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Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4
1/32 Scale Cockpit Set

 

MDC

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

CV32031: Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4 Cockpit for Hasegawa

Scale: 1/32
Price: 16.00 (Post-Free Outside EU) available online from MDC
Contents and Media: 20 parts in grey resin; 1 x photo-etched fret; 2 x small sheet of decals
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Superb casting; extremely well detailed; accurate; optional harness styles (all PE or PE buckles only); brilliantly printed decals for dials and unique cockpit markings; easy to follow illustrated instructions with painting guide; includes directions for correcting Hasegawa's kit belly.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

In the tradition of their earlier large-scale releases, MDC's new 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4 cockpit is a multi-media upgrade that will deliver a vast improvement to the front office of Hasegawa's kit.

MDC's Kurfurst cockpit comprises 20 parts in grey coloured resin, a photo-etched fret with a choice of harness construction methods, plus a small sheet of dial decals for the instrument panel and a second decal sheet for specific Bf 109K cockpit markings.

Resin parts are beautifully detailed and perfectly cast on my sample. These parts demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, including the specific Bf 109K features on the sidewalls and floor, but also subtly present throughout the entire set. Examples include the cannon breech cover with straps and raised lip moulded in place, and the multi-part rudder pedal assemblies.

 

 

The dials on the instrument panel are flat circles, ready for the application of the instrument decals. These will look great under several coats of Future to represent the dial lenses.

The photo-etched fret contains a full harness including straps in brass, but also offers the option to cut your own harness straps from paper or lead foil and attach them to separate buckles and attachment points. A template for the straps is part of the photo etched fret.

 

 

Templates are also included for various filler hatches - nice touch.

Instructions comprise a folded A4 sheet with photos of construction accompanied by logical text. This sheet includes a method to correct the centre belly section of the Hasegawa kit.

 

 

Conclusion

 

MDC's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4 cockpit will deliver a big improvement over Hasegawa's kit parts. In this large scale, the details will easily be visible through the open canopy.

Any modeller who has some experience working with resin accessories should have no trouble assembling and installing this cockpit.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to MDC for the review sample


Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 24 November, 2004
Last updated 23 November, 2004

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