Bf-109G-2 Upgrade Set

Published: June 19th, 2017     
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Photoetch Set
Reviewed by: 
Floyd S. Werner, Jr, IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $19.95
Product / Stock #: 48913

Some things are just better in a scale thickness. Eduard has always provided some of the world leading photoetch. The Eduard 109s are some of the best kits out there of this iconic aircraft, but like other manufacturers, they are limited what they can do in plastic.

This fret of photo etch is designed to allow you to do a variety of options to improve your kit. The big things on the fret are the flaps and landing gear doors. Also included on the fret are the oil cooler exhaust, radio compartment, and lots of parts for the landing gear. Both the flaps and the landing gear doors are a very scaled thickness. The flaps will allow you to position your flaps in any position you so desire.

The radio compartment is a very nice addition if you want to open up the panel. It is interesting that this panel is slightly different than the one in the Brassin Radio Compartment set. This particular one has the area for the first aid kit. Which isn't on the Brassin set.

I wanted to use the flaps but I bent one of mine beyond recognition while building it. This was not a problem with the kit, but with the builder. I dropped the flap and bent it beyond use.

I did use the wheel well insert which is correct for the 109. This is one part of the kit that needed to be upgraded as the real airplane has cutouts that the kit did not really replicate very well. This PE part works exactly like the real thing. The fit of this part is perfect.

The oil cooler exhaust was easy to add as well. Simply use a razor saw to cut the sides and them using Dymo tape and scribing tool on the front of the flap. Once it is cut enough you can bend it off and replace it with the PE part. Then simply just add the PE part.

This set is a really nice addition to Eduard's superb Bf-109s. They don't require a lot of folding and bending so they are perfect for a beginning photo etch modeler. A great set for a great kit.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting directly from Eduard at www.eduard.com or at your local hobby shop or online retailer.

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