What can a newly tooled depiction of a classic and popular aircraft type bring to a market full of competitors’ takes on the subject? Mike Williams finds out with Special Hobby’s brand-new 1/72 Bf 109E-4.

Messerschmitt’s Bf 109 should need no introduction; any aviation modeller would surely have at least heard of it and know what one looks like, even if they have never built an example.

There have been countless models of the ’109 from pretty much every model manufacturer over the years, so one has to wonder what Special Hobby could bring to the table with yet another kit. This newly tooled 1/72 Bf 109E-4 offering was entering what some might say is a saturated model market.

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