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Bf 109G-1/G-2 Fighter Aces, 2 in 1
JPTRR
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 05:44 PM UTC
Mark 1 Models continue increasing their impressive range of 1/144 aircraft with this BF 109 G1/G2. Tim Hatton [ LITESPEED ] brings us a review of this 2 in 1 kit which includes resin cockpits and markings for four aces.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 02:48 AM UTC
Very precise and fair review. I'm at a point in my life where larger and larger scale models are needed just to compensate for my failing eyesight. To see these 1/144 scale WW11 fighters even with an Optivisor is something I wouldn't attempt. I certainly can see a younger modeler building in this scale who just wants to spend a few hours constructing a kit from start to finish.
Joel

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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:22 PM UTC
Joel expressed my avoidance of 1/144 well, although I admit that I have been VERY impressed with what few 1/144 I've sampled. These look like good kits, except for the gap where the bottom wing fits to the fuselage bottom.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 09:29 AM UTC
Hi guys, thanks for the comments.
I really appreciate 1/144 aircraft modelling as it’s the one scale that you can display large multi engine aircraft alongside the smaller single engine aircraft. Friends who have no interest at all in modelling or aircraft are always drawn to my models in 1/144 scale. They can visually see the size difference between a Globemaster II and a C-47 or a Phanton II and a P-51 Mustang.
My better half appreciates this scale too as they don’t take up much room!
All the best.
tim
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 04:30 PM UTC
My main fascination with this scale is that you can finish models in a wide variety of schemes and display together as well. In my "primary" scale of 1:72 it would be hard to build several models of the same model and mark, when there is still so many different planes unbuilt!