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Classic Airframes' 1/48 scale
Early Messerschmitt Bf 109

by Kevin Martin


Messerschmitt Bf 109B


Classic Airframes' 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 A  is available online from Squadron




Remember that scene in "Back to the Future" when Marty McFly goes forward in time twenty five years and finds himself in his home town's square? Flying overheard is an electronic sign proclaiming the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series?

Now picture me eleven years ago building and cussing out the Classic Airframes first release, the Fokker DXXI. If somebody had told me then that in 2006 I would be working on a Classic Airframes Bf 109 that was actually a pleasure to build, I'd have felt as out of place, confused and as bewildered as Marty. I probably would have said "yeah right"!

The future is here and I have in my sludgy hands Classic Airframes 1/48 scale "early Bf109s" kit.


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This is their latest release and many will probably find it their most interesting to date. I know, many you are saying how can another 109 be interesting?

Well, the modeler is treated to engineering that provides positionable control surfaces that are molded separately. No cutting off ailerons and elevators with Xactos and razor saws anymore.

I honestly have to put this offering between Hasegawa and Tamiya in terms of buildability.

This subject is painted in RLMs 65, 70, 71, and marked as an aircraft belonging to II/JG132 "Richthofen" Juterborg-Damm, 1937.



I'll leave the more detailed reviews for others.



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Author: Brett Green
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Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: October 10, 2005
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841768804
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Model and Images Copyright 2006 by Kevin Martin
Page Created 17 January, 2006
Last Updated 04 February, 2006

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