Revell’s new 1/32 Me Bf 109 G-6

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This is a test shot of Revell’s new 1/32 Me 109 G-6. The model was built straight from the box by Brett Green and painted and weathered by me. I did add a few enhancements which included a new D/F loop, an FuG 25a ventral aerial, a new wire on the end of the Morane aerial mast, the canopy’s locking handle and retaining wire (with tension spring), the grab handles on the inside of the windscreen frame and the radio aerial wire.

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Decals were sourced from Eaglecal and slightly modified to represent a JG 53 Bf 109 G-6/U2 found by advancing American troops at the Henschel Aero Engine Works in Attenbaum near Kassel. I assume that if it was based there it was probably performing factory defence duties or maybe it was just there having a new engine fitted; which I think is the more likely scenario due to the mismatched camouflage on the engine cowling. There are a couple of odd inaccuracies with this kit but these will be dealt with fully by Brett in ADH’s new ‘How To Build’ book (below), which is due out soon and will feature this and at least three other full builds.

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This entry was posted by Chris Wauchop.

8 thoughts on “Revell’s new 1/32 Me Bf 109 G-6

  1. Looks bloody fantastic mate ! I can’t wait for the book, but Chris, can I be a part of the next one 🙂 All the best and bye for now, cheers, Peter

  2. Hi Chris, as usual your work is stellar. I built the same model that can be seen here:

    http://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=1874

    You can see that it’s a G6 version with late Erla Haube canopy and early short vertical stabilizer. Also the profile from EagleCals shows a battery box aft the cockpit as it is in your gorgeous Gustav. Some modellers have put in question the location of the battery box aft the cockpit. I have limited information saying that the G6 in some of its numerous versions located the battery box aft the cockpit due to the MW50 booster system in the supercharger that in the end required the relocation of the battery.

    Being perhaps, extremely confident, may I ask your opinion in this matter. Love your models
    Cheers
    Mauricio

  3. Hi Mauricio, in answer to your inquiry, it is my opinion that 109s fitted with the MW50 system had to have their battery relocated to this position due to the size of the MW tank. There were many variations, but any G6 fitted with this system would have had this modification.
    As for the subject of our model, it is clear in photos that this hatch cover has been removed and it is pure speculation that this aircraft was fitted with this boost system at all, but Brett (who was responsible for the model’s major construction) thought it probably was.
    I am not familiar with the subject of your beautiful model but if it was fitted with the MW50 system it certainly would have had this configuration

    Cheers,
    Chris.

  4. Thank you Chris and pass the thanks to Brett as well.

    The EC-132 decals I used is depicting in the stencil for this aicraft the distinctive triangle MW50 on the port side filler panel right aft the cockpit. So I guess per EC information that generally is quite accurate per Jerry Crandall’s collection, I asumed that this aircraft had this MW system installed hence the battery aft the cockpit.

    Regarding the subject/scheme of this aircraft, EC is describing her as the possible backup mount of Erich Hartman because there is a little number 2 inside the big yellow 1 number. Furthermore, they provide 2 views showing mottling all over the fuselage and upper surfaces of wings and hstab with over std RLM 74/75/76 scheme. Can’t assure that this scheme is representative of the real aircraft it’s just my interpretation of the EC info. Could not find any picture of the real ship.

    Thank you again for taking the time to reply.

    Cheers
    Mauricio .

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