I read somewhere that they were removed (not from this aircraft,I think it was the captured Bf109F that was tested by the RAF) but I can't find the reference anywhere. I don't know what the standard procedure was, if there was one.They certainly removed other equipment for investigation and presumably would have replaced it with ballast.
I think that one is PM639, Which i found in my searches, but then I found a colour profile of PE682. It would seem that the Germans were better pilots than they were navigators. If I have done the right one, the RAF aquired it after the pilot landed her in a field in Kent thinking he was safe and sound in France. Duh!
Too late I guess but you could have sprayed the outer roundel white, then put your transparent decals over that. Then it's just one circle to mask and spray, but I think the sprayed version looks better.
I'd go for this sort of colour. The Finnish chap is holding an MG151 from a Bf109,all 40 Kg of it. I think the other device you are referring to is the pitot tube.The last skinny section (furthest from the wing) was a bronze colour and could be electrically heated to prevent iceing.
Right: Bodges are touched up and the last bits and bobs painted.
Went for black for the guns, as my Gun metal is not very good freinds with paint brushes. PE682 is now sitting in the hanger, waiting for the first coat of clear to dry...so not much going on here until thats dried. Washes?
Oil paint and turpentine? Will Future survive that? its new to me so dont know what you can/cant get away with. And I dnt want to find out on my GB model!
I'm thinking black around engine cowl and panels, and dirty brown for the rest. Does that sound ok? I know nothing about weathering an aircraft!
I only use the Promodellers washes so I cannot really comment. On my spitfire, I used the Promodeller Dark Dirt wash overall which was then rubbed off so it only remained in the panel lines and other scribed detail, shows best on the underside pics as it is a lighter colour underneath. On the dark green areas on the topside where I thought that the Dark Dirt wasn't showing up enough, I ran a little Promodeller Black wash into the panel lines just to emphasise the detail.
I would have no idea how to use a paint type wash as I prefer the paint on and, when required, rub off of the clay based washes.