HobbyCraft Me 109 G10 1/48 Croatian.

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  1. usetherudders

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    This was my second build, Black 4 of the Croatian Airforce. Decals were from the kit which was entitled Axis Allies.

    Black 4 was actually a G14AS but I didn't realise this until I found some photos. The aircraft had the small wheel bulges on the wings but unfortunately I'd put the large one on.
    Paints are Xtracolor upper camo and Model Air undersides.

    Thanks for looking
    Simon

    Messerschmitt Me 109 G14AS "Black 4" Croatian Air Force, Falconara Northern Italy 16th April 1945.

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    Not bad at all. Interesting threading the aerial wire through the d/f loop.
     
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    Nice. I've not seen that marking before.
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    Hi Crimea River,

    A Croatian guy linked some shots of this machine from the war and the aerial wire did in fact go through the D/F loop, I'd never seen this before either.

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    Nice work!
     
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    Echo that! Very interesting scheme!
     
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    Great pic Simon, interesting. I have a feeling there was some damage done to that wire and someone rigged it like that to keep it out of the way. It seems to me that there's more slack in it than would be present if this aircraft was in a serviceable state. Of course, this could be my ignorance showing though - I've been wrong many times before.
     
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    Nice build!
     
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    Very nice....and right or wrong the picture doesn't lie.....wonder what the reason was for the wire positioned in that manner...??
     
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    Nice one.
    I tend to agree with Andy about the reason for the antenna wire. In normal service, it would be above the DF loop - if it passed through the loop, not only would this create interference with the DF signal, but it could prevent rotation of the DF loop.
    I'm guessing that, being what appears to be a captured aircraft, 'someone' re-attached a damaged wire.
     
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