Matchbox 1/32 scale
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3

by Brett Green

 

 

Description

Here is the old Matchbox 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109E kit, finished in the markings of Hans "Assi" Hahn.

The Cutting Edge 1/32 scale resin cockpit and wheel wells, designed for the Hasegawa kit, were adapted for use on the Matchbox 109. This did not involve too much surgery.

Wing flaps and leading edge slats were cut off and repositioned dropped.

Some distraction from the deeply recessed panel lines was attempted by adding lines of rivets to the wings and fuselage using the MDC rivet making tool.

The model was painted with the Atzek A470 airbrush fitted with the fine tan-colored tip.

Decals are from EagleCals.

Construction and painting of this model will be fully described in the forthcoming Osprey Modelling title, "Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 109 Part One".

 

Copyright 2006 by Brett Green and The Testor Corporation