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Dmitry Stropalov
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Me 109G-6 of Swiss AF (Zvezda 1/48)

February 24, 2019 · in Aviation · · 27 · 3.2K

Me 109G-6, Interlaken, Switzerland, May 1944. J-701 was one of the Me 109's bought from Germany by Swiss AF. These were produced by Mtt in Regensburg, with a lot of issues and defects due to the acts of sabotage performed at the assembly line by the foreign workers - "We work, but we screw it up!". For some reason, I like the Swiss painting scheme, so here it is.

The kit: in scale. Nice one, but some parts needs replacing, like exhausts. I've used a little bit of PE parts, resin by Vector, and custom made details. Kit comes along quite good, but not easy. Painted with Gunze enamels, weathered with oils. Mottling, the hardest part and the actual goal of this build – I was doing it for the first time in 1/48 scale.

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27 responses

  1. Dmitry, great work my friend! This is one unique 109! I love this plane so much I have a license plate with the number in it 🙂

  2. 109’s are one of my favorite planes. Looks nice, good job.

  3. Good-lookin' build as usual, Dmitry...nice work.

  4. Great result Dmitry, the Swiss markings look super.

  5. Great looking 109. Swiss markings are very attractive.

  6. Very nice - the paint scheme is right, the decals look good. An unusual 109 - what's not to like?

  7. Looks great in the Swiss scheme!

  8. A beautiful 109 - and I too love that scheme! I'm gonna have to build one is Swiss markings...

  9. Dmitry. I have to admit that the Swiss markings have never been a personal favorite but after seeing this I may just might have to come around, Because this is really nice. Well done !

  10. the work is perfection...i bought the storch for the lovely swiss markings

  11. Great looking '109, Dmitry! That Swiss scheme is something we don't often see.

  12. Very nice Dmitry and well done on your first mottle attempt

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