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1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4

Picked this up at the local toyshop. One half of the Airfix Dogfight Doubles (the other being the Spitfire Mk I that I am currently working on). Pretty fun kit. Only a couple of small crises during the build – temporarily lost a tail-plane strut and I used general purpose masking tape when I did the top of the fuselage and it left a sticky residual (which luckily came off with eucalyptus oil and didn’t damage the paint job).

I had never tried to do a mottling effect before. I used a small chunk of sponge to apply and I think it came out reasonably well.
Paints were all Humbrol enamel and brush applied.
A yellow-nosed 109 is a vital part of any collection!

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8 responses to 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4

  1. Great looking 109! Welcome aboard!

  2. Great-looking 109 and nice job on the paint work; welcome!

  3. Nice build, specialy since it is 1/72.
    Great paint job.
    Those yellow-noses are my favorites.

  4. A nice build of a nice plane, Emberson! Great results with the brush and your sponge technique.
    Welcome aboard!

  5. Thank you for the kind comments. I am happy to have joined such an excellent modelling community!

  6. Interestingly enough, the mottle on the 1:1 original was most likely applied with sponges too!

    Nice work on this.

  7. Hard to see in the low light, but from what I can make out it looks great! The mottling came out nice.

  8. Looks good Emberson, welcome to iModeler.

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