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Brian Riedel
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1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109F-4B

March 5, 2013 · in Aviation · · 4 · 1.5K


I built this almost out of the box a few years ago. I added etched seatbelts, decals from MSAP for a Me-109F4-B of Frank Liesendahl of JG 2. The ETC 500 bomb rack and bomb are from a Hobbycraft Me-109E kit. Weathering was kept to a minimum using a black/brown ink pin wash. Enjoy!

Brian James Riedel

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  1. Nice job, Brian...looks 'just right' to me. 1/48th scale isn't always as easy as some may think. You nailed it, though.

  2. Great looking '109 and nice to see a /B... very few of us seem to build those despite there being some neat markings as this one. Especially fine job on the landing gear... neat brake lines and excellent weathering on the tires.


  3. Very nice - did this one myself a few years back.

    I pass along the following as a suggestion to make things easier in the future: when doing freehand camouflage, you want a "tight" outline for the area. You can do this if you thin the paint 50-50 or even 45-55 (45 paint), then use the fine tip on the air brush and tighten it right down; do a line, then open it up and spray away from the model to open up the tip, tighten up and continue - repeat until done. This is something that takes folks a long time to figure out if someone doesn't "spill the beans" as I have. Try it, you'll like it. Another trick for "hard edge" camo in 1/48 is to make masking tape masks over the light color, and run a thread around the edge about 1/16 inch in from the edge. This lifts the edge, so there is no "ridge" of paint - if you spray toward the mask you will get a bit of "scale" overspray. But use the first trick for mottling and you'll be very happy.

  4. Howdy,

    Thanks for the kind words and great tips!

    Much appreciated.

    Brian James Riedel

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