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John Clark
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1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109F-4 Trop

November 23, 2013 · in Aviation · · 21 · 3.5K

This is the kit with a Fusion prop and an Aires cockpit. The wheels I think are True Details. The paint is Gunze-Sanyo RLM 79 above and 78 below. The figure is also from Aires. This is my first figure and first attempt at ground work. The ground is Celluclay...I have since found a better medium to work with.

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  1. Nice work. It looks ready to go. Nice weathering and good looking figure as well. What is your new medium you have found?

    • Thank you Jack. I used Sculptamold for my latest project. About the same consistancy but it didn't shrink when it dried. Dry time was also faster. Celluclay took forever to dry.

  2. That is some very nice detailing in 1/48.

  3. Excellent presentation with the photo's mounted in front of the model. The weathering is spot on.
    The one thing I like about modeling the Me-109 can leave the seam line on the spine of the model and be accurate.

    Two thumbs up on this one.

  4. Very nice work, John...I like it!

  5. Thank you Craig

  6. The thing that makes your model is the prop spinner, it just looks good in a "subdued" way. Of course the rest of the plane is nice also! I use pink insulation foam board for my model diorama bases. How thick is the celluclay on your base?

    • Thank you Mike. The Celluclay is about 1/4 inch thick. I have another project that I will soon post that I also used Celluclay on and the shrinkage was pretty bad. The last base I did was Sculptamold. It dried much faster and there was no shrinkage. I am currently working on a a Bf 109G-2 in a revetment. I am using foam board on that one..

  7. Beautiful 109, John.
    Very well executed desert scheme.

  8. Superb 109 John, an other beautiful job.

    Best regards Eric from France

  9. Very convincing model, John, the base and figure really set it off.

  10. John,
    This has to be one of my favorite 109 schemes but I will leave 109's to my German friend. Between you and him, I am very comfortable staying away and not delving into your expertise with the 109. This is an outstanding job and I really like how you have displayed it. Beautiful. Take care in your current job.

  11. Thank you Frank. The thing I like about the Bf 109 is that there is a huge number of really cool paint schemes that are completely different. Thanks for the job wishes. Its freezing rain here tonight and I am very thankful I am no longer a patrol officer working out in that.

  12. Hey John! Very cool pair of "Augsburg Eagles"- really like the finishes on both. One can never build too many 109's in my book.

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