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Bf 109G-4 ProfiPACK

EDUARD

Kit No: 82117

Scale: 1/48

Type: Injection Moulded Plastic

Manufacturer: Eduard www.eduard.com

There seems to be a philosophy over at Eduard of pick an aircraft type, make a great kit, and explore as many variants as possible. This has served them well over the years and here we have the latest gap filler in their fine 1/48 range of 109s. Although the early G variants differed little from the F series, for Luftwaffe obsessives this is a nice addition, especially with the inclusion of Foreign Service decals.

If you’ve built any Eduard 109 before then the cockpit construction will be very familiar, of a main floor on which the seat, column, pedals etc. all sit beautifully. The trim wheel mechanism is made up of photo etch parts and requires some more involved modelling skills than your basic plastic to plastic cementing, although with a bit of patience, superglue and a decent pair of tweezers, it builds up in to a very nice looking piece of cockpit detail. Adding the instrument panel is straight forward and the photo etch representation is spot on both in detail and as a match for the RLM66 that’s used as the internal cockpit colour. I constructed all the cockpit, leaving only the seat belts off, and primed it in black. I am a recent convert to Mr Surfacer 1500 as a primer as it gives a wonderful flat base on which to spray and this was used here. The main colour was added again using Mr Hobby RLM66 and left to dry, something that takes no time at all with this brand of paint. I added highlights of red, blue, yellow and white on the various knobs and switches using a cocktail stick to bring the cockpit to life. A wash of Tamiya black panel accent brought out the recessed detail and then a final post shade of lightened RLM66 in selected areas. The cockpit was then dulled down with Alclad Matt Kote and fitted into the fuselage half. The fit of the tub into the side is flawless as you would expect, and with the photo etch belts added the cockpit looks incredible.

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