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.
Highly detailed 1/48th scale plastic kit for static display.
Approximately 65 parts in medium grey and clear with fine recessed
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
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
Separate wheel hubs for easy painting.
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
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
Detail colors: RLM02 Interior Grey-Green, Silver, Yellow, Red, Blue,
Khaki, Buff, Gloss Red, Semi-gloss Black, Flesh, and White.
One 1/48 WWII Messerschmitt Bf109-3 Airplane
Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS)
Cement for plastics (TESR3512)
Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and
Wingspan: 8-1/4" (20.7cm)
Fuselage Length: 7-1/4" (18.3cm)