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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7

by Dr Hilton de Mello e Oliveira


Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7N/Trop
2./JG 27 Summer 1941 North Africa


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E is available online from Squadron 




Here is my 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7N/Trop built using Hasegawa item No. J3

I built this kit several years ago, straight from the box, without difficulties. A typical Hasegawa kit from the 1990's, excellent and enjoyable.

The only after market addition was True Details resin wheels.



Painting, Markings and Weathering


I used only Gunze-Sangyp acrilics, RLM 78 with large RLM 80 blotches on the upper surface. RLM 78 on the under surface.



The white fuselage band should be wider, according to reference photos I've got after finished the kit.


All decals are from the box. The I/JG 27 badger on the right side of the engine hood should be a little further forward than the instructions show, according to the same reference photo.


After the decal set overnight, I applied a wash of dark brown acrylic, sealed with a coat of matt varnish, and brushed with pastel chalks sand colors - black for the exhausts (brown with light grey should be better, as I'm doing nowadays).



Phtoos were taken under natural day light (total is raining, the light isn't so good, I had poor focus) using a Sony DCR-DVD 505 camera in a tripod.



A landscape picture was used for the background.



German Fighters over the Med, Bryan Philipott page 27.


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Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt
Osprey Modelling 11

Author: Brett Green
US Price:
UK Price: 12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 July 25, 2004
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841767956
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2007 by Dr Hilton de Mello e Oliveira
Page Created 19 November, 2007
Last Updated 24 December, 2007

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