Micro Build, 1/144 Bf-109G

Discussion in 'Start to Finish Builds' started by kettbo, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. kettbo

    kettbo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    US Army (Ret)
    Location:
    Western Washington, USA
    #1 kettbo, Aug 6, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
    Gents,

    My 1/285 scale Ki-27 build, kinda difficult to see what is going on. I will update that soon with some pictures. In the meantime, something a tad easier for you to see here. For fun, wanted to build something a bit bigger than usual, less eye strain. I decided on my most favorite, the GUSTAV!

    Scaled plans, glued them to the .040" styrene, cut around with nippers, filed to the line

    [​IMG]


    time to laminate

    [​IMG]


    center and a side 'lam'

    [​IMG]


    more laminations, note causing taper by 'stepping' the plastic on the rear fuselage

    [​IMG]


    last of the lamination

    [​IMG]


    some file work

    [​IMG]


    close of shop FRI nite, 2x 2-hour sessions

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,663
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    I like it !
     
  3. hawkeye2an

    hawkeye2an Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,047
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Salesman
    Location:
    St Joseph, Missouri
    SCRATCHBUILDING, Love it !!!!!!!!
     
  4. dirkpitt289

    dirkpitt289 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,249
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Computer Guy
    Location:
    South Plainfield New Jersey
    WOW, now that is old school. Very impressive
     
  5. kettbo

    kettbo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    US Army (Ret)
    Location:
    Western Washington, USA
    #5 kettbo, Aug 7, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
    OK, had an hour to kill, worked on Gustav

    Inlet the underside more and sliced along the bottom of the wing. Bend up to form the wing angle

    [​IMG]


    added a second sheet to the wing

    [​IMG]


    nipper action

    [​IMG]


    basic wing

    [​IMG]


    started to form the airfoil

    [​IMG]


    that's all for tonight folks. Roughly 5 crafting hours ago this was sheet stock
     

    Attached Files:

  6. herman1rg

    herman1rg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,151
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Impressive
     
  7. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,635
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  8. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,663
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Great stuff !
     
  9. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,149
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    That is sweet!
     
  10. kettbo

    kettbo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    US Army (Ret)
    Location:
    Western Washington, USA
    Attended Seattle's SEAFAIR today. Was on the lake on a 65 ft charter boat. The BLUE ANGLES flew right over us several times

    Got back late, only had time to shape the wings more. Added the horizontal stabilizers and a temporary supercharger inlet for grins

    [​IMG]

    far from done but good progress

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,156
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
  12. kettbo

    kettbo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    US Army (Ret)
    Location:
    Western Washington, USA
    Shaped the wings more today, started to pencil things on in a very rough and ready fashion.

    [​IMG]

    noted the spinner is now a tad short. Will have to turn one down and replace the current one from the original lamination. I moved the horizontal stabilizers back a tad before anyone noticed


    met today with modeling and casting giant John McEwan from Riveresco/tin-soldier.com. He has been sculpting and casting over 40 years.
    John on the left. I am humbled by his talent. I have spoken to John every year at the ENFILADE CON since 2000. We finally visited.....
     

    Attached Files:

  13. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,149
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Great stuff George! Was wondering if dipping the spinner in some CA glue then shaping might work?
     
  14. LA2019

    LA2019 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Wow, that is simply awesome.

    I'd be in a padded cell if I tried something like that!!!!
     
  15. kettbo

    kettbo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    US Army (Ret)
    Location:
    Western Washington, USA
    The real way forward would be to turn a new spinner....my Mk 1 eyebal let things go awry.
    Another thing with styrene is you can cut the bad part out, glue in a replacement, and drive on....
    Spinner shape and size critical for that 'just right' look.
     
  16. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,149
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Look forward to seeing the result!
     
  17. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,663
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Me too ! The painting should be interesting !!
     
  18. kettbo

    kettbo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    US Army (Ret)
    Location:
    Western Washington, USA
    #18 kettbo, Aug 10, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2011
    Truth be known....this is a master for replication....from one, MANY! ex unus , plures


    Decisions, decisions. What version to build?
    I may have John (above) cast a no-bump fuselage for F-1 - G-4
    Then re-cast for G-5, -G-14 mit Buelen
    Then re-cast with the smooth bulges for all the "AS" variants G-5/6/14, G-10, and K-4
    of course I would also need a smooth wing, then a wing with small wheel bulges, than one with late long blisters
    then short and tall tails (a few versions of the tall tail)
    then the standard and Erla Haube canopy (will come removable so as to swap)

    All in the near future

    edit
    also intend to do several others in 1/144; P-51, FW-190, P-47 etc, etc while the various "Hundert Neun" parts are worked-up for casting
     
  19. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,635
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    Yep....decisions, decisions... that can rock everybody down. To avoid the stress I would suggest using the Czech rule "libi nobo ne libi" - I like this or not - in the English.:lol:
     
  20. kettbo

    kettbo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    US Army (Ret)
    Location:
    Western Washington, USA
    True, one can become bogged down with all the versions....
    I will discuss the merits with Herr McEwan, see if we can come up with a 'one pleases all' scenario here

    Next up, the underwing radiators, then lower wing shaping.

    Any requests on what versions of the above-named planes people would like to see? Razorback P-47 vs Bubble Canopy? Sturmbach equipped FW-190? (the problem here would be the sheer size of suitable prey)
     
Loading...

Share This Page