Hispano HA-1112 Buchon

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The Hispano Aviacion HA-1109 and HA-1112 were license-built versions of the German Messerschmitt Me 109G-2 developed in Spain during and after Second World War (WWII).
The supply of Hispano Suiza engines was limited however and again a new engine had to be found. The only alternative was the Rolls Royce Merlin engine which became available after the dropping of arms embargos in 1952. In 1953 the Merlin 500-45 was ordered, which provided 1610hp for take-off. The first Rolls Royce powered aircraft, the HA-1109-M1L flew for the first time on 30 December 1954. The aircraft was fitted with a four bladed propeller. This aircraft performed much better than the Hispano Suiza engined types. The production version of the Merlin powered type was the HA-1112-M1L which entered service in 1956. The tandem two-seaters were also re-engined and became the HA-1112-M4L.
The Spanish produced version of the Messerchmitt Me109 was to be designated Me-109J.The HA-1112 Buchón was in service on until 1965.


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1/32 Hispano HA-1112 "Buchon"

Conversion from Trumpeter’s Bf 109G-6 (early) & Revell’s Spitfire Mk.22/24

Hello to all of you and happy new year !
This is my first post for 2012 and is my first model that finishes into the new year too.It’s an interesting theme,becomes true after a lot of cutting,putting,sanding etc.
Unfortunatelly I have lost some pictures from the making off... but the main proccess is here,as well the final result.

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I will not comment too much ,one of the pictures have all the informations you may need on,I will just say some things about painting and for some accessories.

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RB Productions (by Radu Brinzan) are a company that produces some very interesting parts -photo etched,resin,decals,painting masks,tools etc.It is very friendly with their customers - thank you Radu for your kindly service.

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The canopy of this bird is coming from RB Productions too.Here,RB shows very high quality standards,with amazing details level,perfect fitting to all the -many for a canopy- parts,and very well documented instructions.Radu,you have make excellent work here,keep doing this way !

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Painting was done with Alclad II ALC 119 Airframe Aluminum (high shine series) and this was a problem for me,for finishing the model.
Alclad says you can brush a coat of clear varnish over the high shine aluminum (recomments the ALC-600 Aqua Gloss Clear ) to protect the “metal” and also you can mask on with Tamiya masking tape.
I try to mask with tape,but the color comes with the tape when I remove it.This happens even on surfaces with two coats of Future on.
So my solution was : prepare all the surfaces that will paint with metal to the final step before the metal color,paint the markings,mask over the markings and then paint the metallic colors.
Alclad colors are fantastic,all they need is a good preparation of the surfaces,no other comments,just follow their instructions,are very well documented.

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Between others,can make some-or many- custom paint masks according to the needs of each one.
The masks are made from a grey,semi transparent vinyl film,with medium glue capabilities -right for preventing color lift off- and are well registered,clear cutting and in scale.All in very logical prices,allowing anyone to order them.

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That’s all for now,hope to see you soon again.


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