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Messerschmitt BF109 E3

Had some fun with this model creating some scratch elements in the cockpit and trying to have the window open without any ugly support.

I used AK Interactive colors (New formula AK02001). Actually quite good and really easy to apply. The set also includes various RLM tones. However this paint is a bit thick and have to be thinned for the camo, plus you have to use the proper thinner from AK for this particular new formula.

Again issues with decals; sizes of the fuselage and wings crosses were completely wrong; thanks Tamiya :-/ So I created masks from scratch. Fortunately the deco of the Luftwaffe is quite simple to reproduce 😛
Happy modeling!

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10 responses to Messerschmitt BF109 E3

  1. Alex, what a nice Emil! Good painting and weathering. Tamiya 109E is still an excellent kit, I made 3 of them and all were great fun. The only thing I would suggest is the photo light, they are strong on the dark side, like Vader would say 😉

  2. That dark background makes the -109 appear even MORE “sinister” – 🙂

  3. Nicely done Alex, she looks great.

  4. Great build and I agree that the dark setting give it an ominous look. Really cool photos.

  5. Great mottling and weathering/wear marks. You should perhaps check your references on the location of the RT aerial lead into the fuselage which should be in line with the radio compartment. Nevertheless, it’s a great looking Emil. Paul

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  6. Very nice looking 109

  7. Beautiful finish on that Alex!

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