Regia Aeronautica Bf 109 G-4

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  1. al49

    al49 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, while I'm going on with the Veltro, I also started a new project based on the kit in 1:32 Hasegawa released some time ago.
    The idea is to replicate this bird:
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    As usual I started with the pilot office
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    Seat, seat belts and gunsight are still missing
    The cockpit kit is from MDC while the bw photos are from the 150GCT website.
    http://www.150gct.it/
    Cheers
    Alberto
     
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    Another beauty in the works I see!
     
  3. Airframes

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    Nice start Alberto, looking forward to seeing it progress.
     
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    All those greys Al make her look a slender bird ;) Cheers
     
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    Very neat job on the pit Alberto looking forward to your progress on this one
     
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    Nice start cockpit looks great.
     
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    pretty damn good Alberto!
     
  8. al49

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    Hi guys,
    I have a question about my cockpit.
    On the second picture from the top, you can see that I did some cabling on the left panel in yellow.
    I did so because I've seen other modelers doing the same but also some yellow cables are shown in this G-6 picture
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    taken from Aero Detail no.5.
    But this is a restored bird so ...
    Does anybody know if this color is correct or, instead, which color should I use for those cables?
    Thanks in advance.
    Alberto
     
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    Alberto, the yellow, both in electrical cables and pipe work, signifies fuel. Therefore on the left (Port) wall, the yellow cable is the solenoid connection from the throttle lever, which would also normally have a yellow band around the grip. On the right (Starboard) wall, the yellow is the main fuel feed pipe from the tank, behind and under the pilot's seat. The cable visible under the instrument panel on the Starboard side is a brownish yellow, being a main electrical trunking.
     
  10. al49

    al49 Well-Known Member

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    That's great, tank-you!
    I was positive on the yellow color for fuel pipes but I didn't knew that also related cabling was in the same color.
    Thanks again
    Alberto
     
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    You're welcome my friend.
     
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    Lovely detail on the cockpit. Look forward to the rest of the build.
     
  13. al49

    al49 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    a little step forward on this model too.
    Installed the cockpit inside the fuselage and added part of the seat belts

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    replaced supercharger and and oil radiator cowl with resin parts from Eagle edition
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    Cheers
    Alberto
     
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    Ahh, Italian sunshine. Sigh.....

    Coming along nicely Alberto!
     
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    Looking good Alberto.
     
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    al49 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I did some progress in the mean time, the bird has been almost completly assembled and given the "German" camou plus the white wing tips; here are the photos:
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    Next step will be to add the over-painting Italians did in order to add their own insignia and marking.
    But I have a question for the Luftwaffe experts: I did the camouflage on wings using masks as I'm convinced that in those areas separation between colors was neat, is it correct or I should have done it free hands as I did on the fuselage?
    Every comment/suggestion will be very welcome.
    Cheers
    Alberto

    Foot note: the canopy is the p.e. one from RB Production.
     
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    Looking good Alberto. Far as I know, the edge demarcation, soft or hard, would depend on the factory that built the aircraft, so both could be acceptable.
     
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    Hi,
    this is going to be a replica of a WNF made machine but I don't know if that means hard or soft edge demarcation.
    I found several photo of this bird but, unfortunately, none of them clearly shows wings camou.
    Alberto
     
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    At 1/32 scale, I might have gone freehand. If it was 1/72 I'd mask. Looks good though!
     
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    I agree, well done.
     
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