Eduard 1/48 Bf 109G Cockpit Set First Look
|Date of Review||July 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Bf 109G Cockpit Set||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||648140||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nice cockpit!||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$40.00|
Eduard from the Czech Republic is easily the most prolific producer of aftermarket details. Period. Their series of photo-etched detail sets have brought additional fidelity to otherwise bland subjects, and have taken even the best-produced models and kicked them up a notch or two with details that cannot be produced with injection-molded plastic. Many AMS modelers will collect the relevant Eduard photo-etch sets for a given project, but they'll also go out and gather specific resin enhancements as well. Eduard has stepped up with a new product line to complement their photo-etched detail series - Brassin. Brassin is a play on words with Brass and Resin, and in many sets in this series, the resin details also include a set of color photo-etch as well.
In this release, Eduard has produced a super-detailed alternative to the stock cockpit in their recent Bf 109G-6 kit release as well as their upcoming Gustav releases. While the stock cockpit is nice, of course Eduard produces even more details in this replacement set cast in gray resin and includes a fret of color-printed photo-etched parts and a clear part for late-model armored headrest.
This set provides you with the choices:
- Early or late Gustav hood configurations
- Resin or color photo-etched instrument panel
- Early or late Revi gun sights
- Mk108 or MG151 breech covers
- Lots of nice details!
If you want a stunning cockpit in your Gustav, this is the set that will get you there!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!