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Building The First Aircraft Model

n text by Martin Waligorski
n photo by Peter Alsterberg

Tomas Lindgren, a colleague from IPMS Stockholm and a productive armour modeller, once came to the club meeting with this quarter-scale model of Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3, to search advice among air modelling "experts" about painting and finishing aircraft models.

The Emil is the very first aircraft model built by Tomas. He used the Tamiya kit directly out-of-the-box. The Battle of Britain  camouflage of RLM 71 / 02 over RLM 65 was airbrushed using Tamiya acrylics, and kit decals were used. Weathering was done using black paint and dry-brushing.

Modelling the subject out of one's ordinary line may not feel easy, but as these pictures show, is fully manageable! Needless to say, no further "expertly" tips were necessary...


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