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Hasegawa 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6

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After a nearly 2 1/2 year hiatus from scale modeling, I chose this project to blow the dust off of my creativity. All told, I spent about a month from start to completion. This model depicts a Bf 109G-6 of 7./JG3 -White 10 + Black I, Bad Worishofen, 1944.

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The venerable Hasegawa kit speaks for itself, and there is no issues with assembly. In fact, there was no filler needed anywhere on the airframe. The only aftermarket I added was an Eduard PE seat harness.

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Chrome Bare Metal Foil was wrapped around the hydraulic oleo struts. The markings were from an 18 year-old Cutting Edge (Meteor Productions) sheet. Back in the day, Cutting Edge decals were my go-to for aftermarket markings. This sheet, however, gave me fits. The spiralschnauze would not lay down, so I substituted it with one from an old Eagle Strike sheet. After, of course, sanding the spinner clean and repainting/glossing. The meteors fractured in several spots, necessitating touch-ups with white paint. But, the strangest thing was the fuselage Balkenkreuze-both sides, after being set with Mr. Mark Softer, and clear coated, weathered, and semi-gloss coated-lifted from the plastic and bubbled up!

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Granted, the Mr. Mark Softer was maybe 6 or 7 years old, and there was not much left in the bottle, so that may have played a factor. So, I stripped the fuselage of those two decals, cleaned up the areas, re-painted the areas, re-glossed the areas, and used the kit’s markings. These performed well.

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The antennae wire is stretched sprue. Having not completed (or really worked on anything for that matter) for nearly three years made this project a humbling experience. There’s a lot of room for improvement, and I have a lot of work to do in the future.

Thanks for looking…

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Looks great to me James! Whatever issues you may have had, be they older products or even some rust related "user" issues; your perseverance paid off with a nice 109 for your shelf! Congrats, and welcome back into the saddle!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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42 minutes ago, ghodges said:

Looks great to me James! Whatever issues you may have had, be they older products or even some rust related "user" issues; your perseverance paid off with a nice 109 for your shelf! Congrats, and welcome back into the saddle!

 

GIL :smiley16:

Hi Gil, Thanks!

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James. it's a thrill to see your work here again. That is a beautiful model and to my eyes; you haven't lost your touch! Way to go man!

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Thanks Duke, I appreciate it!

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Really awesome job James. Can’t wait to see more of your work. Keep the builds coming.

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On 9/4/2019 at 8:11 AM, Bradley25mm said:

Really awesome job James. Can’t wait to see more of your work. Keep the builds coming.

Thank you!

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