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ProModeler 1/72 scale
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10

by Bill Powers

 

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10



 Revell's 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 is available online from Squadron

 

Introduction

 

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is my favorite plane and 1/72 is my scale, so when the ProModeler Bf 109G-10 was released I was very excited. This quickly faded when I carefully checked out the pieces in the box. But hey...don't we BUILD models. At least the shape seemed accurate.

 

 

Construction

 

I detailed the kit pieces as follows:

  • Opened the air intake and corrected the shape as per Jim Kitchens IPMS article

  • Boxed in the wheel wells

  • Cut out the rudder balance and added the weight to the rudder

  • Thinned the trailing edges of the wing and the landing gear humps

Then I added as follows:

  • used propellers blades from a resin aftermarket

  • used the True Details interior after thinning the sides of the kit pieces with a a Dremel

  • built new landing gear from brass rod and wire (the kit gear is so delicate and I hate for struts to beak after the model is built!)

  • ground out the gun troughs with the Dremel and added tubing for gun barrels

  • deepened the oil cooler and added a door

  • used Squadron canopy for the opening part.

 

 

Painting and Markings

 

The model is painted with Testor's Model Master colors using the Aeromaster decal sheet as a reference. I know there's no photos of this plane, but I like this scheme!

The "tulips" are black and white decal film cut individually and then placed black on the white.

The red struts are for 100 octane fuel required for this versions engine and adds much to the model.

 



The kit makes up into a beautiful model but alas, look at Revell's Fw190A and think of what Monogram could have done!

 


Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Bill Powers
Page Created 20 January, 2005
Last Updated 20 January, 2005

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