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1/32 Eduard Bf 109E-3, Adolf Galland, CO of III./JG 26, August 1940 (In progress)

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1/32 Eduard Bf 109E-3, Adolf Galland, CO of III./JG 26, August 1940 (In progress)
Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:15 PM

Yes, I'm a sucker for Eduard limited edition Luftwaffe kits. Since it's the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, I figured it was finally time to do one of Adolf Galland's BoB mounts. (I have some British subjects coming up.) The Adlerangriff 1/32 kit has some very interesting schemes, including the unique and snappy WNr. 4820 from late August 1940. 

The charismatic "Dolfo" Galland needs no introduction, having been the leading Luftwaffe ace of the BoB and eventually becoming the general in charge of the Lufwaffe's fighters. No collection is complete without one of his planes (at least mine isn't). 

I really like the schemes that Eduard included in this kit. Galland's is particularly interesting because it's non-standard and I hadn't seen it before. I was able to track down a photo from before it received the yellow wingtips and tail feather tips. 

I'd be interested is anyone has or knows of any photos of the plane after it got its yellow details. I couldn't find any and don't know where else to look.

That being said, Eduard's 1/32 kit is pretty nice overall, with resin wheels, nice decals, and all the usual Profipack goodies. The downside is there's quite a bit more flash on the parts than typical for an Eduard kit in my experience. The tooling came out in 2009 so it may be an artifact of the age of the kit. In any event, there will be some extra clean up required on the fuselage nose, wings and wing-fuse interface to deal with the molding issues. 

The plan is to use Mr. Color paints and I'll add Master barrels for the armament. I just finished the office using the usual approach and am happy with the details and Eduard PE additions. 

Buttoning up the fuselage is next. 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:44 AM

And another adventure begins. Can't go wrong with a nice 109!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, October 9, 2020 4:37 AM

Going big scale ehh? Nice! I'm about to embark on Steinhoff's black 1 from the BOB with their 1/48 kit. The pit looks great too.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by bvallot on Sunday, October 11, 2020 8:58 PM

Interesting kit Hoss. Looks like lots of goodies in this one. =]

On the bench:  

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:00 PM

Mopar Madness

And another adventure begins. Can't go wrong with a nice 109!

 

Thanks Mopar - Slow progress on this one. 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:05 PM

lawdog114

Going big scale ehh? Nice! I'm about to embark on Steinhoff's black 1 from the BOB with their 1/48 kit. The pit looks great too.

 

Yep - I thought a 1/32 Emil would be nice for the shelf. Thanks for the comments. 

I've been looking for 1/48 markings for a number of Steinhoff's planes but can't seem to find any decals or masks. Have you found some or are you cobbling them together? 

 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:06 PM

bvallot

Interesting kit Hoss. Looks like lots of goodies in this one. =]

 

Thanks - I really like the markings and am looking forward to the paint scheme. The resin wheels are a big plus for this kit. 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:13 PM

The main build is now complete. It goes together just like the 1/48 kit but IMO the detail is a little more to scale as you'd expect. It's all OOB except I used Master barrels for the guns and a Quickboost gunsight I had in my stash. 

It took quite a bit longer than I expected because there are quite a few molding errors, sink marks and flash with this kit - much more than the Eduard kits I'm used to. Lots of repair work. CA glue mixed with dental acrylic was my filler of choice. 

That being said, I'm very happy with the surface detail and overall look of the completed build. Painting is next. 

 

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