Under new Management...1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-4/trop, 1 Sqn SAAF

February 13, 2021 · in Aviation · · 15 · 1.7K

Built in 2019. kit with , Eduard seatbelts, EZ Line for the antenna wires. Once again shortened the Hasegawa main legs for about 2mm.
Gunze and Tamiya acrylics used, AML masks for the Erla zig-zag pattern.

The aircraft was originally assigned to 2.(H)/14, Aufklärungsgruppe 14. Looking at pics of the aircraft, couldn´t tell if it was fitted with a camera or not, my dad built it without one.
The plane was in July 1943 on Sicily by 1 Sqn , tested and later most probably scrapped.

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15 responses

  1. Always amazed to see, yet another one of your excellent builds, Reinhard!
    Such unusual scheme!

  2. Reinhard, can't you take a hint, please don't post so many models in one day, you're just keeping others from the front page...

    • I love the work displayed, but you are right.

    • I understood your hint 😉 Others post more than one model too in a day and my articles also move on to the next page, sometimes fast. Usually I post an article once in a couple of days or weeks but at the moment I´m in the progress of taking new and final pics of the more interesting/rare/unusual schemes and aircraft before they get stored away or scrapped some day. So the pace is a bit higher. I know that many forum visitors only look at the first page and don´t make one click to get to the next page to see all the new stuff.

      Gonna leave it to one model a day now 😉

  3. Another captured Me 109 under SAAF management.

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  4. Another very nice and original buid, Reinhard.
    Well done.

  5. I love the contrasting and bright colors on this plane that you don't normally see on 109s, Reinhard (@grimreaper). Nice looking paint job.

  6. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Nice build Reinhard, outstanding coloring.

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