Me109-K4 Hasegawa 1/32

Joined: January 9th, 2008, 9:04 am

June 11th, 2018, 5:25 pm #1

Hi guys,
This is my interpretation of the Me109-K4, 1/32, Hasegawa Kit (yes I'know.....another 109.....😉 )
I ‘m not a real fan of 1/32 in fact….but for some reason, I ‘bought this kit when it was released in 2003. It was a high standard of quality at the time, but I ‘would say it’s now below most of 1/32 kit recently released by Tamiya or Eduard. The riveting is minimalist (especially on the upper surfaces…but I’was not courageous enough to re-do it) and the junction between the fuselage and the wings, a bit touchy. However, it’s still a very good bases.
I’ve tried many different type of paint, in the past, with my airbrush, and I ’always came back to Gunze (how to use the Prince August / Vallejo / AK Model Air is a great mystery to me … so I’gave up…). For this 109, I ‘used both Gunze and Mr Paint and I ‘have to say I ‘was very impressed by the quality of the latest: the dilution is perfect, there is almost no overspray, and the final aspect is really nice. The fact that all the references are given by themes (Luft, US, RAF, etc…) makes the choice of the appropriate color, very easy (no need to check some cross-references, etc..). And eventually, the airbrush is very easy to clean, using domestic alcohol. The only concern is the price. The bottle contains 3 times a Gunze (30 ml vs 10 ml), but since there is no need to dilute, you need to use a much more important quantity.
Well, certainly not by my best production…  but I’like the terrific look of the K4 anyway.
Thanks for looking.
ps : Pilot figures is from AIRES.
 












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Joined: January 11th, 2015, 2:04 pm

June 11th, 2018, 6:53 pm #2

Beautiful model and photography
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Joined: June 28th, 2005, 12:03 am

June 11th, 2018, 11:42 pm #3

Excellent build and finish. Like your pilot also.

Frank
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Joined: March 22nd, 2018, 7:25 pm

June 12th, 2018, 6:10 pm #4

That came out nice, so, would you build more 1/32? I have some of the older Revell 1/32 in the stash, bought it mostly because I love their box art, and it might be somewhat easier to work with as I get older. Please let me know how you liked working in this scale, and if you'd do more in 1/32. Again, beautiful job.
I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
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Joined: January 9th, 2008, 9:04 am

June 12th, 2018, 8:24 pm #5

Hi stilltubeglue,
No i'dont think i'm going to buy some more 1/32 kit... I'still have 3 or 4 kits in my stash...and i'will most probably built them, but i' still think that it is more difficult to render a nice paint and weathering finish in this scale. Or let's say it this away, it's hard to avoid what i'call the "toy effect".... the fact that the model looks more like a toy than a model kit... The other point is more basic.... 1/32 needs much more room on my shelves... ;<). By the way...you're right... one of the reason i'bought this 109-K4 at the time, is also probably due to the fantastic box art by Koike (Hasegawa probably own him 50% of their sales !!! ). Thanks for your comments. Bye. Didier
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Joined: June 13th, 2010, 2:35 am

June 14th, 2018, 12:23 am #6

Outstanding work!
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