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Airfix 1/48 Bf109 E-7 Trop

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    April, 2015
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 

  • Member since
    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: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   Shelf of doom for now.....

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

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    April, 2015
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

  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    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. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
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

 

  • Member since
    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: Bandai 1/72 TIE Striker

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