1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109K-4
November 23, 2013 in Aviation
I added a prop from fusion, wheels and exhausts from Ultracast, and resin elevators from my parts box, I have no idea who made them. The pilot figure is from PJ Productions and was extensively modified to fit that tiny cockpit. I primed with Mr Surfacer and for years my paint of choice was Gunze-Sanyo but it is no longer available. Late war K models seem to be a hodge podge of parts and interpreting old black and white photos leaves a lot of room for poetic license. The fuselage underside is Model Master acrylic sky green (some refer to this as RLM 84) The nose is MM RLM 77, RLM 75, then RLM 82 (Dark Green). The tail is RLM 83 (Light Green) with a hard mottle of 82. The wings are 82/75 on top and Vellejo RLM 76 and Alclad aluminum on the bottom. The MM and Vallejo did not adhere as well as Gunze-Sanyo and I couldn’t get as good of control with the MM. Since my preference is acrylic (or similar) I have switched to Tamiya. It behaves like Gunze-Sanyo and I got my control back and the adherence is very good. The base is once again the hard to use Celluclay. Lots of shrinkage around the edges that i had to fill. The trees are Woodland Scenics and I believe the static grass is from Verlinden. This aircraft was flown by Gunter Landt of 11/Jg 53.
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