Torsten's bench works

A Fairey Fulmar is something not often seen, Russell. Good choice! Some years ago I have started the 1/48 SH Fulmar which came in the Eduard box as a Limited Edition but after a while it went back in the stash where it still is. Maybe I should have another look at it … :thinking:

Last weekend I had another great time at the model show in Thionville. It was my last show for this year and I’ve already got some invitations for next year. First show in March 2024 is already fix. Maybe you like to have a look at my report … :slightly_smiling_face:

Now that the Corsair is finished and savely home from her first show, it’s time to start something new. I had the same idea as Magnus, who builds some wunderschöne neue Maschinen. But mine don’t come as a dual combo so I need two single kits of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 and F-4. The last 109’s I’ve build in May 2020. Some of you may remember my Ilmavoimat Duo. So I picked these kits for my next project. A Profi Pack and a Weekend Edition …

Sprues are nearly the same for both kits, except the wing parts. Sprue R holds the fuselage parts …

Wing parts for the F-2 are on Sprues Q and K …

while the wing parts for the F-4 are on Sprues M and L …

Various parts are on Sprues H and I. When I look at the intructions many are marked as “not needed” and will end in the spare box …

Clear parts are on Sprue Z …

The Profi Pack has as usual some PE parts and a mask, so for the Weekender I bought an extra mask EX 535 …

And a closer look …

The instructions come as usual as a small booklet …

Decals are again well printed by Eduard. The Profi F-2 offers 5 options …

… and I have decided to go for this beautiful “Yellow Nose”, nicknamed “3. Schluck-Specht”, flown by Lt. Horst Buddenhagen († 1941). In the Luftwaffe im Focus Spezial No. 3 on pages 12 and 13 is a photo, profile and a report about this aircraft. Schluck Specht is an old german word for a strong drinker (usually alcohol). But in this case it probably means the DB 601 engine of the 109 … :smile: The reason of Buddenhagen’s death is not correct in the Eduard profile, btw.

The Weekend Editions offers 4 options …

and I decided to go for the last “Friedrich” of Hauptmann Hans-Joachim “Jochen” Marseille (1919-1942) in September 1942. With this aircraft alone he achieved 49 victories …

Without a machine of Hartmann, Barkhorn and Marseille, a 109 collection is not completed … :wink: I will start with the builds in the next days and it would be great if some of you guys would accompany me again … :slightly_smiling_face:

Happy modelling everyone!
Torsten
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