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Revell 1/32 Bf109G-6 to G-14 blue 62

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Good morning guys,

Spending my summer time on a greek island, serving on a fire fighting alert with my ''dromader''...

 

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 i put aside my A-7H Corsair build  

and i chose to deal with a new project ...Revell's 1/32 Bf-109 G-6. I chose to build a not so usual subject, Blue 62 from Barracuda decals, which actually is a G-14 model. Please, keep that in mind during the build as i may need your help regarding any differences or remarks!!

 

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It is not going to be an OOB build, as i have bought some aftermarket items in order to build the model as accurate as i can!!

One of these items is Eduard's brassin cockpit...

 

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which is very good with a lot of details and improvements, but not without problems as i will show you later.... 

So..the cockpit first...the floor and the side panels...

 

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And i added some details...

 

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About the floor and the overall fit....

First of all, if you follow the eduard instructions while assembling the cockpit, it leaves an about 2 mm gap on the front. Actually both side panels are longer than the revell ones...so instead of trimming anything and damage the overall engineering, i added an evergreen strip to the front and a small strip to the rear on the fuselage and i was able to (dry fit) assemble the cockpit and also to acheive a perfect fit!

Here you can see the revell cockpti tub...excellent engineering...you can see the small tubs where the cocpit floor sits on...(disregard the white tub, this is for the brassin cockpit)

 

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Here is my mod....

 

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Here before the mods....

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and here after the mods...

 

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Now about the rear part with the battery compartmet...you can see how it sits in regard with the fuselage...which is acceptable if you use the two part canopy. But i want to use the Elra one, and the part there is completelly flat...

You can also see the small gap the battery cover leaves if you put it in the right place...

 

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Here is the real thing...

 

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So i made a new one with evergreen...

 

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the lanyard...to secure the canopy in the open position...

 

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And the Radub's excellent erla style PE canopy...

 

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The armored panel...

 

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The gunshight...

 

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The windscreen...


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and the two canditates for the instrument panel... I like the yahu one but you have to modify some things in order to acheive a perfect fit. I think i will take my chances with the eduard one, which in fact is better in my opinion, more detail and more crisp, using the airscales german instrument faces.


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Thats all for now folks, hope you like it.

Please if you have any suggestions regarding the build and the G-14 mark...i am all ears!!!

 

John

 

 

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45 minutes ago, zaxos345 said:

Thank you very much Vincent!!!! Do i heve to put any dial face to that? What was that for??

 

John

 

Hi

 

Yes, there was a dial on that instrument. It is the MW50 boost pressure gauge :

 

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The G14 was equipped with the MW50 water methanol injection system so this gage had to be added. It was also on the G10 but not on the G6. On the K4 the gauge was located on the main instrument panel

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3 minutes ago, zaxos345 said:

Thank you very much Vincent.

Was this MW50 water methanol injection system was somehow labeled somewhere on the aircraft fuselage??

 

John

 

Yes, there was a filler hatch on the right side of the fuselage with a stencil :

 

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and there was a drain under the fuselage

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Good evening guys,

Some progress to show...

First of all i added the MW50 boost pressure gauge on the left side of the cockpit, as Vincent pointed out...

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I also received Alley cat's correct gun covers...

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Before start dealing with painting the cockpit i sanded down as much as i could the exhaust covers...

 

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I have to paint the exhaust before gluing them from inside to the fuselage sides. Thats a bit of a problem during the painting process, but nothing that cant be done.

and time to paint the cockpit...First i applied a coat of ak aluminium, chipping medium and finally gunze's RLM66. 

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Waiting for the parts to dry i dealt with the instrument panel. I chose the resign one from eduard. First i carefully painted the dial details, then i punched the dial faces from airscale's exeptional decals and finally i added small clear sheet faces on top.

 

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Little light wash and dry brush and here it is next to yahu's one...i like it better!

 

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Next on detailing the cockpit....

 

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Excellent Radub's seat belts...

 

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First run for ak's real colors gloss varnish...really excellent staff (thinned with leveling thinner, true opponent for my favourite X-22 from tamiya)

 

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Wash, weathering, matt varnish and final weathering...

 

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And finally the exhausts, first shot with alclad exhast manifold and then treated with rubb n' buff spanish copper, finally little black with mig's black smoke weathering pigments

 

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That;s all folks, hope you like it...

Next with cockpit installation....

All the best,

 

John

 

 

 

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