Dora Wings 1/48 Bf 109 V4 Prototype
This is my best guess at what this plane looked like. Opinions vary on this plane. Is it V3 or V4? Is the color silver paint, natural metal, natural metal with a tinted clear coat, light grey, or RLM 02? So, I just chose what I liked. I went with silver paint and called it V4. Photos show the rear fuselage seams puttied so I made it smooth. I did the same on the wings. The majority of the vents in the nose were filled and smoothed. I added an Ultracast seat and a Yahu instrument panel. Panel lines on the nose were just a guess looking at the captured 109A photos. This was a finicky build especially keeping the nose parts aligned but I like it as much or better than the Classic Airframes offering. Figure is from Jaguar and is as close as I can get to depicting Johannes Trautloft. I have never seen a picture of a 109 pilot with a backpack parachute on but it’s the best I could find.
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