Bf-109E-3 Ofw Illner White 2 of II./JG51 Battle of Britain Group Build

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    #1 B-17engineer, Aug 15, 2010
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    Name: Harrison
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Hasegawa
    Extras: Aeromaster decals.

    YEP! Another 109. :lol:

    I decided to pick this highly decorated (Not in the form of shooting down other fighters.........the artwork) fighter flown by Ofw Hans Illner. The aircraft has his girlfriends name at the time written beneath the cockpit. It has a weeping cat emblem and big red lips on the airplanes chin which signified his first victory. Its heavily mottled in RLM 70 and 71 but this is the FIRST time I've ever attempted mottling, not a great bird to choose my first attempt on I suppose but I'll be fine!

    Here are all the picture I have and thanks Wayne!!
     

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    Now on the tail of the 109 in the first profile it has red stripes going across the tail and the profile Wayne so kindly doesn't.....? Also its pretty dam hard to tell in the pictures!
     
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    nice pick Harrison
     
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    Very original too if I do say so myself :lol: :lol:

    Woah just noticed the first profile said II/JG 51 and the one Wayne posted said 4./JG 51??? Hmm...
     
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    Nice one H, don't think those are red stripes on the rudder in the first profile just an indication of the underlying structure as all the profiles in the first pic have them.
     
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    But it says "Anchuss bars were painted on the fin." What does that mean? And thanks
     
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    Good pick H.

    The squadrons are consistent. 4/JG 51 is, by definition, part of the II gruppe which contains 4,5, and 6 staffeln so it is still part of the 2nd group. Using 4/JG 51 just is a lttle more precise.
     
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    Ahhh forgot about that :oops:

    Thanks Andy!
     
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    Anshuss bars would be the kill markings. The three small white vertical stripes just below and forward of the the swastika
     
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    Thanks for that bit of info!
     
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    Forgot to add BoB Group Build to the title...oops!
     
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    So correct that please...:)
     
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    Good one Harrison! Should look sweet with all those unique markings. And a good opportunity to improve your airbrushing skills! :D
     
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    Thanks Glenn!

    I have a P-51B I have no decals for in 1.72 since I don't build that scale and don't wanna bother using decals thats my colorful model so to speak!
     
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    Agree with Glenn. I recognise the second profile - still shuddering after painting that red and white spinner.
    BTW, it's Abschuss, meaning 'shoot out' or 'shoot down', full title Abschuss zeichen.
    And yes, the red stripes are representing the ribs of the rudder framework, just the printing process making them look like red stripes.
     
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    Isn't Dan doing him? Or someone...I wanted to but the name sounded familiar so I didn't!
     
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    I think it's one of Jan's numerous projects, and the one I used to refurbish the old Matchbox 1/32nd scale model recently - Helmut Tiedmann.
     
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    AHhh interesting. But it was a 13 so I should've known :lol:
     
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    Tiedmann is my man indeed H! :lol: 'Black 13' 8)
     
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    :lol: Now I have his decals...if you need a missing black 13 for one of you 13's let me know..
     
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