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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6

by Marco Bossi
 

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6

 


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

 

Introduction

 

Here is my 1/32 scale Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6/U2 Trop flown by Capitano Mario Bellagambi , Comanding Officer of 364 Squadriglia, 150 Gruppo Autonomo of the Regia Aeronautica, Sciacca ( Sicily ) June 1943 .

 

 

Construction and Detailing

 

I spent the majority of time in this project improving the cockpit using styrene and sprue.

 

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Other aspects of the kit to receive attention included the wheel wells, tail gear and radiators. The main landing gear is further detailed with brake lines, canvas dust cover, actuators, rivets, holes, cables, plates, wires and other finer points.

 

 

The supercharger and sand filter was totally rebuilt with metal strip, plastic and plastic mesh.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The lower surfaces were painted using Lifecolor paint UA 074 for RLM 76; with the upper surfaces and mottle on the fuselage in RLM 74 and 75 (Gunze H 68 and H 69).

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The rear of the fuselage, tail swastika and upper and lower balkenkreuz are overpainted with Italian Light Blue Gray (Grigio Azzurro Chiaro 1, Lifecolor reference UA 113 , F.S.C. 36307).

 



Oil streaks were added using black and brown indian ink. Even the weathering was simulated washing the panels with hight diluted ink and dried the excess using one cotton tip.

Decals are from Tauromodel. The tail white cross and circles of the fascist insignia on the wings are airbrushed.
 

 

 

Additional Images

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2002 by Marco Bossi
Page Created 13 October, 2002
Last Updated 04 June, 2007

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