1/48 scale Bf 109E-4 Jabo is available online from Squadron.com
These pictures depict my first attempt at something without treads or
a turret since I was in college. Interesting transition, as I can't just
slop mud or zimmerit over my mistakes. I actually have to sand/polish
them away. Yeeesh!
It is the Hasegawa 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4, using Aeromaster
decals to represent a Bf109E-4/B of 8/JG53 'PikAs' during the fall of
1940. This Staffel was based at Le Touquet-Etaples at this stage of the
Battle of Britain.
The cockpit tub is a KMC item, and there are a few Eeduard brass bits
in evidence. The antenna is from my daughter's hairbrush. The MG-17's
and MG FF's are aftermarket resin parts from CMK and Aires.
The model is painted in RLM 70/71 upper surfaces over RLM 65, with
02/71 mottling. All paints were Gunze acrylics thined with Polly-S
airbrush thinner. The decal sheet called for only RLM 02 mottling, but I
thought it looked incredibly anemic, so I added some RLM 71 to 'stiffen'
it up a bit .The kit was weathered using Winsor & Newton water
colors, followed by pastels. Finally, everything was sealed using Tamiya
I dedicate my Emil to a chap I met through HyperScale, who I'm now
proud to call a very good friend. Jacob's approach to happiness and
fulfilment is simple - build a Bf 109. Then, build 50 more! So many
schemes, so little time...
Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2001 by Mike
Page Created 21 May, 2001
Last Updated 26 October, 2001
Back to HyperScale
Back to Gallery Index