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Yann Bertholet
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Messerschmitt Bf109 G-4, 8/JG 53

May 5, 2021 · in Aviation · · 10 · 1.7K

Good day everybody,

I would like to present you my latest build the ME 109 G-4 Trop.

As usual every parts are coming from the box and no extra added except from 2 decals which are coming from microscale on the lower part of the wings, the kit is the Profipack.

Regarding the kit, no major difficulties were encountered. The only surprise I got was that the kit decided to fly by himself at some point while I was removing the excess of panel lines. Results: 1 blade broken, spinner flew away, tail aerial fixation gone, portside wing stabilizer MIA, (clumsy) builder rescued. After a lot of swearing, I succeed to repair what can be repair and there she is!

About the plane and the pilot: I could not find many information nor picture. The pilot who flew this plane was Leutnant Ulrich Seiffert from 8./JG 53. I could only find few pictures of his plane(s). The yellowish picture is from his G-6 and the other I assumed to be his G-4.

Hope you enjoy and don't hesitate to leave comment.

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10 responses

  1. A great Bf-109, Yann!
    Have you not told us, we wouldn't have known that this model was dropped and repaired!

    • Hey Spiros always nice to hear. But I'm pretty sure that I could be heard across the Atlantic while I was cursing on my self. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Very nice - love desert schemes! Well done.

  3. A beautiful 109, Yann.
    To me nothing is visible from the crash.

  4. I love tropical schemes on 109s, Yann (@yann). Well done.

    • Many thanks George. I wanted to have a 109 which the paint scheme I saw few years back on the 'Black 6' in Duxford. BTW this one also suffered from a crash before retiring him to RAF Hendon museum.

  5. I wouldn’t feel too bad about the accident Yann, the 109 is notoriously difficult to land! Seriously though, nice job, looks great.

    • Thanks a lot Ben. I would prefer to see my model falling from my hand 1000 times and not to see this picture 🙁

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