Bf-105

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Bf-105

Postby Gunbird » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:52 pm

When the Republic of Texas started looking at German aircraft to bolster its ranks, they sent sent over a zeppelin with attachees and their latest state of the art hardware. Included for the protection of the zeppelin it housed an entire Staffel (12 aircraft, Red, White and Yellow flight), something unheard of for a zeppelin of this size. The aircraft was the tried and tested Bf-105, a variant of the Bf-109 specifically designed for Zeppelin duty. Clipped wings, a short tail, but still packing a powerful engine, 2 20mm cannons in the wings and 2 MG's in the nose the Kleiner Messer (or unofficially called the Stiletto or Wespe) wasn't exactly a pilots dream to handle but was more then a match for pirates and militias. Yellow flight was equipped with the 20mm cannon nose submodel for added punch. Mock dogfights were held to show the strengths and weaknesses of the design vs Texas aircraft.

We now show you some of the gun camera footage.

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In the end, the Republic of Texas purchased several German designs, including production rights.



This was my back up for my main entry Relic, cause I wasn't too sure yet if I could do distressed and weathered bare metal. The original mode, a old Airfix Me-109 was converted way back in 2008 after an original idea from John Paterson for a parasite fighter for Crimson Skies.
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It never progressed beyond this stage before being dumped into the spares bin.
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I was actually going to use the hulk as a test for Reals flight stand, to see if I could refit older magnet bases aircraft to the new system. This was rather succesful so I took out the hulk and overhauled it.

Added a adapter for the flight stand
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Fixed the problem of the propellor sticking out in fornt of the aircraft by adding some additional plasticcard
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And gave it a good cleaning and sanding
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And after a nice grey basecoat it was ready to be repainted
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.....just rather annoying the basecoat came out all fuzzy, so after some light sanding and a respray she was again ready for paint.

And here she is, Rote 3 (Red 3) in all of its colourful splender. Wingtips and nose are painted red for recognition purposes (in Yellow and White flight these correspond to the group name). The scheme is derived from German aircraft of that particular era.

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I gave her a handpainted wooden prop. Quite a bit more surface area then the gunstocks I'm used to painting like this.
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Something quite different compared to my recent output, I know, but made it cause I know teher are some Crimson Skies fans outthere and I want to use this as a personal motivator for Modhail to kickstart his Crimson Skies interests again, and show it is possible to game this in 1/72 as well :beg: Hell, I'm even going to use it for VBCW for all I care.....

And this is the glove I used to smack Modhail with :ugeek: And my first post even....

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Re: Bf-105

Postby Jerba » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:14 pm

Beautiful mod! Very well done. 1/72 scale is a great scale. The availability of planes in the scale is enormous. My dad has a great collection of 1/72 scale planes by Corgi and other good companies that produce extremely high quality models.

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Re: Bf-105

Postby Michi » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:55 pm

Gunbird wroteColon :ugeek: And my first post even....


It was time, better late than never! :D

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Re: Bf-105

Postby Thom » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:44 am

Outstanding! I love the "Vintage" photos, great work, and an outstanding mod job! Keep posting more treasures like this!
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Re: Bf-105

Postby Grant » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:24 pm

Nice plane. Glad to see you show up ;)

Welcome to Crimson Skies! Always love to see modded planes.

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Re: Bf-105

Postby Cyagen » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:58 pm

Nice plane and nice paint job!!!

Just a precision though, the Swatztika would not be on Luftwaffe plane...yet. Maybe on SA and SS millita planes, but since the Kaiser and the old Prussian guard are still in control of the millitary in the CSverse, then the Iron Cross and the Red, White and Black flag would but the colors of the Luftwaffe.
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Re: Bf-105

Postby Gunbird » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:57 pm

And, 1 year later, I've started work on a second (and third) model, the improved B model. Extra winglets to improve, well, something, and a cannon nose. Just finished the main parts, put in a wall plus for the flight stand, filled the top up with Milliput so I can drill it later and glue in some magnets, and did the same with the prop, magnetised it and filled in the void with Milliput. The wingtips added the flair I was missing from the plane, though as I see it now it would look lovely as a pusher prop as well. Aargh, too many ideas. Then again, I did buy 6 of them in one go off Ebay, so.... :D

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These will be in my posse colours, as soon as I can decide which ones they will be. I could still go with Texas, they could have a force anywhere in the world where there is oil, or other interests. But a gang of my own......<ponder ponder>

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Re: Bf-105

Postby stormwell » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:11 pm

Gunbird wroteColonHell, I'm even going to use it for VBCW for all I care.....


Huh, you do A Very British Civil War?

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Re: Bf-105

Postby Thom » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:09 am

I look forward to seeing it completed!
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Re: Bf-105

Postby Gunbird » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:15 am

stormwell wroteColon
Gunbird wroteColonHell, I'm even going to use it for VBCW for all I care.....


Huh, you do A Very British Civil War?


I did back then, but with no local interest it got dropped real fast. Maybe later in life.


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