HobbyBoss 1/48 Bf-109F-4
My first experience with Hobby Boss models. I decided to step away from modern era models and take a trip to WW2 machines. I choose a cost-friendly, $23 Hobby Boss kit. I encountered absolutely no problems assembling the plane. Level of detail is satisfying. All parts fit fine and there was no need for putty. Some minor gaps could easily be closed with glue. All in all it was a pleasure to assemble.
Unfortunately there must be a “but”. Since this was the first 1/48 kit in a long time, I spent a long time painting the cockpit, going into fine details and making some steps I usually tend to “forget”. Then I realized the kit does not include an open canopy option. Second fail is that the propeller blades are stationary. There is no other option (maybe with some aftermarket engine) then to glue the propeller to fuselage. If it was not for those two fails I’d give this kit a strait A.
Anyway, Eduards Profi Pack Fw-190 is next in line, it is a much more demanding kit so this was a great chance to get familiar with my new Iwata Eclipse CS airbrush.
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