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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6

by Peter Magee

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6


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




Here are some images of my Hasegawa 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6.

The kit is finished as the aircraft flown by Staffelkapitän Oblt. Rudolf Klemm 7./JG 54 Northern Germany in the spring of 1944.





I think sufficient has been written regarding the quality and accuracy of the kit, all I will add that this kit is an absolute pleasure to build. The method of attaching the wings to the fuselage is particularly well done.

For me (my opinion only) the only weak area of the kit was the cockpit and as such decided to use the Cutting Edge resin set to replace the kit parts. I used the set that included ‘poseable’ seatbelts. Although I like the concept of these belts I experienced difficulty in trying to remove them from their backing sheet. The first cut with a new scalpel blade was fine, but subsequent attempts resulted in simply stretching the backing material without cleanly cutting through. A combination of frustration and a limited supply of new scalpel blades forced me to abandon the poseable belts and replace them with etched ones.



The Cutting Edge set is superbly moulded and offers near perfect fit, however, here in the UK it costs more than the kit itself, albeit only by 1p.

Other areas of the kit that I decided to improve were the moulded brake lines on the main undercarriage which were removed and replaced by electrical fuse wire, and to drill out the exhaust stacks, although neither are particularly evident in the photographs.





The kit was primed using Halfords (Auto) acrylic and airbrushed using Aeromaster and Pollyscale acrylic paints. Two thin coats of Klear were applied in readiness for the decals.

EagleCals decals were used. These are superbly printed and settled down beautifully with the aid of Microscale Set and Sol solutions.

Water colours were used to accentuate the panel lines and provide the minimal weathering. A couple of fine coats of Aeromaster matt varnish were used to seal everything.





This kit was an absolute pleasure to build.



I for one can’t wait for the K-4. Lets hope that Hasegawa will continue with their renewed interest in 1/32 scale.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2002 by Peter Magee
Page Created 21 June, 2002
Last Updated 04 June, 2007

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