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John

Eduard 1/48 Bf109E

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This is a placeholder for a project I'm hoping to get round to soon.

 

Back in 1971 the 9-year-old me was captivated by the appearance in Woolworths of an exciting new box:

 

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The image of the 2 aircraft roaring across their grass airfield in Northern France was exactly what we had seen just a few months before with the release of the Battle of Britain film, and of course in those days we all knew that BoB-era 109s were 2-tone green and light blue with the high demarcation and no mottle spoiling the purity. Revell thought so too:

 

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That Airfix box art has long been one of my favourites but apparently the company didn't think so, as within a remarkably short space of time they had replaced it with this:

 

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I'm sure they had their reasons but it seemed like a backwards step to me, then and since.

 

I've never built the big Airfix kit but I have done quite a few 109Es in 1/48th, and I have a couple of Eduard overtrees in the stash. Appropriate markings for a pristine JG26 aircraft shouldn't be too hard to find.

 

More shortly.

 

John

 

 

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Nice choice John, I like the box art too. :popcorn:

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Oh good!  Another 1/24 version, I will not be alone.  I prefer the original drawing also as it has some soul to it, rather than just a modified profile drawing.

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Excellent choice John,one of those kit's we used to look up to the top shelf of the shop and dream of building when younger.

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