1/48 Condor Legion Bf-109E-3. Imperial German Air Service/Luftwaffe Group Build.
This is the tried and true Tamiya kit from 1996. I spotted it on a vendor’s table at the Butch O’Hare IPMS show in Illinois last month. For $15, I couldn’t pass it by. I figured it would be a worthy kit to finally use some of my Aeromaster Spanish Civil War decals on. I wasn’t disappointed. It built very smoothly with zero issues. The only thing it really lacks to my eye is a hose for the oxygen bottle in the cockpit. Not having any suitable material to make one from, we’ll pretend that mine is being serviced, LOL.
The only things I added/changed were opening up the slot in the seat for the shoulder belts (Eduard), added brake lines, and EZ Line antennas.
I used a lot of different paints on this one. Xtracolor, Floquil, Modelmaster, and Humbrol enamels. Tamiya acrylic white, and Tamiya lacquer yellow on the nose. I mixed and matched decals from Aeromaster for the main markings and used Microscale railroad items for the “Vati” inscription below the cockpit. I gave it a light pin wash in certain areas and no other weathering as these planes arrived late in the game in Spain. And besides, it’s just too cool of a scheme to dirty up too much. A satin clear coat wrapped it up.
Thanks for looking and happy modeling!
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