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World War II: Germany
Aircraft of Germany in WWII.
BF 109's, a comparison
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 09:52 AM GMT+7
My club started a group build project and we decided to build the same kit. We chose the newish BF 109 F from Hobbyboss as it was supposed to be a simple build kit. This started me on a quest to look at all the round nose 109's I have ever had in my model cabinet. I start with the build of the Hobbyboss kit but this will be a comparison of a lot of kits ending up I think with the new Eduard kits. So here is the beginning of the first build. By the way I am not really focusing on what is wrong or right just having fun, though I will mention things that stand out to me in the kits.

cockpit first:



DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 09:55 AM GMT+7
Hobbyboss fuse together, one note on this is that it is more of an early G than an F and for some reason they opted not to include the upper part of the inboard flap-radiator door in the wing.


this is not what I would consider all that simple of a build but it does fit well and overall looks the part of an early round nose 109. I did add the tube in the front of the drop tank and the cannon in the nose cone.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 07:52 AM GMT+7
paint and decals on for a JG53 ace of spades plane.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 02:36 PM GMT+7
progress



oil wash applied now ready for the dull coat
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 02:38 PM GMT+7
dull coat and masks removed, now just the final details need to be added


did some heavy exhaust staining also
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 10:26 AM GMT+7
The HobbyBoss F is now done
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 10:33 AM GMT+7
next 109 will be the Pegasus G6



this is a snap tight model but it has pretty good lines and looks like a 109 with just a little less detail so I will add just a little here and there
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 09:44 AM GMT+7
more work on the Pegasus kit, I did do a lot of stuff in the cockpit, overall the kit fits well and looks good, panel lines are a little deep but they will look good when weathered I think.


russamotto
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 12:08 PM GMT+7
I like how both kits are turning out. I had looked at the Pegasus kit several times and wondered how good it was. Thanks for sharing.
Scrodes
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 12:55 PM GMT+7
Well this is interesting - I might even learn something! I need to learn more about 109s. I know as much about a 109 as most people know about the N1K2-J, which is an area of particular interest for me.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 01:44 PM GMT+7
Doug, thanks for sharing you findings on the 109 and like Matt stated I know only a little re: the Bf109, and never been interested in building any kits for this aircraft. Funny though, I have 3 different 109 kits in the building process at the moment.

Again, thanks for sharing your photos and tips.

Bob
DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 10:24 AM GMT+7
Pegasus kit painted and decal'd


DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 10:26 AM GMT+7
Pegasus complete, I did replace the windshield and canopy with some from other kits, lucky that a lot of the 109's come with multiple options.
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM GMT+7
starting the old Fujimi BF 109 G2, it shows its age a little but I want this to be a comprehensive study so I include it.

the interior with some bits here and there.


DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 10:01 AM GMT+7
simple paint and wash applied and the fuse glued together now
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 10:21 AM GMT+7
paint and decals on the Fujimi 109


Twentecable
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 04:57 AM GMT+7
Eeuuhmmm Doug how do you find the time to build this much models of this quality in this short amount of time. Compared to my building speed I am slower than a snail

gr TC
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 08:59 AM GMT+7

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Eeuuhmmm Doug how do you find the time to build this much models of this quality in this short amount of time. Compared to my building speed I am slower than a snail

gr TC



Well I am old, my kids are grown and moved away, my wife leaves me alone when I get home from work and I do at least an hour almost every night. I also have done so many models that I have systems that i use to get stuff done. And I love doing it, it is like therapy for me and helps keep me sane.

Doug
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 10:02 AM GMT+7
Fujimi trop done, one thing that always looked out of place on the Fujimi 109 was the spinner, it was too round looking because the nose slanted in on the fuse too much, so I took the spinner from the Otaki kit and swapped them out. the Otaki is the next one I will be doing by the way.
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 10:03 AM GMT+7
this is the start of the Otaki kit.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 09:55 AM GMT+7
otaki 109 in Swiss colors
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 09:25 AM GMT+7
Otaki 109 done, note how the Fujimi spinner looks good on the Otaki fuse.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:28 AM GMT+7
Excellent work there Doug, I really like the Swiss 109, outstanding paintwork.
You have finished four kits whilst I have managed to glued two parts together, I'm not envious at all .
Andy
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:04 AM GMT+7
next one on the list is the Revell Germany BF 109 F, now this is a rebox of the ICM kit so we can call it both. The kit comes with a lot of cool features like separate flaps and flight controls and a full engine. It is best built with the cowls open as they don't fit as well closed, so that is how I decided to do it. I am also doing some battle damage on the wing as i want to do a diorama with it and a couple of others eventually so I thinned the inner part of the left wing and with a sharp exacto blade cut some bullet holes.

DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 02:54 PM GMT+7
Revell/ICM ready for paint, the engine was fun to do.