This is a Plastic 1/48 WWII Messerschmitt Bf109E-3 Airplane Kit from Tamiya.When the Messerschmitt Bf109 first flew in 1936 it was, in many ways, the most advanced fighter aircraft in the world. The design was continually improved and the first E-models came into service at the start of WWII. The E-3, which this kit ...Read more
This is a Plastic 1/48 WWII Messerschmitt Bf109E-3 Airplane Kit from Tamiya.
When the Messerschmitt Bf109 first flew in 1936 it was, in many ways, the most advanced fighter aircraft in the world. The design was continually improved and the first E-models came into service at the start of WWII. The E-3, which this kit represents, was active during the invasion of France and the Battle of Britain. The Bf109E-3 builds into a highly detailed 1/48th scale replica and includes InvisaClear decals by ScaleMaster for three marking variations.
FEATURES: Highly detailed 1/48th scale plastic kit for static display.
Approximately 65 parts in medium grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines.
Dummy engine eliminates "see through cowl" effect.
Multi-part canopy may be posed open or closed.
Rotating propeller: the propeller plugs into a polythene bushing which allows adding it late in assembly so there is less chance of breakage.
Highly detailed cockpit with accurate instrument panel, seat, control stick and rudder pedals, bulkheads, and sculpted pilot figure.
Detailed pictorial instructions with separate sheet for color details.
Separate wheel hubs for easy painting.
MARKING OPTIONS: Includes ScaleMaster InvisaClear decals: this is a printing process which results in very little excess clear carrier sheet. This could otherwise show on the model and detract from its appearance. Three aircraft:
1: III./JG26 August 1940, France, Kommandeur Adolf Galland.
Top: Grey-Green RLM02 and Dark Green RLM71 Splinter camouflage.
Bottom: RLM 65 Light blue.
2: II./JG77, October 1940, Norway.
Variation on scheme 1.
3: II./JG54, October 1940, France.
Variation on scheme 1: with RLM71 mottling on fuselage sides.
Additional Paints Required: Colors are all flat except where indicated.
Detail colors: RLM02 Interior Grey-Green, Silver, Yellow, Red, Blue, Khaki, Buff, Gloss Red, Semi-gloss Black, Flesh, and White.
Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS)
Liquid Plastic Cement
CA or Tube Type (thick) Plastic Cement
Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and Accessories
SPECS: Scale: 1/48
Fuselage Length: 7-1/4"
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