Airfix Bf-109 G6
I had planned on doing a side by side build of this Airfix kit and the 109 G6 by Tamiya. However, I messed up the paint job on the Tamiya kit and I’m still contemplating how I’m going to fix it without having to strip the entire model. (Suggestions are welcomed.)
I was able to successfully complete the Airfix kit. The Tamiya kit is far superior in detail. The Airfix kit has a representation of a seat and a pilot to go with it but that’s about it for cockpit details. I elected to add some basic details like an instrument panel, some seatbelts and joystick. The canopy is pretty thick so a viewer won’t see much even if looking closely.
I used decals from BarracudaCals and paint from Testors Model Master and Mr. Color.
While the detail is not up to Tamiya standards, it makes into a nice looking model at a 1/3 of the cost.
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