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1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2, JG54, Wilhelm Schiling


Dave J
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This photo popped up on another modelling forum beginning of 2012... Once I saw it, I had to do this scheme!

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Bf 109 G-2, WNr 10436 Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Schilling, 9./JG 52, Siverskaya, Soviet Union, September 1942.

 

There is no Decal Sheet available for this scheme, so it will be done via a mixture of custom made paint masks and decals...

 

I will be using the Promodeller G-4 Trop kit and back dating it to a G-2

 

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I started this again in beginning of 2012 while my family was overseas for 4 weeks... but for some reason it got stuck on the shelve for some reason... Since its so close to being done, I need to resurrect it and finish it!

 

Started off grinding off all the detail in the Cockpit to fit the Aires pit... Its for a Trumpeter kit, but all the mounting points seem to be the same as a G-6 pit for a Hasegawa kit

 

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Sprayed RLM 66 using Mr Color Lacquers

 

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All the items that need to be painted different colours received a base coat of white, this was done using Tamiya acrylics.

 

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All the components picked out using a fine brush

 

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Some Airscale Placards were added to make the pit "busier", Everything was sealed with a gloss clear and then given a oil wash. Once dry a coat of Alclad Kear Kote was sprayed on to tone everything down... A normal HB pencil was used to add scratches and wear in areas.

 

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Next thing on the list was to remove all the hatches from the G-4 airframe and backdate it to a G-2..

 

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I thought I would try out and Aires Wheel Bay kit too... I think next time I will pass on this set and maybe try one of the RB Productions offerings...

 

All the sidewalls of the gear bay were removed using my Tamiya sprue cutters...

 

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Some grinding with the Demel was required also! And those pain in the ass, kidney inserts! There has to be a better way to deal with them!

 

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Had to grind away some of the mounting arms to make the pit fit... I guess I should of grinded away the excess resin on the pit first before fitting it!

 

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Started to tackle this seams in the nose...

 

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Added a Eagleparts G Oilcooler as the shape looks better than the kits offering...

 

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That damn seam still giving me some issues!

 

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This time trying some Tamiya Light Curing Putty....

 

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Stats have been modified to be in the closed postion... but there is a small gap that need to be taken care of!

 

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The gap is filled with some plastic strips

 

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and filed and sanded to fill the gap... some filler is required to tidy that join up..

 

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Somehow, I always end up braking off the antenna mount tab on the tail...

 

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Eagle Parts Corrected spinner all painted up..

 

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Everything as been coated in my Mr Surfacer Primer mixture... Now time to start looking for all the faults that I need to fix!

 

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Ahh... Finally beat that damn seam!

 

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Nasty gap in the wing root that will be tackled with some plastic strip. Weld seam added to the supercharger intake using some stretch sprue

 

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Medium sized gaps were tackled with Milliput

 

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First top coat of RLM 02 applied..

 

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undersides preshaded

 

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And sprayed RLM 76 and then shaded/faded with lightly misting on some flat white

 

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Looking seriously good. I don't think I've seen that putty before. That cowl seam is a serious bitch and low point of a great kit.

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Its not bad stuff... Dries within 2-3 mintues with direct sun light... Good to make castings of small items too!

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RLM 04 ID bands painted...

 

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Upper surfaces preshaded

 

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I started to mask off my own markings...

 

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Once the tape was removed... they were out of shape! These will have to be removed and done again!

 

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Camo masked off... I used 2mm tape to start off the patten I wanted and then 18mm tape to fill in the rest of the area

 

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Colour sprayed and masking tape removed... I will have to light go over the edges and soften them up later...

 

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So this were I am currently.... I plan to start back on this once my other 109 is finish for the Messerschmitt GB

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Dave

Top work as always

Question about that seam: the horizontal has been eradicated, but what about the vertical one that just disappears into nothingness?

Surely that shouldn't be there either?

Don't have refs with me - am at work!

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Nick

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Yup, half way along over the exhausts, vertical panel line that just seems to stop, without meeting another line; this would not be possible on a real panel right?

It looks like this is the case on both sides of the cowling from your pics.

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