First build in the new forums - lets do something speedy ! The Messerschmitt 209 was quite a performer and was the fastest piston engined aircraft for almost thirty years, rather astonishing considering that it wasn’t the most stable or easiest plane to fly. I get the impression that it was flown very little and after Fritz Wendel nailed the record with it it was quickly put away into a collection in Berlin. After the war it “vanished” but today at least the fuselage is in the aviation museum in Krakow.
On to the kit! I have always been tempted by this machine, I remember planning to get the Huma kit in the 1990s but never getting around to order it. This one I picked up at a whim in Moson.
Boxart. Looks fast!
It’s a tiny aircraft with a small parts count and then quite a few of these are intended for the fighter prototype that was based on the record setting aircraft. I added a pair of resin wheels and some canopy masks and that’s about what there is of extra goodies for this kit!
I’ve already done a bit of building…
…and a bit of painting…
…and even some further building! These will be set aside for drying now. I’m not so sure this was a smart way to install the landing gear but it all started with me being clever gluing the sockets to the gear legs just to notice that the sockets won’t go through the gear openings !