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1/48 Eduard Bf-109E3 from JG26

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    July 2012
1/48 Eduard Bf-109E3 from JG26
Posted by Hasenpfeffer on Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:56 PM

I started this build as a dual build with the Tamiya E3 kit just to see the differences. It was purchased as an Overtrees kit which means there were no canopy masks, decals or PE but it was significantly cheaper. I think around $20. Anyway, I painted pretty much everything except the stencils - which are HGW wet transfers. I've had varied success with them as some seem to work great and other want to come off with the carrier you remove. I used MRP for the camo and markings. It is again a sort of, probably was to some extent aircraft. I really made it as a memorial build for my late German Shepherd, Apollo, who passed away last summer at 14.5.

Enjoy, critique, laugh at it, whatever.

 

Yep - canopy needs some work. (Thanks for the tip Hoss, I'll try it next time.)

Yep - I know the wheels are jacked up... on the list of things to fix.

Thanks for looking...

- Dave.

 

Tags: Bf-109E3

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, September 15, 2022 7:29 PM

Very nice work,with so many looks I'm surprised there were no comments yet.If you didn't point out your errors,I wouldn't have noticed.

I like the paint job,the yellow went on nice,and it's a nice amount of weathering.

Hint: don't point out your errors,we probably won't notice Wink

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    July 2012
Posted by Hasenpfeffer on Friday, September 16, 2022 10:57 AM

Tojo72

Very nice work,with so many looks I'm surprised there were no comments yet.If you didn't point out your errors,I wouldn't have noticed.

I like the paint job,the yellow went on nice,and it's a nice amount of weathering.

Hint: don't point out your errors,we probably won't notice Wink

 

Thanks, Tojo! I'm glad you like it. I do too, but I have no problem pointing out mistakes I've made. Mostly lessons learned and things that I may do differently (or remember to do) next time. The next one I do I'm gonna have to push my weathering comfort zone because I feel a little stuck right now - afraid of making a paint mule out of a decent build, if ya know what I mean. :)

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, September 16, 2022 11:01 AM

That's a great-looking 109, Dave. Been a while since I've seen one here, it's good to see.

-Greg

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, September 16, 2022 3:16 PM

Pretty sharp.  Youre right about those HGW transfers.  When they work they are wonderful .  I just had a bad sheet for my Corsair build.  I got new ones and they performed perfectly.  Go figure.  

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 16, 2022 4:50 PM

Wow what a beauty!  Very, very nice finish.  I have a friend named Schmackpfeffer (tasty pepper) BTW

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2012
Posted by Hasenpfeffer on Friday, September 16, 2022 8:04 PM

Greg

That's a great-looking 109, Dave. Been a while since I've seen one here, it's good to see.

 

 

Thanks Greg. Check out Hoss' Bf-109F4 that he posted a few days ago...

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    July 2012
Posted by Hasenpfeffer on Friday, September 16, 2022 8:07 PM

wpwar11

Pretty sharp.  Youre right about those HGW transfers.  When they work they are wonderful .  I just had a bad sheet for my Corsair build.  I got new ones and they performed perfectly.  Go figure.  

 

Yeah, I haven't figured out if it's the transfers or the surface prep/differences, but it sure sucks when they lift up.

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    July 2012
Posted by Hasenpfeffer on Friday, September 16, 2022 8:11 PM

keavdog

Wow what a beauty!  Very, very nice finish.  I have a friend named Schmackpfeffer (tasty pepper) BTW

 

Thanks for the words of encouragement, John. Glad you like it. My last name is Haas, so it is really a tip o' the cap to the old Looney Tunes episode.

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