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  1. Thanks gents! Hi Rob! Hope all is well. Gotta love some of those quirks of older kits, eh! Cheers, BC
  2. Thanks all for your very kind words! Indeed there is something satisfying about building these old kit. This one (and this boxing) does hold a bit of a special memory for me as well. I have very vivid memories of buying this boxing as a kid, getting my hands on the dark green plastic, and building the kit in a hurry. Whilst I don't remember how I painted it, I do remember re-painting it a year or two later in a blotchy 'Africa' scheme, similar to that painted on 109Es (totally not accurate... but hey, I was maybe 13 years old, so accuracy wasn't a real focus back then. I had only just seen that scheme in a book and I remember being very pleased with my repaint result). No idea what happened to said build, but pretty sure it didn't survive the 'Cancian turkey shoot' in the backyard some time later... ahem. Anyways, thanks for sharing this little bit of nostalgia with me! Cheers again, BC
  3. Hi all – I’m on a bit of a ‘bent’ for older kits at the moment. As such, I present my first completion of 2022 - the 1/48 Monogram Bf-109G-10. This one was released by Monogram around 1991 and traces its origins back to the Revell release of 1978 (indeed you can still find this release available today; Revell has been releasing this kit on and off again, most recently in 2016). The kit still holds up well today; it has generally accurate lines, recessed panels, is an easy build. Sure it’s no Eduard super kit, but it sure passes quite nicely for a 109G-10 to my somewhat uneducated eye. I picked this one up for somewhere around $5-10 at a swap and sell some years back. I picked this boxing because I have very vivid memories of buying this boxing as a kid, getting my hands on the dark green plastic, and building the kit in a hurry. Whilst I don't remember how I painted it, I do remember re-painting it a year or two later in a blotchy 'Africa' scheme, similar to that painted on 109Es (totally not accurate... but hey, I was maybe 13 years old, so accuracy wasn't a real focus back then). No idea what happened to it, but pretty sure it didn't survive the 'Cancian turkey shoot' in the backyard some time later... ahem. Given the kit’s simplicity, I did make a few modifications. I replaced the cockpit with some random 109G cockpit bits and seat belts that I had in the spares box. I replaced the kit exhausts and wheels with resin aftermarket items, added mesh to the radiators and ribs to the radiator flaps, I added a new pitot from brass tube, and I cut and repositioned the flaps, elevators, and rudder. The rest was all stock kit. I painted this one up in fairly bland POA markings, based on one of the schemes from the Eduard kit. I had a set of Eduard decals for the tail shield, Wrk number and stencils, but all other markings were masked and sprayed. Some progress pics: All in all this was a fun build. Thanks for looking, and as always, comments, criticisms and tips for improvement are always welcome! Cheers, BC
  4. Small progress but progress none the less... Stencils are on, and first round of panel line shading done (a simple mix of black / brown sprayed around the panel lines). Next is exhaust staining, then i'll clear coat and start playing with oil washes. This is probably as far as i'll get before the new year as we hit the road for Christmas shortly... didn't quite get it done before we left but them's the breaks....! Cheers! BC
  5. Thanks Mark! Here's the full Eduard instructions, with the black underwing crosses: I think the fuselage crosses came up darker as I applied the paint a bit thicker here. Would you recommend I go back and re-do these ones? Cheers, BC
  6. Thanks DFK! I might drop him a line. I followed the instructions from Eduard's 109G-10 kit 82161 and used their Gunze paint callouts. The grey looks a bit pink and the green a bit light to my eye compared to the instructions, but that's based on nothing whatsoever Oh, by the way, doing this scheme (also in the Eduard kit): Cheers again, BC
  7. Thanks again Greg Interested in any other feedback - I don't generally do too many WW2 axis subjects. Is the shading too much? Not enough? Are the colours wrong (I went with the colours from some Eduard instructions)? Any other comments / criticisms welcomed! Cheers, BC
  8. I've now sprayed some national markings. I also had a go at masking and spraying the aircraft number. Still needs a couple of minor touch ups but good enough. Next up, a clear coat and decals, before I start getting into some weathering. Cheers, BC
  9. Basic colours are now on. I forgot how much 'fun' it is painting Luftwaffe colours... far from great but, well, good enough. Cheers, BC
  10. Slow progress... now primed and pre-shaded... Cheers, BC
  11. Hi all - Slow progress due to work and family taking up most of my time lately, but she at least looks like a plane now: The fit was quite good, and only minimal clean up was needed for the wing attachment. No filler was needed, save a small dab under the rear fuselage attachment. Not bad for an old kit. I did shave a little off the upper wing halves to get the right dihedral (thanks for the tips folks!) I also added some mesh to the otherwise empty radiators: Next was the canopy, which started like this: I tried my hand at using Tamiya polishing compounds for the first time, and it came up quite well after polish and a dip in future: I might have to leave the canopy open as the thickness still distorts things a bit. In any case, good enough for this build, me thinks. Cheers, BC
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