3rd place in online competition at Facebook Eduard Model Builders Group
Built by Mitko Mitkov
Years ago, when the first Eduard 1/48 scale kit Bf 109G-6 with catalog number 8268 came out, I immediately bought it. I was still a novice modeler and
made many mistakes at work, especially when painting. This was my first use of an airbrush and the result was not at all impressive. Over the years, I've
made a lot of your G-2 and G-6 models, leaving me with a lot of unused details. At one point, I wondered if I could remake an already made G-6 using these
details, as well as the huge variety of resin and PE parts you produce. From the Profipack Bf 109G-2 I have some wings left, suitable for G-6. This, as well
as the use of BIG SIN set Bf 109G-6 ADVANCED (cat. no. SIN64824) solved the problem with the accuracy of the dimensions of this model. In general, from
the original set I used only the fuselage and the horizontal stabilizer. Although the additional accessories are sized for the new G-6 models, which have the
correct geometric proportions, they miraculously fit the old kit as well. It was a lot of cutting and sawing, and the most annoying thing was removing the old
paint. In the process, I decided to recreate a different model - a late G-6 with a high wooden stabilizer and semi-retractable wheel stands, raised on jacks.
In fact, I recreated the machine of Lieutenant Boris Damev from the 6th Fighter Regiment, Air Force of the Kingdom of Bulgaria, in the summer of 1944. The
coloring is RLM 74/75/76, with light gray spots on the fuselage, as the paints are by Mr. Hobby. The camouflage is painted with a free hand, and the identification signs are painted with patterns. Working on the model was a great challenge, and it gave me great pleasure. The end result even surprised me.
INFO Eduard - April 2021