Messerschmitt Bf 108
by Randy Lutz
Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun
Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 108 is available online from
Here is my 1/48 scale Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun,
finished in Hungarian markings.
I used the ProfiPack version of the kit. Contrary to what other reviewers have
experienced, I had no difficulties whatsoever with the fit of the cockpit
sidewalls. The only area I had to do any trimming was at the most inboard part
of the well wells, on the inside of the wing bottom. This was to allow the
cockpit tub to sit squarely on the wing bottom.
A couple of minor kit faults other reviewers have missed are the tailplane
supports and the tail wheel. The positioning of the struts are shown incorrectly
in the instructions. Eduard suggests that the end of the strut with the large
fairing should fasten to the fuselage, which is incorrect. Photos show that the
large part mounts to the underside of the tailplane. This means that you must
switch the struts from side to side and end over end. Also, the tail wheel strut
is too long. It is fine if the model is to displayed in an in-flight
configuration, but it should be shorter if the model is to sitting on the
I finished my Bf 108 in a RLM 74 Gray Green and RLM 75 Gray
Violet over RLM 76 Light Blue scheme using Xtracolor paint and is based on the
photo found in the Monogram Close-up on the Taifun.
Overall, this model was a joy to build.
A full build review article is scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of SAMI.
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Article Copyright © 2001 by Randy Lutz
Page Created 15 October, 2002
Last updated 04 June 2007
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