Eduard  48 230: Bf-109G-6


$14.99 when new.


Hasegawa 1/48 kit


Scott Van Aken

This is another set I've had for many years, but have never reviewed. This is for the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109G-6, but I'll bet you could use it on some of the later 109s and perhaps on the F as well, though the wheel well inserts would be incorrect. This goes for the K as well or any kit that doesn't have the upper wing wheel clearance areas.

The set predictably has a lot of parts for the interior, some of them, like the various levers, being quite small. The instrument panel is really only valid for the G-6 and G-14 as the G-10 and K-4 had a different one. The head armor piece is the earlier version without the armored glass in it so probably would not have been used on an Erla canopy.

Other bits are a drop tank strap, DF antenna, radiator grilles for both the coolant and oil, landing gear oleo scissors, exhaust shields for both sides and new coolant exit flaps. These latter items appear to be fairly complex so will take a bit of work, but are a lot thinner than the kit bits. I should also point out that there are acetate sheets for the instruments to put behind the new panel. I'm unsure about availability as this set is from the early 2000s, but I'm sure some hunting will locate one.

January 2021

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