The Bf-109e Trop has decals. I’ve airbrushed a couple of costs of future and tomorrow will start weathering. Planning on using washes, filters, pastels, and some fine airbrushing to get it a well worn desert look. Here the 109 is shiny for the last time…
Next two on the list are the ProModeler F-84 and the Kinetic F-21. The F-84 because it is in on of the classes of models I want to build (50s jets) and has the same nose art theme (Night Take Off) as the P-61 I just completed. The F-21 Kfir was a great gift from the Lovely Bride for Christmas and I’ve had a thing for this type as the first kit I built 20 years ago as I came out of my modeling sabbatical was the Testors 1/72 F-21, which I still have on the shelf.
The ProModeler kit is nice out of the box. Clean scribed lines, okay detail (the detail is a bit better in the Tamiya kit), and very few parts. It should be a breeze to assemble out of the box and I’m not going to know what to do with my rescribing tools (remember – I am a rescribe-aholic). Here are some shots;
Decals are nice plus set of photoetch for a ladder and harness hardware
ProModeler instructions have pictures of the actual aircraft. As you can see there are some nice panel lines and a bonus standing pilot in the kit. I’m looking forward to moving this one along.