Me 109 K4 Hasegawa 1/32

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  1. ajcmac

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    Help.
    I've seen in some forums that the doors of the rear landing gear K4 do not open. I've seen pictures with the train doors open.
    Which one is correct?
    I have these two images.

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    #2 Wurger, Jun 11, 2010
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    Both are correct. The bay of the retractable tail wheel was closed with doors when flying.These doors could be closed or opened when an aircraft was standing on a ground.
     
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    So they were only partial cover?

    It looks like the tail wheel was also fully castoring?

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    hey aj,

    This particular link suggests the tail wheel of the K4 was to be retractable but due to material shortage was often not fitted, the shorter type'G' tail wheel used instead. possibly why you see it open and closed?

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    Thanks for your help.
    From what I read in another forum the K4 had problems in the rear landing gear. One solution was to fix the rear wheel (not retractable) and weld the doors of the landing gear.
    I'll go ahead with the K4.
    What I have done.
    I did some cables

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    I painted with RLM 66. Give lights and shadows. Dry brush

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    Very nice work! Keep us posted!
     
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    Looking good. Is the seat pan at the right angle?
     
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    The pins of the chair are centered. If I turn around the chair the position remained. I've seen a few more models and the position is the same.
     
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    OK, no problem. It just looked a bit low at the front.
     
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    The shadow and highlights look excellent. Are the shadows sprayed in with a darker RLM66/Black mix?
     
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    And I thank you for your comments. Since I have no books where to get information, when making a comment I look on the net.
    Always learn something more.

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    Yes. The shadows are sprayed with RLM 66+Black.
     
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    No problem Aj, everyone here is only too happy to help out. If you need anything, just ask - you'll probably get the answer!
     
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    The interior is ready. Only missing the seat belts.

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    Love the paint work.

    Fyi, here's the Eagle Editions cockpit tub and seat:
     

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    Good morning (in UK) ajcmac!

    Excellent build and painting of cockpit, shows what can be done without resin 'aftermarket', excellent though they are, sometimes we can't afford them!!!

    What guage of wire did you use to deatil your cockpit?

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    #17 Vic Balshaw, Jun 16, 2010
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    What a great looking start AJ, I'm go'na enjoy this build.
     
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    Very NICE!!! look forward to more......what markings you going to use?
     
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    Thank you for your comments.
    Still not sure which version because I'm waiting for the decal sheet from Eagle Strike.
    The cables are made with copper wire for winding electric motors.

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