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Haven't built a Bf 109 in a toooo long time. Now that @Corsairfoxfouruncle is building one Finnish post-war G-6 I couldn't help resisting anymore, I had to check the rules and sweet Col. had indeed allowed neutral countries to be eligible, for the first and probably only time in these annual NATO-WP group builds, so quick conversation with the sensible half of my brains, then deafening its protests (too many builds, too little time etc.) lead me into posting this . I do have a week before the Mosquito decals and masks arrive... So let's build the kit 2/3 of my AZmodel joypack. A post-war Finnish Mersu, but not the same MT-505 Dennis is building. That'll save my stocks of war-era decals for the soon-to-be-here 1:72 Tamiya G-6:s I'm off to my books to search for a prototype. If I find a suitable G-2, I'll do one for a change. V-P
I had originally started this build in the 109 group build, but was sabotaged by Photobucket and some personal things that didn't allow me to complete it in time. Here is the link to the first part of the build. Gunther Rall 109 group build I hope to have all the photos replaced shortly and will update what's been done since the Phorobucket fiasco.
It is 12:30 a.m. May 6, 2017 in my time zone and I can’t sleep. So, what should I do? Since I am building the Trumpeter 1/32 Avenger at breathtakingly, almost inhumanely slow speed (been working on the engine for the past month, still isn’t finished!) what does my addled brain think will help the situation? That’s right, let’s participate in a group build and pick out a 1/24 kit to build. That will help the pace on the Avenger. But, at the speed I am building, guess it can’t hurt much. The kit is the 1/24 Trumpeter Bf 109 G-2. I built the G-6 version many years ago in the Eric Hartman’s livery. For a while, I have been thinking about building one of the planes flown by Gunthar Rall. I briefly met General Rall at one of those “greet the speaker” at the end of a lecture he was giving. I am sure, for him, it was just one more painful smile and shake hands with the masses ordeals that comes with speaking engagements, but he was very kind with everyone who wanted to meet him, was always smiling, attempted to make each greeting somewhat personal, and just seemed to be a very likeable gentleman. Throughout his lecture, he underplayed his own skills and the tragedies he endured during WWII. The G-2 by Trumpeter has markings for one of General Rall’s aircraft. At times, Trumpeter’s decals are not quite up to snuff in what they are supposed to represent and the quality of printing. However, a search of the internet gives several different versions of the same aircraft represented by the Trumpeter G-2 kit. Yeah, I know the last one is of a Fw 190, but I also think I have the Trumpeter version of this kit too! Anyway, several sources other than what is inside of Trumpeter’s box seem to agree on the color scheme for General Rall’s G-2. So, with that sorted, what’s in the box? At some point in time, I must have purchased the Eduard placard set for this kit, yea me! Next step, see if I might be able to join this cheery group of 109 fans and their group build? If so, then the next step is actually building this kit. I think I have missed every group build deadline I have started. (At least I’m consistent!) As always, all comments are welcome.