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Early Schmitt…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109D Royal Hungarian Airforce

Built in 2017. Classic Airframes kit, painted with Tamiya XF-82 RAF Ocean Gray, Tamiya XF-5 Green and Gunze H406 Chocolate Brown
Brake lines added with plastic rods and lead wire, EZ Line for aerials

In 1942 the Germans delivered three old Dora airframes and used Jumo engines to Hungary. In the end two Doras became airworthy. At some time “02” was equipped with a DB engine and received Hungarian flags on the tail, that way it appeared in 1943. As it seems at least one Hungarian Dora survived the war because it can be seen on a pic a Russian soldier made.

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10 responses

  1. What a great model and what an interesting story, Reinhard.
    Congratulations on the Special Hobby build.

  2. Beautifully done, Reinhard.
    A very nice Hungarian camouflage scheme used.
    I do like the weathering on this one a lot.

  3. Nice 109. I’ve never come across a Classic Airframes Bf 109 kit, but this one look OK.

  4. Another lovely build! I just bought Hungarian decals for my 109 project, and wasn’t sure which airframe to put them on. May go with the D now!

  5. Very nice! Modelsvit has this scheme for their Bf-109D. You’ve almost got me convinced.

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