Bf.109G-10, 1:48 Hasegawa – Yugoslav Partisan Squadron 1945
You know the problem of those never finished box-queens, kits that you start and then put back in the box and forget about? They beckon you every time you open your stash, yet you just ignore them and go for a virgin kit. Well, I have a different problem altogether here... How to introduce this model, but casually avoid admitting that I started this topic in “Serving Under Another Flag” group-build, only to completely fail to show you any progress before the model was finished? Hmmm, embarrassing little thing…
Well, the deed is done and I hope the completed work and some highlights from my bench can redeem me somewhat in that respect.
For those curious about the story of this li’l Messerschmitt I will provide a link to my “arrested development” here: https://imodeler.com/groups/serving-under-another-flag/forum/topic/bf-109g-10-148-hasegawa-yugoslav-partisan-squadron-1945/
Hasegawa’s venerable kit got together predictably well and only occasionally required small homemade refinements and few aftermarket bits. But this is more due to my condition of being incapable to build anything out of the box. I used old Falcon vac-canopy (intended for Fujimi kit) and made internal tubular frame for it from copper wire, for example.
Moskit metal exhausts are installed, as well as Eduard phat resin tires. External fuel tank is absent, but I detailed the mounting fairing for it. And so on…
If any of the details catches your eye, I will gladly elaborate, but now let me show you the images. Hopefully they are more interesting than my yarn.
12 additional images. Click to enlarge.