Bf 109 G6 9/JG52, Erich Hartmann, Russia 1943
This is Hasagawa’s 1/32 G6, detailed-up with the Master Detail set. I confess this isn’t a new build; it was done a year or so back. I was going through some previous files on Photobucket and saw a couple of photos of it, and decided to update the photo references.
Hartmann was the highest scoring ace of all time, with 352 aerial kills. Flying Bf 109s against the overmatched Soviet MiGs and Yaks for almost three years, he accumulated his unrivalled score. Hartmann claimed, that of all his accomplishments, he was proudest of the fact that he never lost a wingman.
He is also reputed to have said. “Get close .. when he fills the entire windscreen … then you can’t possibly miss.”
Some interesting photos on the link below, many well known, but a few unusual images as well.
14 additional images. Click to enlarge.