Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14
by Anthony Manzoli
"Black 8"10./JG4 Oblt. Rolf Schlegal
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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
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
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2003 by Anthony Manzoli
Page Created 22 Decemebr, 2003
25 March, 2004
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