Not Tamiya… but Zvezda 109 G-6 1/48
I’ve started some months ago a WIP doing a side by side build of 2 bf.109 G-6, one from Eduard and the other from the lesser know mould of the russian company Zvezda.
As you can see the kit builds very well providing one carefully reads the instructions and does some dry runs before glue. I know I didn’t and had some mishaps with the engine being a tad too forefront. It has the best OOB cockpit tube and some really nice shape and details, the complete engine being one of the best around in plastic. I didn’t use the decals, but they do look a bit suspicious although the colors and density look Ok.
Anyway it is painted to depict Oblt. Klopper from 7./JG 1, an ace with 91 kills when he force landed this exact plane in Holland, november 13th 1943. Klopper would be killed 16 days later this date with a total of 94 Abschuss (Kills). Decals for the victory bars and nazi symbol came from Kagero book about JG.1, all other marlins were painted. Stencils are from Eduard but they silvered a bit.
Hope you enjoy!
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