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Red Tulip…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109K-4, Stab/JG52

Built in 2017. Hasegawa kit, Eagle Cals which were brittle as usual and some repainting was neccessary, EZ Line for aerials, plastic rods and lead wire for brake lines, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics.
There are several slightly different colour interpretations of this aircraft, also usually seen with a red spinner. My dad decided to go after Claes Sundin´s profile in his profile book no.6.

Aircraft of Stab/JG52 in Deutsch-Brod/Czechoslovakia in May 1945.

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10 responses to Red Tulip…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109K-4, Stab/JG52

  1. I like that tulip nose (like Hartman’s A/C), but those stripes on the tail add to it also! I have a K – wonder if I can find similar decals in 1/72…

  2. EagleCals brittle? Are we referring to the same EagleCals?

    Nice result, regardless.

  3. Very nice build, Reinhard.
    Another quality 109 by your dad.
    Love the Red Tulip nose.

  4. Another excellent Spreitzhofer model.
    A lovely scheme!

  5. Great paint work and build. It’s a shame Hasegawa did poor research on the tail wheel doors. They should be in the closed position when The tail wheel is down.

  6. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Always did like TULIP NOSE painting, gives the airplane a special character like the SHARK MOUTH.
    Your dad did a beautiful all around job on this one Reinhard.

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