Here is my Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 in 1/32 scale.
The conversion was quite straightforward as this aircraft
displayed a number of later features, including a G-6-style tail
wheel. The basic kit was Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Bf 109G-4.
MDC's beautiful resin cockpit was combined with Aires' colour
photo-etched harnesses in the front office. Both of these are
fantastic accessories that add a great deal to the model.
MDC's riveting tool was used to add structural detail to the
The kit was a joy to build, and quick too. The only area that
needed special attention was the join between the gun deck and the
engine cowl. This area was carefully filled with Milliput on both
sides and sanded flat.
I also installed Cutting Edge's exterior detail set (which
included new hollowed-out exhausts and separate control surfaces),
Eagle-Editions replacement spinner, MDC's tail wheel assembly,
rebuilt the gun troughs using plastic card and added details to the
interior of the canopy.
The model was finished using the Testor Aztek airbrush fitted
with the "Fine" Tan coloured tip.
The canopy was masked, inside and out, with Montex Model Club
masks. In this scale the inside of the canopy frames are very
obvious, so the interior canopy masks are welcome.
Decals are sourced from MDC's sheet number 32007.
The final coat was Polly Scale Flat, which delivers an attractive
and robust finish to the completed model.
Construction and painting of this model will be fully described
in the forthcoming Osprey Modelling title, "Modelling the
Messerschmitt Bf 109 Part Two".