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1/72 Tamiya Bf 109 G-6 – Romanian markings

June 22, 2021 · in Aviation · · 21 · 2.2K

Man oh man - first time to ever crack open a Tamiya box. Holy smoke - more parts in the cockpit than in the entire Frog 109F build! This was fun.

So obviously I didn't do much, other than add wing tip lights with clear sprue, and I added the small aerial to the lower part of the rear starboard fuselage, per reference photos. Also a pilot. Drilled the gun barrels also.

I did have to do a bit of work on the gear doors to make them look proper retracted (it is a rare kit that has gear doors made to be placed in retracted position...). They needed to be sanded to shape to fit around the wheel well, and then were too short in length, so added some extension.

Decals were from the PrintScale 72-033 Bf-109 G "Gustav" set - except the wing walk markings for one side were completely useless, so I had to use the box decals. I have heard bad things about Tamiya decals, and I can see why... I also used the Tamiya markings for the fuel tank.

I'll definitely build a few more Tamiya kits - I have several in the stash, and am now motivated to pull them out!

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21 responses

  1. looks great!

  2. Another beautiful 109, Greg.
    Like on the other build, the pilot looks fantastic, ditto for the entire build.

  3. An excellent build of a good kit, Greg!
    Well done!

  4. Nice one Greg! I really like 109's in different markings.

  5. Well done Greg, she looks really sharp.

  6. Greg, These Tamiya 1/72 scale'rs are really great, aren't they ? You've done some really nice work on this one, I really like the Romanian paint scheme.

  7. That's a handsome model Greg! Great job dude! 🙂

  8. Looks like it’s the biger scale brother. Remarkable model Greg, and in a seldom seen livery. I love it!

  9. Fantastic build @gkittinger! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Great work, Greg. I like seeing lesser known schemes.

  11. There are so many variations with 109s and this is a great one @gkittinger, nice upgrades on an already well detailed kit, definitely liked.

  12. Another great looking build Greg!

  13. 漂亮的109,我喜歡,太棒了!

  14. Greg that is a beautiful model. Great paint and decals, especially for 1/72.

  15. Nice! A great looking color scheme.

  16. First time ever for a Tamiya kit? well, lucky for you, there's a number of other ones worth looking into.

  17. Very nice Gustav Greg @gkittinger. Paint scheme is excellent! Thanks for sharing

  18. Another gem, Greg. Surprised it's your first Tamiya.

  19. Hopefully not your last Tamiya. Excellent build! Regardless of scale, they really do a good job of making them buildable.

  20. Nice little 109s there Greg!

  21. Very nice build, looks great! I like the Romanian markings on it.

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