1/48 Classic Airframes Bf 109B-2
June 8, 2015 in Aviation
This was built primarily out of the box with an Ultracast seat added and the prop pieced together from a CMK 109E prop. The documentation is all over the place on this aircraft. I have seen it referred to as a B, C, and D in publications. I went with a B-2 because of the flush exhausts, variable pitch prop, and no wing guns. The pilot was Gotthard Handrick who won the gold medal in the Modern Pentathlon at the Berlin Olympics. I went with a 63/65 scheme that is mixed from Tamiya paint. I matched the 63 in Monogram book by Merrick and Hitchcock. I did manage to break off the reflector on the gunsight. The other thing is that on the port side I separated the 6.56 decal and managed to transpose the numbers, its 56.6 on the port side. I hate when that happens. The pilot is my first attempt at using Vallajo. Its a change from the enamel I was using and it took a little learning the new technique. I was a bit heavy handed but I am learning. Picture were taken with iphone..I really need to get a decent camera. Its far from perfect, feel free to point out the warts. Oh, and all the ground work will have to be replaced as there is a crack in the glass. It was not stressed to withstand a 9 pound cat.
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