Hi, everyone. If you've followed my ridiculously slow "Messerschmitts of North Africa" WIP thread, you already know that my Bf-109 was getting close to done. Today, I was able to put the finishing touches on it and call it complete. I'm happy with the way it turned out for sure. It's not perfect, but it's probably the best 1/32 aircraft I've ever done - out of a total of like 4. Definitely learned a lot along the way as this was my first attempt at masking and painting the inside of a canopy. Turned out pretty well, I think.
This is Hasegawa kit 08881/ST31, Bf-109F-4 Trop and was finished out of the box with the exception of some HGW seatbelts. Paints were a mix of Mr. Paint, Mr. Color, Tamiya, Vallejo, and a partridge in a pear tree. Weathered with oils and pastels.
If you followed my thread at all, you'll know that I'm a bit of a numbers geek, and so I've kept a fairly detailed build log of both this and the Bf-110 I've been working on in parallel. Here are the final statistics:
Days on bench: 48
Total materials cost: $60.66
Planning and preparation time: 7.6 hrs
Build time: 13.35 hrs
Painting time: 11.9 hrs
Weathering time: 5.3 hrs
Number of sessions at the bench: 26
Average time per session: 1.47 hrs
Average time per day: .79 hrs
Number of favorite sweatshirts ruined: 1
Edited by Gewehr 43, 29 December 2017 - 01:47 AM.