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Revell 1/32 Bf109G-6 to G-14 blue 62


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Good morning guys,

Spending my summer time on a greek island, serving on a fire fighting alert with my ''dromader''...

 

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i chose to deal with a new project ...Revell's 1/32 Bf-109 G-6. I chose to build a not so usual subject, Blue 62 from Barracuda decals, which actually is a G-14 model. Please, keep that in mind during the build as i may need your help regarding any differences or remarks!!

 

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It is not going to be an OOB build, as i have bought some aftermarket items in order to build the model as accurate as i can!!

One of these items is Eduard's brassin cockpit...

 

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which is very good with a lot of details and improvements, but not without problems as i will show you later.... 

So..the cockpit first...the floor and the side panels...

 

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And i added some details...

 

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About the floor and the overall fit....

First of all, if you follow the eduard instructions while assembling the cockpit, it leaves an about 2 mm gap on the front. Actually both side panels are longer than the revell ones...so instead of trimming anything and damage the overall engineering, i added an evergreen strip to the front and a small strip to the rear on the fuselage and i was able to (dry fit) assemble the cockpit and also to acheive a perfect fit!

Here you can see the revell cockpti tub...excellent engineering...you can see the small tubs where the cocpit floor sits on...(disregard the white tub, this is for the brassin cockpit)

 

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Here is my mod....

 

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Here before the mods....

 

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and here after the mods...

 

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Now about the rear part with the battery compartmet...you can see how it sits in regard with the fuselage...which is acceptable if you use the two part canopy. But i want to use the Elra one, and the part there is completelly flat...

You can also see the small gap the battery cover leaves if you put it in the right place...

 

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Here is the real thing...

 

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So i made a new one with evergreen...

 

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the lanyard...to secure the canopy in the open position...

 

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And the Radub's excellent erla style PE canopy...

 

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The armored panel...

 

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The gunshight...

 

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The windscreen...

 

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and the two canditates for the instrument panel... I like the yahu one but you have to modify some things in order to acheive a perfect fit. I think i will take my chances with the eduard one, which in fact is better in my opinion, more detail and more crisp, using the airscales german instrument faces.

 

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Thats all for now folks, hope you like it.

Please if you have any suggestions regarding the build and the G-14 mark...i am all ears!!!

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nice start John

 

You've got the battery cover. The other main difference is the MW50 filler on the stbd fuselage spine opposite the fuel filler (which is on the port side). Can't recall if it is on Revell kit and they ask you to fill it?

 

Now, I'm not 100% in my recollection, but I think that many ERLA WNF G-14s had MK 108 engine cannon which means different breech cover in the 'pit, slightly different opening in the spinner and retention of the circular cover on the stbd side around where the lower arm of the Balkankreuz sits - this was compressed air filler for MK 108 cocking. Revell has this in place I recall. Finally for the MK108 cannon there's a gun gas vent just behind the rearmost stbd exhaust. It's just a circular hole (I have photo of this on a G-10 I can upload).

 

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Also I believe many of the ERLA produced G-14s (and later G-10s) incorporated an obsolete cover, again on the stbd side behind and below the MW50 filler. This had been incorporated in Bf109G-6 aircraft that had the GM1 boost system. The cover was access to a pressure release valve or similar. ERLA continued to use these panels with the cutout , as I said, well into G-10 production - it's a bit of a diagnostic for ID-ing and ERLA G-10.

 

This image shows the additional GM1 related cover, above the 1. Also of course shows the MW50 filler cover at the apex of the MW50 triangular symbol. https://www.flickr.com/photos/28092068@N03/6985122012/in/album-72157625539886908/

 

Another. MW50 filler on spine, GM1 cover below and behind and nearest us is the primer fuel cover (all versions had this. https://www.flickr.com/photos/28092068@N03/7846935074/in/album-72157625539886908/

 

 

 

 

Matt

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Good evening guys,

Some progress to show...

First of all i added the MW50 boost pressure gauge on the left side of the cockpit, as another member from another forum pointed out...

 

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I also received Alley cat's correct gun covers...

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Before start dealing with painting the cockpit i sanded down as much as i could the exhaust covers...

 

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I have to paint the exhaust before gluing them from inside to the fuselage sides. Thats a bit of a problem during the painting process, but nothing that cant be done.

and time to paint the cockpit...First i applied a coat of ak aluminium, chipping medium and finally gunze's RLM66.

 

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Waiting for the parts to dry i dealt with the instrument panel. I chose the resign one from eduard. First i carefully painted the dial details, then i punched the dial faces from airscale's exeptional decals and finally i added small clear sheet faces on top.

 

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Little light wash and dry brush and here it is next to yahu's one...i like it better!

 

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 Next on detailing the cockpit....

 

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Excellent Radub's seat belts...

 

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First run for ak's real colors gloss varnish...really excellent staff (thinned with leveling thinner, true opponent for my favourite X-22 from tamiya)

 

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Wash, weathering, matt varnish and final weathering...

 

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And finally the exhausts, first shot with alclad exhast manifold and then treated with rubb n' buff spanish copper, finally little black with mig's black smoke weathering pigments

 

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That's all my friends, hope you like it...

Next with cockpit installation....

All the best,

 

John

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Good morning lads,

Work and lack of time kept me back from posting any progress, but i kept working on her...finally found some time to sit down and post. There is a lot of work to show...so be patient😄

Back to cockpit...

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I glued the cockpit the guns and the exhausts in place and closed the fuselage...minimum filler for the job...Well done revell!!!!

I also placed the resign gun cover from alley cat, and with the help of miliput i smoothed everyting out. I did not like the beveled edges of the revel piece at the back behind the seat so i placed a piece of styrene there... It would have been no problem with canopy closed but i will pose it open, so...

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I also smoothed out those little details on airerons and elevators (dont know the name....)

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...Some work at the ammo ejection chutes on the underside of the fuselage....

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I assempled the gun sight and glued the windscreen on...

 

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Glued the resign bulges on....

 

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while glue was giving time to set, i dealt with the landing gear...painted and weathered...Everything is eduard brassin and resign...

 

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I decided to deal with the spinner and propellers then...it is my first German build and to do the spiral on the spinner right it was a challenge...i think i made it!!!

 

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After that i rescribed all the lost detail and rivet the whole arframe. A friend of mine told me that there were hardly any rivets showing on a BF-109...but i had already riveted her..😂

Anyway, for that reason and for scale purposes i always rivet before painting so after painting the minimum wil be visible....i hope...

 

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I also scribed some missing belly details as well as missing IFF antenna location.

 

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And it was time to glue the wings on...i chose to glue the two upper halves together first, for each wing and the upper wings on the fuselage. Before trying to folow this way i made a lot of dry fits to assure that the fit was perfect. And i was not wrong, cudos to revell...Also this way gave me the room to put some cables in the wheel wells....

 

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...wheel wells...

 

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Wings glued on.....

 

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...fixed any gaps, masked everything and sprayed Mr. surfacer 1500 to see any imperfections. There were some an i dealt with them.

 

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And it is time to throw some paint on. I tried something new for me, some presading with some kind of marbling.

 

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And i started put the colors on lightly. All the colors are AK real colors, they went smooth expept of the RLM81 the brown one which seemed to clog my arbrush even if i diluted with strong harware lacqeur thinner.

 

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I spayed the wing insignia first with custom masks...

 

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You can also see some really nice detail which even barracuda on his decals didn't catch it in this profile. Behind the ''2'' you can see a small fading  ''3'' which was oversprayed in order to put Nr 62 on top.

If you magnify the pic...you will notice...

 

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It was also my fist time to spray motling, my first attemp... i sparyed the patterns and i tried to weather them a bit....Hope i succeded something!!! 😄

 

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And as yoy can see, i masked, with custom masks of mine, and sprayed the insignia on the fuselage....

 

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It was a long post guys, hope you like it so far,

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good evening guys, it's high time i posted my latest update!! I have finally come to the end with this lovely babe!!

So lets begin....

First of all i corrected the wavy pattern of the wing leading edges...

 

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Gloss Varnish (ak real colors gloss) and HGW wet transfers combined with barracuda serials....

 

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Wash...

 

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And i started with the weathering..

 

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More oil weathering on the fuselage and some silver pencil on the wing roots...I also sprayed through art stencils some grime, black and more lighter shade...

 

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....And it was time to deal with the Photoedged canopy. I forgot to take pics, but i cut the clear parts provided by Radub, i sprayed the thin red line and i glued them with future on the pe frame. I glued the head armour and added some other details....

 

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Then i really struggled to attach the canopy, glue the antenna tension wire inside the canopy, stretch the aerial cord, and all the small itemw in order to complete the build, ia finally made it!!!

 

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Finally i glued the landing gear as well as the propeller...

 

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And guys, some final ones, i will post more on the RFI section here

Thank you very much for watching!!

 

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John

 

 

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15 hours ago, Crimea River said:

Brilliant!

Thanks Andy!!

 

15 hours ago, fubar57 said:

Outstanding as usual John. Been a while since I followed one of your builds

Thank you very much Fu!!!

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