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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #3105 on: April 19, 2021, 06:24:02 am »
Those Flitzers are not as simple as they look. You need to manage the tail build carefully or it will sit wonky.
The canopy is a pain too.

I got the tail ok first time, more by luck then judgement, but the canopy is a right pain. It's getting there though.

The wheels are horrid too. They're too thick if they sit in the wheel wells and just don't look German. I replaced them on mine with 190 wheels.

Must admit I know what you mean by "not looking German". I might have a rummage in the spares box.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #3106 on: April 19, 2021, 03:41:30 pm »
I might have some spare He 162 wheels kicking about.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #3107 on: April 20, 2021, 06:14:31 am »
It's ok Lee I've found a couple of spares that will do for me  :thumbsup:

Thanks for the offer though  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #3108 on: April 23, 2021, 06:50:03 am »
If there's a colour I dislike painting more than white it's yellow ! and that's even with the pink undercoat trick  :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #3109 on: May 02, 2021, 05:38:07 am »
Very little progress as I've not been 100% the last week, still got some work done on the ongoing projects plus started the AZ Me 109 E. This will be a minimal paint whiff and I'm really just building it to see what it goes together like. The F/G/K's go together very well and so far so does this. After it's done I'll be building the Special Hobby E to "compare and contrast".

Coming week is quite busy diary wise so doubt if I'll make much progress, but we'll see,
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #3110 on: May 02, 2021, 10:42:32 am »
The Special Hobby kit is apparently Eduard plastic.  They've just reboxed it.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #3111 on: May 03, 2021, 05:51:51 am »
The Special Hobby kit is apparently Eduard plastic.  They've just reboxed it.

You talking about the Special Hobby Me 109e Lee ? My impression is that it's a new tool, certainly doesn't look like anything I've seen before. Or do you mean it's been tooled by Eduard for SH ?

Mind you I do get the impression that the dividing line between Special Hobby and Eduard is getting ever narrower.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #3112 on: May 03, 2021, 03:57:50 pm »
It's a Special Hobby kit, but it's a bit of a collaborative effort. It's based on Eduard's CAD drawings of their 1/48 109E, but the tools have been cut by a third company.
It seems the involved parties were happy with this effort. V. Sulc of Eduard said on a Czech forum that there are plans for a similar collaboration that is to result in a 1/72 Tempest. He announced that before Airfix announced their Tempest, so I don't know if Airfix' plans has had any effect on Special Hobby's plans.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #3113 on: May 04, 2021, 05:54:25 am »
It's a Special Hobby kit, but it's a bit of a collaborative effort. It's based on Eduard's CAD drawings of their 1/48 109E, but the tools have been cut by a third company.


Sounds eminently sensible to me  :thumbsup:

Thanks for that confirmation
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