Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 - Me/ Fw Group Build.

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    #1 jewishbatman, Aug 3, 2011
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    Username: jewishbatman
    Name: Dan
    Category: Beginner
    Model: Bf 109E-1
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Airfix
    Aftermarket addons: Hopefully Hasegawa me 109 decal sheet

    I guess its better late than never so here goes, i'm making an E-1 from JG-53 as flown by Wilfried Balfanz. The kit is airfix and from what i can see its a great quality kit. I've pretty much finished on the cockpit but i'd like to scratch build some belts and i'll be fixing the two fuselages together. Sorry about the cockpit picture but the camera wont take close up shots of it.
     

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    Good start, and I've heard that this is an excellent kit.
     
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    The pic is fine but you need more light there. Keep working.
     
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    Good start Dan.
     
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    Good start. Look forward to more.
     
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    Thanks all, i've got most of the building done and i've started painting it. I'll post pictures later.
     
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    good start, hope you've left enough time to finish
     
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    Any pics of the build before the paint? Judges need to see the build progress.
     
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    sorry for the long wait and no, i dont have any pics from before the paint, sorry.
     

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    Nice job with the masking :thumbright:
     
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    Nice paint job. That's an unusual splinter scheme.
     
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    Good progress!
     
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    Coming along very nicely.
     
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    Looking good.
     
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    Not bad at all!
     
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    Dan that's beaut camo and paint work.
     
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    Thank you all for the kind comments, that camo really took a lot of effort as the masking tape kept letting the paint bleed through so i had to repaint parts of it a few times. Heres another update as i have now put on the final part of the camo and added some effects; burn marks around the nose guns and some exhaust stains. Hope it looks good.
    Also i need a bit of advice. Normally i would finish the paint and gloss coat it then decal it another coat then washes. But i dont have the main decals so im gonna need to hand paint some of them which i can do with a bit of effort. But should i just paint on top of the paint i have now then gloss and decals then wash or gloss coat it now then paint on top and put decals on then another coat and wash???
    Thanks for any help and sorry if that doesnt make much sense..
     

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