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Erik Gjørup
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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2, Finnish Air Force “MT-225” 1/48

April 3, 2019 · in Aviation · · 3 · 2.5K
This article is part of a series:
  1. Tamiya Bf 109E-3 1/48
  2. Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 Revell 1/48
  3. Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Trop 1/48
  4. Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2, Finnish Air Force “MT-225” 1/48
  5. Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-5, Wilde Sau, Eduard, 1/48
  6. Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 “Yellow 14”, Hans Joachim Marseille
  7. Messerschmitt Me109E-3a L-52, Yugoslavia 1/48
  8. Japanese Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4, Tamiya 1/48
  9. Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4, Italian Air Force, Eduard, 1/48
  10. Messerschmitt Bf109E-1, Legion Condor, Eduard 1/48
  11. Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3a, Swiss, Tamiya 1/48
  12. Messerschmitt Bf109G-6, MT-422, Finnish Air Force, Eduard 1/48
  13. Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6 WNr 161742, Slowak, Eduard 1/48

Another 109 to try my teeth on were yet another kit. (the one in the background will be added later, as it was built a bit later, and more detail added)
Starting with Eduards fine cockpit with the etch from the "Mersu" double kit. Lots of nice add-ons included in that one.

Sorry - not many pictures during the build, so here you have the nearly finished cockpit. Masking by Tamiyatape and sharp blade.

Just for the fun of it, I decided to make the filter hollow to get some through-light effect with the etch sides on. Possibly not too realistic, but done a few of those all the same. Takes some time to drill and cut out though, and really good practise for a novice. The decal was added after the filter, proving to be a really bad decision - never to be repeated!

As I said, nothing munch in the form of progress pictures, but at least one here near the goal..

And to round things off - one more in the sunshine. A mix of and Humbrol were used and finished off with Tamiya matt. The initial coat of RLM74 was by Humbrol, but that was way off to my eye, and so a Tamiya was used instead. The brilliant Uschi van der Rosten thread once again used for antenna wire.

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3 responses

  1. Very nice! Some fine detail work - such as the filter.

  2. Excellent work on this. I really like the result.

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