Messerschmitt Bf 109 F2 / 4 Italeri 1:72 – Modeling

Another variant of Messerschmitt BF 109 is the F2/4 which is reproduced by the mark Italeri a scale 1:72. To my taste is better quality on the topic of plastics, details etc. Revel kit that reproducing version BF109 G10, lace between the parts is not the best, I would score this kit with a 3 about 5.

The interior and instrument panel is infinitely better than the G10 BF109 kit Revell brand.

The kit in question from messerschmitt Bf 109 F2/4:

Messerschmitt bf 109 f2/4 italeri 1:72

Un poco de historia sobre el BF 109 F2/4:

messerschmit BF 109 F2/4

Bf 109 F-2: This version began appearing in the front battle in April 1941 and was identical externally to Bf 109 F-1, except the last which moved the stiffeners inside the fuselage. Given the decline of firepower, Oerlikon cannon MG-FF / M was replaced 20 MG mm Mauser 151/15 de 15 mm. This new weapon had greater rate of fire and increased initial velocity. Therefore, a burst of 5 s with cannon and machine guns placed in the air 242 projectiles with a total weight of 5,2 kg. Adolf Galland was insufficient firepower considering, whereby a conditioned apparatus especially for him. Addition of MG 151/15 de 15 mm armament was changed on the engine 2 heavy machine guns Rheinmetall-Borsig MG 131 de 13 mm and MG FF / M in each wing. The other changes were already used in the Bf 109 F-2 / B and Bf 109 F-2 / Trop.

Bf-109F-3: The expected Daimler-Benz engine was installed DB 601 And 1.350 HP takeoff. Fuel used B-4 87 octane. He kept the armament of Bf 109 F-2. This variant goes into combat in the English Channel with units of JG 2 and JG 26 in 1941/1942. It was built in small quantities.

Bf-109F-4: The most widely used version of the F series and was considered the best of all constructed versions of the Bf 109, then subsequently increased their weight models with new engines and weapons systems, reducing its maneuverability. Kept the Daimler-Benz DB-601E engine and MG Mauser cannon was installed 151/20 de 20 mm. Therefore, a burst of 5 s launched 247 incendiaries, tracers, piercing and highly explosive 20 mm 7,9 weighing mm 7,245 kg, i.e. 2,045 kg more than the Bf 109 F-2. Burst firing 5 s ammunition ran out within 3 bursts. Compared, Spitfire Mk.Vc launched in a flurry of 5 s 480 weighing shots 10,794 ammunition kg 20 and mm 7,7 mm.

These are the staples of the kit.

Kit italeri messerschmitt BF 109 F2/4Although the camouflage scheme is not what is specified for this kit I decided to try a winter camouflage for BF 109, something similar to the Major hans Phillipp.
Major hans phillip bf109 f4I start with the assembly, although it is quite easy for their few pieces need a little patience and some putty "Body putty", before joining entire fuselage pinto inside the cockpit, panels and watches.

Example inside the Cabin of the pilot in a Messerschmitt BF 109.

Cabin pilot of a Messerschmitt BF 109Pinto with a dark gray entire interior, once dry apply a wash in very dark gray or black and then give it a pass matt varnish once dry washing.

The next step is to assemble and paste all aircraft.

2013-12-29 20.51.41 2013-12-29 20.51.51After several jobs with putty and sanding of various grains, apply the primer in Vallejo gray spray and then start with the paneling with black XF-1 tamiya.

2013-12-31 15.09.31 2013-12-31 15.20.10Next step mask areas that do not wish to be printed with the base color, in my case for l white top and gray aside for the bottom.

2013-12-31 15.47.19 2013-12-31 15.47.37The wheels and propeller the paint in black, and the crystals do not have masked because I decided to undermine them line by line after.

2013-12-31 16.54.04 2013-12-31 16.54.13Before starting with crystals, paint the rudder and engine tummy yellow and bright print several passes to protect everything and start with crystals rung to rung varnish.

2013-12-31 21.29.47 2013-12-31 21.29.57After I return crystals apply a coat of gloss varnish to protect the work and ready kit for applying the decals. And dry after a day apply the decals with liquid for this purpose, work is a bit careful in the amount of decals and Sizes, for this do I assert tweezers and a small brush.

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Applied the decals and letting a few hours or a day, I return to varnish with gloss varnish Tamiya XF-22 to protect. 2014-01-01 04.30.22After a few days, use a filter brown to dark yellow vegetables over white vertical strokes to simulate dirt, applying the same technique on the top and bottom of BF 109.

2014-01-01 16.59.14 Let dry several hours and washing step to highlight black panels, I always use a product for sale in UK, but I have seen modelers using India ink with very good results.

2014-01-01 21.25.14 2014-01-01 21.25.28The brown wash gone on a 70% After removing excess product for panelised, so I hope for it to dry and apply another more loose back pass filter with brown, You can also use oils in these colors and stumping with turpentine over the treatment area..

2014-01-01 21.30.50 2014-01-01 21.31.01 2014-01-01 21.31.22After several days waiting for good drying, term protecting everything and giving the final touch with matt varnished, for this last step the best result I've found so far is the Vallejo matt varnish diluted with liquid-brand airbrush.

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Autor Armand C.M.