Construction
This is the Hasegawa 1/32 scale Bf 109G-4 in markings og 365 - 1 of 150 Gruppo Caccia Terrestre 365a Squadriglia (Wrk-Nr. 19566), Sycily, Sciacca airfield, June 1943 .  According to
Ali Straniere in Italia #1 Ten. Giuseppe Gianelli was the pilot.   The plane may have also been flown by Italian Ace Ugo Drago.

I started out the project hoping this would be a quick build, but it wasn't.   In altering the model I replaced the gun-barrels with Master metal ones, and HGW pilot seat-belts, both products are superb and I recommend each to all.    There were some minor things which i did scratch build mostly in the cockpit.   I finished the model in Life Color acrylics. Only white belt, wing tips, and tail cross were made with white base from Gunze. Weathering was performed using oil paints and pigments. Decals were quiet bad, thick and the Gigi-Tre-Osei emblem had a weird inaccurate blue color (I repainted it by hand) - next time I'll use
Stormo decals.

I built a base for taking pictures in landscape, when i'll do that i will also add the pics.   I hope to build some more 109s in italian colors in the future.

References:
Regia Aeronautica. The Italian Air Force 1923-1945 - An Operational History.
Ali Straniere in Italia No.1.
Monography of 109G from Kagero

Work in progress:
http://stormomagazine.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=1037

More pictures:
http://cholernemodele.blogspot.com
Specifications:
Aircraft:
Messerschmitt Bf.109G4
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt A. G.
Type: Fighter
Year: 1942
Engine: Damiler Benz DB 605A-1, 12-cylinder V, liquid-cooled 1,475hp
Wingspan: 32 ft 6 1/4 in (9.90m)
Length: 29ft 7 1/8 (8.84m)
Height: 8ft 2 in (2.49m)
Weight: 6,834lb (3,095 kg) (Loaded)
Maximum Speed: 406mph (653 km/h) at 28,540ft (8.700m)
Ceiling: 39,370ft (12,000m)
Range: 528miles (850km)
Armament: 2 13mm MG 131 MGs, 1 MG151/20 mm cannon
Crew: 1

Additional Images:
Hasegawa 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf.109 G-4
Italian Messerschmitts
by Jerzy Skakun
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The G-4 preceeded the G-3 on the production line, the Bf 109G-4 was identical to the G-3 except that it lacked pressurization. The G4/R3, the standard fighter, equipped with a 300 litre drop tank for extended range, was a large scale production model. The G-4 also was one of the two reconnaissance models of the Gustav series. Under the designation G4/R2 the engine mounted MG 151/20 was deleted and a Rb 50130 camera was installed in the fuselage behind the rear wing root. A 300 litre drop tank was normally carried. (F) 123 was known to have operated this version. The G-4/R-6 was the first extensively produced Gustav to use the 20MM MG 151/20 cannon in under wing gondolas. Units known to have been issued aircraft carrying this armament are JG 3, JG 27 and JG 53, all of which operated against USAAF Bomber formations. The extra punch that the pair of underwing 20MM cannons provided was vital if fatal damage was to be done to these "heavies".