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1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109 G-2/R6 JG 5 (Muller) FINISHED

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  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Parma, Ohio
1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109 G-2/R6 JG 5 (Muller) FINISHED
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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  • 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

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Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

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  • 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?  

Thanks,

John

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  • 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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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, February 09, 2018 3:47 PM

Great looking pit dog!

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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"

 

 

 

 

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  • 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

 

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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"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Greatmaker on Monday, February 19, 2018 8:22 AM

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

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 19, 2018 8:37 AM

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

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Monday, February 19, 2018 11:53 AM

Great work!

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Posted by sanderson_91 on Monday, February 19, 2018 6:33 PM

I love the camo Joe!  How do you like the MissionModels paint?

steve

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, February 19, 2018 9:00 PM

Camo looks superb!  How does the MM paint stack up to other brands?  

Chad

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On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Monday, February 19, 2018 11:16 PM

Joe, glad to see you found Mission Models paint. I love it so far (used it on my Spitfire), but I do have a bit of a warning. The primer is nearly impossible to clean up. Paint seems to dry, then is removed by flaking rather than dissolving. I haven’t found a suitable thinner to clean it with, Mission Models included. I’d much rather use Alclad primer.

The plane is visually very interesting. Not something you see everyday!

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  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, February 26, 2018 8:08 PM

Thanks guys...

I like MM, particularly the RLM stuff, but still prefer Tamiya and Gunze. I've yet to try MM's primer. I'm happy with Alclad's grey primer and have had no reason to switch.  Maybe with Tamiya's release of their new 109 G-6 they will come out with the RLM specific colors.   

Well, I spent the last few days finishing this turkey up.  You may recall that I wanted to try some of the same weathering techniques that I used on my MK V tank.  This would involve the AK interactive washes.  I did like the brown wash in the panel lines but had mixed feelings on the streaking. I thought it looked good on the lower cowl and underside, but it didn't look right on the fuselage and wings.  I ended up taking most of it off.  Maybe I just need to experiment more with other colors.  I had the Dark Brown for Green Vehicles and Streaking for Panzer Grey.  I was much happier with how it turned out on this one than on the F-4. It's safe to say I won't be parting with my Flory washes just yet. 

 

So here's the finished pics.  To recap, It's the good old Hasegawa kit done mostly out of the box with some scratch building here and there. I added the cockpit fuel line and luggage door.  I robbed a G-6 kit in the stash for the cannon pods then made the barrels out of brass tubing.  This was also my first attempt at a white-wash and must say I was pleased with how it turned out. 

The plane is in the JG 5 markings of 94 kill ace Rudolph Muller on the Eastern front in early 1943.   

 

 Thanks for following...now back to that Spit..

 "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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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 3:46 AM

Stellar finish!!!  I love how you did the camoflauge.  What an excellent finish! 

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

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

 

 

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  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:32 AM

Really cool scheme done to perfection!

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:21 PM

Beautiful model and fantastic looking base! Beer

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Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 2:04 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys....

 "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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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, March 03, 2018 6:13 PM

A distinctly Lawdog completed build - as near perfection as one could ask.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 03, 2018 7:20 PM

Beautifully weathered.  Looks fantastic as always!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, March 03, 2018 7:34 PM
Thanks guys....

 "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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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, March 03, 2018 7:38 PM

OK, count me in! Great camo, you win. Geeked

Max

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  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:39 PM
Thanks Max

 "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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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:47 PM

Turned out great!  I reallly like the scheme. 

Thanks,

John

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