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PostSubject: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:30 pm

I'm working on a long-term project (which doesn't mean it'll ever be completed).  I wanna build aircraft representing losses suffered by the 12 Luftwaffe groups flying 109s and 190s during Operation Bodenplatte.  

Using a lot of info and research but especially these two:



I do not have a stock kit of the G-14/AS but research tells me I can smoosh together one from a G-10 kit and a G-14 kit.  I believe I have found what I need in these two to make one:




I need:

-- streamlined fuselage machine gun bulges  (G-10 kit)
--  Tall fin/ rudder assembly  (Both kits, I'll stick with the G-10 kit)
--  SMALL tire bulges on the tops of the wings  (G-14 kit)
--  Erla canopy  (Both kits have it)
--  Long or short tailwheel assembly  (G-14 long, G-10 short)

The "Bodenplatte" book has an AMAZING set of appendices at the end, my favorite being Appendix 3 with German losses on the day.  It includes aircraft type, each aircraft's serial number (where known), aircraft ID (ex. Black 3, White 11, etc.), pilots' names, crash location, cause of loss... incredible and extremely valuable for modelers.

The other book has outstanding information and beautiful profile paintings for color ideas.  I say ideas because I have found minor discrepancies with possible/ probable paint color identifications.  But using this book I can easily figure out, with enough probability towards accuracy, proper and appealing paint/ camo schemes.

I'm leaning toward a JG/53 plane (I just always liked this Gruppe over the years).  And even with NO actual pictures of the G-14/AS I'm doing it's a lot of fun kitbashing and painting based on my research; accurate, flawed or otherwise it's all on me.


Ken


P.S.  Geoff, I'm gonna copy this to ARC and see if I get any of the respect they forgot to show you with your Dora.  But I post here first because you're cool.  Almost as cool as me. flower
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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:32 pm

Oh, one other thing:

the wing fits PERFECTLY to the fuselage during dry fitting.

I mean... perfectly. cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:15 am

Cheers Ken, you're the man Cool I will very surely follow this one with more than just passing curiosity, I think by now you that Gerry planes are my weakness. Cheers and good luck lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:55 am

Man, life keeps you busy. This is all I've been able to do in about a month.  Might go a little quicker now.




This is sad.


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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:41 am

Some good progress Ken, keep 'em coming Bro...... clown

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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:57 pm

Looking good! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:10 am

Away too long... where am I?

Kit assembly, wheel bulges added, Quickboost cowl MGs:


Access port filled, leaving proper port below:


Ready for priming:



And primed:



I'm going with Tamiya mixes I've seen numerous times and I've tried with excellent results.  My plane is of a production block that could have been painted with the nebulous color referred to as RLM84 but the profile I'm sorta kinda following has standard RLM76 so I'm going with that.  Here's what will make that color:


Then for the topsides the RLM75 will be these two mixed:


And my RLM82 will be one of these four:  (I'm leaning toward the XF-58 but the actual paint, not the cap, of the XF-5 looks real good too)



Not yet decided on which particular A/C but definitely JG/53.  Have some extra decals so I just have to make up my mind:


Brand new airbrush AND compressor ready for paint.  Wish me luck. geek


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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:22 am

Some good scratching there Bro, get some colour on her with that new spraying kit!

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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:09 pm

great work, can you source the Gunze/Mr Hobby acrylic paints? I use them for my paintwork and once you try them you will never use anything else.




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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:28 am

About to begin the homestretch:

Fuselage and bottom painted RLM76, with the metal panels left unpainted:



Topside colors RLM75 and RLM82 sprayed and faded:





And the markings.  Haven't decided which among three A/C to do, but it's only my choice of side number.



Fuselage cross fill is RLM75 whereas a darker color was more usual.  I'm going off a profile painting that looked pretty accurate to me.  And I still have to paint the standard RLM82 blotches on the tail/ rudder assembly.  Since I'm building a plane (one marking or another) of a II/JG53, I need to figure out the Gruppe marking on the black RVD band.  I may do "Black 3" so I gotta use a white-outlined black horizontal bar, and a white-outlined numeral.  That's what I'm thinking, anyway.


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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:32 am

Great going Ken, nice fading on the colours there.

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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:55 pm

All done.

Me 109G-14/AS
Werk. Nmr. 785813
Black 3
5./JG 53

Shot down by AAA over Metz, France during Operation Bodenplatte, 01 JAN 45.
Pilot Fahnenjunker Oberfeldwebel Opitz baled out and was taken POW.

I built this almost completely on speculation as to how an aircraft of this type and from this Geschwader should have appeared at this time.








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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:30 am

Er.....long term project Suspect Started 27 September - ended 4 January Shocked Outstanding finish Ken, that looks so end-of-war German 109, very cool job buddy. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:24 pm

Thanks Geoff. Smile

The long term project was to be all 12 different 109s and 190s. So it's one down cheers and eleven to go. pale

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PostSubject: Re: Me 109G-14/AS 1/48th kitbash   Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:48 am

OK gotcha!

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