Hello to all!
Jim Sullivan, a friend of many years, suggested that I join the group, so here I am! I’ve seen some great things on these electronic pages and hope I can make a contribution; this is my trial run. The model is Hasegawa’s now-prehistoric Me109G-10/U4 marked as an aircraft from II/JG 52 as illustrated in the JAPO title on the type. Paint is a combination of Mr Color and ModelMaster, while the decals are a hodge-podge from all over the place. There’s a tiny bit of artwork under the cockpit as well; a stick figure of a man taking a whiz, which was done with enamel on clear decal stock. Belts and harnesses are from Eduard, while the antennae are monofilament.
The real airplane was an anomaly in that the port wing was evidently painted in a single dark color overall, while the starboard unit was in the more normal late-War dark green and grey-violet. To further complicate the matter the crosses on the upper wings were located asymmetrically, which gave things a distinctly unbalanced appearance. Finally, the real airplane was one that II JG 52 had acquired from JG 53 and still carried their famous Pik As emblem on the nose, although it had been over-painted when the airframe was received by JG 52.
All in all it was a fun project for me and I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for viewing!
4 additional images. Click to enlarge.