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Bf109G wing camouflage masks 1/32

Joined: March 7th, 2008, 1:53 am

November 14th, 2017, 11:45 pm #1

I'm looking for masks to replicate the Erla wavy wing pattern. I saw them advertised somewhere but failed to note the manufacturer and now of course I can't find them.Anyone have any info on them? TIA.
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:56 pm

Here's one.

November 15th, 2017, 2:16 am #2

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Joined: March 7th, 2008, 1:53 am

Re: Here's one.

November 15th, 2017, 5:26 am #3

Thanks very much for that. Regards.
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Masks for Bf 109

November 15th, 2017, 7:39 am #4

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I wonder if "Topnotch" gives credit to Anders Hjortsberg ANYWHERE?

November 15th, 2017, 3:19 pm #5

I looked, but didn't find Anders Hjortsberg mentioned as the source for the 'Topnotch' color plan. He produced these back in Oct. 2013. Shame on them if they did not!

By the way, at least some of these Erla machines (the 'lots of spots' fuselage camo with 'sawtooth' wing camo) used RLM 79 as one of the colors of those fuselage spots. This was confirmed recently (2014 -- for a historian that's recent-enough) in Barbas' Barkhorn bio, _Das vergessene As_, which included well-preserved original color photos.

GRM
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 12:03 am

Interesting ...

November 15th, 2017, 10:15 pm #6


...George, do you know the time frame for that oddity ?

TIA

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pp100-101 captions

November 16th, 2017, 1:15 am #7

There are photos of "weiße 10" of the 1./JG 52 being serviced at Kharkov-Rogan, summer 1943, "... a fuselage finish consisting of RLM 74/75/76 oversprayed with blotches of RLM 70/74/79. The RLM 79 spots did not become clearly apparent until the original slide was scanned for use in this book. The photos on this double page have appeared in many other publications with the colors completely distorted or reproduced as is, because the original slides could not be used. As a result, in the past the color scheme was often interpreted incorrectly."

(The crispness of these 'new' copies is remarkable.) The color slides, and stills from mopic film, pp96-109 were taken by Dr. Schürer, medical officer of the I/JG 52.

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Thanks again ____________________(nt)

November 16th, 2017, 2:22 am #8

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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 2:53 am

Other examples

November 16th, 2017, 2:44 am #9

I looked, but didn't find Anders Hjortsberg mentioned as the source for the 'Topnotch' color plan. He produced these back in Oct. 2013. Shame on them if they did not!

By the way, at least some of these Erla machines (the 'lots of spots' fuselage camo with 'sawtooth' wing camo) used RLM 79 as one of the colors of those fuselage spots. This was confirmed recently (2014 -- for a historian that's recent-enough) in Barbas' Barkhorn bio, _Das vergessene As_, which included well-preserved original color photos.

GRM
Hi George,

Thanks for shining a light on Anders’ outstanding and unfortunately unacknowledged research. Hard not to miss his copyright statement…

Mike, Mtt. Regensburg Bf 109 G-6/trop machines from the 18xxx Werknummer Block built between April and July 1943 also used RLM 79 in place of RLM 75 for the fuselage mottle. I described this colour's use on a machine that crash-landed on Malta way back in 2010:

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index ... =30052&hl= (p. 4).


Cheers,

David
Last edited by DavidEBrown on November 16th, 2017, 3:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:56 pm

You're welcome, of course. Happy to help when I can. n/t

November 16th, 2017, 3:34 am #10

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You're welcome, of course. Happy to help when I can. n/t
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