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1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109 G-6, Gerhard Barkhorn

November 7, 2016 · in Aviation · · 15 · 3.2K

As promised from last night here's another one of my Bf-109's from a Luftwaffe Experten. This time I chose the Ace Gerhard Barkhorn who amassed 301 kills. I have attached photos that I used as a reference. I found the black and white reference pictures on line.

If you look close enough, you will notice that my 109 is now missing it's antennae lead in cable... I broke it off removing the model from my display case. Oh well... I'll have to fix it now. No biggie...

This plane was built pretty much right out of the box when I had my Bf-109 assembly line going... Like the others this one is finished in Model Master RLM 74, 75 and 76. I used my Iwata HP+C to spray it. This plane had the scalloped edge camouflage pattern on the wings, and fairly heavy mottling on the fuselage sides.

In some of these pictures you can see some decal "silvering". It must be my IPhone camera / and or the lighting. This isn't easily visible under normal conditions.

The 109's go together nicely and no filler was used on any of them. Just take your time on test fitting parts before you commit to glue and you will turn out a masterpiece.

Enjoy... More 109's to follow in a day or so.

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15 responses

  1. Another great build

  2. Thank you PK ! Looks like you have built a very nice 109 yourself... The "Blonde Knight" sitting in the cockpit looks great too. Tomorrow night I will post two more 109's, both of them Hartman's plane, but in different schemes. (one is like yours)
    Take care friend...

  3. Keep turnin' out those great models, Louis...yer doin' good, ma man. 🙂

    • I built these models several years ago. I built a lot of models as a child but then stopped when I joined the US Army. Then back in the late 1990's I got back into the hobby. That's when I really started being serious with it while trying to build the most historically accurate renditions using the reference materials available to me at the time. We indeed live in a "Golden Age" of modeling... Thanks

  4. Very nice Gustrav, Louis and thanks for sharing the pictures of the real one.

    • Thanks Bernd. I try to include photos of the real planes that I used for inspiration. I think that and a little short history of the plane helps to bring them alive.

  5. Another beauty. 🙂

  6. Cool build, nice touch with the actual photos.

    • Thanks Robert. I like to include pictures of the real plane when I can. Sometimes these are the photos I used for documentation, At other times, they are the pictures that inspired my build. Take care my friend...

  7. "Double-chevron" Christl is, as you have done it here, an Erla-built G-5 or G-6 (most think G-5) with the Erla starboard "beule" and "jagged edge" camo on wings and horizontal stab. "Chevron-triangle" Christl (which has confused many because it was unclear for a long time that they are two separate airplanes) is a Regensburg G-6 with their camo pattern. It takes a long time studying the photos to get the differences.

    Nice work on this one, too.

  8. Thanks again for the information about these machines. I strive for accuracy on my builds and appreciate the comments. I didn't know that this was an Erla built plane.

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