I will at some point contribute two 1/32nd scale versions of the 109G-6. I haven’t built a 109 for more than 10 years. The last worth mentioning was the Tamiya 1/48th kit 109e-4 trop.
I don’t think it is worth a whole article, but it was a learning experience. Anyway, I have had the Hasegawa 109G-6 in my stash for some time.
As you can see, I have the Eagle Parts replacement spinner, Barracuda cannon pods, Yahu IP and a variety of decals squirreled away with the kit.
1. Yellow 6 will become Yellow 1
2. "1" borrowed from this set.
My plan for this GB is to complete the Hasegawa kit as the aircraft of Lt Alfred Hammer, Staffelfuhrer of 6/JG 53. I always liked the Eagle Cals markings for JG-53 – especially the wide red fuselage band and yellow highlights – just not the anonymity of Yellow 6. I will switch the 6 to a 1, pirated from the Aeromaster set shown or from the kit decals. That will give me Hammer’s bird.
I also have the newer Revell 109G6, which I will do with the very attractive kit decals (my favorite colors for the G6, I think).
These are for Hptm. Franz Dorr of Stab III/JG 5, Gossen, Norway 1945.
I have replacement chin intake, cannon bulge and intakes in resin for this kit. They are drop-in replacements for the kit parts so shouldn’t be a chore. I am happy to do a G6 with the later tail and Erla hood. Otherwise, it should be an interesting build comparison with the Hasegawa.
This will be a slow start as I am determined to get by Super Etendard and A-4B well on their way in the Falklands/Malvinas theme. However, there is nothing like juggling kits to keep up the momentum so I may get to the 109s in the next week or so.