Eduard  48 348: Bf-109C/D


$14.99 when new.


Hobbycraft 1/48 kit


Scott Van Aken

This is another set I've had for many years, but have never reviewed. This is for the Hobbycraft 1/48 Bf-109C/D and can also be used on their B boxing. This kit has since been released by Academy. I don't know if it will work on the Classic Airframes or Dora Wings kits, but it couldn't hurt to try.

The set predictably has a lot of parts for the interior, some of them, like the various levers, being quite small. Not shown is the section of acetate for the instrument panel. To use the seat belts, you'll have to cut away the ones molded onto the kit's seat. You also will need to supply some wire or small diameter plastic rod for several of the parts including the rudder pedal rod and seat base. . As you can see, you are even provided full sidewalls with their usual boxes and levers. The protective screen for the O2 generator will need to be wrapped around something round to shape it.

You are also provided with wheel well detail, radiator screens, and detail for just behind the prop. Wheel detail along with brake lines and oleo scissors are provided. The main radiator coolant outlet door assembly is included in this set. As you can tell, this is a fairly comprehensive set, though you can also skip using some of the more petit bits if you so wish. A full set of instructions covers three pages, so you have good guidance when using the set. Availability might be spotty as this is a fairly old set. Still, worth looking for if you have the Hobbycraft kit.

March 2021

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