Hasegawa 1/48 Bf 109-E4/7 JG-27

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  • David A. Thomas said 6 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Thomas, I had no idea Franz of “The Pub” escort fame flew in North Africa, or potentially saw Kasserine action.

    My dad was a history major, too, so I’ve got it in my blood.

  • Tom Bebout said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Get some work done on the 109F, little disappointed in the lack of any great detail in the cockpit,especially for Hasegawa. Couldn’t find an after market one so went with the one in the box but added some photo etch seat belts. Not one of my favorite things to do .Fuselage fit was very nice so I wont be needing any putty or filler. Hopefully the wing alignment to the fuselage will also be exact. Makes for a faster build, which will be necessary as I have a P-38E staring me in the face and wants to be added to the KP build. Got the desert air filter in place but getting it painted will be a bit of a challenge. And my JG27 decals came today so it seems I’m all set.

    4 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • David A. Thomas said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Um, escuse me, but do my eyes deceive me? Did you say you’re doing a P-38E for this BG???

    Nice work on the 109, btw.

    Do I score points for all the papers I’ve graded today–and the 60 papers I will be grading next week (that’s not a typo)?

  • Louis Gardner said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Excellent work my friend !!! The seat belts look fantastic …………….

    Great choice of decals too. Which one are you going to do Tom ???

    I didn’t see a white 12 on the front cover sheet. Double black Chevron or Red two look good. HJM’s yellow 14 wouldn’t work (unfortunately) and I think the yellow 4 was from the Eastern Front. Not sure though.

    I’ll be looking forward to seeing a Lightning here……………..

    Wow David………… the joys of teaching…………. doesn’t leave much time for plastic. Hang in there buddy.

  • Tom Bebout said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    David I believe John Wayne once had a line that went “I’m interested in results, not excuses.” Always played a hard man in his movies you know. Life’s a little different. And Louis I got the sheet to get the JG27 markings as I have the Luftwaffe fighter number 12 in the stash. I also wanted the sheet because Hasegawa seems to have a terrible time with the color white in their decals. Technically, white and black are pigments and not colors but theirs always seem to have a yellow cast to me.

    And yes David if the Spit and 109 get done I have a decal sheet for Texas Terror/Mad Dash P-38E used in North Africa. I’ve done a couple of P-38’s but none were OD. We’ll see how it goes.

  • Louis Gardner said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    That’s good news Tom about the number 12 in your decal stash.

    Boy you are 100 percent correct about Hasegawa and the white colors in the decal sets they provided in their kits. However I recently purchased two 1/48 scale F6F Hellcats, (“10,000th Hellcat”, & “Pacific Aces” ) where they must have been a more current release. The white actually looked white instead of the usual cream color one normally associated with Hasegawa kits from years ago. It was a pleasant surprise………..

    Hopefully you can build a P-38 for the GB. That would be very cool……………..

    Looking forwards to progress of your Augsburg Eagle…………..

  • Tom Bebout said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    Got some bench time in these last couple of days. Cockpit set inside the fuselage, wings on, and underbelly painted. The engine cowls gave me some alignment issues that required some putty to fix. And I’m not really pleased how the MG’s fit in the nose. However, the top coat is on, now it’s time for that enamel to dry. Then on to the decals and the canopy.

    4 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • David A. Thomas said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    Lighting fast progress!

  • Louis Gardner said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    WOW Tom !!!!!!!!!!!

    And I mean WOW……………… and I thought the “Iron Works” turned out some work…………….
    Looks great buddy. Can’t wait to see it with some decals and a canopy on…………….

  • Paul Barber said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    Tom, you are flying with this one – fantastic – lots to look at in the GB right now – its really great to see all the progress – can’t wait to see the next stages!

  • Ferry Dierckxsens said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    Excellent work Tom with some very nice detailing. And a speedy progress, wow!

  • Tom Bebout said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    Made some time to put some stickers on the 109. Can’t say enough about the EagleCal decals they are going down extremely well. Still have some RLM 04 yellow to add under the engine, and that I’ll paint by hand. Was ready to do that yesterday but as usual in the modeling world my RLM 04 had dried hard as a rock. Guess I’ll be visiting the local hobby store tomorrow. Always have issues with yellow even when I lay down a white base coat before applying the yellow. Not far off before I’ll be calling this one finis.

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  • Paul Barber said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    Exactly the same happened to me with a leather brown paint a day or two back – had other options but it is a pain!

    Loving the paint job on this Tom – vivid without being over done – it is popping. Can’t wait to see it done!

  • David A. Thomas said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    Fantastic work, Tom. You are pretty remarkable with the speed and efficiency by which you turn out top shelf work. Someday I hope to be there!

  • Tom Bebout said 6 months ago:

    Finished the stickers, sealed them with Future then applied a dull over coat from a Model Master rattle can. Gear down, wheels on and some weathering done. Add the prop, paint the canopy, then add an antenna and this puppy is done.

    3 attached images. Click to enlarge.

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