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Antonio Argudo

Bf 109G-14 ERLA "Double Chevron" II./JG 3 "Udet"

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Hello everyone, time to build  this 109 up, going to represent this one:

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6/Late (G-14) "Gustav"
"Double Chevron" II./JG 3 "Udet" 
Schiphol, Netherlands, November 1943
Major Kurt-Werner Brändle

 

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Kurt-Werner Brändle (19 January 1912 – 3 November 1943) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator during World War II, a fighter ace credited with 180 enemy aircraft shot down in over 700 combat missions. The majority of his victories - 155 - were claimed over the Eastern Front.

 he was killed in action west of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Following an attack by a group of Martin B-26 Marauders on Schiphol airfield, II. Gruppe scrambled to counter the attack. He was shot down in this aircraft - Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 (Werknummer 26058) by Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Spitfires under the command of Wing Commander Lloyd Chadburn. His body later washed ashore near Zandvoort on 30 December 1943. Brändle was 31 years old

 

 

 

 

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I'm using Hasegawa's fuselage since the dihedral angle is a bit low so I donated the Revell wings and after some  cirugy for the landing gears finally it worked, Cockpit is almost done, needs some touches up here and there,  aires resin with Airscale instrument decals were used, fuselage rivets are also done although not showing in all these pics yet, an Erla model wearing their usual factory camo with sawteeth on the wings and round mottling  on the fuselage, also looks like it has been extra mottled in the field.

 

Recently I acquired some wood 109 relics which will be using as reference for the colors 74/75/76 , here is the link thread if you are interested in checking it out.

 Cheers

 

 

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source:  http://theprofilepaintshop.blogspot.com/2013/10/chosing-correct-wingpattern-for-bf109g-6.html

 

 

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10 hours ago, chrish said:

Some nice work going on here!

thank you Chrish, glad you like it!

cheers

6 hours ago, dodgem37 said:

That cockpit is surreal.  Is this build a re-paint?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark

thank you Mark,  it's not a repaint, I did spray a sand color over the fuselage to check the rivet work and find imperfections on the surface, it needs proper cleaning also :D

cheers

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Muy agradable!  Antonio, 

 

I have some Qs

What tool did you use for rivets?

What colour would you paint inside of radiator flaps on this bird  RLM 2 or.....?  

I know some pics of RLM 2 shows brighter than real some time but this pics are a bit too bright to me:unsure:

 

Saludos,

Matsu.

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11 hours ago, Shiba said:

Muy agradable!  Antonio, 

 

I have some Qs

What tool did you use for rivets?

What colour would you paint inside of radiator flaps on this bird  RLM 2 or.....?  

I know some pics of RLM 2 shows brighter than real some time but this pics are a bit too bright to me:unsure:

 

Saludos,

Matsu.

 Gracias Matsu!

for the rivets, I first use "Rosie the riveter" tool to mark the rivet position and then I engrave by hand individually with the beading tool, it is a painstaking process but the result is worthy.

here is a link for the beading tool :http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/product_info.php?cPath=21_22&products_id=1322&osCsid=bf122f0d1c501491e4dec444d37fecad

about the interior flap colors I'm not 100% sure what color will use, I'll have to study references but yes it can be like 76 or 02.

well hope today I'll finish the last minor details left  and give her a primer coat and start the painting very very soon, cheers

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I am following this build with interest!  Looking very good so far.

 

I can't get over how much your pilot, Kurt-Werner Brändle looks like Waffen SS officer Max Wünsche! 

 

They could be twins!

 

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29 minutes ago, ringleheim said:

I am following this build with interest!  Looking very good so far.

 

I can't get over how much your pilot, Kurt-Werner Brändle looks like Waffen SS officer Max Wünsche! 

 

They could be twins!

thanks mate, they sure look alike ;)

following the "Erla Camo Pattern" some RLM 74 now, 

cheers

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1 hour ago, Vincent said:

the 76 doesn't look right on these pictures, at least not for an Erla machine

 

here you have an Erla 109  looks right and accurate, also in these pics 75 looks too brownish,  that it is because the lighting set up I'm using and crappy  phone pictures, also the blue background plays an important role, better set up and camera I will use for final pics.

more mottling  going on, cheers

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