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Tony Prince
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Eduard Bf109E-1 in 1/32

January 9, 2016 · in Aviation · · 18 · 1.7K

This is my first completion for 2016 although I started it before Christmas. The kit is the Week end boxing & went together with no real problems. Admittedly there is only one set of decals included & no resin or etched bits. this gave me the opportunity to try out a few things such as drilling out the instrument panel, putting a black piece of card behind & scratching instrument details on before filling with Future. Worked well, except you can't see it (yeah..I know it's there etc.). Seat belts came from Eduard too; they're a printed plasticised paper with beautiful etched fittings & apart from nearly sending me blind threading it all together look the part just fine.

For markings I used the set from Eagle Cals, the option being for Fw Hermann Graf in April 1940. Paints from Model Master (Acryl). Hope you like it...

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18 responses

  1. You did an amazing job on this 109. Your weathering and paint finish looks great. Can't wait to see your next model!

    • Thanks Morne. My next one may well be an Avro Shackleton (Airfix). I haven't done a big 1/72nd kit for a long time but the reviews for this one are impressive. Four engines with four bladed contraprops; just think of the fun I'll have painting the propeller tips!

  2. Nice build - (and photography)...I like it.

  3. Nice Tony, well finished and photo`d

  4. Nice job Tony, too bad we can't see the instrument panel but like you said you know it's there.

  5. This really looks like an 'Emil'. Congats on a classy job. I am now persuaded to tackle it myself as I don't have one at all in my shelf collection.

  6. That is a beautiful plane, Tony

  7. Nice german

  8. Very neat work, Tony, I like it a lot.

  9. Really nice looking 109. Good work, Tom.

  10. Liking this! I did the E-3 weekend edition (more like eight weekends, narf!) I enjoyed mine - it was pretty demanding and made you work to ensure everything was lined up, but it rewarded you for the effort. Looks like you got rewarded too.

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