1/48 Bf-109G-2 Captured! Hasegawa Bf-109G-6 kit
As usual during a big build, I try to take a bit of a break and do a smaller concurrent build. I am currently building the ICM 1/48th He111Z-1 Zwilling (https://imodeler.com/groups/imperial-german-air-service-luftwaffe-group-build-may-1st-1910-to-present-day/forum/topic/he-111z-1-zwilling-1-48-icm-kit/). I was looking through my stash and found the Hobby Craft Bf109G-2 and one of the build options was a captured bird that looked fun, plus the kit had an umbrella. Well if you have been following along, you know I had a catastrophic accident with some thin set super glue. So back to the stash and I get Hasegawa's Bf-109G-2 kit. I added a KMC update kit which gave me a cockpit and some flight controls.
Honestly for me the main reason I picked this version was because of all the colors in the paint finish and I wanted an excuse to put an umbrella on a plane. The tropical Bf-109's actually had holders for an umbrella to protect the cockpit from the hot sun. I looked up some pictures from the internet and found one of a striped umbrella haphazardly put in a cockpit. I painted mine in a similar pattern to that one, adding even more color to the finished product.
In the end I am pretty happy with the results. Oh and for those that know more, you can recognize from the crash pictures that the plane was actually supposed to have a camera in the belly, but neither kit had that option.
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