1/48 Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1

Gallery Article by Eric Hargett on Apr 29 2021



My model represents Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 'Yellow 14' with 6./JG 52 that was based in France in 1940 and fought in the Battle of Britain.

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I used the 1/48 Eduard Bf 109E-1 Profipack kit (#8261) with aftermarket decals from Superscale (Messerschmitt 109E-1 Battle of Britain, No. 48-1195).

I used various shades and tints of RLM 71 and RLM02 over RLM65 for the paint scheme. Oil filters and pin washes using raw umber, lamp black and burnt umber combined with various gray and brown pastels were used to further weather the plane. Light mists of red-brown followed by flat black were used for the exhaust stains. A 60/40 mix of acrylic flat clear and thinner sealed everything.


Eric Hargett

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Photos and text by Eric Hargett