Hartmann / JG 51 in 1/72
by Bill Dedig
1/72 scale collection
of Erich Hartmann's tulip-nosed aircraft
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This is a collection I started after building the
Revell's 1/72 scale F-4 Phantom .
The collection includes a Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14
(white 1),BF 109G-14 (Winter), T-33(JG-71), F-86(JG-71), F-4 Phantom
This is the Revell F-4 model built straight out of
the box. I am of the opinion it was the best Phantom kit I have ever
built. The kit was well engineered and the decals were excellent. A very
After completion of the Phantom I discovered the F-86 from Heller with
the Tulip Markings and my collection began. I choose not to use the
Heller F-86 ,but instead used the Hobbycraft F-86 and was very pleased
with this kit. Another out of box project and the decals were hand made
,as the Heller markings were to old. I discovered this after the Nose
Tulips were installed. My first Alclad finish over Future.
The T-33 was the Hasegawa kit with a resin interior
. (Didnít notice the closed Canopy). This was a nice kit but there are
some structure problems. I custom made the nose decals and again used
Alclad, but polished Automotive primer for the base.
The white Bf 109G-14 is the first 109 I have every
attempted( Blasphemy to many ). I used the Academy kit and the Eduard
Interior Photo etched components. The kit went together very well and I
used the kit Tulip markings as guides because the kit decals would not
settle down with any solvent. (Handmade again).
I painted the aircraft the standard late Luftwaffe
colors and then painted the white over. I was proud of the propeller
overspray effect (itís the little things).
The last aircraft completed was the 109G-14 short tail. I am aware of
the nose stripe possibly being the wrong large version but I used the
decal sheet and may have to live with the error. My first attempt at
Luftwaffe mottling. I was happy with the results. Again the Academy kit
with some Eduard Photo etched interior details
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I am very happy with my collection acknowledging
the most successful air ace in the history, Erich Hartmann.
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2005 by Bill Dedig
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