Bf 109G-6 Swiss "J-705" Eduard 1:48

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  1. net_sailor

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    This is my last production. The model is well known Eduard kit in bare sprues Overtrees Edition (without decals, PE parts an instruction sheet).

    I added some handmade details in the cockpit (only aftermarket I had used are PE belts and resin Revi 16B gunsight) and scratchbuilt wheel wells. Stripes and national insignia painted with Montex masks. Small decals and stencils are custom made.
     

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    Another great model. :cool:
     
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    Beautiful. I wonder why they bothered with the camo.
     
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    If you mean, the difference of tail colors, there was a litte upgrade introduced at the end of war. The regular short tail unit was replaced by tall fin/rudder kit in late war colors: RLM 82/83 ant greenish shade of RLM76. The fin had swastika overpainted with Swiss RLM76 shade. In fact I used on this model 3 differend shades of RLM76!
     
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    Looks great, A Swiss bird is No.5 on my 109 foreign birds list...
     
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    Thanks. I can recommend this model if you want to built a nice fit and well detailed model. I know about some disadvantages on general shape and dimensions (especially wing length) but after all she still looks like Bf 109G-6.
    Attention: positioning of main wheel legs proposed by Eduard is totally wrong, but easy to correct. Just the wheels must be moved far forward by changing of legs angle.

    I bought an Profipack Edition also, however in my opinion the coloured photoethed parts in many cases looks worst than parts on plastic sprues! The instrument and radio panel is awful. Better choice is usage of plastic parts supplied with Airscale instrument decals. The PE glycol coolers are simplified - no progress above plastic. Generally near half of metal parts are waste. Why Eduard did this? From the other hand armoured headrest as alternative metal part would be most appreciated, but lacked it.
     
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    that looks fantastic !
     
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    Good work!
     
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    Your scratch details came out very Nice by the way and the paint scheme is most excellent :thumbright:
     
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    Looks really great and the paint work is superb.
     
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    Love it.

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    #13 net_sailor, Jan 5, 2015
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    Thanks again. Glad to see you like it. Some details are not visible after the cockpit closure, but I made also flare gun, cockpit lamps, windscreen armour and telescopic Revi mount.
    Some notes:
    1. In Eduard's box you find an Revi C/12D gunsight for early versions, there is no Revi 16B for late G-6/G-14! I recommend a Qickboost resin replacement.
    2. There is two windscreen options on the clear sprues: with single (starboard) or two air scopes. Unfortunately the third option with flare gun outlet are not included. If you want get it, you have to take the part with two scopes and remove the right-sided one. In that place a hole for the flare gun must be drilled.
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