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Huma's 1/72 scale
Messerschmitt Me 209 V1

by Mike Grant


Northrop Gamma


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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 replacement)

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.


Model, Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Mike Grant
Page Created 29 November, 2004
Last Updated 13 April, 2005

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