No grey allowed- JG.54 bf 109 G-1
After completing Tamiya’s 109 G-6 some time ago I was exhausted about building more Messerschmitts, but amidst a P-51 build I had an urge to grab again a one O nine, but this time I chose a more colorful scheme, one from the eastern front JG.54.
The kit is the familiar Eduard, their weekend box for the G-2.
The plane depicted is to my best interpretation a G-1,
Decals came from an Aeromaster decal sheet, and this one does full justice to their nickname “Errormaster”. Several decals were quite oversized, and I managed to replace a few, but the cowl insignia has no available replacement so I had to use it. A quick comparison to the B&W photo of the real plane allows you to see the smaller insignia the plane used, bordered in white or some other pale color, and the winged clog facing forward, not back ward like the decal has.
Painted in 62/63/71 over 76 using AK real colors and Gunze. The 04 yellow is my favorite from MRP, this time applied over a previous white base. Also used blackbasing to try and achieve some weathering of the paint.
Hope you enjoy and stay safe