Hasegawa 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6
THE BLOND KNIGHT
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 as flown by Lt. Erich Hartmann, Staffelkapitän of 9./JG 52, Russia, October 1943.
I completed this model about 20 years ago and thought it was about time for a revamp. This was achieved mainly by tidying up and redoing the main weathering. The wing roots were first to receive attention. A thin, patchy spray of my red-brown mix was applied to replicate exhaust staining and general grime. When this had dried completely the scratches and rivet details were added using a very sharp PRISMACOLOR silver pencil.
The starboard side didn’t receive as much scratching but I did add a bit more exhaust staining and a scratch-built starter crank handle. Also visible in this shot is the open canopy restraining wire which is part of the original build.
High shot showing cammo and weathering. Not sure why the faint, skinny crosses were sprayed in the centre of the upper wing national markings. Perhaps they were applied as an aid for the original painters to align the stencils when they sprayed the main markings. As I said, I’m not really sure but this feature is quite visible in the famous picture of Hartmann leaning against the port side of this plane.
Some extra grime was added to the under surfaces as part of my refurbishment.
That’s really beautiful Chris. Love the wing slats, the antena detail, the rivets in the wheel wells, the little ‘crank handle’ in the engine. Oh gosh, love everything , as always, lol
That’s too good.
Even for your standards!
Love your work Chris!!!
Very nice 109geeeper. Wonder if you could do this in 1/72 …..just a thought.
Superb additions to an already outstanding work, Chris. Another great example of how to go back and improve past projects. I always learn something from keeping track of what you are doing. Thanks for posting these revisions.
Hats off, Chris! The markings were from kit supplied decals, am I correct?
It was a long time ago but yes I think so. The number 1 is a bit too long but the rest of them are pretty good.
Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for your inspirational builds!
Looks great Chris, the port side wingroot chipping is fantastic !
Very nicely done indeed,
Chris, you’ve built many Hasegawa Bf109’s over your modelling years, both 1/48 and 1/32 scales. Which of these two (1/48 or 1/32) comes first to your mind in terms of ease of build out of the box? Any preferences?
Probably the easiest to build o.o.b. would be Tamiya’s 1/48 G6 and in 1/32 it would be Hasegawa’s 109 family. Both have their accuracy problems but not having built anyone else’s (except Hasegawa’s 1/48) these would have have to be my choices.
More & more in :32, Chrisso! How is your eyesight?
Still in your best form :-)) Don’t drink any Korona!