Profile Photo

  • 28 articles
  • 24,514 karma
  • 41 friends

Hispano HA-1109/1112 K.1L Tripala conversion for Tamiya 1/48 Bf 109

This article is part of a series:
  1. Hispano HA-1109/1112 K.1L Tripala conversion for Tamiya 1/48 Bf 109
  2. Buchon!
  3. Hispano Me 109E

Just stumbled over this one on SBS-model website. They will be ready to send them out mid August! Great news for an 109aholic like me!

13 responses

  1. My impression of SBS products (resins) is that they are usually top rate stuff, so depending on the cost it might be appealing. Now, I might be mistaken, but I recall reading somewhere that Eduard has the Buchon on their 109 family tree future releases ?. If so it’s the Buchon for all tastes

  2. I really like the way the Hispano looks, just a little bit different than the normal 109. Have you thought about a paint scheme? Resin conversions can be really cool, but they can be a lot of work. I have a couple of conversions for the 109 from Alley Cat Models. Alley Cat has a bunch of conversion sets for the 109, but they are all in 1/32. How far down in the queue will this conversion be? Just a thought: at some point you need to gather all of your 109s together and take a group portrait and post it for us. :o)

    • George - the Hisso-engined version is the elegant one (that it did not work as well as the Merlin is another story). The paintscheme - well, I will have to buy more than one? The German is a moviestar version that is supposed to depict Marseilles 109 in a movie "Der stern von Africa" in 1956! yep - "109"'s still flew in the 50'ies!

      The Alley Cat conversions are great, but in 1/32, and I try to stick to 1/48. SBS has a M.1L under their "Attitude Aviation" banner, but sadly the designer quit working with SBS before a 1/48 could be made, and he had copyright it seems? (eduard to the rescue next year - see above)

  3. They're also doing it in 1/32. And there are two different kits - the "Battle of Britain" modification and the original Spanish airplane (which will include the Oerlikon rockets and rails).

  4. What's are the options on 1/72nd?

  5. I like the look of that! Like Paulo, I'm in for a 1/72...!

    • Greg, Special hobby to the rescue; The "Buchon" is SH72308, and the "Battle of Britain" is SH72311. Both kits basically the same, but a new tree for the BoB-kit with new top-cowl, struts for the tail and new wings to make a correct version with clipped wings.

  6. The kit arrived today - really nice as usual with SBS-model resin AM products

    and some comparisons with a Bf109 F-4 "Yellow 14" that is in progress (check out "work in progress - aviation") - could be a nice pair on the shelf

    I ordered a few, and got them before expected launch date - 14/8!

    They will be available from your usual supplier soon or from SBS-model direct in a week or so.

  7. Even though eduard is mentioned above to issue a plastic-version of the s.199 in the beginning of 2020, nothing so far. I have started a build of the HA-1109 in "Work-in-progress - aviation" and still eagerly awaiting the s.199 and other 109's from eduard. The HA-1109 is to be found here; Check it out if you are interested.

Leave a Reply