Eduard 1/48 Bf 109G-6 Radio Compartment Set First Look
|Date of Review||May 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Bf 109G Radio Compartment Set||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||648239||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nice cockpit!||Cons||See text|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$15.00|
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 detailed radio compartment set for their recent Bf 109G-6 Late kit release. This set has you open the port side compartment door near the tail so you can view into the radio bay inside. This set includes the two interior structural halves, bulkhead radio rack, radio tray with radios (all molded in gray resin) and a set of photo-etched parts for the access door and internal wiring.
If you ever wondered how they managed the center of gravity in the Bf 109 with the guns and ammunition in the nose plus the engine, the answer is the radios and power supplies. Remember that in WWII, radios were all heavy units with tubes and having these mounted near the tail provides the offset for the center of gravity.
If you want more stunning details for your Gustav, this is the set that will get you there and this set is designed to fit the new Gustav (kit 82111)!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!