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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10

by Charles Landrum

 

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10

 


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 is available online from Squadron.com

 

Introduction

 

I built this model after I found the profile on the Maketorama www.maketorama.co.yu, the Yugoslav modeling website. Unfortunately it is no longer posted.

My motivation was partially to prove to Lynn Ritger that there were in fact post war 109s in operation by Tito's air force into the 1950s. Lynn has since seen the light!

I was particularly struck by the inscription on the wings, no doubt inspired by the Trieste Crisis. Here is the background on the plane:

 



Pula Airfield, October 1950, Capt Franc Rupnik. The wing inscription:

Left wing - "Whoever tries to attack our country"
Right wing - "will find his death there."

The kit is the Hasegawa 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 with a True Details interior. Other improvements include canvas in the wheel wells and grills in the wing coolers.

 

 

Painting and Markings

 

I used Model Master paints through out. I painted the drop tank in RLM 76 to provide visual contrast and with the assumption that repainting tanks would not be a priority for a new air force.

Details of the colours are as follows:

  • Cockpit - RLM 66

  • Topside Gray - Medium Gray FS 35237

  • Topside Green - FS 34079

  • Underside - Soviet Topside Blue

  • Drop tank - RLM 76

I used a Pasche H airbrush to freehand the camouflage pattern. Gunze-Sanyo liquid mask was used for the canopy.

Unfortunately the fidelity of the colors were not captured in my photos.

The Yugoslav markings came from different Superscale sheets. I made the inscription by freehand drawing with a white paint pen on clear decal film. It took only one attempt to capture the look. Liberal coatings of HOBSCO Solvaset helped dissolve the film.

 



Both the kit and the cockpit were a pleasure to build. The model took a first place at the old Dominion Open and I have included a picture from the show website that better displays the camouflage colors.

 

 

Additional Images

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2003 by Charles Landrum
Page Created 12 September, 2003
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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