Trumpeter 1:32 Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 Trop

Discussion in 'Your Completed Kits' started by Gerry, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. Gerry

    Gerry Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    856
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    This is my finished build on the large scale Trumpeter Trop. The kit in the box is actually a G-2 with a lot of modifications needed to convert it to a F-4, particularly the angled wheel wells in the kit, the incorrect canopy and various vents and hatches on the fuselage that needed removal/repositioning. I also did a fair bit of enhancement in the engine bay including scratch-building oil tanks and extra wiring and plumbing.

    The aircraft I choose to depict is Bf 109F-4 Trop, 6.JG3, W/No 10019, Gambut Libya Nov 1942, piloted by Lt. Josef Fritz. The scheme and decals were included in the kit. I understand that there is some discussion as to whether this scheme is accurate but looking at the available evidence I believe it is. I used lead wire for the aerials and they seem to have sagged a little (under their own weight?) since i installed them. I'll have a look at replacing them with fishing line, later.

    Please forgive the makeshift background.

    Gerry

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,524
    Likes Received:
    1,407
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  3. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,714
    Likes Received:
    1,053
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
  4. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,121
    Likes Received:
    959
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    I like it! Good one Gerry.
     
  5. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,622
    Likes Received:
    1,415
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    So do I - nice one Gerry !
     
  6. fubar57

    fubar57 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    11,081
    Likes Received:
    1,044
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Heavy Equipment Operator
    Location:
    Jungles of Canada
    Great looking bird Gerry.


    Geo
     
  7. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,064
    Likes Received:
    655
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Just beautiful!
     
  8. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,622
    Likes Received:
    1,415
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Forgot to add - I agree about replacing the lead antenna wire. It looks a touch thick, and with time it could well take on a 'corroded' look, and will sag with contraction and expansion with temperature changes. Even in this larger scale, 'invisible' mending thread is ideal - with a coat or two of paint, it'll bring it more to scale.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,710
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Lovely work Gerry!
     
  10. SANCER

    SANCER Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    866
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    independent business
    Location:
    México City
    With all !!!
    Buen trabajo Gerry, felicidades!!

    Luis Carlos
     
  11. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,851
    Likes Received:
    375
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Excellent Gerry!
     
  12. Gerry

    Gerry Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    856
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Thanks to everyone who looked in so far and for your positive response. I will change the aerial wire when I get home Terry. The first probable outing for this will be in May and for that I'll also need to produce a base/stand for it. And Terry, I've sent a PM.

    Gerry :oops:
     
  13. at6

    at6 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,295
    Likes Received:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Fresno, California
    Nice model. While I still think the E model was more pleasing to the eye, the F and G-2 were the prettiest of the later109s.
     
  14. javlin

    javlin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4,764
    Likes Received:
    264
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Mgr
    Location:
    MS
    Those Trump 1/32 kits are fun to play with superb build there Gerry :thumbright:
     
  15. Gerry

    Gerry Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    856
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Thanks Kevin and at6 for looking in and for your positive comments.

    Slainte,

    Gerry
     
  16. Hotntot

    Hotntot Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    400
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Playing catch up with built kits...nicely done.
     
  17. Hartmann52

    Hartmann52 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Occupation:
    Lecturer
    Location:
    Україна - Ukraine
    Gut gemacht!
     
Loading...

Share This Page