Hasegawa 1/48th scale Bf-109E4 Trop

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Hasegawa 1/48th scale Bf-109E-4N Trop

Luftwaffe Lt. Wener Schroer - 2/JG27 Derna, Libya, North Africa 1941

Model Built mid-2004

Hasegawa 1/48th scale Bf-109E-4N Trop

1.     A photo taken at the end of May 2004 showing progress on the Bf 109. this photo shows the Hasegawa box top, Cutting Edge decals and the Verlinden superdetail set.

 Lt. Wener Schroer - 2/JG27 Derna, Libya, North Africa 1941

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2.     It would be a few more weeks before this model was completed to the stage of subsequent photo's.... In this photo the filler is still on around the front canopy join..... 3.     Not the best photo but it does give a useful impression of the finished Bf109 E4 Trop in 1/48th scale by Hasegawa. Sadly the cowling won't quite fit over the engine. 4.     Not a very original subject - 'red 8' is however a good subject because of the good colour photo's of this particular machine. The model depicts an open radio compartment. 5.     The engine and cockpit are from the Verlinden Superdetail set which consists of resin and photo-etched parts. In retrospect this engine should have been satin black.
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6.     The Kit Decals were mostly used although this had not been the original plan. Mark did purchase the Cutting Edge decal sheet CED48216 "Desert Eagles". 7.     However, this set had very poor data on the camouflage scheme therefore only the crosses were used. Weathering of the model is with Acrylic Black in the panel lines and with Oil Pastels. 8.     The aircraft depicted is the Messerschmitt Bf109E-4N Trop piloted by Lt. Werner Schroer of 2/JG27 based out of Derna, Libya in North Africa 1941. 9.     The engine is actually under-scale which appears to be a deliberate decision by Verlinden in order to make it fit better within the space available.
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10.     The green camouflage was airbrushed through a carefully cut paper mask. However, this yielded a slightly too hard edge. Next time it should be airbrushed freehand. 11.     The model is finished with Xtracolor Enamels for the camouflage. Humbrol enamels were used elsewhere. 12.     This model was built up and completed through May and June 2004 and was built simultaneously with the Hobbycraft Sea Fury. 13.    A final view showing the cockpit detail. The canopy is from a Falcon vac-formed set. This set was designed for the Tamiya kit and didn't fit the Hasegawa one too well. The Verlinden framing was also a challenge!
Hasegawa 1/48th scale Bf-109E-4N Trop Luftwaffe Lt. Wener Schroer - 2/JG27 Derna, Libya, North Africa 1941
14.     The kit as part of a specially constructed wooden base with desert diorama. 15.     The Kubelwagen (featured elsewhere) will eventually join this diorama. 16.     The complete diorama comes with this Name Plate. 17.     March 2005 - the addition of the Kubelwagen and Kettengraftrad starts the making of a diorama.

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