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Andrew's BoB GB Entry - Eduard 1/32 Bf 109E-4

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4 years 11 months ago #1 by Andrew
Now the bench is some what clear, I'm going to make a start on this B)





At this stage I'm planning on building it as "Yellow 13" Flown by Lt. Josef Eberle, 9./JG 54

Should be fun :whistle:

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4 years 11 months ago #2 by Bishop
Nice. Gee there are some good kits coming out for this build.

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4 years 11 months ago #3 by Xtr3meNZer
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Nice kit, and a nice bit of extras there as well! Looking forward to seeing your progress!
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4 years 11 months ago #4 by CyNaKyL
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That's a bit of a haul there Andrew. Now I definitely feel like the odd one out not using a resin cockpit for my Emil... Oh well...

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4 years 11 months ago #5 by Von Drinkoften
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Nice looking kit. If I hadn't already got quite a few Hasegawa 109's in the stash, I'd be tempted to grab one of the Eduard's for sure.
And, another 109! Cool bananas... almost enough for a Staffel! :cheer:
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4 years 11 months ago #6 by Xtr3meNZer
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CyNaKyL wrote: That's a bit of a haul there Andrew. Now I definitely feel like the odd one out not using a resin cockpit for my Emil... Oh well...


I didn't get a resin cockpit ;) - just bloody PE which gave me a head ache lol

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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #7 by Nosferatu
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I have the resin pit it is good...its the RB seatbelts that I'm struggling with!!Damn that stuff is small!!! Welcome to the build mate!!!What scheme you gonna go for!! The Emils are swarming!! :evil:
Whoops.. just read the original post properly..."Yellow 13" Nice!

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4 years 11 months ago #8 by grover
Awesome Andrew. Looking forward to the build, and yeah a lot of emils. How did it get the name emil?

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4 years 11 months ago #9 by CyNaKyL
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Nosferatu wrote: its the RB seatbelts that I'm struggling with!!Damn that stuff is small!!!


I've got the RB belts too. They are very fiddly to make, I got 2 shoulder belts done for me he162 and they took me about 2 hours... DON'T use super glue with them, only use pva or similar (even microclear would work) so that it dries clear and sticks properly...

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4 years 11 months ago #10 by Nosferatu
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CyNaKyL wrote:

Nosferatu wrote: its the RB seatbelts that I'm struggling with!!Damn that stuff is small!!!


I've got the RB belts too. They are very fiddly to make, I got 2 shoulder belts done for me he162 and they took me about 2 hours... DON'T use super glue with them, only use pva or similar (even microclear would work) so that it dries clear and sticks properly...


Micro Scale Krystal Klear is what im using..works well...Glad im not the only one..took me an hour to do one shoulder belt! :blink:

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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #11 by PJNZ
Very cool Andrew :)
Yes quite a StaffeL of Emils coming together nicely now.... ready for a rewriting of history...? ;)
With so many great planes it would be pretty cool to create an air born formation of fighters and bombers...

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4 years 11 months ago #12 by Andrew

grover wrote: How did it get the name emil?


Being the E variant of the 109 B) The F series was known as Friedrich and the G, Gustav

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PJNZ wrote: With so many great planes it would be pretty cool to create an air born diorama of fighters and bombers...


It looks as if we'd have enough E-3s and E-4s to make a schwarm to escort Grants He-111 :woohoo:

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4 years 11 months ago #14 by Andrew
Thanks for the input everyone B)

This will be my first 1/32 build of a plane. I have an unfinished 1/48 Me 262 from a previous GB :blush: Prior to that, my last attempt at a plane would've been 10+ years ago The cockpit looks daunting, especially the belts :whistle: Why couldn't they make them preassembled :pinch: :lol:

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4 years 11 months ago #15 by CyNaKyL
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Andrew wrote: Why couldn't they make them preassembled :pinch: :lol:

Cause then we wouldn't have a reason to curse the modelling gods for our fat sausage fingers that can't manipulate microscopic pe... :woohoo: :P

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4 years 11 months ago #16 by Kiwimav
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Agreed Bishop...great to see these very nice kits being built

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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #17 by Grant

Andrew wrote: The cockpit looks daunting, especially the belts :whistle: Why couldn't they make them preassembled :pinch: :lol:


PE belts suck. They never seem to stay in place for me. : :angry: I'm sure they'll cause you no problems though. :evil:
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4 years 11 months ago #18 by CyNaKyL
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The RB belts aren't all PE, just the buckles. The seatbelts themselves are actually cut from paper, so once you've handled them a bit the are flexible just like real fabric belt would be...

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4 years 11 months ago #19 by Grant
Oh right. I wasn't reading all that closely. :blush:

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4 years 11 months ago #20 by KitModellerNZ
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Great build so far.

I hate the etch belts too and reckon it's worth the time it takes to assemble the likes of the RB fabric products.

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4 years 11 months ago #21 by Andrew
Too bloody cold in the shed tonight, so only resin parts washing got done tonight :whistle:


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4 years 10 months ago #22 by Andrew
Been struggling to get motivated with this build. Every time I look at the resin cockpit set, and the harness set. I just think CBF :evil:

So in order to try and get this done before the finish date, I've decided to flag using the cockpit detail set and harness, and will be using kit supplied parts.

I've been preparing cockpit parts ready for a prime coat then some RLM 02





Feeling a bit better now I'm gluing some styrene

I'm keen to sell the Aires cockpit set, and the RB Productions belt to fundraise towards the next GB. Asking $20 for the cockpit set, and $10 for the harness. PM me if you are interested. I'll start a separate post in the buy and sell section, if you want to see pics

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4 years 10 months ago #23 by Grant
Good decision. Will be good to see this progress. :)
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4 years 10 months ago #24 by PJNZ
Great Andrew, I'm glad you're going ahead with this one!
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4 years 10 months ago #25 by Andrew
Update B)

Been busy the past few days with preparation for my daughters birthday party, so modelling time has been very limited.

Assembled the cockpit parts a little more before painting



I put the upper and lower halves of the wings together. Do you regular plane builders find that one side of the wing goes together better than the other? I did with this :unsure:



Hoping the weather will be fine enough tomorrow to get a coat of primer on.

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4 years 10 months ago #26 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looking good :)

I haven't noticed it too much in the past, with one wing fitting better than the other... Most of the time it will be either both or neither. (only in my experience)

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #27 by PJNZ
Hope the birthday party goes well :)
The wings on my Weekend edition E3 had fairly biggish gaps each side the same.
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4 years 10 months ago #28 by Andrew
Wing thing must have been me :unsure: I did notice one of the upper wings seemed to have a lot of fine flash around the edges :S

Update B)

Got some paint on yesterday afternoon. Primed the cockpit and fuselage interior with matt black rattle can before laying down some Vallejo RLM 02 through the airbrush

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In the outdoor bake oven :lol:



Dried and ready for the next step



Will see about getting some detail painting tonight, and gluing the relevant cockpit PE pieces, then hopefully seal the fuselage together

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4 years 10 months ago #29 by Grant
Nice progress. Must remember save up some ice block sticks this summer. B)
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4 years 10 months ago #30 by Andrew
Mini update B)

A little detail painting done earlier. Just a few bits in the cockpit. Will be adding the PE tomorrow



Will need to order some paints soon. I think I could be converting from Tamiya to Vallejo

Grant, I raided the cafeteria at my last job before I left for the coffee stirrers :whistle: :lol:

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