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Udet's V-14

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The Zürich‑Dübendorf aviation meet of 1937 was designed to showcase the latest in European aircraft designs for the Swiss military. One of the stars of the show was surely Ernst Udet's wine red Bf-109 V-14, which although it crashed during the race, so impressed the Swiss authorities, that they ordered 80 Bf-109E aircraft to equip the Swiss Air Force.
the model
The model's cockpit is Hasegawa plus some Eduard and an Ultracast seat. I removed the oxygen bottle and blanked that part of the right side wall off.

The conversion is intended for the Tamiya kit, but I had a Hasegawa and did not want to buy another kit for the conversion. It needs a lot of work to make it fit to the Hasegawa kit. Especially the cooler rear end to wing/fuselage transition is much more narrow on Tamiyas 109. Decals worked flawlessly. I mixed my own wine red as I found the suggested Gunze H 47 too bright. Also the red is questioned by some who state that record aircraft were blue or grey and Udet landed with a red Bf 108 in Dübendorf (mentioned in a swiss newspaper). I personally tend to believe in the red aircraft as Udet really liked that colour and he was a ww1 hero and had enough influence to paint his a/c as he likes it. We will never know unless a colour photo appears ;)

I strongly suggest to read J-Ls feature if someone is doing this conversion (using the Tamiya base kit would be a good idea).
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About the Author

About Steffen Arndt (alpha_tango)
FROM: , GERMANY

I was born in 1974 and started modelling in the 80ies. The first models I remember are a MiG 21 F-13, Saab Draken (both 1/100) and the Tu-2 (72) all from the east German producer Plastikart. during my first years I built all kind of models mainly 1/72 and 1/100. Beside the mentioned Plasticart kits ...


Comments

Hi Steffen Very nice! It's great to see it on the front page. All the best Rowan
APR 26, 2013 - 06:06 PM
Thanks Jessie for prepareing the feature! Rowan, well everything I had to say is in the thread about the model. Just for those who wonder. I will have to censor the pictures on my website and thus here is a feature of the model besides that thread. all the best Steffen Edit: P.S. ugly sibling thread
APR 26, 2013 - 07:47 PM
..very nice Steffen
APR 27, 2013 - 06:48 AM
Vielen Dank, Neil!
APR 28, 2013 - 06:31 AM
Still think it is a beautiful rendition using the Werner's Wings set. It is only available in 1/32nd scale now and those are down to the last five if anybody wants one. Steffen great work. Floyd
MAY 10, 2013 - 07:46 AM
Thank you Floyd! for those reading german, I have published a german build report on the IPMS D website: Bf 109V14 pix are the same though all the best Steffen
MAY 11, 2013 - 05:38 AM