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1/72 - Messerschmitt Bf.109G "Gustav" family by AZmodel - released - new G-6 & G-12 boxings

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Ooh is that a G8 I spy in the bottom picture? Might be worth a look if it is reasonably priced otherwise I'll stick with my box full of FineMold's 109s I've got stashed away.

Duncan B

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- AZ 7434 - Bf.109G-6 "Over Finland"

- AZ 7445 - Bf.109G-5 "Early"

- AZ 7446 - Bf.109G-6

- AZ 7447 - Bf.109G-8

- AZ 7448 - Bf.109G-14 "Erla" wooden fin

Sources:
http://www.modelarovo.cz/172-bf-109g-gustav-od-az-model/
http://modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=726&t=76046&start=330

V.P.

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Good to see that these are "HQT" kits. That means they'll be of similar quality to the recent AZ Spitfire Mk.IX kits. And the G-14 is certainly welcome.

Cheers,

Bill

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Looking forward to these, if they're anything like the recent AH-1 Cobra they'll be well moulded, if they're accurate I may treat myself to a couple of the dubiously named "Joy Packs" (three kits in one box, no etched, resin or decals).

Wez

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Looks like they´ll be giving us both low and tall rudders + early and Erla canopies in the same G-6 kit. Excellent! I think that´s a first for any 1:72 kit. Regards, V-P

P.S. I love the cover art where the Slovak pilot is bombing the B-24 with his drop tank.

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Those sprue shots look quite nice. I might have to pick up a couple for my Eastern Front collection.

Regards,

Jason

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I'm liking what I see there.

Wez

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Looks good - but where is the camera position and oil deflectors for the G-8? The other option good for a G-8 would be the underwing tanks. Ah well, something for the aftermarket specialists, but I'm still waiting for the faired underwing bombracks for the Fw190 Schnellbomber, so don't tell me that the Luftwaffe market is saturated just yet.

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Nice to see a G-5 there. I'm surprised other manufacturers haven't done a G-5 option with any of their G-6 kits, given how small an external difference there is between them.

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Mike

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Looks good - but where is the camera position and oil deflectors for the G-8? The other option good for a G-8 would be the underwing tanks. Ah well, something for the aftermarket specialists, but I'm still waiting for the faired underwing bombracks for the Fw190 Schnellbomber, so don't tell me that the Luftwaffe market is saturated just yet.

Graham, I don't know about the oil deflectors, but the paint scheme on the box(?) seems to show two ports in the aft fuselage - are these the cameras? I have to admit I'm not familiar with this particular Gustav.

Regards,

Jason

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Nice to see a G-5 there. I'm surprised other manufacturers haven't done a G-5 option with any of their G-6 kits, given how small an external difference there is between them.

thanks

Mike

I notice those G-5's are all Eastern Front. Not to be too much of an ignorant birk, but what is the difference with the G-6? Just as an observation, I notice one of the paint schemes has a red spinner - probably not the smartest colour option on the Eastern Front for an Axis aircraft, where red noses usually meant Soviet aircraft. I have the same quibble about Soviet aircraft that are portrayed with yellow spinners/noses before 1944 - this was just an open invitation for a friendly fire "incident" (after about the middle of 1944, yellow spinners became reasonably common with the Red Air Force, at least with Il-2's, as the Luftwaffe was pretty much a spent force on the Eastern Front, and any aircraft, whatever the nose colour, was almost certainly Soviet).

Regards,

Jason

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The G-5 is the pressurised version of the G-6. It therefore lacks the small air intake below the side windscreen and has a smaller secondary "Beule" attached to the large one on the starboard side of the cowling. This last feature is sometimes seen on G-6s because of the cut-back in production of the G-5 meant a surplus of cowlings.

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These releases are looking very appealing & I like the varied & interesting selection of decal options. Anyone with a idea of possible pricing ? After all I have to convince the other half, this is a must have buy !

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These releases are looking very appealing & I like the varied & interesting selection of decal options. Anyone with a idea of possible pricing ? After all I have to convince the other half, this is a must have buy !

Pure speculation: If these sell for the same as the similarly sized AZ Spitfire Mk.IX kits, also HQT moulds, they'd be about $25 in the USA. Street price could be lower - West Coast Hobbys have the AZ Spit IX for $17 CAD.

Cheers,

Bill

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The G-5 is the pressurised version of the G-6. It therefore lacks the small air intake below the side windscreen and has a smaller secondary "Beule" attached to the large one on the starboard side of the cowling. This last feature is sometimes seen on G-6s because of the cut-back in production of the G-5 meant a surplus of cowlings.

Thank you, Graham, for that information! An interesting variant - I'll probably end up buying this as I don't need another G-6 (I already have one built, and one being built).

Regards,

Jason

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The G-5 is the pressurised version of the G-6. It therefore lacks the small air intake below the side windscreen and has a smaller secondary "Beule" attached to the large one on the starboard side of the cowling. This last feature is sometimes seen on G-6s because of the cut-back in production of the G-5 meant a surplus of cowlings.

Plus the desiccant in the canopy which looks like round white discs and also the fully enclosed head armour behind the pilot. All very simple mods to carry out.

Duncan B

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I notice those G-5's are all Eastern Front. Not to be too much of an ignorant birk, but what is the difference with the G-6? Just as an observation, I notice one of the paint schemes has a red spinner - probably not the smartest colour option on the Eastern Front for an Axis aircraft, where red noses usually meant Soviet aircraft. I have the same quibble about Soviet aircraft that are portrayed with yellow spinners/noses before 1944 - this was just an open invitation for a friendly fire "incident" (after about the middle of 1944, yellow spinners became reasonably common with the Red Air Force, at least with Il-2's, as the Luftwaffe was pretty much a spent force on the Eastern Front, and any aircraft, whatever the nose colour, was almost certainly Soviet).

Regards,

Jason

The red nosed G5 was Hermann Graf's while operating with JGr50 IIRC, I have only seen photos of Green 1 with a full red "tulip" on the nose. I was under the impression that this unit was based in Germany not in Russia/eastern front. The unit was primarily tasked with attacking US bomber formations.

Duncan B

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I'm not very keen on the way that the cowling has been moulded, Academy and Hasegawa did it the same way and you can clearly see that it leaves an awful joint in a prominent place that will need careful cleaning up to remove. All that cockpit detail and no open canopy option? Not a problem for me as I usually keep them closed anyway but it does seem a waste. The open radiator flaps are a nice touch.

I will have to buy at least one to see how they compare to the others in my stash, the G14 will probably be my first choice as there is a G14 gap in my 109 stash.

Duncan B

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More limited editions

Source: http://modelweb.modelforum.cz/2014/02/08/az-model-novinky-brezen-2014/?lang=CS

Ref. AZ7459 - Bf.109G-6 "In Italian service"

 

109-ital_box 109-ital_camo

 

Ref. AZ7452 - Bef.109G-6 "JG-52 Experten"

 

109-jg52_box 109-jg52_camo

 

Ref. AZ7453 - Bef.109G-6 "JG-53"

 

109-jg53_box 109-jg53_camo

 

Ref. AZ7454 - Bef.109G-6 "JG-54"

 

109-jg54_box 109-jg54_camo

 

V.P.

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