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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:46 AM GMT+7
Just in time for the release of Eduard's new Bf 109F-4, here's a look at their recent Gustav. Extensively re-worked after the problems with their first release, Eduard's Bf 109G kits are superb kits.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
alpha_tango
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 08:29 AM GMT+7
YES, finally something finished!!

Congratulation... hope you had some fun!

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 08:48 AM GMT+7
Rowan,
Thank you for bringing my favorite plane and this beautiful kit to life. It looks fantastic!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 09:17 AM GMT+7
Great build Rowan and one to be proud of, just hope we don't have to wait 6 years for the next one.

:)
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 09:18 AM GMT+7
Rowan, beautiful -109. Your finish and weathering in really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes,

Ian
rdt1953
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:01 AM GMT+7
Rowan - beautiful job - thanks for sharing !
rochaped
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:48 AM GMT+7
Nice Gustav Rowan, it's a beauty

Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:57 AM GMT+7
Cheers everyone

Ironically, after it having sat unfinished for so long, it turned into a rush to get the Gustav ready for this weekend's update and there are a couple of areas I'd like to have a fresh tinker with. But it'd probably be wiser to call it "done" and move on to something else. Hopefully it won't be another 6 years before my next Feature.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
Great work Rowan, and about time too for a finished kit.
Hopefully this will encourage you to finish more, as it would be a shame to waste your talent.
Andy
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:58 AM GMT+7
Rowan,
Impressive to say the least. 6 years from feature to feature, but the end results make the wait worth while.

Truly an outstanding camo paint scheme, and that spinner with the red spiral came out absolutely perfect.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 01:02 PM GMT+7
Rowan
Great job on the build and paint, love how it turned out.
Doug
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 05:51 PM GMT+7
Very nicely done Rowan, that just might be the scheme I now choose for my 1/32 scale kit as this looks so impressive
chrispap
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:33 PM GMT+7
This was an excellent model from an excellent modeler. Best wishes!
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:14 AM GMT+7
Beautifully done Gustav, Rowan! Did you paint the spinner spiral or is it a decal?
2 years ago I've build Eduard's first G-6 release and I can only confirm what you said about the fitting. In fact the little scale difference doesn't matter to me. Looking forward to see the rest of the bunch ....

Torsten
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 02:18 AM GMT+7
Absolutely nicely done Rowan!
Very well done work and paint; scheme/camo looks great.
Thank`s for sharing , Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 08:12 AM GMT+7
Hi again

Thank you all for your kind and generous comments. I really appreciate them. I know a completed kit with my name against it is a rare bird these days ( ), but I'm genuinely knocked out by the response. I really must finish builds more often!

A couple of you have mentioned the spinner spiral. It's the kit decal, applied without any setting solution. I actually did use Mr Softener on the first few decals that I applied, but soon realised that it was superfluous - the Gustav's decals snuggled down beautifully without any help (witness the rivets on the spiral).

To be honest, I was rather leary of the spinner spiral after my experience with the one in Eduard's Fw 190D . I just could not make that work and ended up scrapping and replacing it. But this one followed the contours perfectly and was a cinch to apply. The only way it could have been improved for me would have been if it had been designed as the red spiral - as it is, the white is faintly translucent. That wouldn't really be an issue if there wasn't a white section of paintwork on the spinner's base-plate to highlight the difference. That's one of the points I'd like to tweak someday in order to get a better match.

Thanks again and all the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 08:51 AM GMT+7
Rowan you've made me feel like buying one! Naughty boy!
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 05:20 AM GMT+7
Cheers Jean

It would look absolutely awesome in your hands!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 05:03 AM GMT+7

Hi Rowan

..that's wonderful!

I must admit I felt a bit 'cheated' with the 'original' Eduard Gustav -especially having acquired four - but having built one I can readily agree that they're pretty decent, in fact the surface detail is stunning, so the 'new' new tool must be superb. Certainly looks it in your hands..

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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 10:31 PM GMT+7
Many thanks Neil

Yes, Eduard's original version still builds into a fine looking beastie, despite the furore that followed its release. I've still got one in its box and another 80% finished and, to be honest, I think they'll look very nice - although rivet counters would probably tear holes in them.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 04:23 AM GMT+7
This is absolutely beautiful work Rowan.
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 02:56 PM GMT+7
This is gorgeous work indeed, Rowan. I especially appreciate the in-progress pics!