BF 109 E-3 Tamiya 1/48 scale
January 17, 2015 in Aviation
This is a BF 109 E-3. German 109s are a bit of an obsession with me. I love them all. I built and brush painted this one by hand using Model Master enamels. I did not follow the recommended call outs for the camo. I used RLM 70/71 sides 02, over 65. The reason I did this is because I saw a plane online that had so much mottling on the sides, it looked like solid RLM 02, and I liked it. I used a wash made with acrylic paint, water, and dish liquid to weather and bring out the panel lines. I used Tamiya’s weather master kit to put some soot on the sides to mimic exhaust stains. Originally it got away from me and was too dark and garish looking, so I stripped the sides, and repainted and weathered them again with only a slight application.
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