The Tamiya Bf-109G-6 has produced quite a nice model that is beautifully engineered. Because it is plastic there are things that are overscaled. Enter Eduard with their sets designed for their competitors 109.
This set is in the standard Eduard photo etch packaging with a resealable package and protected by thin card stock. The set contains two sets of photo etch, a single pre-painted fret made out of nickel plated brass and a larger brass fret.
The smaller one is pre-printed and is from the ZOOM set. The primary colored part is the instrument panel. The instrument panel now features simulated glass on the gauges. They look great. The only thing that would change would be to flat the outer face before you assemble the instrument panel together.
But the set doesn’t stop there. There are also rudder pedals, ignition harnesses and exhaust deflectors. Some other things included such items like the chain and lifting lugs for the engine. There is also stuff to dress up the side wall detail, some of which requires sanding off the detail, like the instrument panel.
The larger fret has the flaps and landing gear doors. There are other little things on the fret but mostly for the landing gear and wheel wells, including the wheel well liner. There are some items that will go into the engine and support assembly.
Overall, I couldn’t think of anything else to add. The items that are on these frets are the things that make sense, not photo etch for the sake of being photo etch. The ZOOM part is nice, especially with the new simulated instrument faces, but when accompanied with the other fret I’d have to say that there is nothing else that you would want to add out of photo etch.
Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review item. You can obtain yours by contacting Eduard at www.eduard.com or your local hobby shop or online retailer.