1/32 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 G4

by Tolga ULGUR



This is my 1/32 Hasegawa  Messerschmitt Bf-109 G4 finished in the markings of “Black 1 “ from  JG 53 in Sicily.  This machine was flown by Oblt. Franz Schiess in 1943. 

Taking scale size into consideration, I decided to modify the cockpit.  The leverage effect in the cockpit has been set by using MDC (Model Design Construction)  Bf-109 G2-G4  set  (#32008).  The cockpit components are painted to RLM 66 by using Tamiya acrylics.

The dials on the instrument panels are from the decal sheet of MDC set. 

The second modification is for the spinner.  I replaced the kit part with EagleParts #20-32 corrected spinner. (Do not forget to drill a hole on the nose.) 

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The painting was done with Gunze Sangyo acrylics by referring to EagleCal decal sheet.  There have been various interpretations of the color scheme of this machine.  The problem is, JG53 was in the process of altering the basic RLM79 by adding Dark Green (probably RLM80) in different combination*.

As a result the paint scheme is; RLM 79 with Dark green for upper surfaces and  RLM78 for lower surfaces. 

The last modification is for the tropical filter and the exhausts. Tropical filter is from MDC’s  #32011 (Bf -109 F/G4  Tropical filter).  Finally I replaced the exhausts with  Quickboost parts (#32010).  The decals are from EagleCals EC#48 Bf-109 G-4s set. 

Happy Modelling 


Istanbul - TURKEY 

* EagleCals Decal sheet 

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Photos and text © by Tolga ULGUR