Bf-109G Gun Packs and 109G-10 Wing w/Small Bulges, Wheels & Tall Tailwheel

Published on
February 10, 2020
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$12.00
Product / Stock #
48232 & 48233
Base Kit
Revell
Company: Loon Models
Box Art

Roll Models has come out with their own brand of aftermarket resin parts, Loon Models and we'll review two sets in this review- a gun pack set and a set to modify G-10 wings and wheels.

The gunboat Messerschmitt Bf-109 contains some of the best looking markings for the 109. So what is unique about this set? Well for one the centerline gun pod. As far as I can recall this is the only way you can get the centerline gun pod without scratch building it. The packaging refers you to the AJ Press #17 for pictures of the actual pod and installation. This will be very helpful. This will make your 109 different from the rest.

The wing gun pods are nicely detailed, but they don’t look much different from the kit offerings.

Everything is molded in blemish and bubble free light caramel resin you get six pieces, two wing pods, one centerline pod and three 20mm cannons. Each piece will require just a quick little cleanup and each pod will need the hole enlarged for the gun.

The venerable Revell Bf-109G is one of my favorite models. Sure it needs an interior but other than that out of the box it is quite nice and a fun build. The only thing about the kit is that it has large bulges and a short tail wheel which limits the aircraft you can do. This set will allow you to do more variants, including the G-10/AS and G-14/AS.

This set is molded in light caramel color with minimal flash and no air bubbles. The new upper wings have small wheel covers and are direct replacements for the kit parts. The wings are mounted on a stiff piece of cardboard to eliminate warpage. You also receive wheels to correspond with the smaller bulges. There is also a tall tail wheel which is normally seen on the G-10.

If you are looking for a first ‘conversion’ there aren’t many easier than this one. Plus if you have one or like me 30 of these kits this conversion will open up a lot of options for you.

Both sets are highly recommended

Thanks to Roll Models and Loon Models for the review copy. You can obtain your copy by contacting Roll Models. Tell them IPMS/USA sent you.

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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