Eduard 1/48 Tamiya Bf109G-6 Photo Etch
This Eduard PE set is for Tamiya's recently released 1/48th scale Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 kit. It consists of 71 parts on 2 frets, one of which is mostly pre-painted. This fret includes upgrades such as a new instrument panel, rudder pedals, the chain for the landing gear retraction wheels, spark plug wires, exhaust shrouds, etc.
The second fret is dedicated to the air frame. It includes the mesh screen for the supercharger intake, canvas wheel well covers, landing flaps, doors and brake lines, a strap for the drop tank, etc. Additional items include a D/F loop, oil cooler exit door, canopy retraction wire, etc.
If you are a 109 aficionado like me, you have never been so spoiled for choices. Tamiya's new Bf109G-6 joins a crowded list of contenders from Academy, Eduard, Hasegawa, Hobbycraft and Zvezda. The Tamiya Gustav is accurate and superbly detailed and Eduard's new photo etch set adds useful detail to both the interior and exterior. I recommend this set and I would like to thank Eduard for the review sample.