Eduard 1/48 Bf 109G-6 Cockpit Set First Look
|Date of Review||May 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Bf 109G-6 Cockpit Set||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||648240||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nice cockpit!||Cons||See text|
|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 Late kit release as well as their upcoming Gustav releases. If this seems like deja vu, you're correct as Eduard produced a similar set for their previous Bf 109G-6 kit but it was scaled to fit that kit and will not work with the recent revised release. This set also offers additional details in photo-etch not rendered in the first set.
This set provides you with the choices:
- Early or late Gustav canopy configurations
- Resin or color photo-etched instrument panel
- Early or late Revi gun sights
- Mk108 or MG151 breech covers
- Color-printed photo-etch pilot restraints
- Photo-etched trim wheels
- Lots of other nice details!
The one change in this release that some may not care for is the single-piece sidewalls casting. There is a thin divider where you'll need to carefully saw/cut the two sidewalls apart but these castings are thin and could break if you're not careful.
If you want a stunning cockpit in your G-6, this is the set that will get you there and this set is designed to fit the new Bf 109G-6 (kit 82111)!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!