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WIP " Lucky Ditch" Messerschmitt BF 109g-6

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dr Force, May 9, 2012.

  1. Lew J Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    This is looking great already V jealous of how fast you work. If you don't mind me asking how did you do the straps on the gaiters as I've been stumbling around adding some to a sculpt I'm doing and have hit a wall.

    Thanks Lew J.
  2. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lew

    Thanks for your interest and comments.

    The straps were done from scrap photo etch brass after creating a fine buckle from thin BT wire and then stuck in to the soft putty. It's quite easy to do just need a little practice.

    Cheers
    Dave
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  3. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Hi Dave, great progress mate. Looking forward to the start of the 109 and, at this rate, that won't be long. LoL

    Cheers

    Ron
  4. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ron, great to hear from you buddy and thanks for dropping in. I have just got to sculpt the life jacket, flight helmet and then have a good tidy up of all the sculpt. This has taken around 20 hours so far so not bad and considering there is no building work it will be much quicker. I can't wait to get all the detail on the 109, should be great fun and a good learn.

    Cheers
    Dave
  5. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi All

    I'm about 90% on the conversion now, just need to tidy up some more creases around the back and add the pipe and tap to the jacket once I have built them and on to the flight helmet next!!!

    upper13.jpg upper14.jpg

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  6. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Ok, nearly done with the conversion now and I decided to use the spare head from the Alpine Kurt Meyer to give a better impression of pain lol. The flight helmet like everything else is sculpted from magicsculpt:-

    head13.jpg head14.jpg
  7. HiroshiAirborne Active Member

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    United-States
    That new head really gives the look of pure torture for the airman. You're doing an amazing job!
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  8. Lew J Active Member

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    They both look superb, loving the character in the pilots face. Did you use MS for the newly sculpted areas, was curious as I find it difficult to get it thin enough for straps and what not (it sticks like shit to a blanket when I roll it thin)?

    Thanks Lew J.
  9. HiroshiAirborne Active Member

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    United-States
    Lew J, have you tried using talc powder on your tools and work surface when rolling the putty thin?
  10. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
    That new head worked wonders. Will be following this one closely. Awesome work so far sir!
  11. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Now that's bloody good work. Good enough to be a commercial release in my personal opinion. This is fast shaping up to be another winner mate.

    Regards

    Ron
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  12. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to you all for your very kind comments.

    I could not release it as the heads and the underlying sculpt is the work of Alpine and Andy Cairns, but yes as I get better practice I could sculpt my own in the future.

    Lew, I do not use talcum powder, just water and the trick for nice traps is to let the sculpt go almost off but still pliable, and then you can bend it but still mold it in to the existing sculpt.

    Thanks again everyone

    Dave
  13. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Now managed to get the model apart which was a right royal pain in the a***e!

    I resorted to hacksaw in the end because it was so well joined but I have managed to release all the componenets for the super detailing!

    The last two pics gives you n idea of scale, lots to do and will post up as and when I amend

    me2.jpg me3.jpg me4.jpg me6.jpg me7.jpg me9.jpg me10.jpg me11.jpg me12.jpg scale1.jpg
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  14. housecarl A Fixture

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    That's given you somewhere for all your detailing Dave.
    Should be stunning,
    Carl.(y)
  15. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Carl, I'm really looking forward to adding all the tiny detail. I also get a lot of learning from doing it just like to Tiger.

    Appreciate your interest mate an defo see you at FW!
  16. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dave,
    Just checking in, there is certainly no grass under your feet! That Alpine spare head certainly fits the bill, the additions you have sculpted look excellent. Looking forward to some future updates mate.
    cheers
    Richie
  17. kiwi45 Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Great work David, very interested in this thread. look forward to your detailing of the aircraft.
    Les
  18. Reddo Active Member

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    Australia
    look forward to following this thread - great stuff
  19. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Richie Les and Peter, thank you for your comments and interest.

    I have begun work on the 109, starting at the front adding a bit more detail. This involved some nticeable amendments but also a fair bit of dremel work. First off the spinner back plate was to small so I added .5mm to this and also a abit of detail to the prop shaft as you can just make it out from the top down view.
    Everything else is ( I hope) self-explanatory:-

    prop.jpg prop1.jpg prop2.jpg prop5.jpg prop6.jpg prop7.jpg prop8.jpg prop9.jpg prop11.jpg prop12.jpg prop14.jpg cowl2.jpg cowl1.jpg cowl3.jpg cowl4.jpg cowl5.jpg cowl6.jpg cowl7.jpg
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  20. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Right I have started the intricate work on the engine and so far so good. There are lots of smaller cables, hoses, taps etc to do yet but the basics are done:-
    eng1.jpg eng2.jpg eng3.jpg eng4.jpg eng5.jpg eng6.jpg eng7.jpg eng8.jpg eng9.jpg

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