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Josef Priller’s Bf 109E-3 in 1/48

My attempt at the very unusual field resprayed scheme worn by JG.51’s Josef Priller’s Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 during the Battle of Britain. This one is a nightmare to do freehand but is very satisfying in the end.

Build video here:

8 additional images. Click to enlarge.


16 responses to Josef Priller’s Bf 109E-3 in 1/48

  1. Sharp looking work Justin!

  2. It turned out beautifully, Justin…..nice job !!

  3. Using your airbrush freehand is one of the best things about that tool, it enables our creativity to flow, sometimes madly. The 02 overpaint of Priller’s Gelb 1 was made by a mechanic that shared this idea 🙂
    Your 109 is expertly painted, though I disagree a bit with Eduards profiles for the camouflage. The only thing that your model has and the original plane seems to lack is the armoured headrest (at least judging from the 2 original photos you got here). I like it a lot!

    • Damn! You’re absolutely right the armoured headrest had been removed by the time those photos were taken – I missed that… too preoccupied on trying to judge mottling lol… Nice point about Priller’s mechanic; truely a shared airbrush enthusiast! 🙂

  4. Great camouflage work, Justin. Video was very cool. Isn’t time compression great? Your shelves are full of some pretty cool models, too!

    • Very glad you like the video style George! Without a camera mount or filming set up in my workshop it’s the only real style I can make so happy it still appeals 🙂
      Thanks very much for the kind words and you’re right, full is the relevant term for the shelves at the moment 😉

  5. I like it Justin !!!!

    Well done…………………..

  6. Great work Justin. Good to see a 109 model with a different variation on the more normal BoB 71/02/65 patterns. I think Werner Molders’ JG 51, as well as JG 53 experimented with some interesting variations. Well Done! Paul.

    • Thanks Paul; that’s certainly why I picked this scheme – this was the final fighter in a Battle of Britain collection and I already had two Messerschmitt birds in 71/02/65 so really wanted a change. There seems to have been quite a lot of variation in JG 51 but I haven’t seen much on JG 53 schemes so I’ll look them up. Might be a while before I do another Emil though 😉

  7. Looks great – and love that scheme. Looks like your paint work was just perfect for this.

  8. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nicely done Justin, good work on the scheme, well applied and very convincing.

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