matchbox bf-109 e3 (one week one plane)

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  1. 520516MA

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    someone still remeber this kit ? haha .1974.:p
     

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    Looks like you've done a tidy job

    but the colours look wrong
     
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    Agreed....!...I'll let Wojtek explain!:D
     
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    It looks great, but the canopy looks foggy.... The coloring may be from the lighting...
     
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    Agree, good job overall, but the colours are wrong. Matchbox included the number '16' on the decal sheet as part of Galland's markings when Kommodore of JG26, but this number wasn't applied until after the aircraft had passed to an Operational Training Unit, with the rest of the markings, including the Abshcuss zeichen, retained.
    The kit's canopy, or at least the centre section, was very thick and poor, hence the 'fogged' look. On mine, shown on a previous thread, I scratch-built the canopy and frame, it was the only solution. Considering it's age, and some 'heavy' areas, the kit is quite good, and you've done a very good job, apart from the colour scheme, probably the fault of the instruction sheet.
     
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    I agree with you Terry.In that time these RLM colours were on upper surfaces RLM71/02 and on undersides and fuselage sides RLM65.Also the double shewron looks a little oddly.Looking for something else about the profile I found this one of very poor quality with a short note it was totally wrong.

    In addition I have found this card.I think it could have been a source of the incorrect profile.
     

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    I seem to recall that the 'Matchbox' instruction sheet gave the colours wrong; not just the wrong shades, but the wrong colours, i.e. greens. I think I'm right in saying that this aircraft was one of those used by Galland that had greys on the upper surfaces, but with the Blue 65 sides and undersurfaces; I'd have to check. The 'winkel' is correct for a certain period, but possibly not for when Galland used the aircraft. I have a (poor) copy of a photograph of this aircraft, taken after it had passed to the Training Unit, but I know it would not reproduce at all well here.
     
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    Man this is a tough crowd. A Bf-109 in a week? Looks like a well executed build. What did the instructions say for the colors, MA? Even if not the proper RLM colors, well done. I'm impressed the decals were salvageable for 1974. Many of them just disentegrate if you don't take measures to prevent it.
     
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    Thats a sexy 109!
     
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    109!? :oops: I only see a Chivas Regal 12 year old.... :oops:
     
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    Nice work mate :)
     
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    haha ,thx everybody .I know the colour is wrong.but I think this kit is 10years older than me .,so I decide to make it just like my first time to see it .haha .

    Chivas Regal 12 year my best love!!!!haha
     
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    I think it looks great! Those colours might be wrong, but they work, it's a cool scheme. And that canopy isn't foggy, the pilot left a lit cigar in there! :lol:
     
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    haha:lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    How much is Chevas in China, MA?
     
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    about 180-200 RMB.:lol: i ALWAYS call my friend to buy it in airport 's no duty shop:D ,about 160RMB .you konw in shanghai pudong airport is very famous duty free shop :lol:
     

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    Nice pics. That box-top brings back memories!
     
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    Despite the colours (not your fault really) it looks great!
     
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    I agree Catch. Despite the colours it looks good.
     
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    Definitely a sweet build!:D
     
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