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TheChronicOne:
 ;D

WITH.... TOP SECRET PAINT JOB!  To be revealed in closing hours of the build.  :lol:

OK, check this out.... I was looking through all my kits for something either bagged or missing decals or some other affliction when I found this poor decapitated feller:




Found some decorations to make this stuff work:



Good to go!

OK, so, I have to come up with some bovine excrement to go with the plane and the paint job,  how it got where it is and came to look the way it does, and came up with a "Continental Gustav" theme. As a secondary sub theme and tie-in with another part of the story, also, the "Forgotten Gustav."  (this secondary theme will be explained at the same time as the paint job because it all ties in together.. it'll all make sense at that point... and "forgotten" will make sense and you'll see why it's important to the overall story! )

So, basically, in 1943 the Germans wanted some solid testing done on their tropical stuff and seeing how nothing like that environment was anywhere near Europe or N. Africa, they decided to "loan" some to Japan so they can use them in their conquest of SEA and adjoining area. Hot, humid, salt water all over the place, sand, and everything the glorious sub continent has to offer. Perfect place to test tropical equipment! 

Anyway... so a squadron of G6trops make their way from one side of Eurasia to the other only to have them all fall (in mint condition!!!) into the hands of the 14th Army (tie in). A bunch of Indian guys find the not all too well hidden airplanes and hand them over to the 3rd Tactical Air Force of the RAF SEACommand. 


This kit looks really easy to put together and that is what I wanted. I'm sure there'll be some sanding and stuff. I bet a great many of you have built this very kit in the past! I haven't built a 109 in 25 years. Not since I was about 10 years old when I built this one, and it was different company I do believe (came in a Testors boxing with 3 other WWII planes) :




Should be fun!



zenrat:
Mould for that one dates back to 1956.  That version released in 1973.
I'm pretty sure i've built one at some stage back in the dim mists of antiquity as have most of us probably.

TheChronicOne:

--- Quote from: zenrat on May 16, 2017, 02:31:54 am ---Mould for that one dates back to 1956.  That version released in 1973.
I'm pretty sure i've built one at some stage back in the dim mists of antiquity as have most of us probably.


--- End quote ---

Wow, 1956 huh!!  Here's the thing, the plastic all looks molded really well, not a lot of flash... Ive been test fitting and sanding a bit and the stuff seems to go together well... should be a cakewalk.

TheChronicOne:
OH BY THE WAY.... I know I can do this without but I imagine having access to the instructions for this could save me some time so if anyone has them scanned or knows where I can find them on the net, I'd appreciate it. I did a cursory web search yesterday but gave up a few minutes in as the research was far more interesting at the time.  ;D

zenrat:
Can't help you with that Brad C.  Sorry.  I only have the instructions from the newer version when they made a new tool.
Here's the original blister pack art though.

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