Eduard has released a new mold of the Bf-109G-2, with markings for versions including in the kit.
In the box is:
- 5 x light grey sprues
- 1 clear sprue
- 2 x decal sheet
- 1 mask sheet
- 1 photoetch detail set
- 1 instruction booklet
While you get 5 sprues, you also get plenty of unused (spare) parts, like 3 different propellers, different wheels, some weapons, different rudders, air intakes, oil coolers and even extra canopies, so you should be able to get some “extras” for other 109s in your collection.
All the sprues are extremely well molded with very little flash and great detail; the decals allow you to finish the aircraft in 5 different versions.
First is the construction of the cockpit which is well detailed and the Photo Etch helps a lot to make this a very impressive cockpit when complete.
Once the main cockpit is finished it’s time to join the fuselage halves. The fit is great! Next it’s on to the tail assembly. The construction is very simple and helps ensure the tail all aligns correctly but just keep checking it’s all looking good during the build.
Next up is the wing assembly which once again goes together well. The only issue I found during this stage was that part numbers 36, 35, 33 and 34 were slightly too wide so I had to file them to ensure a good fit.
The rest of the assembly is the undercarriage which is designed to install perfectly which is normally a problem with 109 models insuring the correct alignment and angle.
Finally the canopy which was masked using the included masks and external guns are install.
I decided to do the markings of Version E, which appealed most to me due to it being a not standard design of Camo.
Now for only moan about a wonderful kit, the decals had a few issues with some printing not being complete. I have never seen this before with Eduard kits of which I have built a lot and have always had the best decals. So I assume is a minor quality issue with this decal sheet only.
This was a fantastic kit and really fun to build. As we all know there are lots of Bf 109 kits on the market but Eduard do the very best ones.
Thanks go to Eduard for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.