The Collector's Club Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3/E-7 in 1/48th Scale, it's been sitting in my stash for a while and made a couple of cameo's in previous builds and having been put back in the stash on several occasions - most notably after the Sea Fury and the kit (now completed) that the box was sitting under.
I decide when I got the kit that I'd do the RAF version (E-3) as captured aircraft in Allied or Axis powers is always an interesting topic of conversation. I decided to acquire the Eduard Zoom Photo Etched kit to enhance the cockpit.
Anyhow on to the build. The cockpit went together easily enough, with the level of detail in the moldings themselves, I chose to only use the photo-etches for the main instument panel.
The fuselage fitted together nicely, once the peg holes where opened up slightly, a nice touch adding the engine.
Wings went together easily and the engine cowling didn't need any fettling (I'll fit the guns after painting)
Wings and underside of the nose fitted nicely, just some minor filling needed here.
Tail planes and the flaps fitted, some filling will is needed to the leading edge flaps.
Ailerons needed slight trimming to fit.
With the rudder, elevators and cannon ports fitted, all the filling was done and the plane was washed prior to paint.
After 4 coats of yellow the underside is painted, the paint needs at least 48 hours to dry before I can mask up for the top coat, I may well paint the wheel wells etc, before masking.
Until next time..