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8./JG 27 Black 8

Hi folks,

Been on travel since my last post, so no new modeling. To warm up to one of my many started but unfinished kits, I thought I’d post a few builds from the last two years. This is Tamiya’s BF 109 E4/7 kit, decorated as Black 8 of 8./JG 27, as flown by Werner Schroer in Libya in 1941.

The mottling is insufficiently dense, which I put down to too great a fear free-hand airbrushing it in my first attempt. Given the flaws with the mottling, I decided to leave it unweathered and move on to the next subject without delay…a Honda F1 car by Tamiya…

Thanks and kind regards,


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14 responses to 8./JG 27 Black 8

  1. According to photos of this plane, you have the mottling about exactly right. I attach photos of my version of another airplane from this unit to demonstrate that.

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  2. Thanks, Tom, especially for sharing pics of your build. This is a fun hobby, for sure. I like your muted RLM 65.

  3. Looks great to me….
    it’s an inspiration.

  4. Much appreciated, Jay. I learn a lot from others’ work

  5. Really nice work on the desert camouflage scheme,

  6. Nicely done – camo looks right to me!

  7. Well done on your first attempt

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