Buchon Scale Models (buchonscalemodels.com) brought out 1/32 conversion sets for the HA-1112-K1L “Tripala” and HA-1112-M1L “Buchon” last year, finally getting the brass parts to arm them this year. The kits are available from buchonscalemodels.com – I am doing reviews of both conversions for my friend Espen Tjetland, who developed the kits.
The conversion is made to fit the Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109G-2/4 and Bf-109G-6 kits. I am using two ProModeler kits I found cheap at the LHS estate sale.
The resin comes from SBS, so quality is excellent. For the K1L, decals are provided for three aircraft: one fully-armed airplane and two unarmed K1Ls, one of which is marked as a “Marseille Yellow 14” when it starred in the movie “Der Stern von Afrika” back in 1958.
The conversion involves cutting the donor kit along panel lines. Fit is excellent and presents no problems so long as you take care in making the attachments.
The overall color seems to be something close to RLM63, which makes sense since the 109s supplied during the Civil War came in that color.
In addition to model shots, I am attaching three color shots of the Tripala in the Spanish Air Force Museum.
8 attached images. Click to enlarge.