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* Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 : FINISHED


timmah
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Hi

Thought I would share the build up of a couple of models I am currently doing, the first is Tamiya's BF 109E-3.

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This will be one of two kits built to get me ready for the Best of British group build. I will be using Vallejo Model Air acrylic paints which I've never used before(actually I've never used any acrylic paints before). So far I'm very impressed with them, the paint has airbrushed straight out of the bottle and cleaning the airbrush is no more a chore than it was before.

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Cockpit interior painted ready for some detail work and dry brushing, think I will only be adding seat belts to this build.

All comments welcome

Thanks for looking

Tim.

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More progress on the build

Less drybrushing and washing than on the FW190A-8 I'm also building, The cockpit decals are not as good in this kit so I'm really kicking myself that I screwed up the FW190 cockpit.

The seat back was drilled as per the BF109E series and the photo etch belts passed through, still need to pose the seatbelts in their final resting place.

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Fuselage halves together

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More to come soon......

Ta

Tim.

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Kit now all boxed up and packed away ready for the start date of this group build.

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Hi

More work done, wings went together well and apart from a tiny packing piece to bring the middle of the wing/fuselage join level the joint was near perfect.

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Now all primed and ready, I used Holts Acrylic Plus primer from a rattle can and I had to be so careful as it really chucks the paint out when you press the button, there was soooooo much wasted paint as I had to hold the can at quite a distance otherwise it just swamped the model in paint.

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The only problem now is I can't decide on which paint scheme to do, I really like the yellow nosed 109's but I'd like to do something different.

Thanks

Tim.

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More progress and now some colour is added........

Pre-shading of upper and lower

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Progress is quite quick thanks to the use of acrylics, they are just fab to work with.

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Top all masked ready for splinter camoflage top colours

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RLM02 applied

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Splinter scheme masked up ready

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Nearly complete, a few touch ups required and hopefully the finished colour scheme will be different

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Ta

Tim.

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So, I have chosen the colour scheme......................

I even have a picture of the aircraft I want to do..................

I painted the model with my new acrylics which i really like...........

Sat back in my chair thinking that its going quite well and I'm quietly impressed with how it's going............

Late nights surfing the internet for more information because I want to do a good job of the model.................

And finally

I manage to get more information and it confirm's several things but more importantly it confirms the one thing that could be quite important..................

I've only gone and painted it the wrong colours!!!! :banghead:

Well there really was only one thing to do............

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Oh well, getting back into modelling can be a rather steep learning curve!

Ta

Tim.

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Sorry to hear you got the wrong colors! Hope you get that sorted out soon! :)

Cheers,

Azgaron

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More progress..............

This is the aircraft I've had decided to do, its a 3 Gruppen JG53 BF109E-3 piloted by Walter Rupp that eventually crash landed near RAF Manston in 1940

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Underside re done and now top side with first coat of RLM70

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Now with RLM71 splinter camo added

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Yellow nose and red band of shame added

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Decals added, now just have to put on clear top coat and start of the weathering

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And the underside

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More to follow soon.........

Thanks for looking

Tim

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