Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Academy Bf 109 G-14 in 72nd scale



This is the quite neat (miles better than their 'Emil') Academy Bf 109 Gustav in 72nd scale. In the markings of the Luftwaffe's leading ace Hartmann as JG 53 Gruppenkommandeur during February 1945. There are a couple of images that show some sort of 'grey' overspray around the cockpit and wing area which if it covers the entire airframe would resemble this 'spider's web' finish, although most modellers don't bother portraying it.



Below; BPK archive shot of the real machine, dated 20 February 1945. There's some sort of over-sprayed pattern there, note the wing area - but do a google image search and there's not a single modeller out there (even of the Fujimi kit) who has attempted to reproduce it! No antenna mast either (AFAIK), the aerial attaches to the fuselage directly behind the canopy..


2 comments:

  1. The spider's web pattern you recreated is remarkable in 1/72 scale. I have been spraying more than a few 3x5 cards to practice more precise airbrush control. Your model gives me some inspration. Best regards, Matt

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  2. thanks Matt, kind of you to say so. I'm not sure that this was the final 'attempt' though..watch out for paint on the tip as well, it accumulates pretty quickly and can ruin everything..

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