1/48 Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf-109 E3

by Steve Norton

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I built this kit straight out of the box.  It was painted with Model Master Enamels: RLM71, RLM02, and RLM65.  Originally I had painted the RLM65 with acrylics and when I went to tape off the areas for the RLM71 and RLM02 the paint was pulled off.  I did not prime the model before I airbrushed the RLM65, my mistake.  So I went back and re-airbrushed the RLM65 with enamel paints.  I used raw umber artists acrylics for the panel lines and also to give the aircraft a dirty appearance.  The gun residue and exhaust marks were done with artist pastels.

Steve

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Photos and text by Steve Norton