Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14
Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Bf 109G-14 may be ordered online from Squadron.com
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||107 parts in grey styrene; 10 parts in clear styrene;
4 polythene caps
||Accurate dimensions and shape;
excellent surface features; good detail; simple parts breakdown and
construction; intelligent engineering; plenty of
options; many minor improvements over 1/48 scale kits.
||Some scraping, trimming and filling
of kit parts required; no battery box "bump"; no tall tailwheel option.
Hasegawa's second release in their (hopefully large) family of 1/32 scale
Messerschmitt Bf 109 kits is the G-14.
The kit is essentially identical to the earlier Bf 109G-6 except for the
substitution of a tall tail assembly and an Erla Haube canopy.
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A detailed review of the 1/32 scale
Hasegawa Bf 109G-6 appears elsewhere on HyperScale; or
follow this link to
read a a full construction article on the earlier release.
tall-tail Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 appeared with several different styles of
rudder. Variables included the construction material (fabric skinned or
plywood); the presence of trim tabs and Flettner tab and the shape of the rudder
base. Hasegawa has supplied a fairly typical fabric-covered rudder with the
squared-off bottom, two external trim tabs and one Flettner tab. A separate part
is supplied as the Flettner tab actuator. The fabric stitching details match the
rest of the kit.
The Erla Haube clear vision hood is also produced to a very high standard.
Interestingly, the kit does not include the bulged battery box cover
behind the pilot's head (a feature of all MW50 equipped G-14s), nor the option
of a tall tailwheel (admittedly, an irregular feature of the G-14). Neither are
the standard tail or framed canopy included in the box, limiting the options for
building any of the entire range of G-14s.
Markings are supplied for two aircraft flown by Erich Hartmann.