 109H-V54 1:32 based on 21st Century G14

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    #1 fam43, Jan 8, 2013
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    I always wanted to add a high altitude Bf 109 to my collection. Sadly there are no pictures of this plane and drawings you can get differ from each other in many respects. At last I decided to build it after a drawing I found in Thomas H. Hitchcocks "The Focke Wulf Ta 152". The V54 was based on a G-5 type. I took a 21st Century Bf 109 G-14 as abase. The fuselage is almost unchanged apart from the tail making things a bit easier.

    Bf 109 H V-54_1.jpg


    The 21 Century kit may be a little mediocre but it is cheap. I would hate slaughtering a Hasegawa kit whwn there is a real possibility of desaster.

    Bf 109 H V-54_2.jpg


    Let's start with the wings. You have to construct a new centerpiece section with has no dehedral.

    Bf 109 H V-54_3.jpg

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    Interesting!
     
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    Very nice mate!
    Long planned to do this bird myself (in 1:72), but could never tell who's drawings are correct!
     
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    This looks to be an interesting build Michael.
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    Nice one Michael. A good addition to your prototype collection.
     
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    Should be another good one.
     
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    As you can see there is much room for detailing the century kit. The wheel well is an empty duct. I tried to detail it with some strips rods and tube.

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    Indeed. Very nice Michael!
     
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    #15 Vaughan, Jan 11, 2013
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    :thumbright: Michael I did find this line drawing if this is any help?
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    I wonder what the main gear attached to out there?
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    Grest job so far Michael...
     
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    High Vaugham,
    thanks for the drawing of the H1. Iknow this pic and many more others. This build will be mostly guesswork anyway untill a picture of the real ac. will turn up. There is very little hope. I choose Hitchcocks drawing necause it is the most simple of all and hopefully the most easely to do.
     
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