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WIP giving up on Bf109 Engine!

Here is the attempted engine of my Airfix 1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7. I decided to super detail the engine but airfix really doesn’t give you an accuratley moulded engine to work from. I scratchbuilt many details on my own but the engine still lacked so much. I eventually gave up and glued the poorly fitting cowling on. Also…before anyone ponts it out I do realise that I put 24 wires on each side when there are only supposed to be 12…..

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13 responses to WIP giving up on Bf109 Engine!

  1. At least you tried it! You should never regret such a thing.
    How good are the other parts of this kit? I have seen only a few inbox previews, but I never tried to find a full build report.

  2. Plenty of high quality resin replacements available.

  3. You can’t win ’em all Matt, I’m sure you’ll still end up with a nice 109 even if it’s not the super detailed beauty you aimed for.

  4. What you have looks great, Matthew. Many of us appreciate the realism and work involved but I personally would NEVER think to count plug wires! You tried! That’s enough for the vast majority of us. Most wouldn’t KNOW, anyway! 😉

  5. Press on, sir…I’m sure the end result(s) will be well worth the effort. 🙂

  6. You could have fooled me as regards whether the result was good or not.

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