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

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

  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.

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