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Beany's late Revell 1/32 Bf 109G Gustav
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PostPosted: April 8th, 2017, 7:09 am 
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The reason I say late in the title is that I first bought this kit over 40 years ago having fallen in love with
the box art and saving my paper round money for ages until I could afford it, only to get it home and find
the decals were missing. On returning it, there were no more in stock so I ended up with a different kit
altogether (can't remember what now though).
So, last week at Cosford I saw this second hand one and had to have it again knowing that this GB was in
progress.
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Revell give it a generic title of Bf109G "Gustav" but the gun fairing bulges and decals for a JG54 "Grunherz"
suggest this is a G-6 which I shall therefore finish in the marking of the unit commander, Hannes Trautloft
as seen in this graphic:
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I checked that the kit was complete before buying it. Some parts are off the runners but otherwise she
looked good to go. I may give the decals a coat of decal film or two, considering their age.
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First to go together is the five piece engine with 2 exhaust stubs added, and then the two parts that make
up Hannes himself.
I was always delighted with the engines provided in the Revell 1/32 planes as a child - so much added detail
seemed quite exciting for someone whose staple diet was Airfix 1/72 bagged kits.
You can also see the amount of flash present, and that every part needed seam lines scrapping off - quite time
consuming not to mention messy :shock:
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All parts now cut from the runners and cleaning up of seams in progress.
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Larger parts being glued together. It was at this point I knocked over a new bottle of Tamiya Extra Thin glue
and had to evacuate the room after cleaning up the spill to avoid being overcome by fumes. My wife was quite
delighted when I suggested we quickly go out for lunch, and fortunately the stink had cleared by the time we
got back!
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The gun fairing bulges - notches in the fuselage sides and top panels have to be opened up to accommodate the
locating lugs on these four pieces.
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Next step will be painting, using the normal RLM02 and RLM66 equivalent for cockpit and wheel bays etc.
Thoroughly enjoying this build so far.

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Beany's late Revell 1/32 Bf 109G Gustav
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PostPosted: April 8th, 2017, 10:29 am 
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It'll be interesting to see how this compares to the new tool equivalent I'm building; you're already ahead on points for having an engine!

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