Bf-109G-6 Photoetch (Zvezda)

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Scale
1/48
MSRP
$22.95
Product / Stock #
49831
Base Kit
Zvezda
Company: Eduard - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Eduard - Website: Visit Site
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I found it unique that Eduard, who produces what can be argued as the best G-6 in 1/48th scale, would produce a set for its prime competitor the Zvezda Bf-109G-6. But not being slighted Eduard has done just that. An update set for the Zvezda kit.

The Zvezda kit features a completely exposed engine, should you choose to display it that way. Having built Zvezda’s Bf-109Fs I can say that the fit or the G-6 is also incredible as is the detail. I elected to show mine off once I built it up with the Eduard parts.

This set features two frets of photoetch. One is pre-painted and the other is brass. The pre-painted one is designed primarily for the cockpit. The instrument panel is a thing of beauty. The dials can be read which is much better than I can paint.

The brass fret has parts for the engine area and the flaps. The Zvezda kit has the flaps molded closed, but the fret allows you to build the flaps in any configuration. This fret also has some detail for the engine and engine bearers. These additions look great.

I elected not to use the flaps as they have rivet detail on them and the rest of the Zvezda kit doesn’t have them.

The set adds some great detail that looks impressive. The engine pieces are a nice addition. The cockpit stuff I think is essential. The only thing missing from this set is the seatbelts. They are available separately so you can choose which type of seatbelt you prefer.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting Eduard directly at www.eduard.com or your local hobby shop on online retailer.

Reviewer Bio

Floyd S. Werner Jr.

Building models since the age of 7, I’ve become known for my Bf-109s and helicopters. I currently run Werner’s Wings. I was previously the ‘star’ of the Master Class Model Building Video series. I’ve been published numerous times on various website, including Hyperscale and ARC. My work has been in FSM and Great Scale Modeling 2001, as well as, numerous other model magazines. I’m a published author with my Squadron/Signal Walkaround book on the Kiowa Warrior. My models have continuously won many regional and national awards. My unique model photography gives my models instant recognition for their historical perspective.

I’m a retired from the Army after 21 years of flying Cobras and Kiowa Warriors, including tours in Iraq, Bosnia, Korea, and Germany. I’m also a retired Flight Officer for the Baltimore City Police and flew their helicopters chasing bad guys. I’m currently flying Cobras and Hueys with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation.

I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Yvonne, for 42 years. Our daughters have blessed us with six grandchildren. My passions continue to be his family, friends, helicopters, models and airplanes, especially the Bf-109 and my beloved AH-1 Cobra. My motto has always been - MODELING IS FUN!

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