Tamiya 1/72 Bf 109 E-3

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Hi All,

I am building this kit to get my Mojo back.

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Make a quick kit, keep weathering to a minimum. Highlight panel lines using a copic marker, and try to keep the build clean and as good a build as I can. The goal is to get the Mojo back!

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Title: Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3
Number: 60750 (Also listed as 50)
Scale: 1:72
Released:2000 | Initial release - new tool



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Work will begin tomorrow. Full steam ahead!

As always all comments welcome.
 

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This is the first update. I have really blitzed through this kit - I think I was enjoying it so much I just kept going and going. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos whilst building the cockpit or while gluing the model together.

I will tell you all what I did. I built the cockpit OOB using the decals provided for seatbelts. I then attached the fuselage together and waited for an hour before applying Tamiya Basic Putty (the Grey one) and let that dry for 2 hours.

I painted the propeller first and the landing gear using Humbrol enamels.

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I then painted the model fuselage and wings in one go with Humbrol Enamels.

Here it is

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The panel lines were highlighted using a Copic multiliner marker with 0.03mm tip. These are specially designed to be used on paint. The lines are a bit dark, but I am not too fussed about accuracy here.

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Here is a look at the cockpit

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I started work on the canopy as well

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The model was then gloss coated using Pledge Floor care

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At the rate I am going this model will be finished tomorrow. I think the Mojo is coming back! Its good to just build a kit using basic techniques and not worrying too much about over detailing at times. I'm having a lot of fun with this one.

Hopefully tomorrow I will have the completed kit!

I would like to clarify I am no accuracy buff here nor do I want to be one - building decent models is the goal, decent paint job, decent build, decent finish.


I hope you all liked the update, as always all comments welcome.
 

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Well you have flown along with this one. A nice easy uncomplicated build, we all need these once in a while. Looking nice.
 

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I agree with Colin just what you need to get the mojo back. Nice work so far Bob.
 

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Well you have flown along with this one. A nice easy uncomplicated build, we all need these once in a while. Looking nice.
I agree with Colin just what you need to get the mojo back. Nice work so far Bob.
Thanks Colin and Ian. Yes this build has restored my Mojo, nice quick and simple.

This is the final update, as the kit is complete now.

So I did up the decals on top of the gloss coat and added the canopy which took a while to get right.

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A matte coat was then applied - I use a commercial one seen below, this gives more of a sheen effect which I prefer over this aircraft as opposed to using my Alcad II matte coat.

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And here is the final result:

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Many more pictures in the Completed Airplanes section here
http://www.scale-models.co.uk/threads/tamiya-1-72-bf-109-e-3.28368/