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Messerschmitt BF109G Fighter Model: Aircraft modeling revolution (II)

Our modelers continue with the second part of the post about the premium scale model of the famous German Messerschmitt BF109G fighter. They add that “the structure of the fuselage has been reinforced as a grid as on the tail. Then, we give a great strength, firmness and longevity to the BF109G model. In this way, lovers of aircraft modeling who assemble this replica will see that many parts are fully coupled. That is because it has tabs and grooves that almost make the use of glue unnecessary.

Build this great German plane 1/16 scale. Messerschmitt BF109G model.

One of the fabulous features of the Messerschmitt BF109G, German fighter metal and plastic model is the inclusion of an electronic system for the propeller movement and for the LED position and existing control panel in the cabin. According to Artesania Latina’s team, this design work has been quite difficult because “it has been necessary to introduce the entire electrical system inside the tank with a ‘L’ form, which is located just below the pilot seat.”

In addition, for the wiring to be quite imperceptible, “the arrangement of the cable has been taken care of in detail, because a grayish color similar to steel has been chosen and it has been arranged in parallel to the wing grids and the fuselage”, says one of our experts. Precisely, the metal parts to build these area and the rest of the structure come in stainless steel photo-etched and injected die-cast.

FAITHFUL REPLICA WITH GREAT REALISM: MESSERSCHMITT BF109G MODEL

Impressive its great realism! It has mobile parts, such as its manual retractable landing gears; its practicable cockpit dome; and its practicable ailerons, flaps and rudder.

The amount of detail that 3D designers have included in this aviation modeling artwork is very high: the model of the BF 109 has radio, battery, oscilloscope and oxygen cylinders, among other decoration accessories.

Build this great German plane 1/16 scale. Messerschmitt BF109G model.

Finally, the Messerschmitt BF109G metal and plastic model is a museum jewel that any modeler must assemble and exhibit in any room.

Build this great German plane 1/16 scale. Messerschmitt BF109G model.

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Build this great German plane 1/16 scale. Messerschmitt BF109G model.

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Messerschmitt BF 109G Fighter Model: Aircraft modeling revolution (I)

After working two years, our professional 3D designers and modelers of Artesania Latina are proud to present you a new landmark on aircraft modeling. This model is a revolution in every way. It’s made of metal – stainless steel – and photoetched of the Luftwaffe legend. The German fighter Messerschmitt BF 109G model is your next choice.

Build this great German plane 1/16 scale.

The BF 109G 1/16 scale model is a fully reliable replica of the original aircraft aimed at advanced modelers. It is a fighter model that will surprise the fans thanks to its majesty and robustness. It weighs 3.5 lb and measures 22.24’’ length, 24.40’’ width and 8.07 height.

A beauty on aircraft modeling: build the BF 109G

During the spring of 2018, Artesania Latina team decided that the model of the German airplane Messerschmitt BF 109G would be the next project of one of the most important modeling companies in the world since 1970. The fighter of the Luftwaffe was the chosen one so that our friends had a new and exciting modeling challenge to face.

Messerschmitt BF 109G German fighter model 1/16 scale.

BF 109G FIGHTER MODEL: 3D SPANISH QUALITY DESIGN FOR THE WHOLE WORLD

The 3D design project of the great Messerschmitt BF 109G model is made of metal and photoetched. It has been developed with impeccable results by our highly qualified on industrial design experts.

Maquette avion de chasse allemand Messerschmitt BF 109G.

Firstly, they have shaped the different parts of the plane with 3D design software. Secondly, the parts have been printed using the latest technologies, adapted and modified for correct assembly.

BF 109G German fighter model is aimed at experts modelers.

After this exhaustive test / error labor until everything fits perfectly, one of our designers clarifies this issue. “We have not had problems designing the structure of the plane as soon as the parts have been printed everything has fit completely. However, yes on the tail because it was turned. In conclusion, we have decided to redesign it again before sending it to factory for its production, being now totally fixed”, explains the expert.

 

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Sopwith Camel 1/16 Aircraft Model: jewel of modeling creation

One of the most beautiful models of the market is already on sale on the web and at your usual modeling shop. The model of the British biplane of World War I and the most famous in the history, Sopwith Camel. Its scale is 1/16, this wonderful aircraft model Sopwith Camel has been created after a process of just over a year. Our 3D designers and our experienced modellers have participated.Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

If you want to know a little bit more how we got to the final result of this artwork of aerial modeling, it is interesting that you read the curiosities of the whole process from the beginning.

Back in the summer of 2017, the management of the company, 3D designers and modelers decide that the Royal Flying Corps plane is the next jewel of the aircraft modeling that is made available to our demanding clientele, we mean, our dear friends.

Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

THE BEGINNING OF MODEL CREATION: SOPWITH CAMEL DESIGN ON 3D

One of our 3D design professionals takes the baton to proceed with the creation of the model digitally. To do this, we divide the process into two clear stages:

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First phase, during the first two months, in which is dedicated to modeling the shape of the different pieces on 3D in detail. In this way, little by little she is creating in her computer and with specialized software each of the parts on an organized way. That means if she starts to design the tail of the plane, until that part ends, she does not start with another.

Second phase, in which this design is adapted and modified to the assembly process. Once different related pieces are finished, it prints them in 3D or cuts according to the material in order to be able to verify the right assembly.

 

 

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The priority of Artesanía Latina is always to try to achieve the greatest comfort of our model friends when it comes to assembling the scale model. If any part does not fit properly, the 3D designer makes the appropriate modifications until the correct adjustment of the element.

POWERFUL MACHINERY FOR CREATING MODELS

In order to physically check the digitally created parts, our offices have the latest generation of machines. On the one hand, the laser cutter, which took a total of about 1 hour to cut all the pieces of wood. On the other, a 3D printer with which the resin (plastic) is printed. Already at our factory, we have the necessary machinery to manufacture die cast and photo-etched parts. So, finally, we have three manufacturing means for this jewel of model building.

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Of course, all the rectifications that have to be made on the aircraft model Sopwith Camel original design are carried out so that when the final design is sent to the factory, the product will go out optimally.

The work of 3D design for modeling is arduous, logically, and you have to be prepared for it. What means the process that has pleased our designer has been the creation of the wings of the scale model.Thanks to the size of them, you can see the inclination of these perfectly so the wings are beautiful. The length of the wings makes a great contrast with the body of the plane”, she says.

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BIGGEST CHALLENGES ON THE MODEL DESIGN PROCESS

The biggest difficulty that has been encountered during the design process of this luxury modeling kit has been “to organize the large eight-centimeter engine of the airplane. Create it with its various parts so that it could be introduced in the model once it is finished. There are numerous parts that are placed on the same axis to be one of the last steps during its construction”. So, finally, “to facilitate – she continues – the assembly of the engine we have decided to divide it in two”.

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Anecdotally, she tells us smiling that “the shape of one of the cylinders of the engine is very similar to the face of an owl”. So when you have our Sopwith Camel modeling kit at home, check it out for a smile.

The last step of the design is to send one of our expert modellers all the parts so that you start to verify that they fit each other.

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BUILDING THE AIRCRAFT MODEL SOPWITH CAMEL BY THE EXPERT MODELLER

As we said before, the samples of the parts, once the 3D design of the aircraft model Sopwith Camel is finished, are taken by one of our modellers. He starts to assemble the model to the smallest detail. If the result is positive, it is sent to our factory.

Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

Once created, the factory returns them to our modeller as if they were a final customer. Target? Let our professional rebuild the scale model as if it were one of you. If there is a small detail that is not well prepared, that element is designed and sent to the factory with the modification made. The goal is there is no problem when you are building it.

For our beloved modeller who has assembled the Sopwith Camel 1/16 aircraft model, the most positive of his experience has been “the detailing of the interiors. The seat and the control panel are very well achieved. The engine, a true reflection of what was on the original plane, and like the machine guns, which are also very realistic”.

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RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MODELER FOR ITS CONSTRUCTION

As a recommendation for all the modellers, ours suggests that, for the assembly of the wings, “the instructions of the modeling kit should be followed faithfully in order to avoid later inconveniences. Until the wings are completed with all the suspenders and reinforcements, they are weak”.

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In this way, our qualified professional urges the modellers to “the space of the work table is wide and free of obstacles. Then, you can manipulate the wings without colliding with another element that could spoil them, a fact that nobody wants”.

Our modeler considers that, as such, he must do an empathy job to put himself in the shoes of one of you while he is assembling the model. According to him, speaking of him as a professional and thinking of our client friends, “we should not let ourselves be carried away by the level that I hold in terms of modeling knowledge. We are guided according to their needs and expertise”.

Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

In conclusion, and as he says, “if you follow the advice and instructions, your experience will be satisfactory and you will not have an equal model in your showcase, it is an artwork”.

Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

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Our Fokker Dr. I and Sopwith Camel models, at the VIII Contest of Static Modeling ‘Ciudad de Leganés’

Artesania Latina has recently attended another great event for the model building family, in this case in Spain. We have presented the luxury scale models Fokker Dr I and Sopwith Camel 1/16. Why? That’s because our perennial interest to know and present the novelties of the modeling market, so we could not be absent from the VIII Contest of Static Modeling ‘Ciudad de Leganés’. It was celebrated on March 16th, 17th and 18th at the Pabellón Deportivo Europa of this city in Madrid.

Modeling Contest. Poster of VIII Concurso de Modelismo Estático 'Ciudad de Leganés'.

The event, organized by the Modeling Association Model34 from Madrid, has had an extraordinary participation of modelers and model lovers.

Aircfraft Modeling. Wooden and metal models Fokker Dr. I and Sopwith Camel 1/16.

On the first floor of the pavilion, we have seen medieval historical re-enactments on scale and demonstrations to teach how to paint ship models, planes models and many more miniatures. We also have learned how to achieve oxides in vehicles, weathering in special ships and which are the best complements for dioramas. All the people have enjoy the fantastic presentations of experts on model building or a jury of the contest of the highest level. One of those members has been one of Artesania Latina modelers.

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As a curiosity, the commemorative figure of the VIII Contest of Static Modeling ‘Ciudad de Leganés’ has been a well-known one for the Spaniards: the 1960 Legionnaire of Western Sahara.

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SUCCESS OF THE FOKKER DR I & SOPWITH CAMEL 1/16

On the other hand, Artesania Latina has taken advantage of such a great opportunity with so many model friends to make known two of their most recent and beautiful creations: the triplane Fokker Dr.I, Red Baron’s plane; and the biplane of the Allied Forces Sopwith Camel. Both models are made wood and metal.

Aircfraft Modeling. Wooden and metal models Fokker Dr. I and Sopwith Camel 1/16.

The great acceptance of these Fokker Dr I and Sopwith Camel models there has made clear the enormous work done by Artesania Latina’s modelers.

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Finally, the three days during the event has developed has served, above all, for model and miniature lovers to meet and share all their experiences. They have spoken a lot about the construction of models. What a beautiful hobby we enjoy!