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Messerschmitt Bf 109G
Scoop Correction

Parts-R-Parts, 1/32 scale

 

 

S u m m a r y

Details: Parts-R-Parts Item No. #020 - Messerschmitt Bf 109G Scoop Correction
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: One part in light grey resin
Price: USD$6.00 available directly from Parts-R-Parts website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Corrects the problem of offset cooling scoops; simple replacement of forward cowl; high quality casting.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Floyd S. Werner Jr.


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When Hasegawa released the Bf-109G-6, and subsequent G-14, the one complaint was that the cooling scoops on the nose were visibly offset. Part of this comes from a marginally short nose which necessitated the exhausts being higher and consequently the scoops offset. Cutting the scoops off and repositioning them were not for the faint of heart and only marginally successful.

Parts-R-Parts now has a simpler solution.

Molded in light gray resin Parts-R-Parts provides you with a replacement upper nose piece. The conversion is simple enough with you just cutting off the kit part along a panel line and replacing with the correction set. If done correctly, the correction will not require any filler, in fact the seam on the top of the two parts is already filled in on the correction set.

This set is designed for the G-6/14 kit, however, you can make a G-14/AS out of the G-10 kit by putting the correction set on and just rescribing the circular hatch on the right engine panel in a lower position. Just add some Eagle Edition decals from their new sheet (#81)and VIOLA, a G-14/AS.

I highly recommend this set. This has been a pet peeve of many a modeler and now the fix is available.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Parts-R-Parts for the sample


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Review Copyright 2004 by Floyd Werner
This Page Created on 11 October, 2004
Last updated 19 October, 2004

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