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Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-3


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Elo, I finished this a few weeks ago but haven't had a chance to post it. 

The kit went together quite well but I don't think it was designed to be posed in flight as it still has a flattened rear tyre! I could of probably sorted it but I'm too lazy. There seems to be an issue with the canopies on this kit as the front windscreen has a circular piece cut out of it right in the middle where it joins to the sprue tree, luckily its on the frame and is fixable but only just. I say this as I broke one in half and had to get  Airfix to send me a replacement that had the exact same issue. I might of just been unlucky but anyway, here it is, its painted in Vallejo's Air war Luftwaffe set of paints.

 

https://flic.kr/p/2kZ3Za1

 

https://flic.kr/p/2kZ3YHp

 

https://flic.kr/p/2kZ3YHE

 

https://flic.kr/p/2kZcZXy

 

https://flic.kr/p/2kZ3YLk

 

https://flic.kr/p/2kZbwnz

 

https://flic.kr/p/2kZcZYf

 

Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

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Very neat and proper Emil! In fact, I thought that it looked like the 1/48th kit…

 

A small hint: a couple of dark grey blotches on the front of the exhaust sheaths would go long way toward hinting at the openings that're there on the original. 😉

 

Nice modelling!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Hi,

 

beautiful kit! Well done.

I have never seen photos of this plane with yellow nose and tail. Looks good though. 

I suspect that the small hole at the base of the canopy is for the support of the gun sight.

 

Great show.

Congrats.

 

JR

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