Eduard's 1/48 scale
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6
by Remi Schackmann
Eduard's 1/48 scale Bf 109 G-6 Weeekend Edition is available online from Squadron
Here is a little article on my Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Weekend Edition.
Many articles have already been written on this kit, but the Weekend Edition gave me the opportunity to build a special scheme.
The price of the Weekend Edition is very low and you can add a decal sheet of your models choice for a very affordable final cost.
I have a little Bf 109 G/K book with several profiles. In this book I found the "Yellow 7" of Whilem Lemke.
I have always loved the paint scheme of this aircraft giving the Bf 109 G-6, a "bee" look.
For the history, in the late 1943, the Lemke unit was recall from East Front to the defense of the reich. At this moment, the 9/JG53 receive new Bf 109 G6 and a special training for the attack of the B17 "box". In the same time, planes of his unit receive a new paint scheme with a "eye" paint on the canon bulbe.
If some pics of Yellow 6 of the same unit can be easily find, I didn't find any pics of this machine. Some interpretation of this machine exist, but I choose the Eagle Strile interpretation with the "Augsburg Flyer Part 5" decal sheet.
For a better result, I scan the decals and make paint masks.
It is not easy to paint this scheme espacially above the air intake. But the result is far better than a decals and you can give some effect on the panels line.
I went from the Bf 109 G6 Reggensburg box. It has the advantage to have the Yellow 6 in this box. This plane is in the same unit than the Lemke plane but with a different "eye". I choose to represent my Yellow 7 with this base.
I have only add the seatbelt.
The kit can easily build without any traps and it is a pleasure to work on.
Because the service life of this plane was very short, and the 9/JG 53 receive new plane, I didn't wearther my kit. Only the exaust pipe were paint with a little rust.
You can see my kit with the join pics or with my personnal Gallery at: http://www.rschackmann.fr/album/109G6
Text and Images Copyright © 2018 by Remi Schackmann
Page Created 28 November, 2018
28 November, 2018
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