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WIP - Tamiya Bf 109 E-3

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  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
WIP - Tamiya Bf 109 E-3
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 1:49 PM

Despite having many 109s in my stash, this is the first one I've built since I came back to the hobby.  I built one of them many years ago and it has since been destroyed.  I held off on building one because I didn't feel comfortable painting the mottling, but I think I'm ready to tackle it. I'll be using aftermarket decals since there weren't any decals in the box when I bought it at a show (well, there were decals in the box, but there were for a Hs 129).  I'll be building White 7 of 1./JG51.  In doing some research, the plain had a forced landing on the French coast after combat over England during the Battle of Britain.

Here's the office.  It's mostly OOB with the exception of some PE seatbelts, and some added wiring.  Any comments/critiques are welcome.

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 05, 2018 2:13 PM

Great start Bob. I built their 72nd version a few months back, great kit i just hope your decals are better than mine were.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, July 05, 2018 4:42 PM

Awesome start!  Looking forward to the mottling of the 109.

Your friend, Toshi

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, July 05, 2018 5:49 PM
I'll be watching

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, July 05, 2018 7:49 PM

I’m in.  Nice start on that pit!

Chad

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  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 9:19 PM
Thanks guys! I've had hit and miss results with Tamiya's decals. Hopefully these aftermarket ones will be a hit.

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:29 PM

The cockpit is looking great. I'll be watching to see how the rest builds up. But I ain't worried.

BK

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  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:39 PM

I have one of these in my display cabinet that I built around 10 years ago, as part of the first ever Secret Santa Group Build. It’s a nice, simple kit. Should go together very easy, so you can focus on the important part... the paint!

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Thursday, July 05, 2018 11:00 PM
Looks great so far Tamiya kits always build up nice

Clint

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, July 06, 2018 9:45 PM
Thanks guys! I've gotten the fuselage together and the wings together. Just some light sanding to do before I put them together. I test fit the wings and there's just a tiny gap at the wing roots, but some tape will help close them and give the proper dihedral to the wings. It's nice to have a simple build every once in awhile.

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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