1/32 Bf 109G-6
By Allan Buttrick
- Builders own resin cast propeller blades from own master.
- Propeller spinner reshaped for correct cannon opening cannon barrel from machined brass.
- Engine plumbed and wired with brass and copper wire. Additional engine fittings from scratch and parts from Edward detail set.
- Reworked machine gun from spares box.
- Exhaust shrouding from sheet brass.
- Engine cover from kit but sanded to scale thickness and cut open with inside of cover detailed with stretched sprue.
- Bottom engine cowling and oil cooler scoop reshaped to correct configuration with resin and putty.
- Engine panel lines correction and rescribed.
- Cockpit is Edwuard detail set with Revi gun sight from scratch. Reflectors are from cut slide-cover glass.
- Canopy is builders own master carved to correct shape and Vac-u-formed with sheet butyrate. Center section is folded and glued butyrate.
- All landing flaps were cut open and repositioned. Eduard detail used again.
- Wheel wells Edwuard detail with builder's own main wing spar from sheet styrene and wing ribs visible inside wing from same material.
- Wiring and hydraulics visible in wheel well from brass and copper wire.
- Landing gear cut and repositioned in correct angle and correct stance.
- 300 Ltr. Type D drop tank resin copied from Hasegawa 190. All surface detail and rivets removed and rescribed to correct depth. Dents in tank added at this time.
- Pitot tube from steel wire.
- Tailwheel from spares box. Tailwheel mechanism reshaped kit part and detailed with sheet styrene.
- Decals from Super Scale International and Eagle Strike Productions
- All paints Testors enamels. Aircraft weathered with airbrush, dry brush and pencil.
- Grass stuck in wheels is from old artist brush.
© Allan Buttrick
This article was published on Friday, September 27 2013; Last modified on Saturday, May 14 2016