I’ve been an avid modeler going on 40+ yrs now. I did take breaks from the hobby for military service and general life circumstances. The last 3 or 4 yrs have been good though, with about 200 completions or so. Most of my builds these days are commission work, though I do build from my stash to build something for me once in a while.
In my opinion Zvezda's Bf109F is the best in 1/48. very well detailed, and goes together just as well. I painted her with Floquil Military enamels, and Model Master enamels. After market decals are from Aeromaster if I'm not mistaken.