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Terry Schuler
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BF 109G6 Hasegawa 1/48 scale

March 21, 2015 · in Aviation · · 17 · 2K

Depicts aircraft flown by Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27

Known as the P-38 killer, Bartels was credited with shooting down 99 allied aircraft. Including fourteen P-38, Eleven P-51's, nine P-47's and nine Spitfires. On December 23, 1944 his squadron was flying over Bonn Germany, when they saw drop tanks falling in front of them from P-47's of the 56th FG. Bartels pulled up and quickly shot down one of the American fighters then vanished. In 1968, the wreckage of Bartels airplane and his remains were discovered near Bad Godesberg Germany.

The model is the wonderful 1/48 scale kit. I picked the kit up cheap at the Seattle IPMS show, along with some nice after market decals. However once I got home I discovered these markings in the kit, and couldn't resist building this version.

The story of Bartels made it even more worth while.

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  1. A fascinating story and an excellent build, Terry...and an equally fine paint job (is that spinner painted or a decal...? - either way, expertly done). Nice work!

  2. Craig, Its a decal. I've tried painting spinners a couple of times, and lets just say, thank goodness for decals.

  3. Well done Terry! A very nice camo job on this one!

  4. Nice looking Gustav, Terry. The Hasegawa 109s are a pleasure to build, well done.

  5. Very interesting information on the plane and pilot. Paint work is excellent. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Excellent! The first Messerschmitt I built when I returned to the hobby was the Hasegawa Bf 109G6. I was inspired by an illustration in an Osprey publication, which happened to be Bartel's 109 when he was stationed in Greece. I learned of his story as my build of his aircraft progressed. As you have already stated, the Hasegawa kit is wonderful.

    • Seamus, I can't think of a better kit of a 109 out there, its just too bad Hasegawa (or their importer) thinks so too, with their high prices. I've seen another scheme with a yellow 13. Is that the one from Greece ?

      • Actually, some of the Fujimi late Messerschmitts are pretty good but they are also very expensive. Anyway Bartel's Messerschmitt form Greece is a red 13 with double gruppe bars. I have mine posted in my imodeler blog in case you are interested.

  7. Terry,
    This is absolutely gorgeous. Excellent job all around and very interesting bit of history.

  8. Nice work and a great build there Terry.
    Well done sir.

  9. Very well done Terry nice work

  10. I admire you work. Very nicely done.

  11. Greetings :
    That is a very work, the camouflage is very well done. Very good history piece, very well done in all.

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