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Bf 109 G-10/U4, W.Nr.613195 (?), "Yellow 19", II.JG 52


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According to JaPo's "Messerschmitt Bf 106 G-10/U4 Production & Operational Service", W.Nr. 613195(?) "... ended its career at Neubiberg airfield, where it arrived together with other II./JG 52 fighters on 8th May 1945" (p 50).  "Operational in 1945?"  Check.

 

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Hasegawa G-10.  Fine Molds seat belts added to cockpit; rivets added to airframe.  Rest of kit plus some aftermarket bits in the box.  Patiently resting since October 2013.

 

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"No more than 25% complete"?  Not sure if that means "parts assembled" or "model finished".  So...Moderator..."GB-eligible", or "non-competitive entry" - happy to take your call.  (Suddenly AC/DC's "Jailbreak" lyrics come to mind...  "There was a friend of mine on murder, and the judge's gavel fell..."

 

Cheers, Ralph.

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Some colour...

 

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1:1 XF-2 Flat White and XF-3 Flat Yellow as the base.  Maskol applied with sponge.  3:1 XF-3 and XF-4 Yellow Green for the RLM yellow.

 

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More Maskol over the RLM yellow, followed by squiggled XF-4 for some depth.

 

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4:1:1 XF-2, XF19 Sky Grey and XF-23 Light Blue for the RLM76 fuselage and undersides.  Random mottling with 3:1 XF-2 and XF-19 over the RLM76.

 

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2:3 XF-19 and XF-80 Royal Light Grey for a really washed-out RLM75.

 

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XF-81 RAF Dark Green for RLM83, with some random streaks of 1:2 XF-5 Flat Green and XF-81.

 

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The fuselage mottling is a fair way off the Kagero artwork, so more work to do there once the markings go on.  Rudder needs yellow too.

 

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Some XF-12 JN Grey mottled here and there just for fun.

 

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Cheers Gents.

 

George:  a book??!!  "the Horror.... The Horror..."!

 

John:  will continue with the Dora as I received this very useful response from Aires/Quickboost:

 

"Hello Ralph,  large parts of the casting shrinks. It should help by gluing a piece of plastic on a piece or model.".  Yep - spot on there!

 

Have been using Mal Mayfield's masks without issue for some time, but found the Montex mask set for this subject locally.  First the good news... 

 

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Now the not-so-good news...

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Upper wing cross masks are incorrect - crosses are too wide.  I think Mal is sending Dinsdale Piranha over to nail my head to the coffee table.  "... a cruel man, but fair..."

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I think "Yellow 6" from that book had a combination of the standard upper wing cross on one wing and the style that you've applied on the other,  Really is looking superb, Ralph.  Squadron had the Trumpeter G-10 on sale for $22 so I picked up a couple, time permitting I'd like to do a II./JG 52 G-10 for the GB too.

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Mike, Bevan:  thanks for the save.  It was a big one.  I'd sanded/repainted the wing areas and was about to apply the standard upper wing cross masks.  As it was, I'd positioned the correctly-sized Montex masks in the wrong place, so had to sand/repaint either way.  Got to be lucky some times.  So... my apologies to Montex, but head firmly nailed to coffee table for my inability to see what's on the page of the book in front of me.

 

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By extraordinary good fortune, the inner spacing of the cross mask is 10 mm - Tamiya tape straight off the roll.  Positioned according to JaPo's drawings this time.

 

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They still look weird.

 

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The underwing crosses are in an unusual location too.  I found the Montex masks stretched a bit so needed a bit more fiddling than Mal's to get neat.

 

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Mal's masks hold their shape better during transfer/placement.  Perhaps product knowledge plays a part.

 

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Started the exhaust staining with XF-69 NATO Black.

 

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Starting to like the unusual marking sizes/locations...

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Exhaust stuff and rivets...

 

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A very thin 1:3 mix of XF-1 Flat Black and XF-10 Flat Bown was sprayed over the wing roots and inboard wing areas; runny Maskol applied to the areas with torn Scotchbrite; overcoated lightly with thin XF-69 NATO Black; very lightly wet-sanded with worn-out 1200 grade Wet & Dry. 

 

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Airframe rivets were popped out by very gentle wet-sanding with 6000 grade Micromesh.

 

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Added a few more green bits and darkened some of the grey bits with XF-53 Neutral Grey.

 

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Gloss coat next...

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