Kagero's Messerschmitt Bf-109G/K


Maciej Noszczak






Scott Van Aken

Notes: Top Drawings #67.
ISBN 978-83-66148130

Plans have become a staple amongst modelers and enthusiasts over the last decade or so. Kagero has been on company that has embraced this trend with a now rather extensive catalog of books that focus on this aspect of the hobby.

This particular book is part of their Top Drawings series that has become very popular with modelers. The subject this time around is a continuation of their Bf-109 offerings. The last 109 book covered the G-6/12/14 variants. This one finishes off the Gs and includes the K-4.

Starting with the early G models, it covers the standard and the pressurized versions. The latter were built in very small numbers, but were quite useful in reaching Allied bombers. The G-10 was built with a several wing versions, had different length tail gear and sported different cowlings. Much of this was dependent on where the aircraft was built.

Typical of the series when it comes to aircraft of this size, most of the plans are in 1/48 scale. That includes the center fold out that provides plan views of the aircraft. The 'differences in variants' section is in 1/72 scale as that seems to work best for this feature. There are also large color profiles included, which I particularly like.

 It used to be that Kagero books came with decals or p.e. but that is not the case any more. Instead, masks are the norm and this particular kit has a half dozen pairs of insignia masks of different styles in 1/72 and 1/48 scale. Very useful.  All of the text is in both Polish and English.

If you are a fan of plans, and many are, this would be a very good one to add to your collection.

May 2019

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