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1/72 Warplanes
Corgi German

Type Fighter
Corgi item no. US32112
Production run 1,044 of 1,400

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Messerschmitt Bf 109E - Ace Oberlutnant Herbert Ihlefeld, I(J)/LG
Aviation Archive. Just guessing, but Corgi may no longer take this mold seriously, though the expectation that they be paid full price for the resulting models hasn't changed. I can just imagine the mold being assigned to some junior model engineer so the engineer can learn the manufacturing ropes. The reason for my suspicion is the number of omissions on the model, including no silver paint on the landing struts, no brown paint on the exhaust stacks, and no black paint on the carburetor intake. These are the sorts of omissions that might be expected in the Warbirds line, but not in a limited edition boxed version.

The mold itself is still great, and has a lot of life left in it, especially since all other attempts to produce an Emil in this scale have been less than successful. I will continue to buy new releases of the model, though, hopefully, future releases will be finished, and not missing these much needed highlights.

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