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Matthew Fletcher
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WIP giving up on Bf109 Engine!

October 26, 2018 · in Aviation · · 13 · 1.8K

Here is the attempted engine of my 1:48 E-7. I decided to super detail the engine but airfix really doesn't give you an accuratley moulded engine to work from. I scratchbuilt many details on my own but the engine still lacked so much. I eventually gave up and glued the poorly fitting cowling on. Also...before anyone ponts it out I do realise that I put 24 wires on each side when there are only supposed to be 12...

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  1. At least you tried it! You should never regret such a thing.
    How good are the other parts of this kit? I have seen only a few inbox previews, but I never tried to find a full build report.

    • Csaba, I am working on a build review of this kit (actually the E-4 version, but they are almost the same). It should be online here by next week, so watch this space πŸ™‚

      • Interested to see this! Keep us posted! From my view it is a great kit if you don't mind a bit of scratchbuilding and don't plan on showing the engine. Very easy for begginers! Excited to see what you think!

  2. Plenty of high quality resin replacements available.

  3. You can't win 'em all Matt, I'm sure you'll still end up with a nice 109 even if it's not the super detailed beauty you aimed for.

  4. What you have looks great, Matthew. Many of us appreciate the realism and work involved but I personally would NEVER think to count plug wires! You tried! That's enough for the vast majority of us. Most wouldn't KNOW, anyway! πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you for your continued support! whole motto for model building is: If I know about it then I should fix it because even if no one else sees it, I will always see it!

  5. Press on, sir...I'm sure the end result(s) will be well worth the effort. πŸ™‚

  6. You could have fooled me as regards whether the result was good or not.

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