Q on Italian RA Bf 109G-4 camo - Jagged?

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    #1 Ruud, Jun 1, 2013
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    Hoi,

    In the S/S book Bf 109 pt 2 (not exactly the holy grail of bf 109 reference, but until i add to my library, it is all i have) it states that the "jagged" camo on the wings was common for G-4s. Is it common for just certain werk numbers or coming from certain factories?

    I have a Fine Molds G-4 that i would like to build as a RA G-4 Trop. (365-5 or 365-8 ). 365-5 is in the "standard" 74/75/76 scheme. 365-8 is in the desert 78/79 scheme. If the chance of 365-5 being in the "jagged" scheme is good, then i'll likely go with that one. Else i'm leaning to do the 365-8. But either way i'll need to buy some paints, so before i do that...

    TIA
     
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    #2 Ruud, Jun 1, 2013
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    like this:
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    Does this help?
    This is one of a few page of profiles and photos from an article on Italian '109s, from Scale Models International a year or two back.
     

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    I have that issue too. Also that FS special issue with essentially the same article but 7 or so years earlier. It is one of the main reasons i got interested in Italian 109's. The ability to build 109's without the Hakenkruis is a plus for me.

    I did find out some more info. Erla built G's (often?) had the saw-toothed or tree camouflage. 365-5 was a WNF, as were 365-1, 364-5, and 364-6. 363-6 might have been an Erla built one. There is a picture of it that shows some of the jagged type camo on the wings. Down side is that it does not have the 150th Gruppo insignia on the fuselage.

    I like the looks for 365-8 (in it's 78/79 scheme) as well, but it is an G-2... time to ponder again. I have a FM G-6 too, but it is not a Trop. and most RA G-6's seem to have been Trops.

    (still waiting for SMI to do part II...).
     
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    Alberto (Al49) might be able to help you. Apart from being Italian, and having an obvious interest, he has information on the units and colours, having built a few models himself. I think he will be at his summer house at the moment, but a PM might get a response.
    Also, Wayne (Wayne Little) has a vast archive of info on all things '109, so again, he might be able to advise.
     
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    Thanks! I messaged Al49 to see if i am on the right track. I'll go through Wayne's Bf 109 build's to make sure i'm building/painting things right.
     
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