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World War II: Germany
Aircraft of Germany in WWII.
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BF 109's, a comparison
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC
Doug, I went through your thread again and became interested in the hangar work shop. Where or what document/photos did you use to construct this? I would like to try one myself.

Bob
phumbles
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:09 PM UTC
Hi Doug , just spent an enjoyable hour going through your builds. Your dioramas are fantastic. Thank you Phil.
greif8
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Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:54 PM UTC
Sweet G6 Doug, it tempts me to build it, though I don't normally build 1/48 scale anymore.

Ernest
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:59 PM UTC
more angles





DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:58 PM UTC
Tamiya 109 G6 is now done, what a blast to build, hands down the easiest and best engineered model I have ever touched!



DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:56 PM UTC

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Crazy, you build more models in this thread then I in my life, like twice...and all look great

Gr Tc



its a sickness or at least an addiction.
Twentecable
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 08:38 PM UTC
Crazy, you build more models in this thread then I in my life, like twice...and all look great

Gr Tc
greif8
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC
Exceptional work on the 109's Doug. One of these days I am going to build a Condor Legion bird - yours looks fantastic! Your diorama is also extremely well executed and tells a nice story. I have to agree with those who commented on your figures, they look absolutely first rate.

Ernest
BlackWidow
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:57 AM UTC
Brillant work, Doug! This aircraft is quite famous. Academy had it in its program for years. There are some well known photos in the internet of "White 9". The pilot was Hauptmann (Captain) Emil Clade (1916-2010), an ace with 27 kills.

Torsten
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:34 PM UTC
Fantastic !




Terri
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 06:23 AM UTC
almost done now, here is the IP and shoulder harnesses and more work on the engine.




DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC

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must.resist.buying...for now.
Looking good Doug, as always. Are those locating tags on the gear legs so the angles are correct? If so, very nice.
Edit. Those paper belts are looking pretty fine also, Is that just normal 80gsm or something particular?

regards.



yes they are locating tabs and the fit and angle is perfect, I use regular printer paper for the belts.
BlackWidow
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 01:22 PM UTC

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the decals went on without a hitch for me, I used Solvaset which is a little stronger than most.



Great work on your 109's as always. It's a pleasure to look at them. I also never had problems with Tamiya decals. I don't know why people complain about the quality and/or thickness. In the end with the right softner (I use Revell Decal Softener for all decals, no matter what brand they are) they go on like a dream and are not thick at all. Keep them coming!

Torsten
Pete
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:49 AM UTC
Fantastic work, as always. Great post!
Willard79
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 09:36 AM UTC
must.resist.buying...for now.
Looking good Doug, as always. Are those locating tags on the gear legs so the angles are correct? If so, very nice.
Edit. Those paper belts are looking pretty fine also, Is that just normal 80gsm or something particular?

regards.
DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 09:19 AM UTC
the decals went on without a hitch for me, I used Solvaset which is a little stronger than most.
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 02:04 AM UTC
Hi Doug

Lovely work on the new Tamiya Gustav - I'd expect no less!

How did you get on with the kit decals? Kevin had a hard time with them in his review build for us but, conversely, Steve Evans found them excellent in his Valiant Wings build.

All the best

Rowan
DougCohen
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 03:53 AM UTC
paint and decals

since the kit comes with both open and closed cowls I used the closed ones for a mask while painting, I will do the open engine for the final.

DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 04:16 AM UTC
landing gear for the Tamiya G6 with some brake lines added.



engine and gun pack with just a little extra detail.


overall fit of the kit is perfect just falls together.
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 05:57 PM UTC
got the new outstanding Tamiya 109 G and here it is so far.

I added some wires and tubing but not much was needed for this one

engine parts

i added seat belts made from paper as the kit only has decals for the belts.
DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 09:16 AM UTC
wanted to do something different so I built a parachute and placed it on the open canopy
DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 09:15 AM UTC
I had a set of decals left over from the Airfix kit of a tropical 109 E7 so I put a Hasegawa 109 together to use them. Here it is.



DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 09:05 AM UTC
found this great figure set from ICM of 1/48 german aircrew and it had a terrific figure of Adolf Galland so I got the Airfix 109 E7 out and some micro scale decals and here it is.




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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:55 AM UTC
Doug! Sorry to be so repetitive but this is simply great! I love the look of it!

For the rest of you out there who haven't done it yet: check out Doug's other builds (go to his profile page here on Aeroscale and then click "Topics started". He does more than 109's, and he does it very well !



Magnus
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 07:12 AM UTC
more views of the dio