Maurizio Di Terlizzi
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2
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Here is my Messerschmitt
Bf 109G-2 converted from an Hasegawa 1/32 G-6.
I originally thought that
this was a Bf 109G-4, but it is in fact a G-2, Werknummer 10825. It is
equipped with the new larger tires, with old hubs, that requires the
bulges on the wings. Obviously, the tail wheel is enlarged too.
A few pictures are
available of this 365 – 8, one in colour. It belonged to a construction
batch of 384 aircraft, builted by Erla in the second part of 1942. I was
in doubt if this aircraft had or not the bulges on the wing, it was a
G-2, but the last G-2 was already fitted with these new wheels. The
confirmation came reading the book “Me 109 F/G/K Series, an illustrated
Study” by J.Prien. On page 76 is pictured Bf 109 G-2 Werk Nummer 10804,
just 21 aircraft before mine on the production line! It had the new
wheels and the bulges, so the batch was already updated when “my” 10825
got off the assembly line.
I scratchbuilt the new
cowling and cast it in resin, then I created a new corrected wheel using
the G-6 tire with a True detail hub, because my G-2 was fitted with new
tires and old hubs.
I used Cutting Edge’s
resin detail set for the control surfaces, tail surfaces, tropical
filter, exhausts, side console and tail wheel and fork. I detailed a lot
the interior part of the landing gear bays, radiator bays, made a new
gondola cannons with a needle, opened the front lip of the radiator.
I also used the nice
Eduard photoetched set.
I painted my model as a
365th Squadriglia of the 150th Gruppo Autonomo Caccia at Sciacca, Sicily
moments before the Allied beach-head. It was one of the few Me 109s that
Regia Aeronautica received in tropical camouflage.
I painted all the
markings except for the Gigi Tre Osei insignia and some stencils.
I think this is the
probably the best model kit I ever built.
I started its
construction three months ago, when Revell announced its new Me 109 G-2,
but you know, modellers can’t wait!
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Maurizio Di Terlizzi
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Last Updated 04 June, 2007
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