1/48 Fujimi Bf-109 G14 “Peterle”

Gallery Article by Ettore Giordano on July 23 2003


I made this kit seven years ago; I thought of all pilots which weren’t famous but died in their flying machines defending a right or wrong ideal.

This is the  Me 109 G14 ASC flown by Oblt.Ernst Scheufele in 1944 with 14./JG44. Main characteristic of the markings was the pilot's girlfriend's name on right of fuselage: “Peterle.” and black 13 always on two side of fuselage.


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The kit is a Fujimi 1/48: good plastic and very simple to cut and work. I made this kit out of the box and only with some Eduard photoetched, a bit of putty and much patience about cockpit assembling and particulars building; no problem during assembly and no large use of putty and sandpaper. I only used it to start n° 800/1000/1200 and 1400.  

The  camouflage is standard three gray tone: RLM 75-74-76 with some blotches of RLM 70 on the fuselage. I started with   HU 40 Pale gray as primer and after one day I given standard gunze German colors tones.  

After decalling was done, flat clear cote and washing with oil colors and I glued all exterior pieces: landing gear, canopy, spinner and antenna cable; for it I do not use thin fishing line but I draw fuse sprue with a nail. The result is a line very very thin as hair.

Ettore Giordano


Photos and text © by Ettore Giordano