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Fine Molds 1/72nd Bf 109F-4


Don Flynn
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That's pretty cool, Don. I've never built a Finemolds kit, how was it to build?

 

Glenn

 

 

Hi Glenn,

 

The F was the best fitting Bf 109 kit I've ever done. The biggest problem is the engine cowling 1/2s, since the kit has a basic engine their designed to be posed open so you have to canter sand the edges to get them flush in the closed position.

 

Tailplanes were very tight fitting also, I had to sand and file the holes out a tad so I could get the alignment right ....never thought I'd bitch about a good fitting kit :P

 

I've 3 more F's on the bench plus the Bf 109G-6 from them. The later seems to be a tad "looser" in fit...so far nothing major but compared to the F's it suprised me I had to tape the fuselage 1/2's together :)

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F's rule! I like the scheme because it shows how they simply adapted the desert scheme to a later environment. Are those the kit markings? Thanks for posting!

 

Gil :smiley16:

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F's rule! I like the scheme because ti shows how they simply adapted the desert scheme to a later environment. Are those the kit markings? Thanks for posting!

 

Gil :smiley16:

 

Eagle Strike sheet "Augsburg Flyers Pt 2". I wanted something simple for the 1st one of those I do, 3 more on the table plus their G-6

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Hi Don.........Interesting Scheme.......nice work.........I couldn't help myself :)

 

Forums have been funky all day :P

 

[forum sluggishness noted, Don, please delete this post as it's off topic, thanks]

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Looks great. I've built a few of the FM -109s and I think that they are great kits. Plus I love the camo decals when they are provided.

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That is a fantastic looking plane! I just night have to pic a few of these up.

 

 

Its the sweetest little kit I've ever built. Problem is the damn things are hard to find here in the US. I'd gotten a couple of the Bf 109F-4's at the VB Nats then bite the bullet and ordered a bunch from Rainbow 10, they seem to be the only shop worldwide that had a stash and decent selection.

 

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I'm glosscoating the one on the right now..should be ready for a dry wash this week....plus these 2 here

 

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Need to paint the wheel wells tonite then their ready for camo. One of those might take awhile, I'm doing this pattern and it'll take time to mask

 

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3rd one will be Aircraft 7 on that sheet

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Need to paint the wheel wells tonite then their ready for camo. One of those might take awhile, I'm doing this pattern and it'll take time to mask

 

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Don't mask it, CrazyD...just kick it freestyle, Yo!

 

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These FineMold kits are sweet. I used one about 4 years ago, when I did a 1/72 Mistel-1 conversion using the 109F2, Italeri Mistel set, and AMT Ju-88. Sawed the front off of the Italeri kit, and transplanted it to the back 2/3 of the AMT kit. Still one of my fave projects, ever.Then I built the one above last Spring. I may have one more left, but I can't remember.

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Don't mask it, CrazyD...just kick it freestyle, Yo!

 

I want to do the masks for 2 reasons....my freehand that scale I need more work on and I want to try and get every frigging donut matched right.

 

What I want to do is the masking then "freehand" inside of the masks with my brand new Grex airbrush (I normally use a Badger 100G or Sotart 20/20). I'm only going to try this guy once and figure go for broke

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