Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4/B | Airfix 1:48

Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 / B, S9 + GT from 9 / SKG 210, Uffz Werner Ringel (?), Russia, March 1942.

The Airfix kit, very poor in detail, so I added some resin accessories from Pavla (it is just necessary, especially the control surfaces and flaps) U-48-35 and U 48-36, Eduard’s photo-etched bits in the cockpit, Aber and Pavla’s barrels. Of the things that don’t match the actual aircraft, it’s definitely worth mentioning the compressor air intake filter cover, which should be typical for Fieseler production, the headrest, and probably the bomb ejector – but it was a replaceable item, so let’s not worry. 

On the other hand, the fit was quite good and even now, when the Eduard and Wingsy’s Bf-109s are available, this kit is still worth considering if price is the case (Pavla’s resin is quite cheap). Also Airfix decals did well.

Overall, it’s not state-of-the-art, and I didn’t have a heart for it, so it took far too long to build this simple kit since the holidays of 2019 or even longer. But generally, I show everything I’ve finished, so another boring and mediocre Bf-109 lands in the gallery.

Painted with MRP and Gunze paints. Wash and weathering with specifics from Modellers World, AK pigments.
Decals from TOPDRAWINGS No. 4 by Kagero – excellent. Overall, I tried to be as close as possible to what is in the drawing in the book. The photos of the S9 + GT show a dark spinner – but I painted it yellow according to the book.

Strangely enough – this is one of the heaviest World War II fighter models in the 1:48 scale I have. The parts are thick; there is a huge lump of plastic pretending to be an engine in the front – it has its weight.

Anyway, I hope you like it.

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