1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109 G-6, Gerhard Barkhorn
As promised from last night here’s another one of my Bf-109’s from a Luftwaffe Experten. This time I chose the Ace Gerhard Barkhorn who amassed 301 kills. I have attached photos that I used as a reference. I found the black and white reference pictures on line.
If you look close enough, you will notice that my 109 is now missing it’s antennae lead in cable…………. I broke it off removing the model from my display case. Oh well……… I’ll have to fix it now. No biggie……….
This plane was built pretty much right out of the box when I had my Bf-109 assembly line going………………. Like the others this one is finished in Model Master RLM 74, 75 and 76. I used my Iwata HP+C to spray it. This plane had the scalloped edge camouflage pattern on the wings, and fairly heavy mottling on the fuselage sides.
In some of these pictures you can see some decal “silvering”. It must be my IPhone camera / and or the lighting. This isn’t easily visible under normal conditions.
The Hasegawa 109’s go together nicely and no filler was used on any of them. Just take your time on test fitting parts before you commit to glue and you will turn out a masterpiece.
Enjoy………………….. More 109’s to follow in a day or so.
21 additional images. Click to enlarge.