by Mike Grant
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Here is Huma's 1/72 Messerschmitt Me 209 V1.
The kit includes parts for the wider span V4 version but the all-blue
civil scheme appealed to me.
The completed model is very small- about 4" in length and span.
There's some basic detail in the cockpit which I added to using the
excellent photo on Huma's instruction sheet as reference. I needn't have
bothered, as the canopy is so thick that little can be seen through it.
(When I build the V-4 version I'm going to try making a thinner acetate
The kit itself isn't bad but is unnecessarily complex in order to
accommodate the two variants; the tail is particularly difficult to
align, fill and sand. The nose has a separate part for the upper cowling
but it was virtually impossible to clean up the seam, so I sawed off the
air-cooler and exhausts to facilitate this.
In doing so I managed to destroy the exhausts so I replaced them with
parts from a junked Hasegawa 109E, which also supplied the wheels.
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2004 by Mike Grant
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Last Updated 13 April, 2005
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