MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109 E4 Tropical.

Tamiya’s 1/48 Bf 109 E4 Tropical.

Messerschmitt!

This is the Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109 E4 Tropical in the markings of Lt. Werner Schroer, 8 Grp, JG 27.

This airframe is well known for it’s distinctive paint scheme.

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This airframe was based at Ain El Galzala, Libiya in September 1941. This is one of my favourite 109 schemes and although I am not that great at Luftwaffe camo painting, I enjoyed the learning experience of trying new techniques with this model.

The kit is fantastic to work with and one of the best designed 1/48 kits I have ever built, it was so easy to build! It looks very nice built straight from the box, all I did to add a little more interest was to modify the kit pilot figure and use some fuse wire to depict the lines for the landing gear and the canopy.

I used the AK Interactive Luftwaffe Camo paints for this one and the colors are very good! The only downside is that it takes these paints a long time to cure, but once dry, they leave a clean, smooth finish.

The airframe was weathered with washes and a dust mist from the airbrush to blend everything together. This Tamiya kit is great fun to build and it remains one of my favourites.

Here are some photo’s of the build, I hope you enjoy them.

Happy Modelling!

Darren.

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