Messerschmitt Bf-109 F

Built by Allan Buttrick

Allan sent us these pictures of his Revell 1/32 scale Bf109. He also included notes about the extensive modifications he made.

-Builders own resin cast propeller blades from own master.
-Propeller spinner reshaped for correct cannon opening cannon barrel from machined brass.
-Engine plumbed and wired with brass and copper wire. Additional engine fittings from scratch and parts from Eduard detail set.
-Reworked machine gun from spares box.
-Exhaust shrouding from sheet brass.
-Engine cover from kit but sanded to scale thickness and cut open with inside of cover detailed with stretched sprue.
-Bottom engine cowling and oil cooler scoop reshaped to correct configuration with resin and putty.
-Engine panel lines correction and rescribed.
-Cockpit is Eduard detail set with Revi gun sight from scratch. Reflectors are from cut slide-cover glass.
-Canopy is builders own master carved to correct shape and Vac-u-formed with sheet butyrate. Center section is folded and glued butyrate.
-All landing flaps were cut open and repositioned. Eduard detail used again.
-Wheel wells Eduard detail with builder's own main wing spar from sheet styrene and wing ribs visible inside wing from same material.
-Wiring and hydraulics visible in wheel well from brass and copper wire.
-Landing gear cut and repositioned in correct angle and correct stance.
-300 Ltr. Type D drop tank resin copied from Hasegawa 190. All surface detail and rivets removed and rescribed to correct depth. Dents in tank added at this time.
-Pitot tube from steel wire.
-Tailwheel from spares box. Tailwheel mechanism reshaped kit part and detailed with sheet styrene.
-Decals from Super Scale International and Eagle Strike Productions
-All paints Testors enamels. Aircraft weathered with airbrush, dry brush and pencil.
-Grass stuck in wheels is from old artist brush.