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Eduard's 1/48 scale
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6

by Brett Green

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14



Eduard's 1/48 scale Bf 109 G-6 is available online from Squadron

 

Description

 

This is Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 finished as a G-14 in service with JG 53.

Regardless of the known dimensional and accuracy issues, the model is an absolute pleasure to build. Landing gear is always a key indicator for me, and the legs almost click into place on this model.

 

 

I had an ancient set of War Eagle decals in my collection for many years, and always wanted to use the markings for Black 253, a Bf 109 G-14. I was intrigued but doubtful by the suggested camouflage of RLM 81 Brown Violet and RLM 83 Dark Green. After discussions with artist Anders Hjortsberg, I agreed with his conclusion that the aircraft was most likely finished in RLM 74 and 75 greys.

 

 

Anders also created a couple of hypothetical profiles based upon the limited information available in one photograph of the front of the aircraft's fuselage. I based my scheme on one of Anders' profiles.

The model has been finished using Mr Color lacquers in the Testor Aztek A470 airbrush.

 

 

I really enjoyed building this kit, and a detailed guide to the painting and weathering, including Anders' profile, will appear in Issue 43 of Military Illustrated Modeller magazine.

Thanks to Eduard for the sample


Model, Images and Text Copyright 2014 by Brett Green
Page Created 22 September, 2014
Last Updated 22 September, 2014

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