German Messerschmitt that I am going to make it someday. I’m having K-4 and another is Bulgarian air force. I’ll try Bf109K-4 of Academy. This kit includes Cartograf beautiful decal sheet. I wonder the tail wheel keeps on leave out while flying, as this box art?
The third party’s seat belt was added to the cockpit. Since the pilot is not in, I think there is a good accent. I drew the buckles of the upper seatback very hard, which wasn’t seen at all after built in this cockpit…
My first time made Messerschmitt was completed. This is the symbol of the red tulip markings of Colonel Hermann Graf, who is the 52nd fighter wing (JG52) commander. He had been in the prisoner of war camp of the Soviet Union for four years after World War II. Shooting down a record of Col. Graf is 212. However, at that time, he was the wing commander, I think he did not participate in the mission directly.
All except for turnip on the nose is a subdued color, it’s like making the German tank-type IV. A small part has been glued together as much as possible before the basic painting this time. I think when it’ll be glued together later, a painted surface gets soiled.
The features of the German military airplanes, Harkenkreuz mark is not anywhere in the decal sheet. If it’s with a white frame, it’s almost impossible to draw by hand, and after all, it was split decal. Probably it’s delicate attention to the European market.
I think that red tulip does not fit on the nose and recommend to use a fairly powerful decal softer. I was able to put it neatly when it wrinkled but not touch and left it till dry completely. Still, it has got wrinkled slightly.
The machine guns before the cockpit are MG131 13mm. It is 30mm MK108 machine gun in the propeller spinner center. And there are two 20mm MG FF machine guns, explained in some books, but I could not notice where they are.
It is difficult to take a photograph of a German airplane. Dark gray and dark green camouflage is difficult to understand the color border. Even more, is when reflected by the light. It is a usual work, opened the holes in the exhaust pipe. A little additional work makes my self-satisfaction level improved.
It’s my first time building of the Academy airplane kit, it’s quite easy to make. It has a little variation of the decal, if we make other variations, need to prepare third party items. After all, it may be there are not so many choices of K-4 model.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.