Messerschmitt Bf109 G-4, 8/JG 53
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 1/48 Eduard 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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