Bf-109G Control Surfaces

Published: June 9th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1:48
Company: Eduard
Price: $12.95
Product / Stock #: 648 310

Packaged in the typical Brassin blister pack are seven pieces of perfect light grey resin and a single fret of photo etch.Instructions are included that show all the parts and how they are to be added.

The rudder, elevators, and ailerons with their mass weights are the resin pieces. The flight controls feature some stitching detail that is nicely done.

The modeler has to add the photo etch trim tabs to the control surfaces. Interestingly, the rudder and elevators have the trim tabs molded on so if you decide not to use the molded on trim tabs you have to remove them. The instructions are pretty straight-forward. The control surfaces are direct replacements for the kit parts.

If you want to articulate the surfaces, like I wanted to do, you will have to remove the molded on tabs and flush mount the control surfaces.

This set is designed for any of the Gustav series, but I have to be honest, I can't tell a difference between this set and the one designed for the Friedrich.

The set is easy enough to use and features restrained detail on the surfaces. They will improve the look of the model.

Highly recommended

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

  • Eduard package contents
    Eduard package contents
  • Ailerons without mass weight
    Ailerons without mass weight
  • Painted aileron
    Painted aileron
  • Painted aileron, compared - kit-left, Eduard-right
    Painted aileron, compared - kit-left, Eduard-right
  • Painted elevators, compared - kit-left, Eduard-right
    Painted elevators, compared - kit-left, Eduard-right
  • Picture of the elevators on a real Bf-109
    Picture of the elevators on a real Bf-109
  • Rudders and elevators painted and weathered
    Rudders and elevators painted and weathered
  • Rudders and elevators unpainted
    Rudders and elevators unpainted
  • Unpainted rudders and elevators - Eduard parts left, kit parts rigth
    Unpainted rudders and elevators - Eduard parts left, kit parts rigth
  • Unpainted rudders and elevators - Eduard (left) and Kit (right)
    Unpainted rudders and elevators - Eduard (left) and Kit (right)