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Ruudster
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June 21st, 2015, 12:54 am #51

sweet!
Ruud van der Salm
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June 21st, 2015, 2:31 pm #52

DONE! It feels good to say that. I finished the Kurfurst this morning with the addition of the antenna and wing slats. The antenna is a length of black stretched sprue. The trick is to heat the end of the sprue over a candle flame, then grab a tiny bit of it with needle nose tweezers. This way you start with a much smaller diameter than heating the middle and pulling both ends. The cross member is attached using a tiny drop of Gunze gloss black. The paint dries much more slowly than glue and makes a very strong bond. Anyway, on to the photos.





















More in the completed models section. Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement along the way.
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Joined: September 28th, 2010, 11:20 pm

June 21st, 2015, 5:46 pm #53

as fine a bf109 you'll see anywhere in any scale. beautiful paint, informative, ingenious, and helpful tips, complete attention to detail.
superb workmanship Barry. hats off to you.
roger
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June 24th, 2015, 2:31 am #54

Thanks to an observation from someone on another site, I realized that I put on the outer gear doors backwards. Actually it's not that easy; I built them backwards (idiot keeps going through my head)! However in the two existing photos of this plane, there are no outer doors, so the solution was obvious. I plucked them off with tweezers. Took about 10 seconds. So now the plane looks cleaner and more accurate.










Again, thanks for looking.
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September 14th, 2017, 3:44 am #55

Tonight I switched all of the photos from PB (a pox on them!) to Flicker. There is a tremendous improvement in clarity and brightness. As time permits, I will replace all of the photos in my threads here. This post is interned as a service for all those who are looking for a free alternative to you-know-who.
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J.C. Bahr
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September 15th, 2017, 12:33 am #56

Thanks Barry!
J.C. Bahr

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dknights
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Joined: September 30th, 2010, 7:07 pm

September 15th, 2017, 1:15 am #57

Barry Numerick,Jun 23 2015 wrote: Thanks to an observation from someone on another site, I realized that I put on the outer gear doors backwards. Actually it's not that easy; I built them backwards (idiot keeps going through my head)! However in the two existing photos of this plane, there are no outer doors, so the solution was obvious. I plucked them off with tweezers. Took about 10 seconds. So now the plane looks cleaner and more accurate.










Again, thanks for looking.
Barry,

At what point did the 109 get outer gear doors?
David M. Knights
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14 Finished: Special Armor V-2, Airfix P-51
15 Finished: SBS Gladiator engine
16 Finished: Brengun C2 Wasserfall, Merit SS-N-2 Styx, World's smallest diorama, Airfix Hurricane.
17 Finished: Japanese Carrier Deck, Belcher SS-4, Italeri AB41, PLAN Type 039A (not 72nd scale)
18 Finished: Tamiya A6M2
The bench:Platz T-33, Trump. T-34/85, Meng F-106, Airfix P-51 #2, Airfix P-40
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October 4th, 2017, 3:12 am #58

David, the K-4 was the first production variant with the outer gear doors. They were ofter removed in the field (and the retracting tail wheel was wired shut) since they tended to collect mud. There are two instances that I know if where they were used on earlier models. One was a very recent find of Herman Graf's G-6 which was equipped with underwing rocket tubes and these doors! This can be seen is a German wartime film. The other is a G-5 or -6/AS prototype. This one is an interesting lash-up with 20mm wing cannons, outer gear doors and a centerline rack for two small bombs.
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