Hasegawa 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 Trop
By Tolga Ulgur
This is my 1/32 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 trop finished with the markings of Yellow 14 ( W Nr.8673) from 3./JG27 flown by Hans Joachim Marseille . W Nr.8673 is the last Marseille’s Bf 109F-4 when he achieved his 151st victory in September 1942.
The kit is “Hasegawa Bf 109F-4 trop” with new tooled fuselage halves. This is a well detailed kit with beautiful surface details, accurate outline, improved spinner shape etc.
The construction started with the painting of cockpit components to RLM66. Most of the cockpit parts are new. The early F seat design is tedious with two parts assembly line. Does it need to be so tricky? It needs to eliminate the join seam of the seat by using putty bountifully.
The cockpit is modified by Eduard seat belts and MDC (Model Design Constructions) Luftwaffe Instruments Decals. Other modifications are:
- AIRES Messerschmitt Bf 109F wheels bay
- AIRES Messerschmitt Bf 109F main wheels
- Master details (#32021) Messerschmitt Bf 109 Horizontal Tail Surfaces
- MDC Bf 109 tropical filter
The painting was done with Gunze Sangyo acrylics. The upper surfaces are painted to RLM 79 and the lower surfaces to RLM 78. Decals are from EagleCals EC131 decal set.
© Tolga Ulgur 2012
This article was published on Friday, February 03 2012; Last modified on Saturday, May 14 2016