After had read so many good comments from you it’s nice to see you
I guess not everyone is following my build blog, so I show you a photo of my work in the last 3 weeks. My Bf 109 F from Eduard are finally ready for primer and painting. “Yellow 14” will become the last “Friedrich” flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille and “Black 7” was flown by Horst Buddenhagen. He died in this aircraft which had a very gaudy yellow engine cowling for some months.
The Bf-109 F was one of the most loved variants by the pilots, right?
Yes, that’s what is commonly said about the “Friedrich”. Pilots said it was the best looking 109 of them all. Over 1200 F-2 and more than 1800 F-4 were built.
I remember reading that the G variant initially caused problems, especially in Africa when they were rolled out.
A cheer for lionheart:steam_locomotive: # coeurdelion
It took a bit of doing but the workstand was assembled. Not all the parts are there and the platorm needs some help from more glue on the right side, but it looks OK. For some reason, the frames for the sides did not want to fit flush with the launcher.
And managed to get a set of fins onto one of the Sea Dart Missiles.
The Ramrod got its finishing touches during yesterday’s session…
• Vallejo IJA Chrome Yellow (71.135).
• Vallejo Black (71.057).
• Vallejo European Dust Wash (76.523).
Guess I could add more… NO, move on!
Bro was such a promising dude. It is a shame that he died in such a disastrous way. At least we have recorded stories about him and many other pilots who flew in Africa. (which is a very interesting campaign for the pilots)
Speaker boxes for commands/communication?
Cables of of various gauges? Hydraulic lines?
you clearly need some way to communicate from the loading bay. There’s no way you could shout through hatches over the sound of hydraulics and chains dragging around bombs.
Make a communication tube like the ones they have at playgrounds!
He died in an accident after leaving the plane because of engine- problems. He could’nt see anything because there was oil over the cockpit. When his comrades had guided him to the german lines he jumped out of the plane and was hit by the vertical stabilicer what breaks his neck. Bad luck after all his victories.
Maybe you know that, maybe it’s interesting to someone
Corrected the gap on the platform with a tweezers and more glue. Just one more piece (a cross-brace) and the platform is done and the central part of the launcher. I may add it to the base and paint it!
After that comes the two banks or missile boxes and the missiles.
the book “A Higher Call” by Aiden Matos (I think) tells part of the story of the Luftwaffe in Africa, including parts with Marseille. Great read for anyone, really.
You guys are in my head! Haha!
Just now scratched-up some hydraulics for the Bomb Bay Door. Will paint those and hydraulics for the Loading Ramp soon. …
Progress report… All boxes big and small emptier than the day before.
But wait, there’s more…
None of us knows why this kind of thing happens, it’s like dropping buttered toast, it always lands buttered side down… or why does PE just completely disappears only to reappear days later, all bent and unusable…
Hope your back recovers soon
Do you have a contract with the British Army, Frank? Great paint job and quite an output! Especially I like the Wessex.