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Buchon!

This article is part of a series:
  1. Hispano HA-1109/1112 K.1L Tripala conversion for Tamiya 1/48 Bf 109
  2. Buchon!
  3. Hispano Me 109E

And with the 109’s in 1/72 rolling off the machine at Special Hobby, it is now the Buchón that is released.


There are some nice details in the kit, like the pointy ferry tank they used for flights to their African bases.

One rather important detail is the correct instrument panel, included in the Photoetched fret.


Special Hobby has won a lot of praise for their 1/72 109’s that are coming on the market now, and as they are a result of some cooperation with Eduard one would expect so. Eduard is actually planing on re-boxing the 1/72 kits.

I shall wait for a proper 1/48 kit before making one, but for those of you that like the scale, this appears to me to be a treat!


16 responses to Buchon!

  1. I so much love to see great 1/72 kits of single engine WWII planes, an area that was supposed to be the quarterscale kingdom (if someone wanted a seriously detailed such subject, he would definitely go to quarterscale or higher in the great past years; now he has amazing 1/72 options!).
    Don’t get me wrong: I love 1/48 scale; I just love to see detailed subjects in 1/72.
    Thanks for the presentation, my friend @airbum!

  2. Erik….this looks great. Where in the world can it be purchased?

    • Bob, it was only just launched on their site yesterday, so I suppose it may hit the stores soon. Or directly from their site at specialhobby dot eu. If you are located in europe I think modellbau keonig in Germany may have then in due time. I may yet order a few for the Danish market.

  3. Such tiny PE parts, I’m already struggling with 1/48 PE parts.
    Looks awesome.

  4. Erik, @airbum
    Thank you for posting this article. This is very good news, but like you, I will likely wait for the larger 1/48 scale kit to be released. My vision isn’t what it once was……. Otherwise I would likely get one of these kits now. Thanks again.

  5. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    A very much interesting project indeed Erik.
    The rockets pylons and their configuration alone makes one observe more in detail.
    Just looking at the box picture, one can see the Me-109 in it.
    Looking forward too this one.

  6. Another great entry by mr. @airbum

    Following this one with great interest!

  7. Like a lot of people I started out in 1/72, partly because that was all that was available at the time (60+ years ago), but I’d struggle to see it now. Looking forward to seeing it here completed.

  8. I am all over this! I was just thinking this weekend I need to look for a Buchon to add to my 109 project. As soon as I find one available on this side of the pond, I’m on it!!!

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