AirFix 1:72 Bf109 e-4
October 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
AirFix’s new tool kits are getting better and better, though they still need a little work to get them up to current standards. panel lines are not too deep and fit is excellent. i am no judge on shape issues. i’ve built the ICM e-3 109 and there is a BIG difference in the cowling.
Detail is another matter. i replaced the interior with an Aires cockpit, typical Aires fit, challenging. cowling Mg17s replaced with QuickBoost resin as was the exhaust. i “stole” the prop, spinner, antenna mast and pitot tube from a ICM kit. Eduard P.E. helped detail the exterior, especially the wheel wells. BarracudaCast main wheels replaced the pitiful kit parts. I cut and dropped the leading edge slats, repositioned the horizontal stabilizers, added the splitter plate to the chin intake and aileron trim tabs.
paint is mr. color rlm 65/02/71. i used the kit markings for Oberleutnant Franz von Werra’s II./JG3 109, August, 1940.
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