Greetings! This is my 1/48 scale Academy Bf 109G-14. The model is built as the mount of Mario Bellegambi.   Its a kit that almost made it to the trash pile! Now, I must say that I have built Academy kits before, and they are  a very enjoyable build, but nothing seemed to fit properly on this one. The easiest part of it was cutting the fuselage to accept the larger G-14 type tail .  The only aftermarket parts used were the markings, other than that it is built straight out of the box. Paints are Model Master RLM 83, 75, 74, & 76.

The markings are from the superb
Stormo! Decals Italian Bf 109 Aces – Part II Regia Aeronautica  & ANR Sheet  #48-005. I can’t say enough about these decals, they work beautifully! Weathering was accomplished using a mechanical pencil for panel lines, artists pastel chalks, & a silver artists pencil for chipping effects.

Happy Modeling!

Monterey, California
Messerschmitt Bf.109G14
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 ½ 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:
Academy 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf.109 G14
Italian Aces Mount - Mario Bellagambi
by Mathias Conrad
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June, 2011
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Following the Italian Armistice in late 1943, and after losing its production facilites for the Series 5 fighters, the RSI/ANR command turned to its German Ally for fighters. Although inferior to the Reggiane Re.2005, Fiat G.55 and the MC.205V, the Bf.109 was readily available in plentiful numbers and was used by both the RA and the ANR with some success.