for JG 53
by Bob Aikens
Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-4/Trop
is available online from Squadron.com
Here is Hasegawa/Revell's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-4/Trop.
This G-4/trop is built basically straight from the box. The only
added or modified details are the dropped elevators and a few small
pieces from the Eduard Bf 109G-6 detail set.
The basic painting was done with Aeromaster Warbird colors RLM 78
and 79. The decals are from the kit, and were no real problem.
The aircraft I chose to represent is 'Black1' piloted by Oblt. Franz
Scheiss, the Staffelkapitan of 8./JG 53 in Sicily in early 1943. In
Prien & Rodeike's Schiffer book on the Bf 109F,G & K series, there
are photos of the young Leutnant. in the cockpit of a G-2; and of
"Black 1' itself.
There is a werknummer on the tail, but it's not readable. 60 years
ago, you say!
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