Messerschmitt Bf-109 F2 1/48 from Zvezda in Sworl-Camo as a "What-if" model

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  1. Schnurx

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    Hello everyone,
    this is my first post and model here. A short introduction might therefore be in order? I am a 46 year old guy from Hamburg/Germany, started modelling about 4 years ago.
    For our last bi-monthly meeting of plastic modellers in Hamburg we had a small contest, with a "what-if" theme. Participants had to build a model OOB with marking and camo from another original. Both had to have existed, so no complete fantasy, but no further restrictions. I chose to build the Zvezda 109 F2, as it is quite a nice and well detailled model even build out of the box.
    For the "what-if" Theme, I decided to build it with the "outlook" of a polish Albatros D.V from 1919/1920, meaning a wooden (looking) fuselage with silver spinner and partially front, e.g. engine hood and swirl or sworl? Camouflage on the upper wings. Had a small "plausability" story too, where the pilot annoys everyone with stories of his heroic grandpa, until they paint his plane to look like his grandpas ;)

    After lotsa problems with the decals I tried to use first (from "Mirage", not useable at all), I found some Mike Grant Decals and used them. Well, it sure looks a bit unsual, but I am fairly satisfied with the finished model, even though I actually missed some things (like the pitot-tube, position lights and some others).

    Well, here it is:

    The cockpit is nicely detailled OOB, as there are no seat belts(/security harness supplied, I chose to use the pilot (who looks quite eager to finally get flying, I think)
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    Added some weathering and markings to simulate a bit of a used look...
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    Added some "Uschi van der Rosten" Decals too simulate wood structure. These were then oversprayed lightly with Tamiya XF-55 to diminish the contrast somewhat and then the final "woodcolor" applied using fast drying burned sienna oilcolour.
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    After that I added the swirl decals, sprayed alclad, matt finish etc... and here is the final result. Hope you like it.

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  2. TimEwers

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    Wow that looks pretty cool. You did a nice job
     
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    Neat !
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    interesting scheme that looks very well done
     
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    Welcome to the forum. That's certainly different, and nicely done.
     
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    I agree with Terry. Very convincing wood grain.
     
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    What a great idea. Your finish came out great!
     
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    Nice work!

    Welcome.
     
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Excellent work and that wood finish is sweet! Check out some of our Group Builds and join in!
     
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    Love it!
     
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    #12 Wurger, Aug 10, 2011
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    Welcome to the site Mate. A great looking model. :cool: However , the Polish nation markings were much bigger both on tops and undersides of wings at that time. But for "what if" category these seem to be fine. An example of a such checkers in the pic below.

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    WOW, that is sharp. Welcome to the forum
     
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    Excellent modelling Schnurx, and welcome.

    Cheers

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    Some nice wood grain captured there.
     
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    Very different, I like it.
    More please.
     
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