Bf-109F-2 Photo Etch Set

Published: August 30th, 2017     
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Eduard Package
Reviewed by: 
Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1:48
Company: Eduard
Price: $19.95
Product / Stock #: 48919

There are some cases where photo etch parts are more realistic than anything you can produce in plastic The scale thickness is just something you can't get in plastic When I think of photo etch I automatically think of Eduard They have been producing some of the world's best photo etch for years and they keep getting better.

This single brass fret is designed by Eduard for their Bf-109F-2 kit It could also be used on the F-4 The detail parts are the same for both versions.

There are parts of the Bf-109F that are distinctly different from the later G-6s The flap design was still evolving when the Friedrich was produced Their flaps had an additional boundary layer built into the upper flap This is not reproduced in the plastic parts, however, it is easily replicated in photo etch The flaps can then be positioned in any position instead of the usual down The toughest part of the entire set is folding the flap mechanism This will take some patience.

The other parts that are on this fret are designed for the landing gear and wheel well This is another case where the plastic has limitations The wheel well has cutouts that aren't reproduced on the kit plastic This is addressed with the inserts that replace the plastic part in the kit

Realistically thin landing gear covers are also provided An oil cooler flap is also provided to open that up slightly

Overall this set adds a lot of detail A word of caution though, if you use the Brassin pieces for the flaps and landing gear there is a lot of duplication with this set Sometimes that is good because you can choose the way that looks better to you If you don't invest in the Brassin sets this fret is a bargain There isn't a lot of complex folding, with the exception of the flap mechanism, so it is relatively easy to use The detail that the set adds is quite impressive Another great set from Eduard

  • Flaps Topside
    Flaps Topside
  • Wheel Wells
    Wheel Wells
  • Fret Set
    Fret Set