Two models 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109 G “Erich Hartmann”
Tonight as promised are the last two models from my “109” assembly line. These are painted as Bf-109 G’s that were flown by the all time highest scoring ace in the world… ever.
Erich Hartmann was credited with 352 kills. No one has even come close to this. The next highest scoring ace was Barkhorn at 301 kills, and Rall at 275. Both of these “Experten” planes were featured last night in two other articles.
At one time all three of these top Luftwaffe Aces served in the same unit (JG 52) while on the “Eastern Front”.
The Soviets referred to Hartmann as “The black Devil of the South”, while the Germans called him “The Blonde Knight” or simply went by his nick name “Bubbi”. Hartmann flew primarily with JG 52 which was the Luftwaffe’s highest scoring unit.
Greg, I took your advise went out today and purchased a piece of white poster board to assist with the back ground of the photos that I post here. I’m going to have to get another and add it to this one, since this one leaves some areas exposed at certain angles. You’re 100% correct, I like the cleaner look, Thanks !
These are both the Hasegawa version of the 109. One is a G-6 with the victory wreath on the tail and “100” just above that. (Yellow 1)
The other is a G-10 (I believe) with the black Tulip nose…(White 1) I painted on the black and white “Tulip” since I didn’t want to try and get the decals to conform to the areas around the nose.
Both of these kits went together without any problems. They were sprayed with my Iwata HP plus C air brush. Model Master enamels were used on both planes.
On “yellow 1” I used RLM 70 and 74 on the upper surfaces of the wing and stabilizer assembly. From online research it seems that this was a plausible repaint in the field, similar to JG 54 “Grunherz” field applied paints. “Yellow One” has soft edge demarcation lines where the colors join.
White one has a typical G model factory style camouflage with a hard edge splinter pattern, using RLM 74, 75, and 76.
As usual, comments are welcome. Sometime in the future, I will post some more planes that I built in the markings of various “Aces”. I’m going to take a few days off from posting planes and start building again. Thanks for the warm reception I have received here.
23 additional images. Click to enlarge.