Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 Revell 1/48
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This is the 3rd model I finished, and one of my first attempts at airbrushing. I inherited an old Badger 150 with a "large" needle, wich is very evident in the mottle.
It is mostly OOB, but the canopy was very distorted, so a replacement came from my growing Eduard spares. Also from there came the wheels, as well as the antenna, and some harnesses that came from the Eduard photoetch with 5 each 109 and 190 harnesses. The antenna is Uschi Van der Rosten flexible thread - great stuff!
The kit dates back from 1979 "made in China" and is not the best 109 ever, but for honing your skills it is cheap and builds fast.
The decals were somewhat thick, but a sharp blade and micro sol/set did most of the trick, even though they are not near perfect.
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