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Old 06-22-2015, 02:24 PM
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BF109E Instrument Panel

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Having been away from paper modelling for a few months due to work issues, I looked around for a new project to take on. Whilst browsing the web I came across a picture of BF 109 instrument panel. It dawned on me that it would be an interesting idea to look at scratch building an instrument panel, in full size from paper and card.

I toyed with the idea and wondered how I would go about it? The web is full of pictures of aircraft cockpit items but try and find drawings with dimension. I eventually came across a German website which freely displayed the design drawings of all German WWII cockpit instruments.

Deutsche Luftwaffe Cockpitinstrumente Homepage Titelseite Instrumente Gertebrett Baumuster

This meant a German aircraft was on the books. I decided to go for a Messerschmitt BF109E 4/7 series panel.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:31 PM
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Some place I have seen a BF-109 instrument panel kit, as i remember it VERY detailed but just can't think of where I saw it.....Rich
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Halinski perhaps? I believe it was a HE-111, or maybe JU-88(Halinski doesn't make an HE-111) where the instrument panel included cans behind the panel.. Don't remember who or what it was though
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The RLM plans are ideal as a template. I utilised a free tool called Serif Draw Plus (starter tool) to make the gauge face from the RLM plan and original items found in pictures on the internet.

My trial gauge was the FL20550/20555 (manifold pressure gauge).

The technique was to paste the RLM plan (scale 1:1) to white 1.8mm card. I did this three times cutting out the various layers. I PVA glued them together and painted this body black. I then cut out a dial and held it in place with a piece of which was bent over at the back allowing it to be turned from the rear when a clear cellophane cover was place over the front forming the gauge.
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The trial build proved that this concept worked so I decided to go ahead with a full build of the 109 Instrument panel at 1:1 scale (full size).

The next gauge would be more detailed and exactly to the plan. The gauge chosen was the Tachometer RPM gauge FL20222. Time was spent cutting out the body exactly and covering it with white paper on the top and the side. I trimmed away any excess paper and ensured the gauge face was central.

Once complete the gauge was painted black and weathered.
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I repeated this process again perfecting the technique further and found that if I was undisturbed, I could make a gauge in about 6 hours.

I next attempted the Air Speed indicator FL22231
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Really nice job!
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The RLM plans are ideal as a template. I utilised a free tool called Serif Draw Plus (starter tool) to make the gauge face from the RLM plan and original items found in pictures on the internet.

My trial gauge was the FL20550/20555 (manifold pressure gauge).

The technique was to paste the RLM plan (scale 1:1) to white 1.8mm card. I did this three times cutting out the various layers. I PVA glued them together and painted this body black. I then cut out a dial and held it in place with a piece of which was bent over at the back allowing it to be turned from the rear when a clear cellophane cover was place over the front forming the gauge.
do i misunderstand or are you building this at 1;1 scale
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do i misunderstand or are you building this at 1;1 scale
Well, he does say "full size" in his introductionů

This is looking great, alzictorini! Gives me an idea or two...
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:36 PM
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Well, he does say "full size" in his introductionů

This is looking great, alzictorini! Gives me an idea or two...
would make a great wall hanging
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