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Revell 1:32 Bf 109G-10 "Erla"

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  • From: Luxembourg
Revell 1:32 Bf 109G-10 "Erla"
Posted by LionOfLux on Monday, June 16, 2014 2:14 PM
So after having built the G-6, I thought I might as well get Hartmann's G-10 Erla. Both kits are basically the same so I think I'm prepared. Will probably get Barracuda's resin parts for small wing-bulges, as Hartmann's G-10 actually didn't have the large Kurf├╝rst-style ones. Revell's camo colors are wrong as well, but I think I know what I'm doing.

Started with the office floor. First time scratch-building straps, too...
As always I'm using VMC and paintbrushes.

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Posted by LionOfLux on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:21 AM
Here's the IP painted up...
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Posted by LionOfLux on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:34 AM
Sidewalls...
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Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:29 AM

Off to a great start!

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Posted by LionOfLux on Thursday, June 19, 2014 6:29 AM
Seatbelts (Eduard) arrived today. Shoulderstraps will only be installed at the very end when I install the canopy.

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Posted by LionOfLux on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:22 AM
Wings and fuselage mated today. All cowling seams filled/sanded/rescribed (badly ;-) )Also notice I beefed up the supercharger intake lip a bit. Now I need to wait for my Barracuda small-bulge wing parts to arrive.



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Posted by Matt12 on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:40 AM

love the cockpit

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Posted by Buckeye on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:40 AM

Looks great!  I just picked this kit up from my LHS last weekend.  Was more than disappointed with the color call outs.  I expected to see more than "T=mouse grey, matt."  I guess I will just use colors shown in the instructions of other kits I have built.

Will be following your build!

Mike

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Posted by LionOfLux on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:56 AM
Mike, if you're depicting Hartmann's mount it's 83 (or 82, the darker of the 2 greens) / 75 (grey-violet) / 76. Since no pictures of the belly exist, it is unknown if parts of the wing were bare metal. What is known though is that Hartmann's mount had the G-6 style small bulges on the wings (as well as the smaller tires), not the late G-6/K-4 ones as Revell provided. There's AM parts for it, luckily.
Eduard brassin G-6 legs could also be used, though I didn't bother this time.
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Posted by Rob S. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:20 PM

Very impressive build thus far..thanks for sharing!

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

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Posted by LionOfLux on Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:53 AM
Barracuda resin arrived today! :D
(Parts just posed in place, not yet glued)

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Posted by Buckeye on Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:42 AM

LionOfLux
Mike, if you're depicting Hartmann's mount it's 83 (or 82, the darker of the 2 greens) / 75 (grey-violet) / 76. Since no pictures of the belly exist, it is unknown if parts of the wing were bare metal. What is known though is that Hartmann's mount had the G-6 style small bulges on the wings (as well as the smaller tires), not the late G-6/K-4 ones as Revell provided. There's AM parts for it, luckily.
Eduard brassin G-6 legs could also be used, though I didn't bother this time.

I haven't decided which way to go yet but thanks for the info!!

Mike

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Posted by Matt12 on Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:11 PM

EatsWow2 centsi will give you 100$ if you teach me how to do it

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Posted by LionOfLux on Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:45 PM
Do what?
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Posted by Reasoned on Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:51 PM

A big old 109, ain't nothing better, the office looks great.  Looking at that canon breach sitting between the pilots legs, I'd bet that thing would give you a headache after a few rounds.  But then, I suspect it would be much preferable to the ache for the guy it's pointed at. Wink

Science is the pursiut of knowledge, faith is the pursuit of wisdom.  Peace be with you.

On the Tarmac: 1/48 Revell P-38

In the Hanger: A bunch of kits

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Posted by LionOfLux on Monday, June 30, 2014 10:03 AM
Quick update: resin parts installed. Had some gaps at the wingroot, difficult to fill/sand, but it's ok. "Primed" the bird with RLM 76 (Tamiya AS-5) now.



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Posted by LionOfLux on Thursday, July 3, 2014 7:48 AM
Starting to look like a proper 109 now...



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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 3, 2014 8:09 AM

Looking good! How did you do the mottling on the fuselage?

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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Posted by LionOfLux on Thursday, July 3, 2014 8:36 AM
With a small sponge. You know, the grey ones sometimes used in packaging.
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Posted by Matt12 on Friday, July 4, 2014 3:30 AM

haha, the cockpit looks definitely awesome buddy, however i see some nice rivets on the bottom but none on the top, how do you like the details on this kit? :)

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Posted by LionOfLux on Friday, July 4, 2014 8:07 AM
Well, Revell's 1:32 109s don't have rivets on the topside because they were sanded flush on the real birds. I like the overall detail on the kit but there's a few "wtf"-moments: on the cowling, some assembly subparts are cut like just a mm away from an existing panel-line. Instead of just cutting parts along those, they make you fill, sand and rescribe lost detail for what? Other than that, the fit is wonderful and the cockpit detailed (apart from the moulded-on seatbelts which don't look good and need sanding)
I made a custom opening where the spinner goes so I can install the exhaust stacks after painting using tweezers. I hate to pint around installed exhausts pipes. But at that price, buying this kit is a no-brainer! Throw in some AM seatbelts and maybe the bronze legs from Eduard ( and if you do Hartmann's plane, you need the AM parts with the small bulges) and you have a perfect G-10.
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Posted by Matt12 on Sunday, July 6, 2014 7:55 AM

thanks for the info, actually i have Revell 1:32 spitfire Mk22 (the old one) and i should say i really dont like the details so much. however it seems the new one (which is Mk2 as far as i remember) is much better.

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Posted by LionOfLux on Monday, July 7, 2014 6:24 AM
Far from done... but already looking like a proper G-10. Currently doing decals...

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Posted by Buckeye on Monday, July 7, 2014 11:26 AM

Looking good!

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Posted by LionOfLux on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 8:47 AM
One side decals done...

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:51 PM

This Gustav is beautiful Lion.  I look forward to the finished product.  

Joe

 "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 Buckeye on Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:31 AM

Looking good, love the mottling.

Mike

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Posted by LionOfLux on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:41 AM
Some more work done. Getting there slowly...


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Posted by FlyItLikeYouStoleIt on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:45 AM

Sir, that finish is outstanding!!  It's absolutely perfect! Truly top-shelf quality work.

Bill.

On the bench:  Lindberg 1/32 scale 1934 Ford Coupe and a few rescue projects.

In queue:  Tamiya 1/35 Quad Tractor or a scratch build project.

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Posted by Reasoned on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:41 AM

I'm digging it!

Science is the pursiut of knowledge, faith is the pursuit of wisdom.  Peace be with you.

On the Tarmac: 1/48 Revell P-38

In the Hanger: A bunch of kits

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