Hello and welcome to my blog!
An aircraft enthusiast and ex-airline dispatcher, my main interests are 72nd scale kits (not exclusively) WW II aviation, F-4 Phantoms, Fokker Triplanes and military history. I try and post regularly and build as many new-tool Airfix kits as possible, such as the 48th Sea Vixen seen here. Lets go!
Friday 21 September 2012
Zvezda new tool 1:72 Bf 109 F-2 Friedrich (3)
Some progress on the Zvezda Friedrich. While it looked great on the sprues, the parts don't exactly fit together that well, to be expected for a 'snap-together' kit I guess. I particularly didn't like the upper cowl MG inserts and the tail fin has a large trench across the top of the empennage. The charger intake is from the Italeri kit. A little disappointingly the canopy's appearance is spoilt by some great big 'snap-in' lugs - the model can easily be built and stay assembled without glue. Having said that it really convinces as a 72nd scale F variant...
Now going into the paintshop to be finished as "White 12" of III./JG 53 with a yellow cowl and rudder as illustrated at Ander's Profile Paintshop