1/48 Classic Airframes Messerschmitt BF 109D-1

Gallery Article by Eric Hargett on Oct 11 2018



My kit represents Messerschmitt BF 109D-1 'N+7' of the night fighter 11(N)/JG 2 Richthofen wing based at Vaernes, Norway 1940. 

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I used the 1/48 Classic Airframes BF109D (#4134) kit with a mixture of styrene, resin and photoetch parts. Markings came from Owl Decals for the BF 109D-1. 

Painting was completed using various shades and tints of RLM71 and RLM02 over RLM65. Raw umber oil filters and pin washes along with various gray pastels were used for weathering. Light mists of red brown and flat black were used for the exhaust stains. Everything was sealed with a 60/40 mix of acrylic flat clear and thinner.


Eric Hargett

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Photos and text by Eric Hargett