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Messerschmitt Bf 108

by Randy Lutz

 

Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun

 


Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 108 is available online from Squadron.com

 

Construction

 

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 ground.

 

 

Painting and Markings

 

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.

 

 

Additional Images

 

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Model, Images and Article Copyright 2001 by Randy Lutz
Page Created 15 October, 2002
Last updated 04 June 2007

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