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Gallery & Studio of John Wiseman

 

Messerschmitt Bf 109


    The mainstay of the German air force during the entirety of WW II, the Bf 109 saw action in practically every theater of battle. The 109 went through a long series of modifications and improvements, necessitated in part by they’re having to operate in extremes from severe Russian winters to scorching and dusty desert conditions in North Africa.
The model shown was the first I’d built since I was ten years old. This was an older kit that certainly lacks the finesse and detail of more contemporary kits, but it was a good opener considering the lapse between this and my last model which was built was about 55 years ago. It has been amazing to see the evolution that has taken place in the hobby during the intervening decades!