Eduard Brassin 1/48 Bf109G-4 Cockpit
By Chris Cowx
Eduard has released a Brassin cockpit to compliment their Messerchmitt Bf109G-4 kit. It is a multimedia set and it includes resin, acetate, clear resin, decals and of course photo etch, in both standard and colored versions.
The resin is of course beautiful, with crisp molding, minimal flash, and several options. There are two engine-mounted cannon covers, even though there is only one depicted in the instructions.
There are also both Revi/12 and Revi/16 gun sights; note that the later sight was not used on the original. This is due to the use of common sprues or molding blocks with other cockpits, where these parts are appropriate. Since these parts are of excellent quality, your spares box will benefit!
The clear resin is used for some sort of bulb or knob on the top of the sidewalls, and most importantly, the clear section of fuel line in the cockpit. I appreciate the option of using either a molded instrument panel or a blank resin panel and color photo etch. The resin panel is a very nice 3-d piece like the original, and it comes with decals for the instrument faces.
Eduard's packaging is very nice. The instructions are excellent, with both photos and color drawings for clarity. The box is a relatively sturdy unit with two thick pads of foam to sandwich the parts between. The main resin bits are in three small plastic bags and another bag with a cardboard backing protects the photo etch frets, the acetate sheet and decals.
As one would expect from Eduard, this is a beautiful set, well made and well presented. Highly recommended! I would like to thank Eduard for the review sample.