Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-5, Wilde Sau, Eduard, 1/48
This article is part of a series:
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- Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2, Finnish Air Force “MT-225” 1/48
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- Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 “Yellow 14”, Hans Joachim Marseille
- Messerschmitt Me109E-3a L-52, Yugoslavia 1/48
- Japanese Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4, Tamiya 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4, Italian Air Force, Eduard, 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf109E-1, Legion Condor, Eduard 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3a, Swiss, Tamiya 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf109G-6, MT-422, Finnish Air Force, Eduard 1/48
- Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6 WNr 161742, Slowak, Eduard 1/48
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-5 Wilde Sau
This one has been waiting for the last few details for some time, and was actually started in October 2018! I really liked the colors of “white 1” from JG300, but sadly my airbrush skills were not up to the thin lines needed for that one. And so, almost finished, it went to the “pending” area. I decided to make an all blue one instead, and sourced the decals from another set.
And then reality set in! – I am simply not so skilled with the airbrush (yet?) that I can make these lines.
Plan B in force!
So I decide to make a uniformly colored high-flyer instead. It is a bit of a fantasy version, as the markings are sourced from another set. Nonetheless it should be fairly representative of the high-flyers.
As the gear is retracted some sort of plinth is needed – fashioned from Tamiya clear rod.
The ejector-tubes are taken in use as holdfasts.
The detail in the decals are so nice.
(the picture taken with the macro-function of an Olympus TG-4)
Wingtip nav-lights fashioned from clear sprue
(see some of my builds in “Work in progress” to see how)
And a few airborne pictures.