Sunday, 4 November 2012

'Avions' magazine Bf 109 Emil 'special' issues from Lela Presse, new Airfix Bf 109 Emil boxing

Issues 189 and 190 of 'Avions' magazine published by Lela Presse feature a two-part Bf 109 Emil special compiled by noted Luftwaffe author Jean-Louis Roba and illustrated by Thierry Dekker. In total this excellent resource for modellers and Bf 109 fans amounts to some 60 pages of superlative Thierry Dekker artwork and rare archive photos over the two issues covering all variants and theatres and featuring an extensive colour section. I have shown a few highlights here with permission of the profile artist and 'Avions' editor Michel Ledet. The Bf 109 E-7 Jabo 'Black 4' of JG 51 in its winter scheme would make a super model subject! Highly recommended! Order your copies via Sylvie at the Avions mail order web page

Elsewhere Airfix have re-boxed their superb new 1:72 Emil kit in an 'El Alamein' gift set featuring a Bf 109 E-4 Trop. Pictures via Ian 'Hewman 100' at the Airfix Tribute forum