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Since I have a little time on my hands after finishing the Iraqi 109, I decided to concentrate on the Hobby Boss kit that has been lurking on other threads for years. Some time ago it occurred to me that this kit may be the best option for an Erla 109 G-10, with all of the subtle changes that are involved with this variant. In retrospect, this may not be the case, but we'll see how it turns out. The main reason I considered this is the streamlined appliqué pieces located below the windscreen that covered the gun breeches on the 109 G-10. On the Erla built machines, this does not exist on the left side; the fuselage gently bulges out until it meets a vertical line at the windscreen. The panel on the right side is more shallow than that on other 109 G-10s. These panels are represented by Hobby Boss as simple scribed lines, not raised sections as done by Fine Molds. Other changes on the Erla variant include longer gun troughs, lack of bumps on the lower front cowl, wider and shallower oil cooler and general a slightly more beefy appearance to the nose. Once you identify these features, the more 109 G-10s you will recognize as Erla built. Ion my opinion, it is the most attractive of the German 109s. This build was intended to be a quick and dirty experiment to prove the feasibility of taking the Hobby Boss route, so not all of these modifications were made. I have reached the finishing stage, with decals and gloss overcoat applied. Here I have used the Sky Models sheet, probably the best bang for your buck decals on the market. I have never seen a more packed decal sheet. These are made by Cartograf, so the printing is exceptional. They were a bit thick however, but snuggled down nicely with some Gunze decal softener. I'll deal with the pros and cons of using this kit a little later, but for now here are some photos. [/url]