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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14

by Anthony Manzoli

 

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14
"Black 8"10./JG4 Oblt. Rolf Schlegal

 


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14Trop is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

This is 1/48 scale Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 which I painted and marked as "Black 8" of 10./JG4, piloted by: Oblt. Rolf Schlegal late in 1944.  

Additions to the model include Eduard's Zoom Bf 109G interior detail set. This adds the photo-etched parts and an acetate instrument panel.  I also added brake lines to the main gear legs, plus True Details weighted wheels.  Antenna wire is made from synthetic invisible thread.  The only discrepancy on this kit is the lack of the battery box behind the canopy head rest.  I chose to leave it as it is.  

 

 

I painted my model using Tamiya and Gunze acrylics. 

All panel lines were pre-shaded with dark grey, followed with RLM 76, 74 and 75, the camouflage was done freehanded. Once the camouflage and underwings were dry, I masked the wheel wells, the lower cowling, and fuselage and painted the black and white RV bands, the yellow identification, and the wheel wells. 

With all the painting just about done, I allowed the kit to dry overnight before applying a few thin coats of Pascoes Long Life for the gloss coat.  The Pascoes goes on very thin and dries quickly. I applied it using a soft synthetic bristle flat brush.   It's good to allow the acrylic sealer to dry for 24 hours before decaling because the setting solution can cause the acrylic sealer to become soft and turn white. 

 

 

The decals are from Eagle Cals sheet #44 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14s. The decals go on very easily, but take care not to tear them. I use Micro Scale's Micro Set and Micro Sol.  In Unison these do a great job on decals.  After the decals were on and dry, I applied the matte coat which removes the gloss of the floor sealer.  This gives both the paint and the decals a more realistic appearance.  

  

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2003 by Anthony Manzoli
Page Created 22 Decemebr, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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