Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4, 1/48 Eduard 82114
This is my third build of Eduards 109. I built the Friedrich OOB except for the control colomn from CMK.
I chose this particular color scheme because it was quite unusual. The aircraft was flown by Hans Döbrich, 6./JG 5 from Petsamo, Finland, September 1942.
In the second half of 1942 , II./JG 5 was equipped with Friedrichs destined for tropical service. The desert camouflage colors consisting of RLM 79/78 were applied at the factory. To help protect the 109F's in the northern environment, the Feldflugpark in Pori added RLM 74/70 (or RLM 75/71) to the fuselage and wings. There is some blotches of RLM 74 on the lower part of the fuselage and a new master compass access panel painted in RLM 02.
The paint job started with a grey primer and a pre shade in black. I prefer Xtracolor for the RLM-colours. When I had applied the RLM 79/78 and RLM 74/70, I sprayed it with Mr. Hobby Gloss Coat before application of the decals. Finally another gloss coat, Flory Wash and Pigments and Xtracrylics Satin Coat.
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