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1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109 G-2/R6 JG 5 (Muller) Work in Progress

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  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Parma, Ohio
1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109 G-2/R6 JG 5 (Muller) Work in Progress
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:53 AM

Hello all, well I wasn't going to, but I decided I'd share the second Hasegawa 109 build too. The Hasegawa F-4 and G2 are essentially the same kit I believe, with the chin radiator being larger on the G-2 I think (I'm no 109 expert).  The build will be identical to the F-4 regarding AM stuff, to include the PE seatbelts as the only addition.

 

The scheme will be the unique JG 5 "yellow 3" markings of Rudolph Muller on the Eastern Front.  Muller, a 92 kill ace was shot down on April 19th 1943 after combat with Soviet fighters.  What happened to him after that is unclear.  Some sources say he was shot trying to escape a POW camp, others say he was seen alive in 1947. 

  

I scratch built the starboard fuel line which is missing on the Hasegawa kit.

I did the cockpit in Gunze RLM 66.  I added a set of Eduard seatbelts to spruce it up. I used Airscale decals or the instrument dials.  These work great.

  

I test fitted the pit to the fuselage.  It fits great.

 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:55 AM

Wow, I don’t know how you are able to do several WIP at one time, AMAZING!

Your friend Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 09, 2018 3:29 AM

Okay, Im hunting down those instrument decals!  I REALLY like that camo scheme.  Pit looks great.  Do you preshade the pit as well?  

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    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:34 PM

keavdog

Okay, Im hunting down those instrument decals! 

 

Ditto

 

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, February 09, 2018 3:47 PM

Great looking pit dog!

Too many models to build, not enough time in a day.

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    February, 2012
  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:30 AM
Thanks guys, Kdog, they aren’t hard to find. Sprue Brothers carries them. I think they are worth every penny, like Eduard and Montex masks.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Saturday, February 10, 2018 3:12 PM

More popcorn for this one. I just got the Tamiya 1/48 Me-109G last Monday. I’ll be using this as the gold standard

 On the bench 1/48 Heinkel He-219 Uhu.   Woo Hoo!

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    February, 2012
  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, February 19, 2018 3:16 AM

Thanks, I just grabbed that kit myself.  It's on my short list.  I'm still pondering the right scheme for it. I need something in a defense of the Reich scheme.

I decided I was stretching myself too thin and decided to bench the Spitfire for a while.  I want to get the 109s done first.  Anyways, I got this assembled without issue.  The engine cowls on don't fit that great, but it's nothing major.  I added the top hinge with styrene strip then added the door behind the pilot's head with styrene card.

I decided to try some new weathering techniques, similar to my recent Mk. V tank.  I wanted to show some chipping, so after I sprayed everything flat black, I sprayed down some Alclad Aluminum then AK worn effects in the areas I intend to chip, like the nose, prop and wing roots. 

I sprayed the areas supposed to be yellow then taped them off. I then used Mission Models RLM 76 underneath. I really like this paint.

 

It then got the RLM 75.  

Reference material on this plane is sketchy.  I found a profile that Techmod decals did that seems to indicate the standard 74/75 over 76 with a spotty white wash and some RLM 70 mixed in (below). This was good enough for me and I kind of like it.   

I started with the normal splinter camo pattern, by adding RLM 74  

I added the white wash with XF-2 Flat White cut with a touch of XF-19 Sky Grey. I did this free hand since this was field applied.  I decided to forego the 70 as it just looked to busy to me.  I'm pleased with how it turned out.

 

After a coat or two of Alclad Aqua Gloss, I put down the decals.  I still need to add the stencils.  

I wasn't thrilled with the worn effects fluid. Perhaps the Alclad was too smooth as the paint peeled right off under the taping in the silver areas. That's fine for a Japanese plane, but this was not the effect I was going for.  Now I know.  I will be trying the AK enamel washes soon.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Monday, February 19, 2018 8:22 AM

What a cool scheme inspite or your troubles it looks great.

 On the bench 1/48 Heinkel He-219 Uhu.   Woo Hoo!

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 19, 2018 8:37 AM

The paint looks great. The whitewash spots came out perfect. Beer

Too many models to build, not enough time in a day.

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