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#/20/2020

My dad´s next finshed model.
Eduard kit, Exito Decals, plastic rods and lead wire for the brake lines, EZ Line for the antenna wire, MRP RLM76 and Gunze RLM 74/75.

Build thread here

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235077410-escape-plan148-messerschmitt-bf109g-6mtt-regensburg-romanian-airforce/

 

The model displays the aircraft of Captain Constantin Cantacuzino. After Romania turned against Germany, on August 27th 1944 Cantacuzino was then given a special mission: to transport Lieutenant-Colonel James Gunn III, the highest ranking American prisoner-of-war in Romania, to the airbase at Foggia and return to Romania with 56 B-17s converted for transport duty to airlift 1,274 U.S. PoWs. He returned flying a P-51 Mustang because his Bf 109 could not be refueled.

p.s.: The antenna wire is supposed to look that way. When the mast was mounted on the Erla canopy, the wire went through the mast and was connected with the canopy locking mechanism. The antenna wire was only tensioned when the pilot locked the canopy.

 

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Very nice model. I didn't know about the antenna wire tension.

A++

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Very well done. Very interesting story behind the model.

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3 hours ago, Convair said:

Very nice model. I didn't know about the antenna wire tension.

A++

 

2 hours ago, RMCS said:

Outstanding 

 

1 hour ago, BKirwan said:

This is very pretty and the ol '109 looks good in the stars and bars. 

This deserves alot more likes too !!!

 

1 hour ago, SAT69 said:

Very well done. Very interesting story behind the model.

 

44 minutes ago, Gary Brantley said:

That is so nice, and such an interesting story too!   Great job! :clap2:  Was Lt. Col. Gunn actually stuffed into this aircraft along with the pilot?    

Yes he was, I´m not sure now but I think one sat on the others lap.

 

30 minutes ago, Latinbear said:

Beautifully built and an unusual subject too. I also didn't know about the antenna. 

 

 

Thanks a lot for your comments, appreciated!

 

Her you can see how the wire tensioning system leaves the mast inside the canopy and is connected with the canopy locking mechanism.

http://fighters.forumactif.com/viewimage?u=https%3A%2F%2F2img.net%2Fh%2F109lair.hobbyvista.com%2Fwalkaround%2F167271%2F271mo-39.jpg

 

At 6:50 in this video, when the pilot unlocks the canopy, you can see how the antenna wire becomes slack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuUe8GQMlCM

 

Here´s another vid of this aircraft where you can see the slack antenna several times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A0AlepZY7c

 

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22 hours ago, Buzby061 said:

Excellent build & finish. A very unusual scheme & a fascinating story.

 

Pete

 

22 hours ago, John Masters said:

Really stupendous.  So many good things to say I don't know where to begin!

 

20 hours ago, 2996 Victor said:

Superb build as always, and a fascinating back story. How about the P-51 as well to complete the mission?

Kind regards,

Mark

Nice idea but I guess it isn´t known with which P-51 he flew back.

 

 

Thanks for the comments!

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On 22/09/2020 at 19:46, Reini78 said:

Yes he was, I´m not sure now but I think one sat on the others lap.

 

 

On 22/09/2020 at 18:53, Gary Brantley said:

Was Lt. Col. Gunn actually stuffed into this aircraft along with the pilot?    

I think he was in the rear fuselage, up from the radio compartment.

 

I got to have a close up look in the cockpit of  Bf109G-2, Black 6, at RAF Hendon open cockpits evening,  and was amazed at how small it was, you really could not have two people in there and fly. ....

 

This got me thinking,  I'd read this somewhere,  a long time ago...  a quick hunt, yes, the 1966 Aircraft in Profile on the 109G, see centre pic

Bf109G%20Gustav%20(113)_Page_14-960.jpg?

 

from here

https://boxartden.com/reference/gallery/index.php/Modeling-References/Aircraft-Profiles/Germany/World-War-Two/Messerschmitt-BF109G

 

while much of the details in the booklet are incorrect,  the planes caption as K-4's aren't for starters,  I suspect the radio compartment  detail isn't.

neat model, :goodjob:

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On 9/23/2020 at 9:14 PM, Wulfman said:

Lovely build and finish !

 

Wulfman

 

On 9/24/2020 at 9:43 PM, stevej60 said:

Beautiful build and finish,great subject!

 

Thanks gents!

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Very nice model and what a interesting story behind it! Many thanks to people from Exito ( local model shop, one of two I am shopping in Krakow) to dig it out and do the decals!

Regards

J-W

 

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There are so many cool schemes for 109s, but that truly is unique.

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22 hours ago, JWM said:

Very nice model and what a interesting story behind it! Many thanks to people from Exito ( local model shop, one of two I am shopping in Krakow) to dig it out and do the decals!

Regards

J-W

 

decals worked fine, faced no problems

 

5 hours ago, Natter said:

There are so many cool schemes for 109s, but that truly is unique.

 

5 hours ago, Tojo72 said:

Great job,very different,not one you see everyday

 

 

Thanks gents, appreciated!

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