Operation Barbarossa…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109F-4, 6./JG54
My father always liked but avoided this camo because he thought it would be hard to do with the airbrush. Back in 2013 he took the challenge and it wasn´t as hard as he had feared.
Used a Hasegawa G-2 kit from their old "J" series as a base. Usual things like seat belts, antenna wire and brake lines added. Painting done with Gunze RLM colors, clear finish once again with Tamiya XF-86 and Gunze H-20. Most of decals and reference taken from Kagero Topcolors 19.
The Original aircraft was flown by Hauptmann Franz Eckerle, Staffelkapitän of 6./JG54, Staraja Russa in October 1941. The aircraft was built by Arado and originally fitted with an old DB601E engine before it received an adequate 109F engine, therefore the "87" fuel triangle. Eckerle went MIA on February 14 1942.
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