Romanian 109-E7

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2 years 4 months ago #1 by johnsnz
Hi,

I have been building Tamiya's 1/48 109-E7 and finished it as. Romanian aircraft from Grupul 7 operating on the Eastern Front..

It's painted in Gunze Lacquers decals from Radu Briznan..







Thanks for looking

John

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2 years 4 months ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
That's looking nice mate! Quite like the striking decals on this one.

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2 years 4 months ago #3 by Gary
Nice work, love the colours. What are Radu's decals like? I might be tempted to get some in on the next shipment I get from him if they are any good.



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2 years 4 months ago #4 by johnsnz
Thanks,

The decals are very good they are printed by fantasy printshop. They went on very well I used mr mark setter and they went down a treat no silvering and sucked right into the detail.

If you order any let me know I'd be keen of one of his sheets for a Gustav and some for an IAR 80..

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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #5 by IAN
First congrats, John, love the 109E, very nice indeed. Next, I've got an IAR-80 ordered too, so I'd be interested in a 1:48 sheet aswell, also does anyone know if he does decals for Romanian Hurricanes ?? B)


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2 years 4 months ago #6 by johnsnz
Thanks Ian,

Hobby Boss IAR-80??
I don't think he does 1/48 Romanian Hurricane decals..

Cheers
John

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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #7 by IAN
Yep HB kit... like the more 'left field' aircraft & schemes, really like Romanian stuff especially. Have had a decal sheet for a Russian Liberation Army 109G in store for twenty years and still not got around to building one !!





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2 years 4 months ago #8 by Gary
I've got some nice off the wall 109 decals from various airforces including the fighter bunny club ones from Eduard lol



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2 years 4 months ago #9 by Bishop
I loved the fact that the old Matchbox 109e came with Romanian decals. This one has turned out very nicely.

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2 years 4 months ago #10 by Wally
Excellent rendition John. Is the colour Olive Drab?
For me there's a clash or 'juxtaposition' between the Cross national insignia and the Donald Duck & 'Alice' artwork & name ... An 'Axis vs Allied' thing ... somewhat expressive of Romania's divisive & changing position in WW2, which your model inspired me to investigate ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania_in_World_War_II
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2 years 4 months ago #11 by johnsnz
Thanks for the kind comments.
Matchbox always seemed to offer great alternative schemes. The 1/32 109 has Slovenian markings which are rarely seen. I have some Hungarian decals in the way for my Eduard G6 another colourful user of the 109...

All of the Grupul 7 109s had Donald Duck as he was the unit insignia and a lot of the Aircraft had cowling names. The Romanians initially operated E3's but then got a few E7's as replacements for attritional losses. They swapped bits around so canopies got mixed as did spinners.

If some one wants to do one let me know I can supply some decals..

It's painted in RLM 71 with 65 lower surfaces. There is some debate as to the use of RLM 70 or 71 but nothing is definitive.

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John

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2 years 4 months ago #12 by yak
That is really really nice :woohoo:

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