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EXTRA-TECH 1/72 Bf-109 G-10 and K Details

by Peter Mitchell

At a time when most photo-etched sets give you many more pieces than is necessary (half of which are useless) and are then expensive to boot, it is refreshing to find a range of P-E sets that give you all the important but difficult bits (ie those things that are not readily scratch built), that also possess a high degree of fine detail and are inexpensive...... This is certainly so of the following sets from the Czech firm Extratech.

Set 016
Messerschmitt Me 109K cockpit and surface details.
$5 Aus

What a wonderful little set this is!. This is designed to go into the 1/72 Heller 109K, but with a bit of trimming could probably also fit into the Revel 109G-10 if you were going to convert that to a 109K.

So what do you get? A four layer, finely recessed instrument panel, this consists of two panels with film provided to represent the instrument dial faces. This compared well to my references (in this case the Monogram Luftwaffe interiors book). There is also an optional bomb selector switch, seat, trim wheels, oil cooler grills, radiator grills, FuG aerial, exhaust pipes and covers, Galland panzer frame, bomb fins and some really nicely recessed landing gear doors (both inner and outer).

 

Set 041
Messerschmitt Me 109G-10 cockpit and surface details.
$6 Aus

This is also a great little set, designed to go into the 1/72 Revel 109G-10 kit. It includes a six layer, finely recessed instrument panel with bomb selector switch. This comprises of three panels, with film inserted between to represent the instrument dial faces. Again this unit compared well to my references.

Like the set for the 109K this set also provides you with a seat, trim wheels, oil cooler grills, radiator grills, FuG aerial, exhaust pipes and covers, Galland panzer frame and some nicely recessed landing gear doors among other smaller items. The main extra item included is a set of set belts.

My references show that if you remove the bomb selector switch the instrument panel would also be acceptable for a 109G-6 (In fact I will be seeing if it will go into the Hasegawa 109 G-6.

Overall Extratech have provided some well executed and inexpensive P-E sets that will greatly assist in adding that extra finesse to the interior of any of the late war Me 109's.




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