Bf 109 K-4 – few notices before build...
I have used both JaPo monographs (released in 1997 and 2000 year) on Bf 109 K-4 (out of print 🙁 ) Both sources are very usefull. About new information you could used addition monographs of basic book "Luftwaffe Over Czech Teritorry 1945" from JaPo too (part number five).
1.) Eduard make new construction of lower part of fuselage with rectangle cover. It is good point for sharp moulding of panel lines here
2.) This part could be with optional part with circular cover - it menas with and without MW 50 system
3.) Grip in front of windshiled was only one on right side of fuselage
4.) Two grips on right side of fuselage behind cockpit isn´t visible on original photos; filling out grips is necessary
5.) Make small circular hole behind propeller on lower part of engine cover
6.) Wrong position of hole for supporting and lifting the fuselage. Right position make with help of original photos. Hole on kit are in vertical panel line, so this is wrong. Filling is necessary.
7.) Open rectangle opening between wheel wells. Warning! JaPo drawing have this opening on wrong side - see original photos. My red marking of this hole is in right position.
8.) It is necessary filling ventilation holes on cover between wheel wells and make missing new panel line on this cover (marked red/blue line)
I am not happy with weird coarse surface of plastic parts 🙁 This will be more work to prepare the surface before spraying paint.
Kit looking very good for first view. All of my notices are only minor mistakes and easy to upgrading.
My "Kurfürst" will be "Blaue 7" from Prag Kbely airbase from 1945 year.
Go for it!
I hope, that my notices was usefull for all Luftwaffe fans
Jakub "Kubrt" Vilingr