Here is my Hobbycraft Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 in 1/48 scale.
The Hobbycraft kit was enhanced with parts left over from an
earlier build of a Hasegawa Bf 109G. Hasegawa's detail parts are far
superior to those in the Hobbycraft kit, although the Hobbycraft
basic shapes are quite alright.
Some of the Hasegawa parts used include the cowl deck, the
windscreen and Erla hood, cowl gun bulges and supercharger intake.
Some alterations to Hobbycraft's fuselage was required before the
installation of the gun deck and windscreen.
The Eagle Editions spinner was also employed.
Markings were scrounged from various sources including an old
Aeromaster sheet, with national markings and stencils from EagleCals.
The model was finished using the Testor Aztek A470 airbrush fitted
with the "Fine" Tan coloured tip.
These markings represent a JG 53 machine that was loaned to JG
300 as a Wilde Sau during 1944, hence the apparent mismatch between
the Geschwader emblem and the RV band.
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".