Messerschmitt Bf 109G Gun Barrels

Published: November 23rd, 2016     
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Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb - IPMS# 40925
Price: $3.54
Product / Stock #: 1:48
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Aires Messerschmitt Bf 109G Gun Barrels for the 1/48 Eduard 109G series of kits. One of the first things to notice with this product is the excellent presentation of the packaging with the sealed flap on the back of package to allow for easy access to parts.

The molding on the resin gun barrels is excellent and they come off of the resin block with little effort. You receive 2 sets in the packaging, one set is of the MG 151/20MM canon that was used on the Bf109G. The G series 109 was designed to accept a variety of field conversion sets that allowed the changes to be made in the field. These were numbered from R-1 to R-7 with the MG 151/20MM canon under each wing being labeled R-6. These barrels make a good addition to the Eduard 109G series although there is not much difference in the look of both the resin and the one provided in the kit.

The other set of barrels that are included with this set is the 13MM MG 131 that was mounted in the cowling of the Bf109G. The MG 131 barrels are a great addition to the ones that are supplied with the Eduard kit with some additional detail including great representation of the barrel jacket.

Whether you are using the under-wing canon barrels, the cowling barrels, or both these are some nicely done aftermarket pieces at a reasonable price. I would like to thank Aires for a great product and IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this item.

  • Product on casting block.
    Product on casting block.
  • Product mounted in aircraft cowling (middle-top).
    Product mounted in aircraft cowling (middle-top).
  • Aires resin part (left) versus kit part (right).
    Aires resin part (left) versus kit part (right).

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