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1/32 scale Bf 109G/K Extended Strut & Tail Wheel

 

Cutting Edge Modelworks

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description CEC32138 - Bf 109G/K Extended Strut and Tail Wheel
Price: USD$3.99 from Meteor Productions website
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 1 part in grey resin; 1 part in white metal
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Separate wheel and strut is an improvement over Hasegawa part; excellent detail; white metal ready to use; simple replacement for kit equivalent; handy for G-6/G-14 aircraft fitted with the tall tail wheel strut too!
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Bf 109G-10 and K-4 kits come equipped with the long tail wheel strut typical for these variants, but the strut is moulded with the wheel as a single part. With careful painting this area does not look too bad, but Cutting Edge has an alternate solution.

Cutting Edge has released a 1/32 scale resin tail wheel with separate white metal extended strut. The resin wheel is very well detailed, and is also subtly bulged and flattened. The hole for the axle is well defined with an indentation on each side of the wheel. I would suggest drilling this hole through prior to assembly. The white metal strut is pretty much ready to use straight out of the bag. Positioning the wheel between the flexible metal forks will be a simple exercise.

This accessory will also be welcomed by modellers who want to build a 1/32 scale Bf 109G-6 or G-14 that was fitted with the long tail wheel strut, as Hasegawa does not include the long tailwheel part in these kits. Similarly, anyone using the G-14 kit for the Cutting Edge 1/32 scale Bf 109G-10 Type 110 cowl conversion will find this a useful addition to their project (but check your references as some of these G-10s retained the old, short tail wheel strut.

Recommended.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample


Cutting Edge Modelworks products are available from Meteor Productions Website


Text and Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 21 October, 2004
Last updated 22 October, 2004

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