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1/48 Scale Bf 109G-14, JG53 Oblt. Erich Hartmann - FINISHED

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Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
1/48 Scale Bf 109G-14, JG53 Oblt. Erich Hartmann - FINISHED
Posted by Ole on Saturday, November 03, 2018 1:33 PM

My first WIP thread here... Hasegawa 1/48 Bf109G-14 kit which will be painted an overall white color to resemble the plane flown by Erich Hartmann. I decided to use a True Details cockpit over the kit supplied one. It's a wee bit more detailed as you can see below.

I started out with a black primer followed by Mr. Color RLM 66. Next added some highlights by adding a bit of white to the RLM 66. Light drybrushing followed by some shading/lowlights.

Still working on the cockpit details and weathering. Stay tuned for more...

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, November 03, 2018 2:01 PM

Looking great Ole. I usually do the same with this kit. I look forward to your progress. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Saturday, November 03, 2018 2:46 PM

Looking good so far. Keep up the good work

 

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Saturday, November 03, 2018 5:39 PM
Looks good so far.

Clint

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Sunday, November 04, 2018 3:13 PM

Thanks again! The cockpit is finished. Added some washes, scratches and abit more weathering. It's ready to be installed.

 

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Monday, November 05, 2018 2:54 PM

Cockpit is looking great.  I like the weathering, especially the seat belts.  Very convincing.

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Airfix 1/32 1910 B Type Omnibus

In the queue: Revel 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, November 05, 2018 10:20 PM
I like the chipping. Very convincing.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Saturday, November 10, 2018 5:14 PM

Somehow, I got to this point really quick. Tamiya light grey primer, rescribed a few panel lines.

Due to the light paint scheme, I went with RLM75 for the preshading

Yellow painted and maked off. Some touch up priming to remove any yellow overpaint.

Diluted white upper areas, lightblue belly. I took a shortcut and didn't bother to paint the recular camo, followed by a whitewash.

 

Ready for decals and weathering next.

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Monday, November 19, 2018 1:41 PM

I'm calling this one done. A simple build, light weathering and only AM part is the True Details cockpit. It definitely added details allthough the shoulder seatbelt attachment points are incorrect.

Usual Gunze Mr. Color paints, oils for washes and fading. Thanks for following along.

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, November 19, 2018 8:43 PM

Back in the '70s, I had just finished reading Erich Hartmann's bio The Blond Knight of Germany. I bought the Hasegawa kit at a local hobby shop and built his plane. I really like the "tulip petal" theme on the nose. The model I built was the summer scheme(?). Your build has inspired me to do it again. Your build is very nicely done. I really like the winter camouflage.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, November 19, 2018 10:37 PM

Spiffy!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:05 AM

Thanks both! The tulip petal decals required a bit of patience, setting solutions and touch-up. Decals were very thin.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:16 AM

Very nice looking build, i do like the white wash finish.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Greenville, TX.
Posted by Raymond G on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 2:09 PM
Very nice! I really likd the details hou put into the cockpit. Thanks for sharing. Raymond

On the Bench:

U.S.S. Arizona (Revell)

P-51D Tribute (Revell)

57 Chevy Bel Air

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2:12 AM
Wow!........you build fast! That winter was is very convincing. Thanks for sharing your work. Some day I have to do one of Hartmann's planes.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:00 AM

Gorgeous!

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 9:24 AM

Thanks again! 2 weeks start to finish ain't too bad - all about planning Big Smile

 

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 9:59 AM

Ole, did you use kit decals or aftermarket. I have a a Hobby Craft 109G-3/4 I want to use to build a Hartmann airplane. I'm having a tough time finding decals for that model he flew.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 11:46 AM

fotofrank

Ole, did you use kit decals or aftermarket. I have a a Hobby Craft 109G-3/4 I want to use to build a Hartmann airplane. I'm having a tough time finding decals for that model he flew.

 

 

These were the kit decals.

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1:09 PM

You did an amazing job especially on the tulip decals. I thought you painted those on

 

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2:13 PM

Greatmaker

You did an amazing job especially on the tulip decals. I thought you painted those on

 

 

Thanks, I came close to doing that, but setting solutions and a hairdryer did the trick.

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