What is better than meeting all those friendly modellers here on iModeler, yes indeed, meeting those amazing modellers in real. This is what happened to me recently when I was able to meet our great friend Spiros (@fiveten).
During my holiday in Greece, first half of August, we took the opportunity to meet each other. What a great experience this was. Spiros is an amazing person in real as well as his family, especially his two QC members. His finished, and still ongoing, builds do look even better in real than from the pictures. We had great talks about modelling, other topics as well, and the day was over before we knew. Cherry on the cake was a wonderful gift of the Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf109E4/7 Trop. Thanks a lot for this amazing gift, my friend. I feel honored that you want to do a combo build of this kit together with your Hasegawa 109.
As said, this will be a combo build of the Messerschmitt 109E, the most beautiful 109 to my opinion. I have chosen to build this as the 109E7 Trop from Werner Schroer in the well known Leopard scheme. I really like this camouflage because of its effectiveness over the African desert.
Below the Tamiya kit, which I was able to take back in my hand luggage without even damaging it.
This is the scheme I will go for.
Instructions are in black and white and do not look too complicated.
Two grey sprues with some nicely detailed parts and engraved panel lines.
One sprue of transparant parts and black ring for the propellor.
Decal sheet includes three options of which the black 8 will be the one I will build.