**** DONE: 1/48 Bf109E-4 Kommandeur Hauptmann Hans von Hahn 1./JG3 Aug 1940 BoB GB

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  1. ozhawk40

    ozhawk40 Active Member

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    #1 ozhawk40, Sep 5, 2010
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    Username: Ozhawk40
    First name: Peter
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Hasegawa
    Model Type: Bf109E-4
    Details: 1./JG3 France August 1940
    Aircraft Assignment: Kommandeur Hauptmann Hans von Hahn
    Accessories: None
    Decals: Hasegawa​

    Here we go again, again! Second build for this GB. This just has to be a '109. Well why not - everyone has one.:lol: This one is being built straight from the box with markings provided in the kit. I won't start until the Hurri is done, but that's not too far away.

    Cheers

    Peter
     

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    Very cool Peter!
     
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    That looks like a nice kit Pete, looking forward tou you performing your magic with it.
     
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    Good choice Peter! Look forward to it...:D
     
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    Great choice Peter, should be fantastic looking....
     
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    great choice Peter
     
  7. Airframes

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    Nice one Peter. If you mess up on the decals (not that you will of course!), I still have the spare ones from my kit. I seem to remember it was a nice kit to build, but looking at it now, I notice the instrument panel has the small bomb selector/ arming panel on the bottom, which I forgot to remove at the time!
     
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    Good one Peter! :thumbright:
     
  9. ozhawk40

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    Cheers guys, I'm looking forward to it too.

    Thanks for the offer T, it has been known to happen...err... more than once!8)

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Okay....


    Progress at last.

    Pic 1
    Hasegawa prodie this photo-etch standard with the kit. It includes the radiator and oil cooler grills and the armour plate for the canopy.

    Pic 2
    I pre painted the inside of the radiator exits RLM65. I used Humbrol 65 which went on okay :rolleyes: surprise.

    Pic 3
    Grills installed with CA glue.

    Pic 4
    The view from the front of the installed grills. The fit was very good and they look the part.

    Pic 5
    Once the grills are installed you can assemble the wings. Fit is great - no problems thus far.

    Pic 6
    Interior parts laid out. Reasonable level of detail, if a bit plain. I added dimples to the outer surface of the oxygen regulator.

    Pic 7
    Interior is painted mostly RLM02 which I made up using a mixture of tamiya paints. A 50/50 mix of XF22 and XF49. Instrument panel was painted and decal from Hasegawa added. I had designs of drilling out the hole pattern on the rudder pedals, but realised that is just would not be seen when assembled. I was not crazy about the detail for the seat belts moulded onto the seat, but left this also and I painted them Khaki with grey metal details.

    Pic 8
    Cockpit interior assembled and ready to fit to the fuselage.
     

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    Good start and looking good Peter.
     
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    I missed this announcement somehow. Nice start Peter.

    I guess we're close to operational status now. We have enough 109's for 3 Schwarmen and a few spares to boot!
     
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    Nice start Peter!
     
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    great start Peter
     
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    Beautifully done Peter, it's going to be a cracker
     
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    8):D Sweet Man!
     
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    #17 ozhawk40, Oct 5, 2010
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    Thanks guys.

    Moving right along...

    Pic 1
    Fuselage halves ready to go. Fit is good, but I'm not wild about the tail wheel as it strangely comes pre-attached to one half. Unusual. Weird.

    Pic 2
    Fuselage together with cockpit pod, wings and tail feathers added. I've painted the leading edge slat area RLM02.

    Pic 3
    I took a leaf out of Wayne's book and added the panel line top and bottom. Even used Wayne's method but it failed - too much glue!:| Still, a bit of a run with the scribing tool sorted it out nicely.:)

    Pic 4
    Drilled out the cannon and machine gun barrels. Trickiest bit so far. I'm glad that's over with.

    Pic 5
    Progress with the prop. Blades are black/green, but look darker in the photos

    End of update.8)

    Cheers

    Peter
     

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    looks great Peter
     
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    Well, don't let us hold you up Peter!

    Great going!
     
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    Nice work Peter. It's a 'fingers crossed' exercise drilling those small barrels - one slip and it's curtains (Not pink ones either !)
     
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