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1/48 scale Messerschmitt BF109E-3 Model Airplane
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1/48 Scale Tamiya Model
Messerschmitt BF109E-3
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Uffz. Heinz Bar -- I/JG 51, Summer 1940
Current Location: Private Collector


During the Battle of Britain, Heinz Bar was one of the Luftwaffe’s highest scoring aces with 10 victories. British Spitfires shot down Bar while flying this aircraft, but he was able to recover from enemy lines and later returned to action. He flew from 1939 until the end of the war claiming 220 victories. His last 16 victories were claimed while flying the Me262 jet fighter, making him one of the top scoring pilots of the revolutionary jets.

A few aftermarket parts were used to add more realism to the model airplane, such as the detailed seat and exhaust pipes. The cockpit was artistically airbrushed with RLM 02 Grey, an Oxide Black wash was applied and then dry brushed with light grey to show wear. The exhaust pipes were airbrushed Red Brown, then dry brushed with a Rust colour. Colour scheme is RLM 71 Dark Green and RLM 02 Grey splinter pattern on the upper fuselage, wings and stabilizers. Fuselage sides and all under surfaces are RLM 65 Light Blue. Spinner, engine cowling and rudder are RLM 04 yellow with Semi Gloss Black propeller blades. This is a great looking model of Heinz Bar’s ‘Battle of Britain’ aircraft.

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Model Airplane | Professionally built 1/48 scale Tamiya model of a Messerschmitt BF109E-3.
Scale Model Kit Photo 00 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Airplane Model Kit Image 01 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Plastic Scale Model Photo 02 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Scale Model Image 03 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Plastic Model Airplane Photo 04 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Scale Model Airplane Image 05 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Model Kit Photo 06 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Airplane Scale Model Image 07 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Scale Model Aircraft Photo 08 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Model Aircraft Kit Image 09 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Scale Model Kit Image 10 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Airplane Model Kit Photo 11 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Plastic Scale Model Image 12 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Scale Model Photo 13 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Plastic Model Airplane Image 14 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Scale Model Airplane Photo 15 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Model Kit Image 16 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Airplane Scale Model Photo 17 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Scale Model Aircraft Image 18 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3
Model Aircraft Kit Photo 19 | 1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E-3



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