by Randy Colvin
Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2
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This is Hasegawa’s Messerschmitt Me 109F-4 kits in
1/48 scale. The markings represent an F-4 that was flown by Hauptmann
Hans “Assi” Hahns of Jagdgruppen 2 “Richthofen” in 1942. There is some
controversy surrounding this aircraft because of the red cowling and
yellow oil pan with the red rudder.
While stationed in Germany I spoke with
several German friends who believe this aircraft did exist and after
looking hard at the photos in the Squadron “In Action” book I tended to
believe them enough to do the markings and paint that you see on this
kit. One of the photos in the book shows an up-close shot of the cowling
supposedly of this aircraft and the red on the rooster's head looks
exactly like the color on the cowl.
I don’t pretend to be an expert on the 109. Even in its easiest form the
109 is one of the hardest models to build simply because of the wide
variety of paint schemes.
I’m happy with the results on this model and I have wanted to do these
markings for years. Finally after the other 50 or so kits that I have
wanted to do got done I was able to finally do this 109. I think this
kit would look awesome in 1/32 scale and that might be one of those
”just gotta do it” things.
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