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Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3

Being on the Japanese path. I found an article on the internet of some Bf109's that was evaluated in Japan and naturally I had to build one. I was lucky to find a Hasegawa kit on sale, so I had an easy time building it. For some reason it seems if I build something very common I prefer an unusual colour scheme or markings for it.
(Model finished 2002)

Messerschmitt Bf 109X

As the BMW 801 radial engine became available, a Bf 109F was converted with a BMW 801 A-0. This aircraft became a prototype for the Bf 109X. The forward part of the fuselage was wider and it got a new canopy. The wing tips were similar to those of the Bf 109E. The prototype was first flown on 2 September 1940. Development was stopped in early 1942. This is a kit from RS Model built out of the box.
(Model finished 2011)

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10

One Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 that landed in Sweden during the war was tested. The German markings were overpainted.
(Model finished 2011)

This is a Revell kit built out of the box.

Messerschmitt Bf 109V14

Airfix Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4
(Model finished 2020)

Well that is what the box says but being unable to build out of the box I had to make some changes.

I can't remember when it was bought but it has been waiting for me to find a way to alter the exhausts and finally it was time to build it.

I managed to convert the landing gear doors before the build died.

It laid idle for three years before I restarted it. By then I had lost the doors and had to make new. The struts for the tail were short shot and had to be replaced.

This project was the reason for my experiments for exhaust holes. I used a vac canopy since I didnn't need the antenna hole in it but I messed up cutting the vac canopy so I had to use the forward part from the Airfix kit. It got a base coat of grey before the red.

I wasnt' happy with the red. I felt that it came out to much brown so I thought that I needed to repaint it but when I had a quick look at it in natural daylight the brown disappeared.

In the end I decided to repaint it in a wine red colour. Still not happy with it but I'll let it be. I think that I prefer Matchbox. "No painting necessary" as they used to say.

Another down from the wall of shame.

Decals came from Flying Papas.

So here it is, the Bf 109V14 racer that Ernst Udet crashed at Dubendorf 1937.

Bordurian Messerschmitt Bf109

For a long time, I have had a Bf109 project in mind and for this I needed a B and an F version. The only ones I could find from the same manufacturer were from Heller.
(Model finished 2021)

I hoped that they would originate from the same mould so the parts would fit with each other but unfortunately it was not so but I started to cut into them anyway.

Then the parts needed to be assembled again plus lot of putty. I wasn't happy with the result so it ended up half built for a long time. Partly because my Alps printer died so I couldn't make the decals for it.

But when I bought a Cameo cutting machine I thought that this would make a suitable experiment of making masks for painting. I started by painting white.

Followed by yellow,

and red.

Some black finished the painting of the markings.

Then the plane was ready to paint.

So, a Bordurian Messerschmitt Bf109 from the Tintin album King Ottokar's Sceptre was finally finished.

The end result isn't one of my best but gave some experience to cut and use masks for painting.

Stockholm May 27, 2002 Uppdated February 24, 2022
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