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Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 108B Taifun

November 17, 2014 in Aviation

The Eduard 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 108, completed back in late 2013 & continuing my theme of Polish operated aircraft. The kit is finished to represent the markings of the “Central Staff of the Aviation League” operated by the nascent communist central government around 1946-47.

This particular aircraft was later repainted in dark blue and served until 1952. The decals are from Techmod & I thought the (RLM 05) cream colour was rather fetching.

There were a couple of black and white photos in various books I sourced, whilst doing my research and a lot of contradictory colour references! Bottom line is, this is my interpretation on what I could glean as to the colour of the aircraft as it was operated over those two years.

The Eduard kit is a real joy to work on, especially in the profipack boxing with all that nice photo-etch to liven up the pilot’s office.

No major dramas in the build, you just have to take your time, & do plenty of dry fits, especially around the cockpit tub to fuselage. Other than that highly recommended as with most Eduard kits.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to ask & I’ll answer them as best I can.

In the meantime, thanks for looking.

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17 responses to Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 108B Taifun

  1. Very nicely presented….I assume the panel lines were added subsequent to the painting – what method did you use to achieve them? An extremely neat and clean build….a great job.

  2. Hi Craig, thanks for your comments. I preshaded the airframe first using vallejo acrylics. I also ran an acrylic paint mix with used approx 50% Future as part of the thinner, and then lastly added a pinwash using Tamiya’s Panel Line Accent Color.

  3. Marek, that is one of the best builds of this model I have seen. Well done. And very nice photos.
    California Steve

  4. Very nice/clean build Marek, makes me want to dig mine out and finish it.

  5. Nice one Marek – one of the best jobs I have seen on a single-color paint scheme. You did a great job making it come alive. Beautiful presentation!

  6. I agree it’s a very nice kit. You’ve done very nice work with it. An outstanding model.

  7. Once again thanks guys for all the kind comments & positive feedback.

  8. Marek, not a subject we see that often. I think you’ ve really captured the look of the aircraft in your finishes.

  9. Nicely done Marek, as Rob said , a subject not often seen.
    A very nice finish too.
    Well done sir.

  10. lovely egg nog color scheme

  11. Sorry for being a bit late for commenting, your Taifun is a great looking model.
    As said above, not to often seen and the single colour suits is very well.
    The painting with the shades is spot on !
    Perfect work and a great pfoto presentation as well, i like it a lot 🙂

  12. Good posting, Marek, the write-up gives us just the right amount of information, and the model and photographs are great.

  13. Great job. I love that scheme. Have been looking at that one for a LNG time. Looks great.

  14. Beautiful model Marek!

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