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Bf 109G-14 Exterior Detail

Eduard 1/32 Bf 109G-14 Exterior Detail Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2007 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject Bf 109G-14 Exterior Detail Set Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32165 Media Photo-Etch
Pros Fine details to update the exterior of Hasegawa's Bf 109G-14 Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $22.95

First Look

Bf 109G-14 Exterior Detail
Bf 109G-14 Exterior Detail

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.

This release tackles the exterior of the Hasegawa 1/32 Bf 109G-14 kit. The project starts in the main wheel wells to accurize the insterior. This detail set provides you with your choice of exposed internal wing structure details or the stitched wheel well liner designed to keep dirt and debris from getting blown into the inside of the wing.

The next area of concentration is inside the under-wing radiators. This set provides some nice grilles as well as interior flap details to allow the flaps to be left open.

The set is rounded out with some miscellanous details such as the exhaust flash shields, main gear strut calipers and brakeline detals, and even a ring for the drop tank.

As you can see in the instructions, each step is nicely laid out to show where the new parts go and, when applicable, where a little surgery is required..

While this set will really enhance the look of the Bf 109G kit, this detail set is not for the beginning modeler. You will need to be able to remove the photo-etch parts from their frets (simple once you know how) and then be able to apply these details using cyano adhesives without gluing yourself to the kit parts. It isn'tdifficult, or else these sets wouldn't be so popular.

You should be able to find this detail set at your local hobby retailer or one of the many online hobby shops. Trust me, this is worth looking for!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!