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1/48 Tamiya Bf 109 G-6 JG 77 (Reinert) Finished....
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:57 AM

I'm diving right back into this subject again.  I guess I'm a 109 junkie.  This is the first of two Bf 109 Gustavs.  I'm starting with the Tamiya G-6.

This one will be in the JG 77 "White 1" markings of Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert from the MTO in 1943.  Reinert was a 174 kill ace.

Since I just built one of these, I'm hoping it goes quick.  The cockpit is fantastic out of the box.  I just added some Eduard PE.  I'm still out of RLM 66 so I used XF-24 Dark Gray.  It looks close enough to me. 

 

  

I still hate the IP decals.  I should have used Airscale.  Next time.  

Fuselage closed up without issue...

 

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Posted by Greatmaker on Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:02 AM

Pit Master! Bow DownBow DownBow Down

 

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Posted by Rambo on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:02 PM
Beautiful as always lawdog

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:39 PM

Yes sir!  Looks excellent so far!

Chad

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:57 PM
Watching this

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:22 PM
Thanks Guys....glad to have you along.

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Posted by damouav on Friday, June 15, 2018 6:01 AM

The master at work!

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Posted by 1943Mike on Friday, June 15, 2018 11:16 AM

I have that kit in my stash. I'm also subscribed.

I wouldn't pass up a chance to have one of the best resources for building this kit anywhere!

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:32 PM
Thanks guys...glad to have you along..

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:36 AM

Excellent!  Will be following along.

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Posted by Chemteacher on Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:41 AM
Pit is awesome. Great job!

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Posted by TankerEasy on Saturday, June 23, 2018 5:26 AM

I have this kit in my wish list on mega hobby lol plan on doing it after I finish my british diorama (Albion 3 point refueler alongside a Spitfire).  Where did you get the *** pit details from?

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Posted by bvallot on Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:36 AM

Joe, I think Eduard has a support group for just such a thing. =] Great looking office. Your cockpits are always nice to see come together. Very deliberate. Very clean. 

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:17 AM

Lovely build so far Lawdog, very nice tidy build. I am subscribing to this as well, I have found that I have a new and perhaps repressed admiration for all 109's!. 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:52 PM

TankerEasy

Where did you get the *** pit details from?

 

Thanks for the kind words all.

 

Tanker, which details? Assuming you mean decals they came with the kit. 

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Posted by TankerEasy on Monday, July 09, 2018 6:42 AM

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I just noticed it bleeped out cockpit lol, yes where did you get the cockpit details from? or was that just part of the kit?

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, July 13, 2018 4:23 AM

TankerEasy

+

I just noticed it bleeped out cockpit lol, yes where did you get the cockpit details from? or was that just part of the kit?

 

Thanks guys...

Tanker, I don't know what bleeped out means, but other than the photoetch seatbelts, it's right from the box.  Thanks for stopping in.  

I've been away for awhile with life stuff, but I have been working on this (and the other 109) periodically.  Anyways, I had no issues whatsoever on assembly and was adding Montex masks in no time. 

 

Reinert's G-6 had a fairly standard 74/75 over 76 scheme.  Similiar to Steinhoff's that I recently built.  After adding all the masks, and black preshading, I used Mission Models RLM 76.  I do like this paint, but I'm running low on their thinner.  

Next I fired down the 75.   

I then taped off the typical splinter scheme and fired down the 74.  I did fade this color a bit with Mission Models Tan. I then removed the masks.  

The underside.  I did a bit of postshading...

After Alclad Aqua Gloss, I added the decals needed.  I had no issues.  

I then accented the panel lines with AK Dark Brown wash.  I'm really starting to love this stuff.

I wanted to add some streaking and grime aroud the engine.  I used AK Streaking Fluid Panzer Grey.  This takes practice but I'm happy with the results. 

  

I think this is about right.  Not too overboard but noticeable.

I should be wrapping this one up soon. 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, July 13, 2018 4:44 AM

Bow DownBow DownBow Down

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 13, 2018 9:59 AM

Another wonderful build. You are a machine with how well you constantly turn these out.

BK

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, July 13, 2018 5:35 PM

A mighty fine 109!  I’ve been in some kind of funk lately and haven’t mustered the motivation to finish what’s on my workbench. I’m glad to see your builds are wrapping up nicely. 

Chad

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On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, July 13, 2018 5:49 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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Posted by damouav on Friday, July 13, 2018 7:53 PM

Another build to behold.

Still poundering buying a vinyal cutter vs buying montex masks.

Your finishes are truly superb, well done for all round excellence.

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, July 14, 2018 2:27 AM

Out of the two 109’s built, which one was your favorite kit to build and, why?

Your friend, Toshi

P.S. Thank you in adanvaced!

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Posted by Chemteacher on Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:27 AM
Another outstanding build.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, July 16, 2018 8:58 PM

Toshi

Out of the two 109’s built, which one was your favorite kit to build and, why?

Your friend, Toshi

P.S. Thank you in adanvaced!

 

 

Thanks all. 

Toshi, I'll now seque into that topic. Since I was building this one and the Eduard kit together, I had full intentions of comparing them then telling you guys what I thought....the Pros and cons if you will.  I finished both last night and must say they are both great. Here's my take on them. 

1. Both kits are wonderfully engineered and well detailed.  They both put the old Hasegawa kit to shame.  I don't think Eduard missed a rivet.  Except for a few small details here and there, they are equal in these regards.  

2. Eduard gives you photoetch and canopy masks.  I like this feature with their Profipack kits.  Tamiya gives you decal seatbelts and decal instruments.  I suppose it's all preference. 

3.  Eduard was able open all the gun barrels but Tamiya couldn't do this?  I found this strange as they certainly have the technology to do this.  Perhaps it's to throw a bone to the aftermarket companies. That said, I used the Tamiya wing cannon pods on the Eduard kit because they were better detailed, but I used the Eduard's barrels themselves.  A bit of surgery.    

4.  I like the design of the Tamiya kit's landing gears as it's impossible to get the rake wrong. Not to say Eduard is bad, but Tamiya is fool proof.    

That's all I can think of.  I'm sure there's more that I forgot.  I see many more of each in my future.

Anyways, here's the finished Tamiya kit.  To recap its in the markings of of JG 77 Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert in the MTO circa late 1943.  Other than PE seatbelts, it's pretty much out of the box.  I used Mission Models paints and Montex masks for the main markings.  On this particular build the masks performed flawlessly (not so much on the G-2...see that thread).  For weathering I used AK Interactive enamel washes. 

Thanks for following...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, July 16, 2018 9:47 PM

Good job!!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, July 16, 2018 10:09 PM
Excellent build

Clint

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Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:28 AM
Thanks guys..

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