Monogram 1/48 BF 109E Restoration

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  1. Nxthanos

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    #1 Nxthanos, Nov 29, 2011
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    This kit represents a plane flown by Obit Josef 'Pips' Priller, Mardyck Belgium, october 1940.

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    How it was done link here.
     
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    Looking good. :thumbright: But I'm not sure about the cockpit conopy. It's for E-4 and late Emils. But the Priller's Yellow 1 seems to be of the E-3 variant with the early kind of the hood.
     
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    Well done :thumbleft: but Wurger is right. Priller aircraft is a Bf 109E-3 W.Nr.5057
    Photo view
     
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    I concur...but not a bad effort though!
     
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    Guys...not everything in this world is about making every nut and bolt perfect.

    If you check the restore thread, I had to make due with materials that are available.

    The idea is to make a wreck look cool.
     
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    To be honest you are right.
     
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    Nice job. It's a lot harder to re-build !
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    I agree :)
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Good recovery.
     
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    Good restoration Chris, it's not so easy when it's mostly in one piece.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    To me its about making something out of nothing.

    You don't have to throw your old friends away, like Steve Austin, you can rebuild them, and make em better. ;)
     
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    Great job on the resto! Love the Steve Austin reference, too. :)
     
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    Well Andy, it was a kit barely alive!
     
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    Nice job Chris I did a restoration on that same kit years ago.
     
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    Thanks T.

    The plane is special to me, my father bought it for me in a woolworth's in brooklyn in 1969. That, and a spitfire.

    Bringing it back to life has much personal meaning for me.
     
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