Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6
Hasegawa, 1/32 Scale
Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 may be pre-ordered
through Squadron.com for USD$33.96
Previewed by Taro Chinen
Here are several photos of the sprues and an assembled model of
Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 that was present at the
JMC (Joyful Modeler's Convention) in Tokyo on 10 and 11 November.
Some parts, such as the spinner and the wheels, were not available at
Please bear in mind that these photographs are of a test shot. The
mold may be modified prior to the kit's release in December 2001. The
assembled model has also been "highlighted" with black paint, so some
details may appear somewhat stark.
In addition to the standard Bf 109G-6 with small tail, Hasegawa has
also announced a Bf 109G-14 to be released during 2002.
This is not a formal announcement by Hasegawa, simply my report of
the test shots observed at the show.
Overall, the breakdown of parts is similar
to the 1/48 scale Hasegawa kits
The rear fuselage and fin are supplied as
a separate section to permit multiple variants (including the
tall-tailed G-14 already announced.
Two optional styles of cowl machine-gun
troughs are supplied. These are separate parts.
Flaps and leading-edge slats are
The kit does not feature a full-span lower
wing. The wings are supplied in two parts each, with a lower centre
panel provided as a separate part.
In common with the 1/48 scale kit, the
wheel cutout in the lower wing is circular per the 109F series. As
with the 1/48 scale kit, the modeller will have to square-off the
20mm cannon gondolas are supplied as an
The small nose scoops are hollowed out.
An alternate cowl bulge is supplied for
the starboard side, permitting a G-5 or a G-14 to be modelled.
A "horseshoe" oil tank is included.
An optional canopy is supplied with
separate bullet proof glass, although this is not required for the
The "Horseshoe" oil reservoir can be seen in this
Port Side View
The port side of the fuselage features mounting points
for an umbrella. This feature of tropical fighters should be removed.
Also note the Bf 109E wheels in the absence of the proper kit items!
Starboard Side View
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