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(Refurbished) Bf 109E

June 3, 2022 · in Aviation · · 11 · 1.1K

The 1:48 109E kits are just great for quick builds, yes there are newer and better detailed kits around, but for sheer VFM, the Tamiya kits are hard to beat. I've added only belts made from masking tape and AM decals to this one because I wanted a quick project to keep my recent (Tamiya) Spitfire company on the shelf - also a factor was the very simple two-tone (three if you count the yellow) paint scheme. Nothing else really to say, the paintwork is heavily faded with pre & post shading which unfortunately my phones' camera isn't clever enough to bring-out so you'll just have to trust me on that. Not added the aerial wire yet because the next model show here isn't until November !

The Romanians were supplied a large number of refurbished 109E-3's in early 1941 just prior to the invasion of the Soviet Union, hence the title of the thread. Feel free to ask any questions, make any comments or criticism - yes I have dirtied-up the wheel hubs since I took the pics, they don't look as stark now.

Have a great weekend everyone, all the best from a decidedly autumnal Middle Earth.

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  1. Nice work, Ian. Great scheme choice. I agree about that kit wholeheartedly.

  2. Very nice Emil, Ian @ij001
    A nice chosen scheme indeed and very nicely done.

  3. Fantastic result, Ian!
    Love the scheme as well!

  4. This is a fine looking „Nella”! That is short in Romanian for Joanna/ Johanna.

  5. Very lovely 109! I did a Romanian G6, but may have to add an E like this one - completely different scheme, and I like this!

  6. 109's look mean and ready in any camo scheme. Very nice looking build, Ian.

  7. Thanks everyone... Such a relaxing project, if there is a 'stress free' build then this is definitely it.

    Couple of Airfix builds will follow in the next few weeks, a Mustang, a MiG and a Dornier. Enjoy your weekend all.

  8. Sharp work. I really like 109's in Romanian markings.

  9. Nice work on the Emil.

  10. A Tamiya 109E and a yellow-nosed one at that, a great combination! I have a copy of this kit in my stash and it deserves to see the light of day. I totally agree with you sir: Tamiya 109s are great kits that build well and offer a wide variety of markings & colors. Well done!

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