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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 07:56 PM UTC
Steffen Arndt has sent us photos of his fine Eduard quarterscale Emil finished in Romanian markings.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 11:34 PM UTC
Hi Steffen (and Rowan),

Very nice 109! It looks great in Rumanian markings. I guess I will see it for real soon...

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 05:33 AM UTC
Thanks Rowan, Jesse and Jean-Luc!

@J-L ... sure, I had a nice display on our IPMS D show last weekend with two of these ...



and more

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 05:43 AM UTC
Great looking Emil Stefen! I really like the Romanian markings! Take care and thanks for the photos.
Jim
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 06:23 AM UTC
Really nice Emil, Steffen and those Romanian markings are really colourful which makes it a stand out piece.
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 06:32 AM UTC
Many thanks, Jim and Luciano!!
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 07:31 AM UTC
Looks great Steffen! Glad to see more stuff from you.
What brand/shade of green did you use?
Is the overcoat a flat or semi-gloss? (hard to tell from the pictures)?
Thanks-

Tom Dungan
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 07:41 AM UTC
Hi Tom,

many thanks for your kind comment! The colour is RLM 71; paint is from Gunze.

The model has a flat overcoat, but photography has some side effects some times. The flat coat is Gunze with Mr. Thinner (for Enamels), thus the flat coat is smother than just from the bottle amd shots with a longer exposure time have some "artificial" shiny effects. I build my models to look good to my eye and not for the camera ... sorry, but that's "my way" of modelling
all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 11:00 AM UTC
Hi Steffen. I'm sure you already knew this but I believe your kit's namesake is represented on page 22 of Squadron Signal Publication, Walk Around Number 34, Messerschmitt Bf109. As I said before, very nice kit and accurate presentation.

Take care my friend.

Jim.
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2012 - 05:07 AM UTC
Great looking Romanian 109!

Doug
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:41 PM UTC
Many thanks Doug!

@Jim: no I do not collect that series, but in LiF 19 was a picture of that machine.

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:52 PM UTC

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Hi Steffen. I'm sure you already knew this but I believe your kit's namesake is represented on page 22 of Squadron Signal Publication, Walk Around Number 34, Messerschmitt Bf109. As I said before, very nice kit and accurate presentation.

Take care my friend.

Jim.



Bf 109E-3 Wr 2486 "Hai Fetito" ("C'mon little girl"). Lt Av. Ioan Di Cesare, Escadrila 57, Grupul 7 Vanatoare, Karpovka-Stalingrad, Nov 1942.. Standard paint scheme for Gr.57Vt, RLM 71 over RLM 65. Theatre markings RML 04. Spinner 2/3 black 1/3 white. Donald Duck emblem belongs to Gr.7Vt. Five white stripes denote ground victories from first campaign (Barbarossa). Two white stripes on tail for aerial victories. Monogram DIC under cockpit. Fetita (Little Girl) was a filly (racehorse) and Di Cesare was horse racing fan. Lost in November 1942 in Karpovka during retreat from Soviet offensive.