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Torbjorn

Silly question on Bf 109E canopies (ICM+Airfix = ?)

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So I can’t find the clear sprue for my Airfix E-4. I hear the ICM E-3 and E-4 kits contain the same plastic and each have canopies for both versions. The cunning plan is therefore to purchase an ICM E-3 kit and use the E-4 canopy for the canopy-less Airfix. The silly question is thus: would it fit? Anyone tried already?

 

Of course, I could just buy a vacuuformed replacement for £2, but where is the fun in that? And Hannants (where I do almost all toyshopping) have 0 of those in stock, which must be a sign.

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I have both kits in the stash, the Airfix one is immediately accessible, not sure where the ICM kits are, but if handy I can compare them for you (the ICM is virtually a clone of the Tamiya kit if that helps any)

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Just checked, I used the 1/72 ICM Bf 109E-7 boxing and the clear parts were there for both the E-4 and E-3 style canopies. Quite a bit of flash but once cleaned up the ICM canopy parts fit the Airfix 1/72 kit 

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That was quick - thank you!

 

ICM approach it is.

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20 hours ago, Chuck1945 said:

I have both kits in the stash, the Airfix one is immediately accessible, not sure where the ICM kits are, but if handy I can compare them for you (the ICM is virtually a clone of the Tamiya kit if that helps any)

To the point where I was able to use the ICM fuselage with everything else being Tamiya parts with no difficulty in a recent build.

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22 minutes ago, Procopius said:

To the point where I was able to use the ICM fuselage with everything else being Tamiya parts with no difficulty in a recent build.

Yup, the Tamiya parts fit the ICM kit better than the ICM parts!

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