109G-4 through K-4
Tail Strut & Tail Wheel Set
S u m m a r
Catalogue Number and Description
||CV32032 - Bf
109G-4 through K-4 Tail Strut and Tail Wheel Set
Outside EU) available online from MDC
Contents and Media:
||5 parts in
and strut is an improvement over Hasegawa part; excellent detail;
fixed standard short or long tail wheel assemblies may be depicted
from the one set; simple replacement for kit equivalent;
nice radial tread on tyre.
advisable to reinforce join between mount and strut/boot parts
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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 MDC has an alternate solution.
MDC has released a 1/32 scale resin tail wheel with separate white
metal extended strut. The resin wheel is very well detailed, and
features a radial tread pattern on the tyre 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.
For the long fixed tail wheel option, the wheel yoke and strut are
cast separately. The resin strut is hollow at the bottom where it
attached to the wheel mount. I would recommend drilling this hole out a
little deeper and reinforcing the join with some brass wire.
Alternatively, the resin strut could be replaced with some telescoping
lengths of fine brass tube, as the resin strut will be quite fragile
under the weight of the model.
MDC also supplies a "canvas" boot section, also cast in resin. For
this option, the wheel yoke is simply glued to the canvas boot instead
of the long strut. Once again, I recommend drilling out the top of the
mount and reinforcing this join with brass wire for additional strength.
My sample was supplied with two canvas boots, but I think that this
is a packaging error as the parts appear to be identical.
This accessory will also be welcomed by modellers who want to build a
1/32 scale Bf 109G-4 through to the Bf 109K-4.
MDC for the review
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