Messerschmitt Libelle

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  1. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

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    hi boys and girls,

    something for very small working places 8)
    1. X-Crafts Messerschmitt Libelle
    2. Scale 1:48
    3. Publisher Scale Paper International (download)
    4. Roman Vasyliev
    5. Scale Paper International www.e-papermodels.com
    6. 3 pages ( 1 parts 1 instruction)

    since the kit consists of a lot of very small parts, I printed it on 120g/m².
  2. rkelterer

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    starting with the cockpit and the main wheel well ...
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    Raimund,

    www.e-papermodel.com cannot be found...,

    Gil

    P.S. Libelle is the German word for dragonfly.
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  5. rkelterer

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    i'm very sorry about misstyping the link (perhaps i should type my text not in the middle of the night 8)

    raimund
  6. rkelterer

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    the seat belts are from scratch (easy version 8) )
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    the nose-wheel well - sophisticated part :oops: - adding stripes to simplify sticking the parts together ..
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    the result
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    Cool, Raimund! :D

    This looks like a real fun model to build!

    Super job on using the strips for the nose joints...and the seat belts came out great too.

    Looking forward to more! :D

    Cheers!

    Jim
  10. rkelterer

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    let's continue (@jim: still funny :? )
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    hope i can cover all the little faults i'd built :oops:
  12. Jim Krauzlis

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    She's looking great, Bill! :D

    What faults??? :? I'll be darned if I can see anything amiss!

    Superb photos of a great little build!

    More when you can, my friend.

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    I agree with Jim! Looks fantastic to me!!

    Nice work and great thread.........thanks for sharing!

    john
  14. rkelterer

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    hi jim,
    hi john,

    the photo shows my fault, the fit would be better íf I had trimmed the forward former of the main gear well.
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    to prepare the body-wing connection i'm using colored stripes which i added to the body (trimming them by hand 8))
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    putting the wing together and apply it to the body
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    adding the tail boom (with i rolled around a core of wood)
  18. Jim Krauzlis

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    Awesome series of photos, Raimund! :D

    Superb job on the wings and their connection to the fuselage, overall looking so very impressive!

    She sort of resembles a sting ray, with that long, thin tail. :?

    Looking forward to your next update, my friend. :D

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Truly beautiful job once again. Got to ask which glue are you using

    barry
  20. rkelterer

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    @barry:

    mainly i am using UHU(yellow). on the left wing you see a dark stain which was the result of my carelessness. perhaps i should use some fixative (hp colors are not water resistant :? ) on the tail boom i used a polypropylen glue (polish product) comparable to UHU(yellow) - have to test it on other parts too 8)

    for all the small parts i use UHU(blue) or pva (with a short open time ~5min)

    cheers
    raimund