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Eduard 1/32 BF 109E-3

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This is my contribution to the group build that was started in the old forum:

 

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I decided to go with the following scheme.  I haven't seen this one modeled very much and it really captured my imagination:

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I will post some work in progress pics very soon.

 

Cheers,

Wayne

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After sitting on this kit for over a month, I finally got started with the build.  This is my first experience with an Eduard kit and I am very pleased with the level of detail the kit provides and how well everything fits so far.

 

As is typical, I started with the cockpit:

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Then began work on the engine.  There is something about an inverted "V" engine that is so German:

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Some more WIP pics will be posted soon.

 

Cheers,

Wayne

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I was able to find some time to finish the engine this weekend.  For those with sharp eyes, you'll notice that the engine has only 10 exhaust stacks instead of 12 at this stage.  That's because I remember that Brett Green in his Military Illustrated Modeller article recommended leaving that off unit after mounting the engine:

 

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This morning I was able to mount the cockpit and engine and button up the fuselage.

 

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I will spend some time tonight doing a little filling and sanding and then move on.  I really like how this is going together.

 

Cheers,

Wayne

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CallSignOwl,

 

Thanks.  Yes, everything is stock out of the box.  The kit comes with two really nice frets of PE; one painted and one plain.  The decal sheets are a piece of art and provide the builder with five different aircraft.

 

Wayne

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Fabulous Wayne, so neat, clean and precise - very nice work. Cracker of an engine. Love it.

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You're welcome - credit where credits due, as they say.

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Devil Dog,

 

Thanks for the comments. I got some more done this weekend and will post pics soon. It's ready for paint now.

 

Cheers,

Wayne

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Beautiful clean build, Wayne.

Like the way this bird comes together.

Congrats,

Jamme

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Looking good

I have many memories of my two Eduard 109s...most of them bring me out in a cold sweat! :0

Can't wait to see more

Cheers

Nick

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Small update:

 

I was able to find some time to attach the wings, install the instrument panel and do some filling and painting.  Unfortunately, I ran out of primer, so the paint is going on without it.  Hopefully this doesn't come back to bite me in the behind later.

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Cheers,

Wayne

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Great job. Now, why doesn't my Bf109E-3 look as good as yours??

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Grant,

 

Thanks for the positive feedback.  I'm quite sure your models are much better than this.

 

Cheers,

Wayne

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Kojo,

 

Got the RLM 71 on last night.  Hopefully, I will find time tonight to mask the splinter camo and get the RLM 70 on tonight.  My A.D.D. starts to kick in around this point in time in a build and I have to force myself to step back and not rush to the finish.

 

Wayne

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Splinter camouflage complete.

 

It was very hard to differentiate the RLM 70/71 in the paint guide in Eduards' instruction manual.  After doing some Google searches for Jg 51 and BF-109E-3, I found the following picture which was a tremendous help and closely matches the Eduards' instructions as far as I can tell:

 

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The following pictures show how my bird looks after shooting some paint, following Figure 1 from the picture above:

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After letting this sit for a couple of days, I'll move on to clear coat and decals.

 

Cheers,

Wayne

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Hi Wayne.

That's a really nice camo, not much seen in modeling.

Congrats,

Jamme

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D'you know Wayne, that's fast becoming one of my favourite colour schemes.  Great job and congrats on finding that plan on Google (T'ah ! what did we do before the interweb hey?)

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Jamme, Kojo and Grant,

 

Thank you for the positive feedback. I too have become very fond of this color scheme and it was a lot of fun to paint.

 

Cheers,

Wayne

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While I still like the softer blending of the patterens by doing freehand, Its hard to beat a well done splinter scheme, Very nicely done, Looking Great...Cant wait to see more of your build!

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