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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2

by 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.



Painting and Markings


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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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2002 by Maurizio Di Terlizzi
Page Created 03 December, 2002
Last Updated 04 June, 2007

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