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Ship Defense…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4, Jagdfliegerschule 1/Jagdgruppe Losigkeit

Built in 2019. Hasegawa kit, legs shortened about 2-3mm, some decals from Aeromaster but they got the Stammkennzeichen wrong, the ones for the underwing are missing so are decals for the coat of arms of JFS1. My dad used Luftwaffe letter decals from Fantasy Printshop, and coat of arms decals from Peddinghaus (1/72 ones because the 1/48 were way too large).

Brake lines done with lead wire and plastic rods, the latter ones used also for the upperwing landing gear indicators, a piece of brass pipe for the antenna to fuselage insert, EZ Line for the antenna, AK Real Color paints for the RLM 74/75/76 camo.

Between February 14th and March 20th 1942, a bunch of pilots and aircraft from JG1 and Jagdfliegerschule (Fighterschool) 1 and 2 were sent to the far north to escort and protect German ships in Norway. The unit was called Jagdgruppe Losigkeit after it´s CO Hauptmann Fritz Losigkeit.

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4 responses to Ship Defense…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4, Jagdfliegerschule 1/Jagdgruppe Losigkeit

  1. Another beautiful line-up of 109s! My reference library expands…

  2. Very nice as usual, Reinhard.

  3. First time I see this particular aircraft in a model, and the result is much more interesting than I expected to be. Still have one Hasegawa 109E in the stash, so I’ve taken good note about cutting the UC leg by a couple of mm. It does seem to have a more realistic stance that way. Very nice airbrush camo,but the colours look more like 02/71. Thumbs up!

  4. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Good work on this one Reinhard , love the mottle effect.
    Very well done.

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