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1/48 Eduard Bf 109F-4, 3./JG 27, Hans-Joachim Marseille, North Africa, February 1942 (Complete)

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    July 2019
1/48 Eduard Bf 109F-4, 3./JG 27, Hans-Joachim Marseille, North Africa, February 1942 (Complete)
Posted by Hoss WA on Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:34 PM

Here's my rendition of the Star of Africa's 109F-4 W.Nr. 8693.

 

There's no introduction needed for Hans-Joachim Marseille, an amazing pilot who racked up 158 victories against Western front aircraft. 

 

Although this scheme is a popular one, it's actually my first project with a desert Luftwaffe subject. 

 

The build was relatively trouble free. 

 

I used Mr. Color paints a Flory wash and light weathering with Tamiya acrylics and colored pencils. 

 

The kit decals were OK but were not as opaque as they should be in some areas. 

 

I decided to use the intact cross decals on tops of the wings rather than the tattered ones supplied in the kit and reflected in photos. 

 

A sand colored wash was used for panel lines and rivets for most of the aircraft. 

 

I used a darker wash for control surfaces and areas around the engine. 

 

Overall, it was a fun build and a nice addition to shelf. Thanks for looking.

 

Comments and critique always welcome. 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 28, 2022 8:20 PM

Excellent finish on your Friedrich Hoss! Toast

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, July 29, 2022 12:03 AM

Well Done, Well Done!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, August 21, 2022 2:41 PM

Thanks for the comments stickpusher and John. Much appreciated. 

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:43 PM

Simply beautiful work! Eye candy! Well done man!

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 9:07 PM

Beautiful Frederich Hoss.  Can't go wrong with the Star of Afrika's machine. He's on my future build list too.   

 "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 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, September 5, 2022 8:26 PM

Nikola

Simply beautiful work! Eye candy! Well done man!

Best,

Nikola

 

Thanks Nikola! Much appreciated. 

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, September 5, 2022 8:28 PM

lawdog114

Beautiful Frederich Hoss.  Can't go wrong with the Star of Afrika's machine. He's on my future build list too.   

 

Thanks LD. This was actually my first Luftwaffe desert scheme. I figured I might was well start with one of the yellow 14 109's. 

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    July 2012
Posted by Hasenpfeffer on Thursday, September 8, 2022 1:57 PM

So, as usual, pure awesomeness. You've got great build quality, near flawless painting and weathering as well as some damn fine photography to make it all the more interesting to look at. Really the next level I'd like to reach. 

Do you use a pin wash or the like on the canopy as well? You know, to accentuate the sliding portions that are otherwise not painted?

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, September 9, 2022 7:53 AM

Hasenpfeffer

So, as usual, pure awesomeness. You've got great build quality, near flawless painting and weathering as well as some damn fine photography to make it all the more interesting to look at. Really the next level I'd like to reach. 

Do you use a pin wash or the like on the canopy as well? You know, to accentuate the sliding portions that are otherwise not painted?

 

Thanks Dave! Much appreciated. 

Yes, I did add a pin wash to highlight the unpainted edges of the sliding windows. In this case I think it was thinned black acrylic paint. Hope that helps. Thanks again. 

 

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, September 9, 2022 7:55 AM

Absolutely stunning work!  The colors and weathering really make this kit stand out.  Well done.

tjs

TJS

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, September 9, 2022 9:19 AM

Great work. I love the scheme too. I always thought this was a very good looking 109.

BK

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Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, September 9, 2022 9:36 AM

Just caught this one very nice, smooth paint work Yes

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Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, September 12, 2022 9:11 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

Absolutely stunning work!  The colors and weathering really make this kit stand out.  Well done.

tjs

 

Thanks Tom!

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, September 12, 2022 9:11 AM

BrandonK

Great work. I love the scheme too. I always thought this was a very good looking 109.

BK

 

Thanks Brandon. Much appreciated. 

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, September 12, 2022 9:12 AM

Est.1961

Just caught this one very nice, smooth paint work Yes

 

Thanks 1961. 

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 7:07 AM

Hoss WA

 

 
Nikola

Simply beautiful work! Eye candy! Well done man!

Best,

Nikola

 

 

 

Thanks Nikola! Much appreciated. 

 

 

Forgot to ask - which colour mix did you use for the exhaust stains? I am soon to begin working on 1/32 Marseille's bird hence the question. :)

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:54 AM

Nikola

 

 
Hoss WA

 

 
Nikola

Simply beautiful work! Eye candy! Well done man!

Best,

Nikola

 

 

 

Thanks Nikola! Much appreciated. 

 

 

 

 

Forgot to ask - which colour mix did you use for the exhaust stains? I am soon to begin working on 1/32 Marseille's bird hence the question. :)

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

Hi Nikola - For the exhaust stains I used Tamiya acrylic flat black and red brown in various ratios with about 90% thinner. I started with 1:1 for the main stain areas, more brown on the edges and then more black in the center. Hope that helps. 

- Jim

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:01 AM

Hoss WA

 

 
Nikola

 

 
Hoss WA

 

 
Nikola

Simply beautiful work! Eye candy! Well done man!

Best,

Nikola

 

 

 

Thanks Nikola! Much appreciated. 

 

 

 

 

Forgot to ask - which colour mix did you use for the exhaust stains? I am soon to begin working on 1/32 Marseille's bird hence the question. :)

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

 

 

Hi Nikola - For the exhaust stains I used Tamiya acrylic flat black and red brown in various ratios with about 90% thinner. I started with 1:1 for the main stain areas, more brown on the edges and then more black in the center. Hope that helps. 

- Jim

 

 

Thanks Jim. Appreciated.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

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