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Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 109F and early G seriesOsprey Modelling 35

Modelling the Messerchmitt Bf 109F and early G series


Brett Green


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Publication Details: Osprey Modelling 35, Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 109F and Early G Series, by Brett Green, Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1-84603-113-7
Media: Soft cover; 80 pages plus covers and colour chart
Price: GBP£12.99 or USD$18.95 available online from Osprey Publishing
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Process of building well described; plenty of photographs; interesting colour schemes; useful painting techniques; good list of reference books; includes colour chart.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by John Prigent

Osprey's Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 109 F and Early G is available online from Squadron.com




This is a great book for “109” modellers!

It begins with a table of the production variants of Bf 109F and G, showing their differences. This is accompanied by four colour side-views and a two-page section of colour photos of details. Then the next chapter looks at all the kits available at the time of writing, and comments on the accuracy of those at 1/48 and larger scales.

The first modelling chapter deals with a G-6 built from the Fine Molds 1/72 kit at Moderate level with just the underwing gun gondolas added from an Academy kit. The second model is a 1/48 F-2 converted from the older Airfix kit, again at Moderate level with additions from scrap plastic, brass rod and fuse wire and showing how to achieve a worn winter white finish.


Following these the book switches to Master level with a 1/32 G-2 built by combining Hasegawa’s G-4 and G-6 kits with a host of aftermarket parts and quite a lot of work to install them. Next is another Master level model, a 1/48 G-12 tandem-seat trainer using Hasegawa’s G-6 and a Falcon vacform conversion, plus other aftermarket parts. The final model is an Advanced level G-14 built with the Hobbycraft G-14 kit and many aftermarket parts.

All of this is well-described and comprehensively shown in colour photos. There are plenty of useful tips here, not just about how the models were built but painting techniques too,

Highly recommended to all “109” modellers!

Thanks to Osprey Publishing for the review sample

Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 109F & Early G Series
Osprey Modelling 35

Author: Brett Green
US Price:
UK Price: £12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 January 25, 2007
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1-84603-113-7
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Last updated 24 December, 2007

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