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Under new Management…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-2/R2/trop, 79th FG USAAF

Built in 2019.
Eduard kit with Rising Decals, brake lines with plastic rods and lead wire, paints used from Tamiya, Gunze and AK Real Color (RLM78/79).

This aircraft was originally “Black 14”, assigned to 2.(H)/14, Aufklärungsgruppe 14, and equipped with a Rb50/30 camera. It was shot down on February 20th 1943 in Tunisia. After a belly landing it was captured by British troops and later given to the Americans. Members of the 79th FG restored it to flying condition, the camera was removed at some point and the hole covered with a panel. In November 1943 the aircraft was sent to Wright Field for tests and afterwards written off.

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8 responses to Under new Management…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-2/R2/trop, 79th FG USAAF

  1. Yet again, I ask, where do these schemes come from?! Very neat aircraft, and the usual quality model.

  2. Thanks a lot Greg!
    I’m always looking for the unusual 😉 and suggest it to my dad. Most of the time he likes it too and builds it.

    Btw, Rising Decals and Karaya have a nice range of decals for captured 190 and 109 😉

  3. It is definitely unusual, Reinhard.
    Looks great as always.

  4. I love unusual paint schemes and this one is terrific. You did a great job on the build and the paint.

  5. Stellar paint job ,the yellow is popping ……real nice !

  6. Beautifully painted model.
    Very colorful and interesting variant.
    Regards

  7. Hey, Reinhard, there’s a kind of unridden rule here on iModeler, less is more………

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