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Airfix 1/48 Bf109 E-7 Trop

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Airfix 1/48 Bf109 E-7 Trop
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:20 PM

Hello friends! Here’s one fresh off the bench. If you’re looking for a decent 1/48 109, this is a good kit. If you’re looking for an excellent 1/48 109, stick with the Eduard line. The decals were absolute garbage and each one needed to be set with Tamiya extra thin cement. Thank you for looking!

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:33 PM

Wow, excellent work. I love this scheme so much. I have a Tamiya kit for this scheme as well. If I can make it look half this good I'm golden. Well done.

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   Back on the bench.

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:31 PM

Thank you so much! They Tamiya kit is sharp and I am certain you’re going to really enjoy the build. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:55 AM
Nice job on your mottled camo scheme

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:24 AM

Thank you my friend!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:25 AM

Nicely done, Chad. Yes

-Greg

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:58 AM

Nice paint job.

Interesting that the decals were so horrible. the new airfix stuff I have built has had nice thin decals that seat down well.

 

Theuns

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:29 AM

I just complimented this little gem over on the Airfix GB thread. Beautiful work sir! Aside from the decals ( I pretty much tend to use AM decals anyways), how was the kit itself? I’m really thinking hard about getting one of these new Airfix Emil’s due to the engineering options compared to Eduard. 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:51 PM

Greg - Thank you!

 

Theuns - Some of these Airfix kiTX that are dated in the mid to late 2000’s still have the old Airfix decals. This one was dated 2009 So it must’ve been while they were still transitioning to the Cartograph gems!

 

Stik -  When it comes to engineering, it certainly isn’t as basic as the Tamiya kit but certainly not as intricate as the Eduard kit. That being said, you’re not going to get the beautiful rivet detail, cockpit detail, and finely molded pieces that you would with the Eduard offering.  But, at the end of the day, it seriously is a fun kit to build. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:06 PM

Well, I’ve been perfectly happy with my Hobbycraft and old Airfix 109s. So the new Airfix Emil sounds good to me. Plus with the wing armament option gives me an idea for a modification of another 109 in my stash... 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, May 20, 2019 8:42 AM
Looks great! I really like the subtle chipping and the weathering overall.

On my bench: Dragon 1/48 Ju 88P-1

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 20, 2019 10:54 PM

Thank you SB! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

  • Member since
    February, 2011
Posted by knox on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:43 PM

Very, very nice!  I love 109 models. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:09 PM

Thank you!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

  • Member since
    February, 2011
  • From: Bent River, IA
Posted by Reasoned on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:24 PM
From one who thinks the 109 is the preeminent fighter AC of WWII, your build is very nicely done Chad.

Science is the pursiut of knowledge, faith is the pursuit of wisdom.  Peace be with you.

On the Tarmac: 1/48 Revell P-38

In the Hanger: A bunch of kits

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:37 PM

WOW!  Very nice. How did you do the panel lines?

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:18 PM

Reasoned
From one who thinks the 109 is the preeminent fighter AC of WWII, your build is very nicely done Chad.
 

Thank you very much!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:22 PM

JohnnyK

WOW!  Very nice. How did you do the panel lines?

 

Thanks Johnny.  I used Tamiya Panel Liner (Brown).   After a little post shading and the decals were set, I sprayed the entire kit with Mr. Super Clear Gloss.  When that fully cured, I used the fine brush included with the panel liner and touched each panel line and the liner flowed smoothly through each panel line. After about 15 minutes, I wiped down the model with odorless Turpenoid to remove any excess liner. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

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