Bf-109E By ICM
I finished this little bird a few weeks ago. I was looking for an E model after watching the classic Battle of Brittan, and ICM’s kit looked as if it would fit the mark. It shipped all the way from Ukraine, and the seller included a Ukrainian dollar bill (dengi ?) and some Russian candy. If my Russian skills are serving me right, I think the candy package literally says, “Russian Candy.” LOL… anyway… The Kit!
I was really impressed with the level of detail molded in; the panel lines are near perfect. I’m not sure if they are visible here, but there are even molded in engine compartment latches! In 1/72! I used Peddinghaus decals for Franz von Werra’s II./JG 3 E model. I’m not an expert on -109s, so it is highly likely that this is the wrong variant.
It is painted with Model Master’s acrylic 70/71/65 and weathered with artists oils. For the display, I was trying to replicate an oil painting I had seen. I can’t recall the artist… Anyway… my goal was to capture those first few moments when you coax an airplane off the ground and into its natural environment.
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