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Messerschmitt Bf 109E
Messerschmitt Bf 109F-K

Replacement Exhausts

 

Ultracast

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: 48077 - Exhausts for Messerschmitt Bf 109E (fits Tamiya kits)
48078 - Exhausts for Messerschmitt Bf 109F-K (fits Hasegawa kits)
Scale: 1/48
Price: US$4.95 each set
Contents and Media: Two resin parts in each set
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful quality casting; covers all variants from E to K; worthwhile donor kits; exhaust stacks hollow at the end
Disadvantages: No instructions to advise correct removal method for "E" exhausts (not immediately obvious)
Recommendation: Recommended 

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Ultracast already offer a number of accessories for the Messerschmitt Bf 109, including seats for the Bf 109E and F-K, and accurate VDM9-12159A propeller blades for late Messerschmitt Bf 109s. 

These have now been supplemented with two new releases - resin replacement exhausts for Tamiya's Bf 109E, and for Hasegawa's family of Bf 109F/G/Ks. 

Casting quality is up to Ultracast's typically high standards. As with their earlier exhaust sets, these resin parts feature striking detail in areas including weld seams and hollow exhaust pipes. The Bf 109E exhausts, with their angled and squared-off exhaust stacks, would be particularly difficult to hollow out using a drill, knife or motor tool.

The exhausts are cast onto a wedge of resin along the length of the flat joining surface. The exhausts will easily come away from the resin with a swipe of a hobby knife, although you will need to take care to cut away the base of each stack from the casting block for the Bf 109E exhausts (see the picture above for how the "E" exhausts should look after removal). Don't worry about having to handle individual stacks however. They are cleverly attached on the back of each stack!

These exhausts will add an impressive finishing touch to Tamiya's Bf 109E and Hasegawa's entire family of Bf 109F/G/K kits. 

Recommended.

Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review samples.


The full catalogue of Ultracast accessories, conversions and figures may be viewed and purchased at Ultracast's Web Site.


Review Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 12 April, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

 

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