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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:41 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Marco you are right, there was some extra superglue which made that corner look thick, i removed it but you have to be careful it is holding the aluminium sides to the plastic and the brass so if i remove too much, the whole thing will dismantle. i had to have a compromise here but i thinned down the aluminium sides so it all looks neater now.
    Brian pls keep it in mind, that this is the latest 109 build... so we try to make the best out of it..cheers 

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:49 pm

    modelling to close perfection is not a sin. It shows you won't settle for less........ meaningyou are a sserious modeller. Keep up the good work.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:30 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:modelling to close perfection is not a sin. It shows you won't settle for less........ meaningyou are a sserious modeller. Keep up the good work.

    Agree 100%...cheers 

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Ray on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:38 pm

    skyhigh wrote:
    Noel Petroni wrote:modelling to close perfection is not a sin. It shows you won't settle for less........ meaningyou are a sserious modeller. Keep up the good work.
    Agree 100%...cheers 
    Noel, is this addressesd to Brian or Marco? Suspect

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:52 pm

    Ray wrote:
    skyhigh wrote:
    Noel Petroni wrote:modelling to close perfection is not a sin. It shows you won't settle for less........ meaningyou are a sserious modeller. Keep up the good work.
    Agree 100%...cheers 
    Noel, is this addressesd to Brian or Marco? Suspect 
    Imma kemm inti.... mhux ovja li ghal Brian ghed jajt, min ghed jibni il 109.........Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Ray on Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:18 am

    skyhigh wrote:
    Ray wrote:
    skyhigh wrote:
    Noel Petroni wrote:modelling to close perfection is not a sin. It shows you won't settle for less........ meaningyou are a sserious modeller. Keep up the good work.
    Agree 100%...cheers 
    Noel, is this addressesd to Brian or Marco? Suspect 
    Imma kemm inti.... mhux ovja li ghal Brian ghed jajt, min ghed jibni il 109.........Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad
    Naf li QIEGHED JGHID ghal Brian ghax hu qed jibni l-109 Twisted Evil

    Imma peress li INT ippostjajt xi ritratt l'hawn u l'hemm u Brian ahjar li bnieh ta' veru, hsibt li seta QED JGHID ghalik ukoll lol!

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:25 pm

    Wheel wells finally done, took a whole 5 days to put that photoetch in place. There is some of my work too, the sill on the edge of the opening and the actuating pistons which are visible through the openings in the straight part. One has the canvas cover and the other hasn't. this will give you an idea of the detail which will be lost when covered by the canvas. However, it is unthinkable to have an exposed wheelbay in the desert without the cover with all the sand which can get into the works.






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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Ray on Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:42 pm

    Incredible Brian cheers

    PE engineering to the very best Twisted Evil 

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:50 pm

    Ray I just followed instructions, nothing to my merit. But it is accurate and that's what counts. But thanks for the compliment. It will look good when painted.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Ray on Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:58 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Ray I just followed instructions, nothing to my merit.  But it is accurate and that's what counts. But thanks for the compliment. It will look good when painted.
    I know Bri, but it takes "some" skill to apply PE so don't fish for compliments Laughing

    Joking apart, definitely it will all pop out when painted & finished cheers

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:42 pm

    Beautiful .. just saw them this evening at the club they are beautiful..welldone Brian ..cheers 

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:02 pm

    Thanks Marco glad you like them. I spent over 2 hours yesterday filling in the unwanted panel line and wing inspections so now the wings are done. Undercarriage next. Then the rear part of the cockpit, then the canopy, then the prop........

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Ray on Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:50 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Thanks Marco glad you like them. I spent over 2 hours yesterday filling in the unwanted panel line and wing inspections so now the wings are done. Undercarriage next.  Then the rear part of the cockpit, then the canopy, then the prop........
    Then...............then Marco will surely pop up with something Twisted EvilpaleTwisted Evilpale

    Sorry, but I couldn't resist the TEMPTATION  lol!

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:13 pm

    Ray wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:Thanks Marco glad you like them. I spent over 2 hours yesterday filling in the unwanted panel line and wing inspections so now the wings are done. Undercarriage next.  Then the rear part of the cockpit, then the canopy, then the prop........
    Then...............then Marco will surely pop up with something Twisted EvilpaleTwisted Evilpale

    Sorry, but I couldn't resist the TEMPTATION  lol!

    lol! lol!  Brian keep it up , and don't listen to him...at the moment he is like the .... this going to be 100% ....cheers lol! 




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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:21 pm

    I have started thinking about painting and i need the tank guys to tell me how to produce a dust effect on the surface of the model. I intend weathering it nicely for the desert.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:08 pm

    Brian just to keep on the right track .... just to be shure what mark ...

    109F tail wheel...290mm X 110mm...



    109G tail wheel...350mm X 135mm...



    even the ole is different...cheers 

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:12 pm

    Thanks for the pics.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:22 pm

    Undercarriage is done, i am trying to go through all the construction work so that then i can start painting and getting the plane together.
    Wheels are true details, don;t really like them but that's what i bought i am afraid. They are overdone and the bulging of the wheel is exaggerated. Would have been better with less bulge. The rest is my doing.






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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Ray on Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:42 pm

    Looking great Bri Twisted Evil

    I can imagine Marco, scrutinizing them pics & comparing them to his books' & internet pics Suspect   

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:05 am

    I wonder what comments i will get and what i have to re-do. I've done this for all my other 109's all four or five of them and they always passed the scrutiny but this time he is really going through it with a fine comb.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  slingshot392 on Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:04 am

    Great work!

    This video might help with a dust effect

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOLcQVBa87E

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:33 pm

    Great tutorial, thanks Brad.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:28 pm

    bcauchi wrote:I wonder what comments i will get and what i have to re-do.  I've done this for all my other 109's all four or five of them and they always passed the scrutiny but this time he is really going through it with a fine comb.
    No Brian , as a matter of fact ...this is your 5th 109 your building... altough there is some minor work done different from each other ..and I'm not going to complain about it....they are still same... very good work your doing...cheers

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Ray on Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:40 pm

    skyhigh wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:I wonder what comments i will get and what i have to re-do.  I've done this for all my other 109's all four or five of them and they always passed the scrutiny but this time he is really going through it with a fine comb.
    No Brian , as a matter of fact ...this is your 5th 109 your building... altough there is some minor work done different from each other ..and I'm not going to complain about it....they are still same... very good work your doing...cheers
    The Oracle has spoken lol! 

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:50 pm

    Ray wrote:
    skyhigh wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:I wonder what comments i will get and what i have to re-do.  I've done this for all my other 109's all four or five of them and they always passed the scrutiny but this time he is really going through it with a fine comb.
    No Brian , as a matter of fact ...this is your 5th 109 your building... altough there is some minor work done different from each other ..and I'm not going to complain about it....they are still same... very good work your doing...cheers
    The Oracle has spoken lol! 


    lol! lol! lol! 

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