Bf 109F-4 Trop 1/48 Group Build

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  1. Hudson MkIII

    Hudson MkIII New Member

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    Category 2/Intermediate
    Model: Bf109F-4 Trop
    Scale: 1:48
    Kit by ICM

    This will be my entry. Got this kit very cheap. Its got the air filter and the chin radiator for the F-4/trop included.

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    I've got a couple of schemes in mind. But I have no plan views for wings. Will have to keep looking.

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  2. Airframes

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    Nice one! I think I might have some profiles, and probably plan views, which were the same overall upper surface colour. I'll have a look over the next couple of days.
    I know most of the ICM kits are very good, especially for the price, their Spits possibly being the best in any scale, but what do you think of the '109? I've only ever seen initial reviews, when they were first introduced about 10 years ago.
     
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    Very nice Hudson, looking forward to this.
     
  4. Hudson MkIII

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    For the price I think the kit is very good, there is a bit of flash on some parts that will have to be cleaned up but so far I'm very happy with it. I'll let you know how if fits together as I go.
     
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    Great stuff Hudson. Indeed the ICM kits are great, I have 2 spits and 2 Mustangs to build. Excellent value for money!
     
  6. Airframes

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    Thanks for the info guys. Sounds like their '109's are as good as their other kits, the Mustang very probably being from Tamiya moulds. I know their Spits are beauties, getting one for my 56 Sqn build.
    Looking forward to your build H.
     
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    looks a nice kit Hudson, am interested to see how it goes together
     
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    A nice kit a nice choice.

    Here you are the view at the upper sides. Source unknown.
     

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    The ICM's can be a bit painful. I started a P-51A not too long ago, but haven't finished. Invested lot's of time in sanding and filling though! Seems to be a cross between Tamiya and Accurate Miniatures. I was told the decals have a tendency to breakup if not careful, but haven't got that far. Still, you can't complain about the amount of detail for the price. I've also seen some great Spitty builds with their VIII/IX kit so let's see how it goes with the 109. :D

    Cheers

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  10. Wayne Little

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    Ah good a 109!!:D

    Colours are RLM 79 over RLM 78 as per the profile Wojtek has shown.
     

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    Brilliant, thanks for the paint info guys.
     
  12. DBII

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    #12 DBII, Aug 7, 2009
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    Does anyone know why the brown on the first picture goes 1/2 way down the side of the plane and in the second picture the brown goes down to the wing? Was the standard changed or was it a choice made by the units?

    DBII

    I found the answer in another post. Thanks anyway.

    DBII
     
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    Its interesting that the wing roots are white on the top as well.

    DBII could you direct me to that post pls?
     
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    Hudson, the wing roots aren't white on top. The artist has used highlighting to distinguish them, they are the same colour as the undersurface. The upper surfaces of the wings were painted up to the joint of the wing root, so the wing root fillet is the same colour as the fuselage sides/under sides.
     
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    Oh, ok thanks for the heads up Airframes :)
     
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    Hi Hudson,

    Just a suggestion but if you are really looking for a good candidate for a bf-109 then I suggest this one. The Star of Africa for the Luftwaffe. Source Kargeo books JG 27 number 3
     

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    Still wonder if it's true that before "Yellow 14" became his number, that he flew a "Yellow 13"....
     
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    I have been looking at that scheme, it would seem the obvious choice. There must be a few yellow 14's on bookcases and shelves around the world.
     
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    More than a few...

    I would go for something one off man, maybe see if someone has a profile of Marseilles' wingman....
     
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    Hudson Mk III, sorry it took so long to get back with you. Check in aircraft markings and camouflage. There is a link for LW aircraft and markings. One of the last entries will answer your question.

    DBII
     
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