32nd scale Matchbox 109E

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    32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:22 pm

    The intention was to superdetial this bird but the kit plastic proved to be so brittle that it keeps breaking off in the most awkward of places. I cannot really cut and play about with it as i want to so the concept has changed and there will be no detailing at all. The state of the plastic is worse than that of the 24th scale model with which i encountered the same problem. This can break into peices at the slightest sign of pressure so the going is delicate. i shall just build it with the barest of detail. Work starts as usual in the cockpit. All brown plastic is the kit stuff the phtoetched is from the verlinden set, rudder pedals and seat belts are from Radu Brinzan. All other stuff is scratchbuilt. Cream resin is also from the verlinden set. here goes, i have just completed the seat and cockpit floor and have started detiailing the cockpit walls. in the meantime the fuselage halves have had the skin stressing effect carried out on them and because of this, the panel lines have been greatly subdued and in many instances had to be rescribed.
















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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  ascomt on Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:36 pm

    Hi Brian

    I'm sure this'll turn out a great masterpiece as the rest of the models you laid your magical hands upon, despite the problems you mentioned.



    Keep at it Brian.

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:42 pm

    Thanks Alex, this is the one you gave me. Let's see how it will turn out.

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  Cyril. on Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:44 pm

    Come on Brian, I am sure this will turn out to be another wonder.

    I am all eyes.

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:37 pm

    looks nice , Brian did you decide the scheme and version E3 or 4

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:45 pm

    Marco, its going to be an E4, from the BoB era (August 1940) yellow 1 flown by Gerhard Schopfel of 9/JG26. if there is anything i need to watch out for or fix, I will be happy if you could point it out. Thanks

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:57 pm

    Most of the pit is done. I need to work on the instrument panel and then i can close the fuselage halves. Here are the cockpit sides all done up


















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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  AdriaN on Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:19 pm

    amazing scratch building Exclamation your lucky you found all that aftermarket resin, if not you would have had more to do

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:46 am

    Its the Verlinden set for the Hasegawa kit and all needs to be modified to fit this one so it is not easy going anyway. But yes, it did help.

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:17 pm

    Magic....simply Magic.....Stunning work Brian Shocked Shocked
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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:15 am

    Very nice work Brian, if you want to check this out are very helpful Brian .........


    http://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=747




    http://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=748

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:06 am

    Nice scheme , I remember , Brian we already discus this.. very nice  

    Bf 109 E-4 Flown by Oberleutnant Gerhard Shöpfel, 9.JG 26, ChaffiersFrance, August 18, 1940





    So both are going to be from JG26 then..

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:07 pm

    Yes Marco that's the one, unfortunately i am at a dead stop because of work which is not leaving me any modeling time at all. Dying to get back to it but it is going to be a while.

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:56 pm

    Some progress pics. Cockpit is painted.




















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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  Ray on Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:18 pm

    Sublime work as always Brian cheers

    You Rock n Roll man Twisted Evil

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:50 pm

    Thanks for looking Ray.

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  Ray on Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:25 pm

    Brian, I'm sulking at work from 14:00 till 22:00 BUT I'm really happy for you mate coz this is our HEAVENLY WEATHER & especially for you who's an office hour worker & bright & beautiful Sundays are your worst enemies so Thank God as he's been generous with you today cheers king

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:04 pm

    Sure thing mate, have not had such a glorious Sunday for ages, this is super modeling weather, the fireplace, a glass of wine and let it roll!!

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:46 pm

    An overdue update. here is where this project is at. Almost ready for painting. Just the undercarriage doors to detail and the prop and then its painting time. Whoopee!!! was going to drop the leading edge slats but decided against that. This plastic is falling apart. the wings broke into about 6 pieces when i was gluing the two halves together. The clamps were too much for the plastic and they just went through. It is very delicate.
























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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:39 am

    Wow, Brian!
    Amazing work....... the detailing is fantastic.
    I like what you did to the panels.....do you re rivit them?

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  TOP GUN on Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:41 am

    Amazing as always Brian !! Your models were deeply missed this year.

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:26 am

    Awesome ... were were you Brian I did not see you at the exh..........

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:25 pm

    thanks for the comments guys glad you like it.

    Noel, the panels have been subjected to a stressed skin effect and also the entire model riveted.

    I did not come to the exhibition because i was passing through a bit of a difficult and stressful time and the last thing i had on my mind was the transportation of models to and from the place. I was definitely not in the right frame of mind but then i felt very bad seeing the articles and the items on the news. Missed the atmosphere and your new models. i hope to have some new stuff for next year. in any case i had nothing new to show.

    thanks again for looking.

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  ascomt on Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:28 pm

    Wow Brian

    truly amazing work with this tough one. Prosit tassew.

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    Re: 32nd scale Matchbox 109E

    Post  AdriaN on Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:32 pm

    Old kit???
    My bird dog snapped pretty easily being an old kit.

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