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steveneill
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« on: August 03, 2019, 11:48:04 AM »

I can't begin to say enough good things about this company's kits. Excellent isn't good enough. In less than 2 hours I built the wing. Amazingly straight and true and very strong. The laser cutting is awesome, wood selection great and all parts including the longerons are in the laser cut sheet. All parts are interlocking to the grooves. The include glue works great too.

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 08:18:29 AM »

 Grin steve vintage has a video about building this model on youtube.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 11:13:19 AM »

Thanks I have been watching.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2019, 12:45:11 AM »

I have been slowly working away on this marvelous kit. It really has the scale look of the original plane.  A bit more done since last time on the VMC BF-109. Still to come more decals, machine guns, pilot, panel lines and ailerons, elevator and rudder markings. This model really has the correct scale lines.


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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2019, 04:19:14 AM »

That looks superb  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2019, 06:12:19 AM »

Very nice indeed.

I very much doubt that my Bf 109 effort will look as good. For starters the covering finish on mine will be translucent at best because of my limitations regarding materials. I also notice the tailplane on yours is much higher on the fin than the Guillows version. Probably a simplification introduced by Guillows to suit inexperienced model builders.

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2019, 09:54:27 AM »

Thanks gentlemen. I had the covering wrinkle a bit when I painted it. I'm hoping it tightens up or I'll have to do some patches. I still need to add the tail struts and a bunch of ore stuff. As for the Guillows I built one of those too but I don't think it was a BF-109 maybe a G model. This Vintage Model Company Legends of flight series are very scale. I highly recommend their kits. They are great builds.
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2019, 12:41:28 PM »

Beautiful 109 Steve! 
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2019, 03:03:24 PM »

Yes,  very nice indeed.

I also agree about VMC kits.  I called in recently on a trip to Derbyshire and they really are a nice bunch.  I ended up buying a Tiger Moth because the MemSahib thought it cute (from their showcase model).  Looking at the plan and parts  a lot of thought has gone into the overall design and construction.  I have not built from a kit for a very long time but this is very enticing! 
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2019, 04:08:28 PM »

David I agree. Very good at corresponding and helping you with your need. Good people. Spite is next for me. Wink

Still working on detailing and a pilot but have a rocket event next weekend I'm getting ready for. Will return soon.
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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2019, 04:33:42 PM »

I am just finishing a Cessna Bird Dog for our annual indoor meeting at Morrinsville tomorrow. The kit goes together very well and Hadi was very cooperative in arranging shipment for a number of kits that are being built for a kit scale event at this years Nationals. All credit to Andrew for very practical designs.
 
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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2019, 11:37:54 PM »

You have certainly done the Me109 justice Steve. It looks very charasmatic - lovely paint job.you'll be running out of space soon with all these builds.
happy trimming.
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2019, 11:14:23 AM »

I'm calling this Vintage Model Company BF-109 finished. I hope to fly her next weekend I have a rocket launch this weekend. I know in the fires? Yes. It's an NAR launch at Lucerne Dry Lake Bed where there are no fires. But I digress.

This is a great kit and I'll be ordering their Spit next. This model was a joy to build and has great scale lines.

The paper patterns worked well for skinning the nose. I was sceptical. It worked beautifully without having to place balsa between the longerons.

I needed 8 grams of nose weight and what I did was to mix epoxy and buck shot together and using a popsicle stick and carefully dropped the mix through the nose block opening with great success.

Full up weight with a two loop 1/8th braided motor is 1.40 oz. A little heavy but at least she will never fly away from me, Wink

Great build and I highly recommend VMC for their kits, customer service, quick low priced shipping to the us and more.

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2019, 06:29:00 PM »

A very nice model Steve.
Well done.

Comparing your rendition of the VMC kit to the Guillows kit I am working on and photos of different versions of the real 109 it is clear that the VMC kit is closer to an E version than the Guillows kit. Looking at photos and drawings in “Famous Fighters of the Second World War by William Green”, the Guillows kit is more like a 109B version. In addition, the tailplane of the Guillows kit is too low and the contour of the lower rear fuselage is not quite right. Oh well more work and decisions ahead.

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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2019, 10:22:45 PM »

Happy trimming Steve.

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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2019, 01:55:17 PM »

Thank you so much for your kind replies. Roland I hear you about the Guillows kit. Been there done that. You might grab yourself one of these too down the road! I'll be watching your build.
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