Bf109E-1 Jg54 Battle of Britain Group Build

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  1. T Bolt

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    #1 T Bolt, Aug 4, 2010
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    Name: Glenn
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    Kit: Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109E-3
    Scale: 1/48th.
    Modifications: The Tamiya Bf109E-3 will be modified to make it a BF109E-1
    Accessories: Aero Master Decals, True details resin wheels and possibly a vacuformed canopy

    This is my first entry for the Battle of Britain Group Build. It is a Messerchmitt BF109E-1 of Jg 54 in France involved in the tail end of the battle The Tamiya kit is the E-3 model so I will be converting it to a E-1. The Camo is what sold me on this particular aircraft. It’s rather complicated so I will be practicing my airbrush skills before doing it. I hope to start the project in the next week or so after my Cold War and Kursk builds are completed
     

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    :thumbleft: I'm looking forward to the effect.
     
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    Nice one Glenn. As discussed in our PMs, you'll need the later style canopy, as fitted as standard to the E4. The kit has the earlier canopy, fitted from the B to E. Should be a little bit of a challenge to do that cammo pattern !
     
  4. T Bolt

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    That's what makes it fun!! :D
     
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    Great choice. Love the scheme.
     
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    I agree, it looks pretty sharp!
     
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    Nice one Glenn, should keep you out of mischief for a while. Camo will be good fun.
     
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    Hope you crack it Glenn....i'm sure you will mate!:D
     
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    Can't wait!!
     
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    Funny Glenn, I'm going to be building the 3rd 109 down for this GB and didn't realize it! On the decal sheet!
     
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    I love this camo job and have since I first saw this pic so many years ago...

    I will eventually do this same crate Glenn, good luck...
     
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    #12 T Bolt, Aug 6, 2010
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2010
    I'm probably going to do the fourth one on the decal sheet, 109E-4/B, Erganzungsgruppe JG54, Cazaux France, 1942 as I have another 109E in my stash.

    I totaled it up today and right now the 109s in the group build make up 50% of the entries!

    Bf-109s
    Airframes Terry Bf109E3, 'Yellow 11', 9/JG54, Waldemar Wubke, August 1940, BoB Group Build.

    Airframes Terry Bf109E4 'White 6', W.Nr,1985, I/JG3,Heinz Schnabel,Sept.1940. BoB Group Build.

    Catch22 Cory Bf 109E-4, Black <+-, II/JG3, Hptm Franz von Werra, September 1940 BoB GB

    lesofprimus Dan Bf109E-4, Yellow 13 of Leutnant Josef Eberle, 9th Staffel/JG54, BoB Gruppe Build...

    Lucky13 Jan Oblt. Heinz Bär, Bf 109E-3, White 13, 1./JG 51, France, September 1940 BoB GB

    Lucky13 Jan Oblt. Helmut Tiedmann, Bf 109E-4 'Black 13', II./JG3, Battle of Britain GB

    Rochie Karl Bf 109 E-4 Helmut Wick JG 2 Oct 1940 BoB group build

    T Bolt Glenn Bf109E-1 Jg54 Battle of Britain Group Build




    Spitfire
    T Bolt Glenn Spitfire Mk. I P9306 ZP H of No 74 Squadron Battle of Britain Group Build

    Lancaster630 Chris Sqn Ldr 'Sandy Johnston Supermarine Spitfire Mk1.A L1004 LO-Q 602 Squadron

    Vic Balshaw Vic 1/48 Spitfire Mk.II – 266 (Rhodesia) Sqn, RAF Wittering. BofB Group Build


    Hurricane
    ozhawk40 Peter 1/48 Hurricane Mk1 V6555 S/L RR Stanford Tuck BoB GB

    Rochie Karl Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I V6684 RF-F 303 sqdn (Polish) RAF BoB Group build


    Do 17Z
    B-17engineer Harrison Hobbycraft Dornier Do-17Z 5K+EA BoB GB


    Stuka
    Peebs Pete JU87B-2 'Stuka', II./StG 1 (III./StG 51) August 1940 Bob Group Build


    Roc
    Vic Balshaw Vic Sticky: 1/48 Blackburn Roc – Sqn Ldr Clark RAF. BofB Group Build.
     
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    Will probably do a Spitfire or a Hurricane as well me think, to even out the odds....:lol: Since someone is already doing my squadron, the No. 74, ;) :lol: I might throw in a Hurricane from the 'my' other Squadron, the No. 111 or one from the Czech Squadrons....see what happens.

    Also, no '111, '110.....
     
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    I'll also be throwing in either a Spit or a Hurricane.
     
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    Go ahead and do a spit from No 74 Jan, I'm doing 2 109s from JG 54 and probably a Hurricane from No. 85.
     
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    I had a feeling this GB would be heavy on '109s, and I'm just as guilty ! But I already have 1/32nd scale Spit and Hurricane in BoB markings, and don't want more at the moment. I will be doing a 1/48th Hurricane though, from 312 Czech Squadron, and probably some others, outside of the GB, inlciuing a Ju87 and a Bf110. Eventually, there'll be a D017, He111 and a Spit, to replace the ones lost or wrecked over the years since 1980, so that I'll have my 1/48th scale BoB collection back as a complete set, minus the Defiant and Blenheim Mk1.
     
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    Definitely doing a 109 myself....:D
     
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    The kit came yesterday and I got started on it today.
    12 ) The two main sprues
    3 ) Aero Master decals, Kit decals, True Details resin wheels, and squadron canopy
    4 ) The under wing bulge for the cannon that has to be removed to make the 109E-3 model into a 109E-1
    5 ) Bulge removal under way
    6 ) The ugly holes that remained
    78 ) The removed bulges were glued into the holes from the back side and will be filled with thick superglue and sanded to match the under wing profile
    9 ) I also started painting, spraying the cockpit interior parts RLM 02 and then giving them a bleak wash.
     

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    Good work Glenn! Was about to get the Tamiya E-4 kit but then saw a Hasegawa E-3 for less.
     
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    Good start Glenn.
     
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