Eduard 1/48 - Bf-109E-1 'Weekend Edition'

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    Not like you haven't seen one before, but here's my take on the 'Emil', the new Eduard 1/48 E-1 to be exact. After a lengthy project like my last Eduard Bf-110E build it was nice to see this one come together in about 3 or 4 weekends.

    I left out the engine all together (let alone the coolant reservoir way in front) since I wanted to avoid problems with closing up the cowling. Eduard does provide instructions as to how to approach this, but their take on the matter doesn't work too well it seems.

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    Nicely done. :thumbright:
     
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    I second that :thumbright:
     
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    Beautiful model Jelmer!
     
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    Very nice indeed.

    I'm building one at the moment and have gone the same way with the engine.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    #6 jjp_nl, Nov 16, 2014
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    Yeah, a few additional mounting tabs, a spacer and some styrene strip worked like a charm for me, rather then trying to fit the engine inside the cowling.

    Bottomline is ofcourse is the kit is pretty much designed to have the engine visible. I've seen builds that endedn up with misaligned cowling panels, taking a lot of filling/sanding to make it look half way decent (wrecking the beautifully subtle details along the way)
     
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    That too is pretty much how I'm going about it.

    I think it's a very nice kit, but as I always tend to pose my models closed up or even in flight I had no issue ignoring the engine :)

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    Lovely build!
     
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    Nice one Jelmer !
     
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    Sweet model. The E model was the most attractive version of the whole series.
     
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    Naaaah! Gotta be the F :)

    Cheers
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    Lovely, subtle work. Very nice!
     
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    I like it Jelmer and the subtle shading you accomplished!! ;)
     
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