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Bf 109G-14

by Jerry Crandall


Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14


Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 may be ordered online from Squadron.com




Here are four pictures of Bf 109G-14, the new1/32 Hasegawa kit, as modeled by Jerry Crandall of Eagle Editions. Jerry's description is below:

"This is another Hasegawa 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 kit built with our EagleCals #36 as Erich Hartmann's << Winter camouflage while he was Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG 53 for a few weeks, in early 1945. Log book lists the aircraft as a G-6 but it does have characteristics of a G-14. Both aircraft could be equipped with tall tails and Erla Haube canopy. The radio antenna wire attachment point behind the canopy is unusual for a G-6 however. The Black triangular scallops on the decal sheet are printed with slightly extra length for the Hasegawa kit. Trimming off the front edge may be necessary. I found, in building my model, I measured carefully the positioning and the length from the instruction sheet and photos and trimmed off about 1/16 of an inch. So careful measuring and trimming is the key to success on the scallops.

I applied the scallops on the side of the cowling that fit over the small cowl scoop. At first it did not look like the decal would snuggle down over the scoop, but I had to be very patient and after about 1/2 hour, I liberally applied MicroSol and waited another hour, applied another coat and after 3 or 4 coats, low and behold the decal snuggled down and fit properly. I did have to take the tip of a sharp scalpel knife and puncture the leading edge of the scoop to open it up. All the decals fit perfectly.

To replicate the old, apparently number '7' behind the newly-applied Black <<, I took a small pointed brush with dark gray paint and dabbed it very lightly, after I applied the chevron decal and it now looks very convincing. The overspray on the propeller was fun to do and was on the real aircraft, but be prepared to show your critic friends the photo printed in the instructions as proof!

The spinner is EagleParts #20 which Jerry says is a work of art in itself!

The model is still waiting for our forthcoming ETC rack with corrected drop tank and the battery box ( a new forthcoming EaglePart) that fits behind the pilot's headrest."



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2002 by Jerry Crandall
Page Created 27 June, 2002
Last Updated 28 June, 2002

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