Eduard 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf109E-1
December 8, 2012 in Aviation
This Bf109 features decals from Kagero and lots of modifications. Slat widths and landing gear lengths corrected, lower nose reworked by cutting away the bottom of the oil cooler and replacing with Evergreen stock. Leather wheel well covers made from Tamiya tape with zippers simulated by bits of beading needles. Leading edge of vertical tail was straightened. Supercharger intake piece was hollowed out and thinned, with vanes replaced using Evergreen strip. Tip of propeller shaft replaced with drilled out Evergreen rod. The Eduard DB601 and MG17 mount were cut to bits in order to get the cowling pieces to fit while still showing the relevant parts through the vents. Cutting Edge seat & Quickboost exhausts were also used. Paints were Floquil Military Flats.
This model represents the machine flown by Uffz. Leo Zaunbrecher, of 2./JG-52, belly landed on a British farm on August 12, 1940.
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