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BF 109's, a comparison
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 02:19 AM UTC
the next one up is the Zvezda F4. I will be building this one with the engine open and the wings removed. It will go together with the Hobbyboss F and the Revell F in a hangar diorama. This one is so nice, good fit and extreme detail. here it is so far.
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Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 07:35 PM UTC
painting in progress and decaling also, this kit just falls together.


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Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 09:16 PM UTC
Very nice construction and painting,
Zvezda F's are excellent kits and well engineered.

Venelin
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Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:25 PM UTC
Very nice engine details Doug, with all those cables/pipes it looks like you could just crank it

Kind regards
Steven
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 02:27 AM UTC
here is the Zvezda already to go into the diorama



the wings will be placed on saw horses and some additional wiring and tubing will be installed then.
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 02:30 AM UTC
next up is the Academy G14 AS so here it is ready for paint


this one comes with the early short tail and you must cut the fuselage and install the taller wooden tail, a little bit tricky as it is not on a panel line but it worked out.
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 09:40 PM UTC
superb! time to buy a 109 after all the insperation
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 02:47 AM UTC


started the painting, sorry about the fuzzy picture.
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 05:45 AM UTC
progress on the paint


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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 11:16 AM UTC
Great job Doug!
Do you mount the spinners on some sort of slow rotating drill/tool when painting the spiral or is more like a 'freehand' thing and holding your breath?

Its a real bf109 production line

Kind regards
Steven
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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 01:43 PM UTC
Hi Doug

Wonderful work as always.

This is turning into a fantastically varied display of 109s! You really should submit it as a showcase Feature when you put the final touches to the last one you tackle. Seeing them all together on one page would look amazing.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 03:49 PM UTC
[quote]Great job Doug!
Do you mount the spinners on some sort of slow rotating drill/tool when painting the spiral or is more like a 'freehand' thing and holding your breath?

Its a real bf109 production line

Kind regards
Steven[/quote

Hey Steven
The first time I did it I think the idea of it was harder than the work. I just free hand it but I use a paint called Reaper for the brush work and it flows real well and so I just paint a spiral line and then make it thicker after I get it where I want it. Just try it and see how it goes. I have had varied results with decals but this way it is pretty consistent
Regards
Doug
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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 03:52 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Doug

Wonderful work as always.

This is turning into a fantastically varied display of 109s! You really should submit it as a showcase Feature when you put the final touches to the last one you tackle. Seeing them all together on one page would look amazing.

All the best

Rowan



Hey Rowan
Yes when I get the thing done I would love to do a total project picture or two
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:54 PM UTC
And the hit parade just keeps on rollin'.
DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 02:29 AM UTC
this one is now done, I did a little something different with the canopy on this one, i see in a lot of pictures that the bungee that holds the opening part of the canopy is broken or missing so decided to try that look.


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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 02:33 AM UTC
The next one I will do is the newer Hobbyboss G2, it is the same exact kit as the F model with different decals, truth is it is a more accurate early G than an F so it will work out well. I am going to do this one in Romanian markings from the great book by Teodor Liviu Morosanu Dan Melinte called Messerschimitt BF 109 in Romania.

here is the cockpit
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 07:01 PM UTC
paint on the G2
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Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 10:13 PM UTC
Amazing work, sir. I am in awe, really. I'm also inspired and have picked up the Revell G10 for less than 10 on eBay. Happy days ahead.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Keep em coming!

Matthew
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Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 10:41 PM UTC
Doug,
Each Bf109 is certainly a master build. The F4 without the wings on, and the open engine bay is truly amazing. I can't wait to see this diorama.
Joel

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Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:50 PM UTC
Amazing series
DougCohen
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 05:47 AM UTC
thanks guys, I am having a lot of fun with this.
Doug
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 05:49 AM UTC
here is the G2 done in Romanian markings


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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 05:52 AM UTC
next I will do a pair of K4's the one on the top in darker grey plastic is the Hasegawa and other is Fujimi. The Hasegawa is as good as they all are but the Fujimi is almost as good as the Hasegawa and is a big step up from the earlier G model that I have posted.
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 02:48 AM UTC
more work on the K4's

lighter grey is the fujimi darker the hasegawa
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 05:13 AM UTC
cockpits ready to install, I like that you glue the fuse together and then stick the office in from below, so you don't get the sanding dust inside it.


lower one is the Hasegawa, upper Fujimi