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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6

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This is Eduard's reworked Gustav, finished in the markings of Friedrich Eberle, commander of III. Gruppe, JG 1. The kit decals were used and snuggled down beautifully over a coat of Klear (Future). I used Gunze Sangyo paints throughout.

The kit went together beautifully and is basically OOB apart from adding brake lines, with a few monor deviations from the instructions such as leaving off the exhausts until after painting and inserting them through the hole for the spinner mount.
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About the Author

About Rowan Baylis (Merlin)
FROM: NO REGIONAL SELECTED, UNITED KINGDOM

I've been modelling for about 40 years, on and off. While I'm happy to build anything, my interests lie primarily in 1/48 scale aircraft. I mostly concentrate on WW2 subjects, although I'm also interested in WW1, Golden Age aviation and the early Jet Age - and have even been known to build the occas...


Comments

Very nicely done Rowan, that just might be the scheme I now choose for my 1/32 scale kit as this looks so impressive
SEP 23, 2016 - 05:51 PM
This was an excellent model from an excellent modeler. Best wishes!
SEP 23, 2016 - 11:33 PM
Beautifully done Gustav, Rowan! Did you paint the spinner spiral or is it a decal? 2 years ago I've build Eduard's first G-6 release and I can only confirm what you said about the fitting. In fact the little scale difference doesn't matter to me. Looking forward to see the rest of the bunch .... Torsten
SEP 24, 2016 - 12:14 AM
Absolutely nicely done Rowan! Very well done work and paint; scheme/camo looks great. Thank`s for sharing , Thomas
SEP 24, 2016 - 02:18 AM
Hi again Thank you all for your kind and generous comments. I really appreciate them. I know a completed kit with my name against it is a rare bird these days ( ), but I'm genuinely knocked out by the response. I really must finish builds more often! A couple of you have mentioned the spinner spiral. It's the kit decal, applied without any setting solution. I actually did use Mr Softener on the first few decals that I applied, but soon realised that it was superfluous - the Gustav's decals snuggled down beautifully without any help (witness the rivets on the spiral). To be honest, I was rather leary of the spinner spiral after my experience with the one in Eduard's Fw 190D . I just could not make that work and ended up scrapping and replacing it. But this one followed the contours perfectly and was a cinch to apply. The only way it could have been improved for me would have been if it had been designed as the red spiral - as it is, the white is faintly translucent. That wouldn't really be an issue if there wasn't a white section of paintwork on the spinner's base-plate to highlight the difference. That's one of the points I'd like to tweak someday in order to get a better match. Thanks again and all the best Rowan
SEP 24, 2016 - 08:12 AM
Rowan you've made me feel like buying one! Naughty boy!
SEP 28, 2016 - 08:51 AM
Cheers Jean It would look absolutely awesome in your hands! All the best Rowan
SEP 29, 2016 - 05:20 AM
Hi Rowan ..that's wonderful! I must admit I felt a bit 'cheated' with the 'original' Eduard Gustav -especially having acquired four - but having built one I can readily agree that they're pretty decent, in fact the surface detail is stunning, so the 'new' new tool must be superb. Certainly looks it in your hands..
OCT 02, 2016 - 05:03 AM
Many thanks Neil Yes, Eduard's original version still builds into a fine looking beastie, despite the furore that followed its release. I've still got one in its box and another 80% finished and, to be honest, I think they'll look very nice - although rivet counters would probably tear holes in them. All the best Rowan
OCT 02, 2016 - 10:31 PM
This is absolutely beautiful work Rowan.
about 14 hours ago
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