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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4

by Anthony Manzoli


Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4
(W.Nr. 330209) Malpensa Italy 1945


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Bf 109K-4 is available online from Squadron.com




This aircraft was delivered by the Luftwaffe to Malpensa, Italy in 1945 where it would later be marked in the ANR markings of "3-17" and would serve until the end of the war.

This is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Bf 109K built wit the following additions:

  • Eduard cockpit detail set,

  • True Details resin weighted wheels,

  • resin outer wheel well doors,

  • metal rear landing gear and wheel, and

  • Aeromaster decals.

The kit was built straight forward with the exception of cutting the rear landing gear doors and gluing them in the closed position, since the gear doors would only open and close when the gear was opening or retracting.


The aircraft was painted with the Aztek A470 using Gunze RLM 76/81/82 acrylics.

The kit was first preshaded with RLM 66, once dry the RLM 76 was lightly painted on extending up the sides of the fuselage. The RLM 82 was painted next freehanded and finally the RLM 81. Once all the camouflage colours were on the paints were faded by mixing a small amount of the RLM 76 in and lightly spraying randomly over the upper colours. I used Johnson's Shine Magic in the areas that would receive decals by applying it with a soft brush. I prefer this method over coating the entire model. As far as weathering most was done with the airbrush, pastels, silver pencil, and drafting pencil.

The decals are from Aeromaster and went on well with a bit of Micro Set and Micro Sol. When the kit was marked I applied Shine Magic mixed with Tamiya Flat Base to get a nice matte finish.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Anthony Manzoli
Page Created 15 April, 2005
Last Updated 15 April, 2005

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