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Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4

by Larry Goodell


Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4 is available online at Squadron.com®




This is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4 painted in the markings of a possible Staffel Fuhrer's aircraft of JG11. The subject aircraft was found at Munchen-Reim airfield, May 1945. 

Hasegawa's model was built with the interior of the wheel wells and the leading edge slats modified as per Frank C. Crenshaw's excellent how to feature on HyperScale not too long ago. Other than that and etched belts, the model has no other after-market additions. I take that back - the only winning raffle ticket I had at the 1999 Nats netted me a pair of True Details resin wheels for the G-10/K-4. They are proudly displayed on my model.

Model Master and AeroMaster Warbird colors were used to depict this color scheme. I like to use the Model Master to get the overall scheme and use the AeroMaster for the mottling. The differences slightly of the two brands shades of the same RLM color add some interest to the overall appearance. The front cowlings (top & bottom) were sprayed 76 light blue and oversprayed with 82 green. The upper surfaces are 81, 83 over 84 (02 highly lightened with white) on the sides and underneath the fuselage. The undersides of the wings are 76 highly lightened with white and the blue mottling on the tail is 76 straight up. Panel lines recieved a raw umber wash.

After construction the surfaces were prepared for decaling with Testor's Gloss-Cote. I used the KommanDeur sheet KD4806Bf for the Gustav & Kurfurst. After decaling I sealed the scheme with Floquil clear flat. 

I then brushed a light application of light gray pastels along the panel lines to accent the wash and sealed that with flat. The kit, even with the extra detailing in the wheel bays, was a pleasure to build and I didn't have to use filler anywhere.


Model, Text and Images Copyright © 2001 by Larry Goodell
Page Created 28 May, 2001
Last Updated 26 October, 2001

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