**** DONE: 1/72 Bf-109E Hasegawa - Me/ Fw Group Build.

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  1. Nxthanos

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    #1 Nxthanos, Jun 14, 2011
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    1/72 BF-109E Hasegawa - Me/ Fw Group Build.
    Username: Nxthanos
    First name: Chris
    Category: Beginner
    Scale: 1/72
    Manufacturer: Hasegawa
    Model Type: Single seat day fighter and fighter bomber
    Extras: Techmod Decals 1/72 MESSERSCHMITT Bf-109E-4


    Hope that is the correct format !8)
     
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    First, let's look at the kit and some sprue shots:

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    The kit was factory sealed wheni started and is complete.

    the decal sheet is good and includes options for either a barbarrosa fighter bomber or a battle of britain machine flown by galland, i will build Adolph's machine.
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    the first step is to paint the interior and do the cockpit sub asemble, not much to do as its a small kit.
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    Next we need to paint lil adolph, the seat of his pants are left unpainted as is his chair so that the glue will adhere properly.

    The face was not well defined but i gave him a galland mustache anyways!
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    After he dries he will be attached and I can start on teh fuselage, but that is for next time!
     
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    Good start Chris!
     
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    Nice start Chris and glad you joined.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    I origianlly considered a matchbox 1/32 BF 109 but i had started it (built the wings and engine) so i went with one from the 'to do' pile!
     
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    Good to see you joining in, Chris.
     
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    Thanks, seems like the thing to do!
     
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    Could be a different Adolph flying that plane too!
     
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    A nice choice...:)
     
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    Nice start chris, good on ya mate!

    (Can I be cheeky and ask if you have plans for the S9 codes..? :oops: )
     
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    They go in my spare decal box, to be used perhaps one day in restoring an old kit or on another 109 should it come my way!

    Its a tad off topic, but i sometimes do restoration, like this example of a monogram Hurricane;

    This was how it was before:
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    And after restoration (project was done a few months ago)
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    #16 Nxthanos, Jun 15, 2011
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    Today's update;

    Little adolph is glued into his pilot's seat and looks pretty good
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    next the instrument panel decals are applied, although i care barely see them
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    The fuselage is then joined with the panel glued in and set aside to dry
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    The propellar is then assembled, the solid nose goes to the spares box and the one with the opening ventalator is used.
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    Now that the fuselage has dried a bit, its joined to the wings, and as the photo shows, there are considerable gaps on each side, so its putty time.
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    My putty method is to apply cellophane tape on both sides of the area to be puttied to avoid excess putty from damaging the surface area and to aide in sanding as the tape protects the area around the putty from being accidently sanded also.
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    The putty must dry and be sanded but that is all for this update!
     
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    Hope you enjoy the build. Just be careful, though. The kit decals seem to be pointing towards Galland's aircraft after it was re-deployed to a training squadron (yellow 16) and you'll probably need two 'Mickey Maus'. I built the 1/32 Matchbox 'Galland' recently and had the same problem with the kit decals. I ended up using Techmod Decals. Airframes and Wayne are the ones to listen to, on this one.
     
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    I'll just blame Hasegawa in that case!
     
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    Yes, the marking's in the kit reflect a period after Galland stopped flying 5819, it was passed on to the training group Erganzungsgruppe 26 and flown by the Kommandeur Oblt. Hubertus Von Holtey, and therefore carried the double chevrons of a Gruppe kommandeur but retained the JG26 badge and Gallands Victory tally of 82 victories which were in fact a combination of RED and BLACK victory markings. The camouflage had also been completely redone.
     
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    Can't have it not be uncle adolph's plane now can we?

    OK, I just bought the techmod set gerry sugested, so it will be Galland's battle of Britain figher afterall, with a big yellow nose!
     
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