Tamiya 1/48 Messerscmitt Bf 109 G6
ME Bf 109 G6/R6 ‘Black 1’ W.Nr. Unknown 8./JG 54 Pilot Unknown Lüneburg, Germany Spring 1944.
Starboard cockpit wall with some added detail to the oxygen supply mechanism.
Cockpit tub with straps added to the rudder pedals and scratch-built seat belts added to the seat.
Bottom of the engine with extra detail.
Extra plumbing and wiring was added to the engine sides and bottom using fine copper and solder wire.
Underwing gondola cannon barrels were replaced with brass tube.
Kit decals were used for the instrument panel.
Wing radiator innards.
The navigation lights are moulded as part of the solid grey wing tips, so with some good photographic reference I painted them to look transparent.
I was very happy with the result.
Chipping along the wing roots was done using a very sharp Prismacolor silver pencil. Also in this shot can be seen grab handles on the rear frame of the forward canopy, retaining wire holding the centre canopy section and the replacement D/F loop made using scrap P/E.
Very dirty belly of this well-used machine.
The top deck’s pretty messy too.