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    Art Showcase: Messerschmitt ME 109 G

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Art Showcase: Messerschmitt ME 109 G - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. This is my Messerschmitt ME 109G, as in Gustav, uh, 1944. I painted it in Adolf Galland's 1944 colors. I guess the plane after this one was the ME262. I believe Adolf Galland went on to fly the first German jet. But I have a mannequin inside, and smoking the cigar. Adolf Galland traditionally smoked cigars. Mickey Mouse on the side of the plane, smoking a cigar. Musket in 1 hand, hatchet in the other. So basically, this is full size. It is 32 foot wingspan, 30 feet long. It is got the 3 blade propeller. Behind the propeller, I got the traditional model A Ford wheel welded in. You cannot see it, it just works out that way. My manifold is actually the top rail, from, the top cap from an above ground swimming pool. And the inserts in the manifold are the vertical supports. The wheel wells, I made from 45 gallon barrels. The tops and bottoms from 45 gallon barrels. I picked up some Pontiac wheels. They were the right size, I figured they will do the job, they will work. We have cannons in the wings. We have, uh, 2 machine guns, machine gun troughs up top. And we have a 30 millimeter cannon that, that shoots out the center. So this is actually the top from a propane cylinder. So I get a lot of mileage out of propane cylinders, and model A Ford wheels. And I skinned it in the sheet metal from the above ground swimming pools. So it took me about 14 months to build this plane. So I am getting a little quicker.