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Henry Ghisolfo
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Me 109 E Academy

April 5, 2016 · in Aviation · · 16 · 2K

Just as introduction, this is an Me 109 E from , look very nice but has some minor troubles.
It was made some years ago
I paint it with xtracolor, free hand with Badger 100 LG fine needle.
Best regards from Uruguay

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  1. Being unfamiliar with the Academy's offering of the venerable Me-109, I'm assuming it's 48th scale. At any rate, it certainly "looks the part" - nice camo job.

  2. Nice looking 109! The desert / N. Africa scheme is one of my favorites for German aircraft and this one looks really good.

  3. SUPERB. This was one of the best desert schemes of WW II. There is a nice photo of one of these Me-109's flying over the desert in North Africa and its camo perfectly blends in with the ground below. Well done!

  4. Thank you all for your nice comments!
    I was thinking in add the scale when I post it, but, obviously I forget!
    It is 1/72.
    Thank you

  5. Most of this mottling job, was made using the picture of "white 3" as reference, "white 3" is one of the two that appears in the picture (that is take from a documentary movie) that you mention Morne.

  6. most of the green "blotches" are almost in the place and with the form that more or less should be.
    Decals was from the spare box, since in those days, there was not aftermarket for this scheme.
    JG 27 and the white 3 are slightly bigger than should be.

  7. Great work, excellent camouflage .

  8. My particular favorite in this scheme is "Black 8", there is a color photo of it.

    And it does blend in with the scrub in the desert.

    Aeromaster had 2 48th sheets of JG27 Mes in Africa eons ago, one of which had one like this as a choice.

    Great mottle job, and it's 72nd! I thought 48th at first. Even better!

    Not to stir up controversy (chuckle), but I've always wondered (it's a curse, I know) whether the colors used are RLM or borrowed Regia Aeronautica shades, or a mix, I.E. leaving the undersides alone.

    • Early in the desert war the Luftwaffe brought aircraft straight from the ETO to the MTO. Aircraft had their camo applied in the field. Regia Aeronautica shades were used initially.

  9. Your lovely model has brought out some discussion about the colours used, this is what iModeler is all about, thanks for sharing this with us, and superb work in whatever scale, but especially 1/72.

  10. Hello! thank you very much for all your comments, George, as usual, in this world, colors are the most interesting theme for modellers.
    Personally, colors, camouflage history, paints etc. is one of my favorites themes.

  11. Henry, that will keep you going, provided you don't join the famous color nazis. Going over to the dark side!
    Ultimately, your plane, your decision. Given the dearth of comment (I have yet to see any) by real elderly ex- luftwaffe ground crew, your guess is as good as anyone elses.
    I also find that ex-service personal haven't a clue about stuff like colors. Some of them don't remember what aircraft they had.

  12. Dear Bernard, I like a lot the camouflage colors as a "theme" personally, I arrived at the same conclusion that you, and along the years, I can see theories about colors appears, and desapear from one book to another. And what you comment is true, most of the time, not the pilots, nor the ground personnel, even remember the colors of the machine they fly! To me, if the kit looks as it should, or the way I imagine how I like the kit looks, it´s ok.

  13. Henry, Amen! I well remember when ALL German planes of WW II were 70/71/65, period. 02, what's that?
    There's a retired Navy Reserve CPO aircrewman working with us at the museum, and he told me that the youngest and newest crew did corrosion control, with rollers(!) or brushes. The immaculate aircraft models might have existed briefly right out of rework, otherwise...
    After a year or so, really looking beat up.

  14. That's a great scheme Henry - nicely done

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