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Hasegawa's 1/32 scale
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6

by Rafe Morrissey


Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6

Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 is available online from Squadron.com




A couple of years ago I produced a how-to modeling DVD with Floyd Werner using Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 as the subject aircraft. 

I have wanted to built the kit ever since, but alas, working on the second DVD and my glacial pace of building always interfered.  I had been slowly working on the kit along with the DVD set at the various shows we attended but didn’t make much progress.  I finally decided to put everything else aside and get the project finished. 

Here is the result.  It was a lot of fun to work along with the program. 



Even though I am a fairly experienced builder, I followed along with Floyd’s instruction trying to do everything the way he did.  It was very liberating to put aside all my preconceptions on how to approach various tasks and I definitely discovered several alternate approaches that I will be incorporating into my building repertoire. 

Plus, I was confident in the knowledge that if anything went wrong, it would be all Floyd’s fault!

Seriously, it was great fun and I was very fortunate in that Floyd was kind enough to let me come over to his workshop and give me advice as I attempted the challenging task of mottling.  Thanks to his expert instruction, things came out very nicely indeed.





The model was built out of the box with the exception of installing the masking tape seatbelts I made for the how-to article I wrote for Hyperscale



Painting and Weathering


The model was primed with Tamiya White Surface Primer from a spray can. 

The RLM 74/75/76 color scheme was applied using custom mixes I prepared from Tamiya acrylic flat colors.  I used TESTOR'S Acryl Clear Gloss and Clear Flat for the clear coats. 

For the weathering I used a combination of the oil wash and other weathering techniques demonstrated by Floyd on the DVD; and continued to practice the diffusion and post shading techniques demonstrated by our Editor, Brett Green, and Chris Wauchop in the Osprey Modeling series. 



The super thin mix of Tamiya XF-64 Red Brown and XF-1 Flat Black and Tamiya thinners is proving to be a magic elixir allowing for very subtle shading of the panel lines and building up of the exhaust streaks.  I also used it to overspray the exhausts and shields that had previously been painted Alclad II Burnt Metal.  The combination of the two produced a very convincing burnt metal look to my eye. 





All in all, this project was great fun and I am pleased with the results.  I’m grateful to Floyd for sharing his knowledge and helping me take my building to a new level.



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Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Rafe Morrissey
Page Created 06 March, 2007
Last Updated 24 December, 2007

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