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109 G-6/AS - German high altitude intercepter - completed photos

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  • From: ON, Canada
109 G-6/AS - German high altitude intercepter - completed photos
Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:38 PM

This is a 1/72  FineMolds G-10  kit, backdated to represent the earlier G-6  with improved DB 605 AS engine and larger super charger.

"Schwarze 27"  was from 2./JG 3 during the spring of 1944.  The unit began receiving these upgraded Gustavs in May, their role being to intercept Allied escorts.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, August 13, 2017 4:24 AM

That is one beautiful build.  I love the in flight pose!

Toshi

 

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Posted by waikong on Sunday, August 13, 2017 7:52 AM
Nicely done, excellent finish. Havent seen one of those clear stands in years! Brings back memories.
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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:41 AM

Superb build and excellent photography!

Chad

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, August 13, 2017 9:14 AM

GEEEZ  is what i thought when I viewed you work.  Absolutely stunning Mate.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, August 13, 2017 9:57 AM

Jack this is a fine build that is made to look even better by a fine presentation.  I enjoyed looking at every photograph thank you for sharing.

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:21 AM

Nice job Jack. It looks mean, I guess is the word!

Max

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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:32 PM

Hello Toshi, waikong, Chad, Jay, blackdog62 and Max - guys, thanks for those compliments, glad you all enjoyed this one. Beer

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Monday, August 14, 2017 2:14 PM

OUTSTANDING JOB, Jack!! I thought the photos were all in Black & White until I noticed the yellow triangles next to the cockpit. Interesting paint scheme. I like it!!

Devil Dawg

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, August 14, 2017 10:25 PM

hey Devil Dog, thanks!

Yes, these machines were painted overall RLM 76.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:02 AM

Beautiful build Jack! I had just stumbled upon this scheme and roll recently for the G-6 AS. You nailed it here!

I have been pondering a similar project. Now perhaps  can tell me, from the outside visually, what are the differences between a G-6 AS like yours and a G-10? I can not for the life of me tell any visual difference in the two types.

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:04 AM
Outstanding...Thanks for sharing

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:18 AM

Hey Jack,

WOW!  That is outstanding.  Love the oxygen mask on your pilot.

How did you get the spiral on that spinner?  It looks to me like you painted it.  Not sure how the heck you did that in this scale. Bow Down

D

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:38 AM

Thank you Stik, lawdog114 and Dwayne.

The oxygen mask was just some putty added to a resin pilot from PJ productons:

First the easy question (though it wasn't easy to do), the spiral was spray masked, using a combination of thin strips of Tamiya tape and liquid mask.    I still had to touch up with paint brush afterwards, as well as rely on the brush to get the curve at the very tip of the nose.

For the differences compared to the G-10, there are a lot of minor details only apparent when comparing line drawings.   The two main ones would be the short leg tail wheel and shallow oil rad intake on the G-6.   Other details  addressed on the FineMolds kit:

- rudder should have curve to the bottom corner
- oil access cover on port side nose is lower
- access cover on starboard engine side is lower
-  add vent louver on starboard side below foward cockpit window
- eliminate access cover on rear starboard fuselage
- no antenna on wing underside
- eliminate pair of bulges on underside of engine



There was no way I was going to attempt to scribe in new access covers in 1/72 scale, so I just made the details out of clear decals.  The red cirlced ones are the neccessary ones,  while green are just to improve detail or added due to loss from sanding the fuselage seams.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:19 PM

Thank you for the information Jack. It does not look like too much a effort to backdate a G-10 to a G-6/AS. But I'll leave my G-10 as is since I found a similar scheme for one. I do like that overall 76 scheme, and they are not common at all.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:40 PM

No probs, Stik.  Only reason I went for the G-6 backdate was for the cool look of the black fuselage codes.  The G-10 seem to carry white ones when using the 76 overall scheme.

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:41 PM

Yes, the G-10 "special escorts" were really a "low vis" scheme. I like the G-6/AS little bit of color.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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