Smokin´ Kiss...1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-3, II./JG51

February 14, 2021 · in Aviation · · 5 · 1.5K

A hot smooch for Valentines Day ?
Built in 2019. E-3 Weekend Edition, mostly decals, the large Balkenkreuz were taken from an Eduard E-3 ProfiPack, plastic rods and lead wire for the brake lines, EZ Line for the antenna wire, Gunze aqueous RLM 71/02/65.
Furthermore shortened the too long legs about 2-3mm to avoid the "storch" look.

The model shows the aircraft "Gretel" of Oberfeldwebel Johann "Hans" Illner, 4./ during the . Like this, most aircraft during that time received an individual field camo job and large wing Balkenkreuz.

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5 responses

  1. This is a magnificent build ! I like it... a whole lot. The "weeping bird" emblem and the mouth under the nose are what set it apart. In addition the field applied camouflage looks spot on. Well done indeed. Needless to say, I pressed the "liked" button. I have a set of decals from a Kagero Top Colors book on some German aircraft from the BoB. There are some interesting schemes in there, most of which I have never seen before, like this one you have posted.

  2. Smoking Lips, definitely on my to-do list of Monogram 1/48 E-3's, seven done s'far.


  3. Another very nice 109, Reinhard.
    Especially the mottling looks great.
    Well done.

  4. A lovely result, Reinhard!
    Love the big Balkenkreuzen!

  5. An out of the ordinary finish not seen before - what's not to like a lot?


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