Forum member Tom (spitguy) shared his finished work on Hobbyboss’ Emil. these Hobbyboss kits are a great bargain- I’ve built several myself. Thanks for sharing Tom!
Here is my latest completion – the Hobbyboss 1/72 Bf-109E-7 (Easy Assembly).
I started on this kit last Christmas and then put it on hold to work on other projects, picking it back up this February. These kits are simple and fun and a great way to work on certain techniques. I further worked on my pre-shading – I was a little more aggressive in letting the pre-shade show through the color coat this time and I am happy with the effect. I am getting pretty settled into a medium pre-shade and a light oil wash as my preferred technique to show general fading and wear. The antenna mast broke off while the kit was in storage, so I used the antenna mast from my spare parts box from a Tamiya P-51B, cutting it down to the right size in my judgement.
In my opinion, you just have to love the lines of the early 109s…the G model and later just look like some kind of mutant to me with their big noses, bulges, and rounded wingtips. The first time I learned about the 109 was from a book on the Battle of Britian in elementary school and I guess that book established in my mind what a 109 was supposed to look like! I also recently watched a new show on the History Channel that showcased Guenter Rall, Hitler’s “Greatest Ace”…talk about a warrior – shot down 8 times earlier in his career, he still fought the USAAF in November 1944 with a broken back and missing thumb (shot off in May 1944).
Thanks for looking!