1/48 Tamiya Bf 109E-4/7

Gallery Article by Ian Robertson

 

This is Tamiya's 1/48 Bf.109E-4/7 kit built OOB and shown in the markings of a tropicalized aircraft stationed in North Africa in 1941.  The camouflage is RLM 78/79/80 airbrushed freehand using Polly Scale acrylics and a Paasche VL airbrush.  The tires were painted RLM 66, the propeller RLM 70, and the spinner and theatre band white.

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This kit goes together very well, but be careful with the positioning of the horizontal stabilizers on the tail.  Attach the braces after the stabilizers have been lined up properly.  If you rely on the braces to determine the position of the stabilizers, the stabilizers will droop (trust me!).

My photographs were taken with a SONY digital camera in sagebrush-scrub desert south of Boise Idaho.  In the background are the Owyhee Mountains.

Ian Robertson

      

Photos and text by Ian Robertson