Japanese Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4, Tamiya 1/48
This article is part of a series:
- Tamiya Bf 109E-3 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 Revell 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Trop 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2, Finnish Air Force “MT-225” 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-5, Wilde Sau, Eduard, 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 “Yellow 14”, Hans Joachim Marseille
- Messerschmitt Me109E-3a L-52, Yugoslavia 1/48
- Japanese Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4, Tamiya 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4, Italian Air Force, Eduard, 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf109E-1, Legion Condor, Eduard 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3a, Swiss, Tamiya 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf109G-6, MT-422, Finnish Air Force, Eduard 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6 WNr 161742, Slowak, Eduard 1/48
My first “Empire of Japan GB” build
One of the active Groups is Louis Gardners Empire of Japan Group Build. I am not going to give the full historic tour here – that is for the interested to go and research for themselves, but suffice to say that there was some German influence on Japanese R&D.
Those that have followed some of my builds know that I have a thing for 109’s, and what a great excuse it was to make a Japanese 109!
The kit is the good old Tamiya 109, with a few changes.
One thing I did, was to leave the window open to let in some fresh air.
The Instrument panel is the kit-decals with plenty of Micro-sol used to make them appear almost painted on
The full build is available in Groups – link here; https://imodeler.com/groups/the-empire-of-japan-1919-1946/forum/topic/messerschmitt-me-109-e-3a-1-48-eduard/
(the title in the link is misdirecting as it originally was to be the Eduard kit, but rather soon I found out that the Japanese 109’s were E-4’s, and the eduard kits in my stash were all E-3’s)
Do join one of the groups – it is highly reccomended, but be warned, it may be addictive!