1/48 Pegasus Hobbies Bf-109E

Gallery Article by Pablo Angel Herrera on Nov 16 2011


After watching a review of this kit some time ago I thought I'd give it a try as I'm a 109 fan. This is my Pegasus Bf-109E-4 flown by Adolf Galland during the Battle of Britain. Certain details are missed as the model was built out of the box.  It has relatively good cockpit detail for a snap kit and nice negative surface detail.  Some filling and sanding was needed though.  When finished the model is somewhat heavy, like it is filled with lead.


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The kit decals are of good quality and thin with good adherence to the surface and presented no silvering.  Although it has some shape issues it's a great kit for the money, it looks like a 109E and a lot of fun to build.  It was painted in the standard RLM02/71/65/04 using Revell and Model Master enamels, weathering was made using pastel chalk and black ink diluted with water.

With this kind of kit you can build your collection real quick, it might not be a contest winner but can be done really nice. Next: Airfix new-tool Bf-109E-3. 


Pablo Angel Herrera

Pablo Angel Herrera


Photos and text by Pablo Angel Herrera