Tamiya Bf-109 E 1/48 revisited in Romanian livery
The build was the usual straight business with a Tamiya kit. I repeated the experience of airbrush highlights, using some Tamiya acrylics mixes. For the upper side RLM-71 Dunkelgrun I used XF-62:1+XF-49:1 (olivedrab+khaki), I highlighted this mix in three stages with XF-59 Desert yellow, but only with a few drops, the final result is not that visible. For the RLM-04 yellow I mixed XF-4:10+XF-7:1. The underside was painted RLM65 XF-23:2+XF-2:1, also highlighted in three stages with XF-2 white, also with a lot of fear not to over do it. The basecoat was sprayed over a black primer inside each panel, with the following highlight coats each smaller than the previous. After a gloss varnish followed a black pin wash and a tan acrylic filter. For the interior I used a Quinta Studio set, not that visible in the pictures. The decals are from RB, depicting a fighter named “Nella” (short for Joan) flown by Romanian ace Tiberiu Vinca on the Stalingrad front in 1942. Hope you’ll enjoy it.
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