Revell 1/32 Bf 109K-4 "Red 7" of JG27 1945

By Andy John

I recently completed this 1/32 Bf 109K-4 from Revell. Basically a Hasegawa kit reboxed. Add-ons include an Aires cockpit, Eduard exterior etch, Quickboost exhaust, HGW belts and finished using Gunze Aqueous Hobby Color, Tamiya and Xtracrylix acrylic paint.

This build seemed to be jinxed, breaking parts off, losing parts to the carpet monster (the wife hates laminate flooring!) and finally the Vallejo acrylic matt varnish "crazed" when it dried arrrggghhh!! You can just see this crazing in the first two photos at the port wing root, if you look carefully.

You cant really see it in the photos, but I know its there, but I wasn't prepared to strip the model back to bare plastic. I don't know why it happened, maybe paint incompatibility, but I wont be using Vallejo varnish again unless the base coats are Vallejo.

© Andy John 2014

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This article was published on Tuesday, January 07 2014; Last modified on Tuesday, January 07 2014